Here at the Briarbank Bar and Brewery, we are excited to be bringing our Homebrew Competition back for the third year.
Taking place over the weekend of 27 – 28 October 2018, the competition is open to all homebrewers including extract and all-grain and gives you the chance to brew your beer in our very own microbrewery, with our master brewer Robert Lewis-Pyke, and of course, see it served behind our bar.
All entrants are required to submit three unlabeled 500ml bottles no later than 20th October 2017. Judging will then take place a week later, on 27th October. Full details on the competition, including categories and entry forms, can be found on our Homebrew Competition page.
Last years winner John Watson created Hobo’s Gold, a strong pale ale which is full bodied, full of citra and hops, to give it a great citrus taste. Commenting on his experience, ” I had a memorable day brewing my Briarbank Brewery Homebrew Competition winning Beer recipe. From weighing out the Grain and hops to pitching the yeast at the end of the day, it was a totally hands-on experience, under Rob’s input and watchful eye. Then to pull off a pint of it from the Briarbank bar a few weeks later was the icing on the cake! Thoroughly enjoyable.”
An awards event will be held on 29th October, in which the category winners and the overall winner will be announced. All entrants are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony with a bottle or two of their creation for others to try.