LAB Open 2024
Thank you for your interest in the LAB Open 2024 organized by, c/o Hammerton Brewery, Unit 8 & 9 Roman Way Industrial Estate, 149 Roman Way, London, N7 8XH.
You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.
Thanks and Good Luck To All Who Entered the LAB Open 2024!
There are 300 registered entries and 193 registered participants, judges, and stewards.
As of 11:31, GMT, there are 0 received and processed entries (this number will update as entries are picked up from drop-off locations and organized for judging).
IMPORTANT NOTE - UPDATE - 29th January
Some participants have reporting issues with a CAPTCHA error (20th January) and with 403 registration errors (26-29th January) when attempting to register an account. We believe these are now resolved. However if you experience issues registering please email Antony using the link in the competition organisers section of the site and report the issue and if possible a screenshot of the error. We will provide an opportunity for anyone experiencing and reporting this issue to Antony whilst entries are available to register once the problem is fixed.
LAB Open 2024 is here!
The LAB Open Competition and Festival 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 19th from 1:30PM - 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 the competition and festival will again take place 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 2021 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.
Unboxing and Sorting Session
Thursday 16 May, 2024 09:00, BST
Festival Set-up Session
Sunday 19 May, 2024 09:30, BST
Festival Staff Volunteers
Sunday 19 May, 2024 13:00, BST
Festival Clear Up
Sunday 19 May, 2024 18:00, BST
You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.
- Antony Hawkerr — Competition Organiser
- Paul Spearman — Head Steward
- Bd T — Partnerships Directors
- James Wilson — Head Judge
London Amateur Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the LAB Open 2024.