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About the Award 

CAMRA’s Champion Home Brewer of the Year 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.  

Champion Home Brewer of the Year submissions open

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.

All mailed entries must be received at Nailmaker Brewing Co. by 6 September 2024 – please allow for shipping time.

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

Patrick Davies took home the 2023 crown with his beer Magnificent Frigate Strong Mild (6.2%).

Davies took home first prize in 2023, with the prize being invited to Brewhouse & Kitchen in Worthing to brew his winning beer in a 500L kit under the supervision and support of the head brewer, which will be sold and distributed across local CAMRA festivals.

The brewer described his beer as an ‘end of a night beer’, which is rich, warming and smooth.

Richard Roseblade’s Golden Dragon (7.8%) won silver.

The bronze winner in the competition was Mark Robotham for his Old Claire (7.7%).