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LAB Open

May 17 - May 19

LAB Open 2024 is here!


The LAB Open Competition and Festival is a BJCP sanctioned competition where your homebrewed beers are assessed by qualified judges against current style guidelines.

Score sheets and written feedback are provided on each entry. Rosettes, certificates and prizes are awarded in each of 12 (or more) category groupings and for Best of Show places.

The beers are made available to sample and discuss with fellow competitors and friends in a festival-type setting on the afternoon of Sunday, May 19th from 1:30PM – providing a unique opportunity to sample hundreds of homebrews, arranged in their style groupings, with great and excellent examples of the styles flagged. A rare chance to compare your beers against others brewed to the same style, or just to explore the wide range of styles being made today.

This year the competition and festival will again take place at Hammerton Brewery, Islington, London. Registered competition brewers and staff (judges, stewards, organisers) will receive free entry to the festival.

Beers will be assessed against BJCP Style Guidelines 2021 available via this link. 

Eligibility: This competition is open to everyone, worldwide. Competition Organizers, staff, judges and stewards may enter the competition. Measures are in place to ensure fair, anonymous, judging. Judges and stewards will not be assigned to categories that they have entered. Entries must have been made at home. Those made in commercial establishments, including brew-on-premise establishments, are not eligible.


May 17
May 19
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London Amateur Brewers
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Hammerton Brewery
Unit 8 & 9, Roman Way Industrial Estate, 149 Roman Way
London, N7 8XH United Kingdom
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