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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Friday 22 March, 2024 18:00, GMT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Friday 22 March, 2024 18:00, GMT.

Entry Registration

Entry registration is closed.


BJCP 2021 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager2A International Pale Lager
2B International Amber Lager2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager
3B Czech Premium Pale Lager3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager
4A Munich Helles4B Festbier4C Helles Bock
5A German Leichtbier5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager8A Munich Dunkel8B Schwarzbier
9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock9C Baltic Porter
19B California Common27A1 Kellerbier 27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30C Winter Seasonal Beer 30D Specialty Spice Beer
31A Alternative Grain Beer 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer 56A Other Lager Beer (Custom Style)
LSX5 New Zealand Pilsner  


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Only beers fermented using lager yeast exclusively (bottom-fermenting) are accepted.

Pressure fermentation is allowed as long as you use bottom-fermenting yeast.


The volume required (per entry) for judging and festival: 3 or 4 bottles/cans with volume at least 330ml and no bigger than 500ml.

One bottle/can will be judged in the first round. A second, fresh, bottle will be judged if the beer progresses to Best of Show.

All remaining bottles will be available for sampling after the event. If attending, please feel free to bring further samples for sampling and/or swapping with other attendees. 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 5 PM. If not collected or consumed at the event, they become organiser-rewards.


Beer labels (IMPORTANT!)

Print out an entry label from this site and then attach it to each bottle WITH CLEAR SELLOTAPE only

No other label or identifiable information should be present anywhere on the bottle/can, including the cap. All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Any entry not fulfilling these criteria will be disqualified and won't be judged.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified on the entry system. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

For any queries, in the first instance contact the Competition Organisers


Entry Delivery

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Friday 15 March, 2024 10:00, GMT through Friday 22 March, 2024 18:00, GMT.

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.

Pillars Brewery
Unit 2 Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, E17 9HQ
+44 (0) 20 8521 5552


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Friday 15 March, 2024 10:00, GMT through Friday 22 March, 2024 18:00, GMT.

Ship entries to:

FAO: Lager Than Life, Pillars Brewery
Unit 2, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Walthamstow, E17 9HQ

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic bin liner. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate, if possible, sustainable packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken in transit to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.


Judging Sessions

Lager Than Life 2024
Saturday 23 March, 2024 09:00, GMT


Best of Show

The overall winner prize will be announced shortly.

(On top of the Table winner prizes)

Overall LTL winner:

2nd Place in BOS

3rd Place in BOS



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd beer in each category/table with a rosette and a prize.

Table/Category top 3 prizes:

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place


Results will be posted to the competition website after the ceremony concludes.

Feedback sheets will be uploaded to the competition website within a few days after the competition.


Awards Ceremony

Pillars Brewery
Unit 2, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Walthamstow, E17 9HQ
Saturday 23 March, 2024 17:00, GMT