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27th June 2024

CAMRA revives the search for the brewers of tomorrow

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has reopened entries for its Champion Home Brewer of the Year competition. Now in its third year, the competition looks to seek out the best homebrews and highlight the brightest brewers of the future.

Entrants can choose one of 11 styles of beer to be judged by experts in September at Nailmaker Brewing Co. in Barnsley. From there, the best of the best will then be judged at The Bohemia, home of the London Brewing Company, on Wednesday 2 October, with the winners announced on the day.

The winner will be invited to brew their winning beer with the London Brewing Company under the supervision and support of the head brewer. Second place will be awarded with a free case of eight craft beers every month for a year, courtesy of BEER52, and third place will receive four tickets to the Great British Beer Festival 2025.

Senan Sexton, one of the owners of The Bohemia and a Director of the London Brewing Company said: “I am delighted to be hosting this event, which is celebrating existing brewers and maybe brewers of the future. After all, many current brewers started their brewing careers as home brewers”

Last year the judges crowned Patrick Davies’ Magnificent Frigate Strong Mild (6.2%) their winner, an ‘end of a night beer’, which is rich and warming and smooth. With around 100 entries, the competition was fierce, and it is expected to be the same this year.

Beer writer, Master Trainer and competition judge Christine Cryne said: “The standard of brewing we have seen in the last two years of CAMRA’s Champion Home Brewer of the Year competition has been incredibly high. From luscious porters to fresh IPAs, the amateur brewing talent in the UK deserves to be recognised and we are incredibly proud to be shining a spotlight on these brewers.”

The competition this year is sponsored by The Malt MillerBEER52 and Brew At Home.

Entrants can find out more about how to get involved here.


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