Hop Idol: Nottingham's Home Beer Brewing Contest Returns

Monday 01 January 0001
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Nottingham-based beer event team, Let’s Beer, is working with Brew Day home brew supplies on Hop Idol 2024, Nottingham’s annual home brewing competition.

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Now in its fourth year, this competition invites amateur brewers from across the UK to take part in the competition, receive expert feedback on their beers and be in with a chance of some amazing prizes. As well as the adulation of their peers in the home brewing community! 

The top prize for a Nottinghamshire-based home brewer this year is the opportunity to brew the winning beer with head brewer Jack Winter at Lenton Lane Brewery and the beer to be launched at the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival in October 2024.

Prizes available to all entrants across the UK include:

  • A G30 Grainfather V3 - with skillful engineering and design, Grainfather systems allow you to create consistent brews at home
  • Vouchers to spend at Brew Day home brew supplies
  • Innovative brewing ingredients from Crisp Malt and Charles Faram Hops

Lucy and Alex from Let’s Beer said “We’re delighted to be partnering with Brew Day again to deliver Hop Idol 2024. It’s a great way to encourage excellence in homebrewing and connect the amateur brewers with the vibrant pro-brewing scene we have in Nottingham. We really enjoy putting together the expert judging panel from across the trade.”

The competition is open until 2 June 2024 and will accept up to 100 different beers. Each entry costs £6 and amateur brewers can enter as many beers as they like. 

Judging of the entries will take place on Saturday 29 June at The Gladstone pub in Carrington. Members of the judging panel will include representatives from: Brew Day, Let’s Beer, Lenton Lane Brewery, The Abdication Micropub, CAMRA, Nottingham Craft Beer Festival, Murphy and Sons and other breweries, pubs and bars across Nottingham.

More about Hop Idol 2024 and How To Enter

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