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Thank you for your interest in the WHBC Midlands Invitational organised by Worcestershire HomeBrew Club. We feel there is space for a Midlands based home brew competition and this initial one will allow the organisers to refine what is required to run larger competitions in the future. 

For our first competition, we have chosen to limit enries to a selection of styles in which most originate and are widely enjoyed in our wonderful part of the country. Best of luck and we hope you enjoy brewing your entries.



This competition is BJCP sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine overall style categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Payment for entries must be done through PayPal. Entrant pays any fees applied by PayPal.


BJCP 2015 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter11C Strong Bitter
12A English Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale12C English IPA
13A Dark Mild13B English Brown Ale13C English Porter


Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Judging Session Locations and Dates

Tonic - Morning
Sunday 19 January, 2020 09:00, GMT

Tonic - Afternoon
Sunday 19 January, 2020 13:00, GMT



The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.

The 1st place entry in each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected.

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

Awards and score sheets will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.


Awards Ceremony

36 Foregate St, Worcester WR1 1EE
Sunday 19 January, 2020 18:00, GMT