LAB Open 2020 *CANCELLED*
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Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the LAB Open 2020 *CANCELLED*!
There are 305 registered entries and 209 registered participants, judges, and stewards.
As of 02:54, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).
We have taken the decision to cancel our May homebrew competition, the LAB Open 2020, in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
We are sad about this. We have reviewed the government’s latest projections and announcements on Thursday on the expected epidemic peak and ‘delay’ phase, and understand that further measures are likely relating to public gatherings. We also need to consider the welfare of our volunteer judges, stewards, organisers, other staff and participants. With all of these taken together we have concluded that it is neither responsible or possible for us to commit to hold a large homebrew competition and tasting festival in the first weekend in May, May 2020.
We are working through the practicalities of cancelling the event. We will provide a further communication to entrants soon regarding how we will deal with reimbursement for entries that have already been paid for. Please bear with us on this. We are sorry for any disruption this cancellation may cause to people’s plans. We regret the situation and hope that those who had kindly committed to help us this year will understand. We are also thankful to our hosts Hammerton Brewery for their understanding.
We are already now looking forward to using all of the preparation we had done so far to bring LAB Open back, better than ever, in Spring 2021.
The LAB Open Competition and festival, formerly named the London and South East Craft Brewing Competition, is a BJCP sanctioned competition where your homebrewed beers are assessed by qualified judges against current style guidelines.
Score sheets and written feedback are provided on each entry. Rosettes, certificates and prizes are awarded in each of 12 (or more) category groupings and for Best of Show places.
The beers are made available to sample and discuss with fellow competitors and friends in a festival-type setting on the afternoon of Sunday, May 3rd from 1PM - providing a unique opportunity to sample hundreds of homebrews, arranged in their style groupings, with great and excellent examples of the styles flagged. A rare chance to compare your beers against others brewed to the same style, or just to explore the wide range of styles being made today.
This year's competition and festival is being held at Hammerton Brewery, Islington London. Registered competition brewers and staff (judges, stewards, organisers) will receive free entry to the festival.
Beers will be assessed against BJCP Style Guidelines 2015 available via this link.
Eligibility: This competition is open to everyone, worldwide. Competition Organizers, staff, judges and stewards may enter the competition. Measures are in place to ensure fair, anonymous, judging. Judges and stewards will not be assigned to categories that they have entered. Entries must have been made at home. Those made in commercial establishments, including brew-on-premise establishments, are not eligible.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.
- Rob Gallagher — Competition Organiser
- Antony Hawkins — Competition Organiser
London Amateur Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the LAB Open 2020 *CANCELLED*.