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Northern Craft Brewers & Saltaire Brewery Competition 2014

Posted on: December 26, 2013

Northern Craft Brewers & Saltaire Brewery Competition 2014

SB_LogoThe Homebrew Competition for Homebrewers by homebrewers!

Back by popular demand, get the brew-planner out and put the date in the diary!
Saturday 12th April 2014 – Doors open from 11.00, meet at 12.00 for 13.00 start… (The week before Easter)

The Northern Craft Brewers & Saltaire Brewery are doing it again, the last three years have gone down a storm and last year we raised £640 for charity.

The Homebrew Competition is to brew your most interesting *Speciality beer:
It could contain Herbs, Spices, Vegetables, Fruit but the idea is you get a 5th ingredient to compliment and add to the Water – Malt – Hops – Yeast, you have free reign on ABV (We suggest no higher than 7%, spare a thought for our Judges!!) Let your imagination run wild! *Check BJCP Cat 21a but you can include Fruit too if you wish.


  • Entry is 3 500ml-1Pint Brown Bottles with no labels or Identifying Marks any colour crown cork closure allowed. Entry fee is £5.00 per entry, payable on the day, £2.00 Entry fee to the event on the Day for non competitors.
  • Cash Prizes for 1st-4th amounts will be announced nearer the event as size will depend on entries received but minimum £25 for 1st place plus Trophies & certificate presented on the Day.
  • To enter the Competition please email Shane Swindells @
    Please provide Name, Address and a preferred contact email, Extra Ingredients used when contacting Shane.
  • You will receive a confirmation email on application and any further information/updates will come via email, closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 30th March 2013 no entries will be received after this date.
  • Bring Your 3 Entry bottles on the Day & we will issue Tags with your entry number to be applied to the bottles on the day of the event.
  • The Brewery will be open from 11.00am to accept entries, all entries must be in by 13.00

As previous years the bar will be fully stocked by Homebrewers and all proceeds will be for Charity, I’ll be asking people to brew for the bar so we get a good range of styles across a number of ABVs. Info for invited brewers is here.

Prizes will be given, Engraved Tankards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd and a ‘Best Cask’ prize for the best beer on the bar.

During judging we’d like to keep you entertained while you enjoy the beers on the bars, so with that in mind we are organising a ‘Meet the brewer’ style presentation from a range of interesting local breweries with different backgrounds so we can get to know a little about their brewers, their background, and of course to hear about their fantastic beers!
Roosters Brewin Co
Northern Monk Brew Co
Mallinsons Brewery May be unable to attend due to family commitments, possibly Nick Briggs (Works for Mallinsons and also Cuckoo brews) will be coming along instead.
Wharfedale Brewery
and our own NCB member, Shane of The Cheshire Brewhouse

Bring your homebrew,  swapping and tasting is very much encouraged 🙂

If you need food, bring your own as its a 10 minute walk to the nearest eatery as is Shipley Train Station, here’s the Google Map for the Brewery. There is an Ibis Hotel 10mins walk away too and local Aagrah curry house not too far either 🙂

6 Responses to "Northern Craft Brewers & Saltaire Brewery Competition 2014"

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