Homebrew & Fermented Cider competition

Apply here, deadline for entries 5pm August 1st, 2022

£6.00 per beer/cider entered. No limit to entries

The winner will receive the chance to brew their winning recipe with a craft brewery for the Cheltenham International Beer Festival’s very own Festival Beer which will be on tap at the 2023 Cheltenham International Beer Festival.

Homebrew and Fermented Cider information

This is the entry form for the Cheltenham International Beer Festival Homebrew and Fermented Cider Competition.

Please enter the details of your entry below, remember that you need to fill in this form for each beer you wish to enter the competition. Please look through the BJCP Style Guidelines before choosing the beer style your beer will be judged by.

Each beer or fermented cider entered is £6.00. This is to cover the cost of the judging panel and the future cost of brewing the winner’s brew. Each homebrewed beverage you want to enter requires a separate entry form. Enter your personal details on all entries. If you have special instructions for the judges, please include these in the special instructions section.

For each entry, you will need to provide 2 x 330ml or larger bottles and pay the entry fees.

The winner will receive the chance to have their winning recipe brewed for the 2023 Cheltenham International Beer Festival’s very own Festival Beer which will be on tap at the Festival.

Entries must be received no later than 5pm on 28th July 2022. Your entries must be brewed by you. If you are a professional brewer or work at a brewery, you must specify this.

Good luck and get brewing!

JUDGES - HOMEBREW & FERMENTED CIDER COMPETITION

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Gabe Cook

Gabe Cook is The Ciderologist. Through world class and award-winning writing, teaching, tasting, training and judging, I’m changing the way the world thinks and drinks cider. I am an independent global cider expert with 15 years experience of working with the fermented apple, from small farmhouse ciders makers, all the way up to the world’s largest.

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Roger Protz

Roger is one of the world’s leading beer writers, historians, lecturers and tasters. He is the author of more than 20 books on the subject, including 300 Beers to Try Before You Die, one of the biggest-selling books on the subject. Other books include The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer, the World Guide to Beer and 300 More Beers to Try Before You Die. He has edited more than 20 editions of the annual CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole’s passion in life is getting people to learn as little, or as much, as they want about what she considers the finest social lubricant known to humankind – beer. Respected the world over for her fine palate, she is invited to judge at competitions in New Zealand, the US and Brazil, as well as closer to home in the UK and across Europe.

Competition entry form

Please enter the details of your entry below, you will need to fill in a separate form for each beer you wish to enter into the competition. .

Homebrew Entry Fee

This is the entry fee for the Homebrew and Fermented Cider Competition.

Each beer or cider entered is £6.00. This is to help cover the cost of the production of the winning brew. Each homebrewed beer or Fermented Cider beverage you want to enter requires a separate entry fee.