We're on the hunt for the best local brewing talent - who will have the chance to be showcased at our festival in February. Think you can mix hops, malt, yeast and water to the satisfaction of our CAMRA judges to reach the lips of hundreds of drinkers? Now's your chance! This is a great opportunity for you passionate artisans to share your nectar with some of Birmingham’s most discerning of connoisseurs and to get the recognition you deserve for your creativity and hard efforts.
How to enter
Create six bottles of your best brew.
Bring your bottles, in peak condition, to a tasting night in Kings Heath on 20/12/2014.
Have your beer sniffed, scrutinized, savoured and scored by CAMRA members.
If your beer is in the top three, brew a full or half cask of your craft ale for our beer festival (empty casks are available if required).
Your beer will be drunk at the festival alongside 40+ other beers and ciders. Drinkers will rate all three competition beers.
The beer with the overall best rating will be crowned the homebrew champion.
You must live and brew within a 15-mile radius of Kings Heath/Moseley.
You must NOT be a commercial brewer (your brewlength will be 100 litres or less).
You must be an all-grain brewer (no kits – we WILL be able to tell!).
You must register your interest.
You must provide a minimum of six bottles and attend the tasting on 20/12/2014.
The initial six bottles will be at your own cost but if you are selected for the festival, we will reimburse reasonable costs of your festival brew (the one for the festival).
You must be able to brew a half or full cask of your beer for the beer festival for set up on 4/2/2015.
Your final brew must be the same brew as provided for the tasting.