Account Registration

You can create your account today through Thursday 1 November, 2018 00:00, GMT.

Judges and stewards may register now through Monday 5 November, 2018 00:00, GMT.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Friday 26 October, 2018 23:59, BST.


Entry Fees

£6.00 (GBP) per entry. £2.00 per entry after the 3rd entry.


BJCP 2015 Styles Accepted

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 Weizenbock11A 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 English Strong Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barleywine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA21B3 Brown IPA21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA21B6 White IPA22A Double IPA
22B American Strong Ale22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine
23A Berliner Weisse23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin
23D Lambic23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Biere de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Trappist Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer27A1 Gose
27A2 Piwo Grodziskie27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 Roggenbier
27A5 Sahti27A6 Kentucky Common27A7 Pre-Prohibition Lager
27A8 Pre-Prohibition Porter27A9 London Brown Ale28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer28C Wild Specialty Beer29A Fruit Beer
29B Fruit and Spice Beer29C Speciality Fruit Beer30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
30B Autumn Seasonal Beer30C Winter Seasonal Beer31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer32A Classic Style Smoked Beer32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer34B Mixed-Style Beer
34C Experimental Beer  


Entry Limit

There is a limit of 501 entries for this competition.


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 4 entries.

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules


We require a minimum of three 330ml bottles of each beer entered into the competition, but up to six bottles are allowed if the brewer wishes to allow for accidental breakages, one-off gushers etc. 330ml brown glass bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles. 500ml / 750ml bottles are also fine. 

Bottles must be completely devoid of all labelling. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.


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. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.




Drop-Off Location

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Saturday 13 October, 2018 13:00, BST through Friday 2 November, 2018 22:00, 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.

Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Road, London, E95LN
*The Tap opens at 10am every day and closes at 11:30pm. If dropping off personally be aware they sell 600+ beers to take away at very reasonable prices!


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Saturday 13 October, 2018 01:00, BST through Friday 2 November, 2018 22:00, GMT.

Ship entries to:

Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN

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.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

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

If you live in the United States, please note that it is illegal to ship your entries via the United States Postal Service (USPS). 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 Beer Merchants Tap
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Monday 5 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Tuesday 6 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Wednesday 7 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Thursday 8 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Friday 9 November, 2018 19:00, GMT

The Beer Merchants Tap - Category & BOS
99 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN
Friday 23 November, 2018 19:00, GMT



The Award Ceremony will take place at 5pm during Brew Con London '18.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table (scoring above 30+)

Additional prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.


Awards Ceremony

Brew Con London '18
Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT
Saturday 24 November, 2018 17:00, GMT