Lager Than Life

March 5, 2022 - All Day

Pillars Brewery


The Lager Than Life Homebrewing Competition is a BCJP sanctioned competition where your lager beers are assessed by qualified judges against current  BJCP 2015 style guidelines. Score sheets and written feedback will be provided for each entry. Certificates and prizes are awarded for Best of Show places.

The competition is open to all lager beers which were fermented using only lager (bottom-fermenting) yeast – those intended to be in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines – lagers, pilsners, bocks etc. Any other beer made with a lager yeast (including those BJCP categories that can be made with a lager or an ale yeast, like Baltic Porter) should be entered in the “other beer” category, and be fully described by the entrant. Pressure fermentation is allowed as long as you use bottom fermenting yeast.

If you need some advice on how to brew great lagers, this presentation by Graeme Coates, who is an excellent brewer and a prolific homebrew award winner, should help you understand how to brew a winning lager Graeme’s presentation.

After judging, remaining portions of the entries will be available for sampling on the 5th March 2022 in the afternoon at Pillars Brewery Taproom. Pillars will also have exciting craft lagers available for purchase on the day. Entrants may bring further examples of their entries to share.

It promises to be a great day where you can sample homebrew and commercial beers, learn from some experts. What’s not to like?

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