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Account Registration

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

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 Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kolsch5C German Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Marzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier7C Kellerbier
8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock
9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier
10B Dunkels Weissbier10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter
11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter12A English Golden Ale
12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA13A Dark Mild
13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter14A Scottish Light
14B Scottish Heavy14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale
15B Irish Stout15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout
16B Oatmeal Stout16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout
17A British Strong Ale17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale
17C Wee Heavy17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale
18B American Pale Ale19A American Amber Ale19B California Common
19C American Brown Ale20A American Porter20B American Stout
20C Imperial Stout21A American IPA21B 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 IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 24A Witbier
24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde 25A Belgian Blond Ale
25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale26A Trappist Single
26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27A Historical Beer 27A1 Gose27A2 Piwo Grodziskie
27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier27A5 Sahti
27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A9 London Brown Ale28A 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 PampeanaPRX2 IPA Argenta
PRX3 Italian Grape AlePRX4 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.

Labelling Bottles

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


Drop-Off Location

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.

Fourpure Tap Room
Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, London, SE16 3LL


Shipping Info

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

Friday Evening Session (Finish unpacking and short judging session)
Friday 17 May, 2019 18:30, BST

Saturday Morning Judging
Saturday 18 May, 2019 09:00, BST

Saturday Afternoon Judging
Saturday 18 May, 2019 13:00, BST

Sunday Morning Judging
Sunday 19 May, 2019 09:00, BST



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.


Awards Ceremony

Fourpure Brewing Co
Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, London, SE16 3LL
Sunday 19 May, 2019 17:30, BST