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Thanks to all who participated in the LAB Open 2022.

There were 300 entries judged and 294 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stOli EdmondsNo Photos On the Dancefloor5D: German PilsBeer Boars
2ndJames WilsonWinner Winner Marzen Dinner6A: MarzenLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdDave Strachan
Co-Brewer: Richard Davies
Porter13C: English PorterLondon Amateur Brewers
4thRichard DentGolden Glow26C: Belgian TripelNorwich Amateur Brewers
HMStuart BettsEric the Weizenbock10C: WeizenbockMidlands Craft Brewers

LAB Open Champion Brewer (171 Participating Brewers)

PlaceBrewer1st2nd3rd4thScoreClub
1stSam Thakker-Jones110010.01 Homebrew Collab (Bristol)
2ndNeil Werdmuller10018.01 Cambridge Hopheads
Michael Hassall10018.01

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

LAB Open Champion Club (46 Participating Clubs)

PlaceClub1st2nd3rd4thHMScore
1stLondon Amateur Brewers3230136.03
2ndNorwich Amateur Brewers2111122.02
3rdMidlands Craft Brewers2000012.02
4thWIB Homebrew Club1100111.01
5thBeer Boars1100010.01
Homebrew Collab (Bristol)1100010.01

Scores and tie-breakers have been applied in accordance with the scoring methodology. Numbers reflected are rounded to the hundredth place. Hover over or tap the question mark icon () for the actual calculated value.

Winning Entries

Table 1: American Pale Ale (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stNeil WerdmullerBeyond the Pale18B: American Pale AleCambridge Hopheads
2ndSam Thakker-JonesRollin' Lite18B: American Pale AleHomebrew Collab (Bristol)
3rdMark KettleAt the Summit18B: American Pale Ale

Table 2: American IPA (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDaniel Burgin2nd Trilema21A: American IPA
2ndAndrew OldridgeBeer 1 (tbc)21A: American IPA
3rdIan SiviterSometimes It Snows In April21A: American IPAHertford Brew Club
HMLuke EbersoldI Am IPA21A: American IPAAberdeen Homebrew Club

Table 3: New England IPA (15 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSam Thakker-JonesVirtual Aerobics21B7: New England IPA Homebrew Collab (Bristol)
2ndMatthew PerksJersey Joose21B7: New England IPA Jersey Brew Club
3rdBrett HarmanThe Bomb21B7: New England IPA
4thAndrew SmithemanSky MacHine21B7: New England IPA
HMCaleb WalkerBackyard NEIPA21B7: New England IPA WIB Homebrew Club

Table 4: Speciality and English IPA (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDaniel Jackson
Co-Brewer: Pete Hobbs
Spc Black IPA 21B2: Black IPA WIB Homebrew Club
2ndRich CallerUncle Gilles21B1: Belgian IPA
3rdIan BenfellKoru, (nz-Ipa).21B: Specialty IPA Barnsley North Homebrew Club
HMStuart HubbardParade12C: English IPA

Table 5: Pale and Malty Lager (19 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMichael HassallBat Out of Helles4A: Munich Helles
2ndMat RidgeSac Magique3A: Czech Pale LagerNorwich Amateur Brewers
3rdDiano Jurić
Co-Brewer: Pavle Šeremet
Helles 314C: Helles Bock
4thRichie WalshMunich Helles4A: Munich HellesScottish Craft Brewers
HMGeoffrey VarleyBock Him, Danno! 4C: Helles BockPenistone Homebrew Club

Table 6: Bitter and Hoppy Lager (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stOli EdmondsNo Photos On the Dancefloor5D: German PilsBeer Boars
2ndRichard WilliamsNelsons PilsPRX5: New Zealand PilsnerBedford Homebrewers
3rdMatthew ScorerBlueprint5D: German PilsLeicester Home Brew Club
4thNeil WerdmullerI'll Keep Taking the Pils5D: German PilsCambridge Hopheads
HMMartin HaworthPuffinus Puffinus5B: KolschNorwich Amateur Brewers

Table 7: Amber and Dark Lager (16 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJames WilsonWinner Winner Marzen Dinner6A: MarzenLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndSerge SavinRusty Droid7A: Vienna LagerLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdBojan Grdinic
Co-Brewer: Tapiri
Dunkel Is the Night!8A: Munich Dunkel
4thChris BurrowsBabbling In German7B: AltbierReading Amateur Brewers
HMAlastair LewisChunga's Revenge6A: Marzen

Table 8: Pale and Amber Ale from the British Isles (25 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJonathan FleckKingmaker 80 Shilling14C: Scottish Export
2ndAnthony PainterCourt of the Absurd12A: British Golden AleBeer Boars
3rdJohn LeeSpeculation11C: Strong BitterNorwich Amateur Brewers
4thThomas PortlockCedric Bitter11A: Ordinary Bitter
HMAlastair LewisRed Sky At Night15A: Irish Red Ale

Table 9: International Amber and Brown Ale (14 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMark SandersonLacrimosa13A: Dark MildLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndMalcolm Cruickshank
Co-Brewer: Scb
What A Garshol27A: Historical Beer Scottish Craft Brewers
3rdMark HopkinsOtter's Ears19C: American Brown Ale

Table 10: Porter and Stout (26 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stDave Strachan
Co-Brewer: Richard Davies
Porter13C: English PorterLondon Amateur Brewers
2ndMatthew PerksStar of India20A: American PorterJersey Brew Club
3rdMike Anson
Co-Brewer: Geoff Nix And Doug Hayes
Black Eyed Porter20A: American Porter
4thSteve JohnsonThe Days Float Through My Eyes20B: American Stout

Table 11: Strong Ale (21 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stSteve SysonGlory To Ukraine20C: Imperial StoutMidlands Craft Brewers
2ndSimon ThompsonSeeting Wells Barley Wine17D: English BarleywineJunction Brew Club
3rdChristopher HerronImpy 202120C: Imperial StoutTeesside Homebrew Club
4thDave MatthewsOld Ale17B: Old AleWorcestershire
HMIan CosierEntre Deux Meres17D: English BarleywineLondon Amateur Brewers

Table 12: Smoked, Wood Beer and Strong Lager (22 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stJohn StanleyExtra Cold9C: Baltic PorterWorcestershire Homebrew Club
2ndAndy NewallIn Hoots We Trust33A: Wood-Aged Beer Scottish Craft Brewers
3rdLee ImminsThe Dark Prince (oaked)33A: Wood-Aged Beer London Amateur Brewers
4thMathias BorjessonHeimweh9C: Baltic Porter
HMStuart HazeldenMaple Glazed Coconut MacAroon33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

Table 13: Saison and Wheat Beer (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stStuart BettsEric the Weizenbock10C: Weizenbock Midlands Craft Brewers
2ndTony TilburySaison No Point25B: Saison Anglian Craft Brewers
3rdRaphael Clegg-VinellGold'n Blue1D: American Wheat BeerLondon Amateur Brewers
4thMichael HassallWhite Noise24A: Witbier
HMPete WilliamsWorcestershire Weissbier10A: WeissbierWorcestershire Homebrew Club

Table 14: Belgian (20 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stRichard DentGolden Glow26C: Belgian TripelNorwich Amateur Brewers
2ndGuy AsaertDubbel Or Nothing26B: Belgian DubbelLondon Amateur Brewers
3rdLuke RussellKeepsake24C: Biere de Garde London Amateur Brewers
4thAlex BeecroftQuad26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Table 15: Sour and Funky (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stMarc HannewaldVermilion 34C: Experimental Beer Norwich Amateur Brewers
2ndCaleb WalkerBackyard Strawberry and Cucumber28C: Wild Specialty Beer WIB Homebrew Club
3rdJosh CharigDespite All My Rage I'm Still Just A Bacteriophage28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer

Table 16: Fruit, Spice, Vegetable and Specialty Beer (17 entries)

PlaceBrewerNameStyleClub
1stLuke EbersoldCoco Porter30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Aberdeen Homebrew Club
2ndDaren FearonThree Headed Monkey29A: Fruit Beer Reading Amateur Brewers
3rdDavid Szabo
Co-Brewer: David Prohaszka
Virgin Clitoria30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Első Magyar Házisörfőző Egyesület
4thJack DavisonShow Us Where You Peche From Culture29A: Fruit Beer Norwich Amateur Brewers
HMThomas CorryMargs29B: Fruit and Spice Beer