LAB Open 2019 Info
You can create your account today through Sunday 19 May, 2019 10:00, BST.
Judges and stewards may register now through Sunday 19 May, 2019 10:00, BST.
Entry registration is closed.
BJCP 2015 Judging Styles
If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.
|1A American Light Lager||1B American Lager||1C Cream Ale|
|1D American Wheat Beer||2A International Pale Lager||2B International Amber Lager|
|2C International Dark Lager||3A Czech Pale Lager||3B Czech Premium Pale Lager|
|3C Czech Amber Lager||3D Czech Dark Lager||4A Munich Helles|
|4B Festbier||4C Helles Bock||5A German Leichtbier|
|5B Kolsch||5C German Exportbier||5D German Pils|
|6A Marzen||6B Rauchbier||6C Dunkels Bock|
|7A Vienna Lager||7B Altbier||7C Kellerbier|
|8A Munich Dunkel||8B Schwarzbier||9A Doppelbock|
|9B Eisbock||9C Baltic Porter||10A Weissbier|
|10B Dunkels Weissbier||10C Weizenbock||11A Ordinary Bitter|
|11B Best Bitter||11C Strong Bitter||12A English Golden Ale|
|12B Australian Sparkling Ale||12C English IPA||13A Dark Mild|
|13B English Brown Ale||13C English Porter||14A Scottish Light|
|14B Scottish Heavy||14C Scottish Export||15A Irish Red Ale|
|15B Irish Stout||15C Irish Extra Stout||16A Sweet Stout|
|16B Oatmeal Stout||16C Tropical Stout||16D Foreign Extra Stout|
|17A British Strong Ale||17A1 Burton Ale||17B Old Ale|
|17C Wee Heavy||17D English Barleywine||18A Blonde Ale|
|18B American Pale Ale||19A American Amber Ale||19B California Common|
|19C American Brown Ale||20A American Porter||20B American Stout|
|20C Imperial Stout||21A American IPA||21B Specialty IPA|
|21B1 Belgian IPA||21B2 Black IPA||21B3 Brown IPA|
|21B4 Red IPA||21B5 Rye IPA||21B6 White IPA|
|21B7 New England IPA||22A Double IPA||22B American Strong Ale|
|22C American Barleywine||22D Wheatwine||23A Berliner Weisse|
|23B Flanders Red Ale||23C Oud Bruin||23D Lambic|
|23E Gueuze||23F Fruit Lambic||24A Witbier|
|24B Belgian Pale Ale||24C Biere de Garde||25A Belgian Blond Ale|
|25B Saison||25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale||26A Trappist Single|
|26B Belgian Dubbel||26C Belgian Tripel||26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale|
|27A Historical Beer||27A1 Gose||27A2 Piwo Grodziskie|
|27A3 Lichtenhainer||27A4 Roggenbier||27A5 Sahti|
|27A6 Kentucky Common||27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager||27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter|
|27A9 London Brown Ale||28A Brett Beer||28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer|
|28C Wild Specialty Beer||29A Fruit Beer||29B Fruit and Spice Beer|
|29C Speciality Fruit Beer||30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer||30B Autumn Seasonal Beer|
|30C Winter Seasonal Beer||31A Alternative Grain Beer||31B Alternative Sugar Beer|
|32A Classic Style Smoked Beer||32B Specialty Smoked Beer||33A Wood-Aged Beer|
|33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer||34A Clone Beer||34B Mixed-Style Beer|
|34C Experimental Beer||PRX1 Dorada Pampeana||PRX2 IPA Argenta|
|PRX3 Italian Grape Ale||PRX4 Catharina Sour||PRX5 New Zealand Pilsner|
Entry Acceptance Rules
Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3
Volume required (per entry) but bring more if you like:
Minimum of 3 different bottles totalling 1.5 litres (or more). For example 3x500ml / 5x330ml / 3x660ml or any combinations of bottle sizes.
As this is a home brew competition and festival only one bottle is certain to be judged.
The remainder will be available for sampling to all attendees after judging. This is a great learning opportunity for attendees and judges and we appreciate having enough of your beer for this rare experience to sample beers of one style category set out side by side, with good and excellent examples of the style flagged.
One bottle will be judged in the first round. A second, fresh, bottle will be judged if the beer progresses to Best of Show.
Remaining bottles that did not progress to Best of Show and the remaining beer not assessed during Best Of Show judging will be available for sampling after the event. You're more than welcome to attend, try your own and other entries, and bring along extra. Any extra bottles may be labelled as you wish.
Empty or unopened bottles will not be returned. They can be collected at the end of the event, from 6PM. If not collected or drunk at event, they become organiser-rewards.
Print out an entry label from this site and then attach to each bottle WITH CLEAR SELLOTAPE.
No other label or identifiable information should be present. All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website.
Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified on the entry system where required. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE BOXED, EVEN WHEN DELIVERING IN PERSON. This is to enable easy storage and movement and reduces the risk of breakages and loss.
For any queries, in the first instance contact the Competition Organisers
Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday 6 May, 2019 09:00, BST through Thursday 16 May, 2019 18:00, BST.
Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.
Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Monday 6 May, 2019 09:00, BST through Thursday 16 May, 2019 18:00, BST.
Ship entries to:
LAB Open 2019, c/o Fourpure Brewing Co
Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL
Packing and Shipping
Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!
Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.
All entries must come with a label printed from this site, attached to the bottle by covering in clear sellotape.
Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.
Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs officials at their discretion. It is solely your responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.
Judging Session Locations and Dates
The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed and will be the culmination our Festival, an extensive day of homebrew sampling, talks and demonstrations. Last year was a very enjoyable day, and we hope you can join us at Fourpure again for a celebration of UK homebrewing!
Prizes are yet to be decided, but places and rosettes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.
First, Second and Third Best of Show will be announced and will receive a rosette and prizes.
Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.
Scores will usually be put on the website within 24 hours of the results announcements. Feedback sheets will be posted on the website after the competition and competitors notified. We aim to do this as fast as we can - within a week if possible, but can take a few weeks if we have unexpected issues.
Fourpure Brewing Co
Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, London, SE16 3LL
Sunday 19 May, 2019 17:30, BST