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Thank you for your interest in the Norwich Amateur Brewers These Ales of Wonder 2024 organized by Norwich Amateur Brewers.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

165 entries have been added to the system as of 21:35, BST, Monday 22 July, 2024.

106 paid entries are in the system as of 21:35, BST, Monday 22 July, 2024. There is a limit of 120 paid entries for this competition.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.

Rules

Welcome to the Norwich Amateur Brewers These Ales of Wonder 2024, organised by Norwich Amateur Brewers, celebrating the beers of Britain and Ireland. Once again we are grateful for the strong support of our main sponsors The Malt Miller and Ampersand Brew Co.

You can use this site to register for the competition, pay your entry fees and submit details of your beers. Once registered you can log in anytime to enter additional brews, or edit details of those you've already entered up until the cut-off times/dates

The Norwich Amateur Brewers These Ales of Wonder Competition is sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Programme (BJCP). All entered home brewed beers will be assessed by qualified BJCP judges against current published style guidelines.
Score sheets and written feedback will be provided for each entry. Rosettes, certificates and prizes will be awarded in each category group and for Best of Show winning beers.
Once the judging process is complete and winners have been announced, entries will be made available for sampling and discussion for everyone attending the event, providing a unique opportunity to appraise a wide range of home brewed Belgian beer styles.

This year's competition event is being hosted by our friends at Ampersand Brewery, Diss, Norfolk (3 minutes from Diss Railway Station).

Style Guidelines and Eligibility
Beers will be assessed against BJCP Style Guidelines 2021 available here: https://www.bjcp.org/bjcp-style-guidelines/


Eligibility: This competition is open to all home brewers, worldwide. Competition organisers, staff, judges and stewards may enter the competition. Control measures and processes are in place to ensure fair and anonymous judging. Judges and stewards will not be assigned to categories which they have entered. All beers entered must have been made at the brewer’s home. Those made in commercial establishments, including brew-on-premise brew kits, are not eligible to enter.

Where

  • Ampersand Brewery, 27-31 Sawmills Rd, Diss, IP22 4GG
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When

  • Judging commences - approx. 11am
  • Awards Ceremony - approx. 6pm

Important Deadlines

  • Register online and pay for all entries by 2024-09-30 11:59 PM
  • Finalise your entries by 2024-09-30 11:59 PM
  • Delivery of entries by 2024-10-08 06:00 PM
  • Drop-off available during the shipping window

Entry Cost & Essentials
Entry fee is £10 for the first entry and £6 for the 2nd entry.
Competitors are encouraged to come along to the awards event, sample the entries, share beers and have a pint of Ampersand beer with friends and fellow competitors.

Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 3

Each entry will consist of capped or corked bottles that are void of all identifying information, including labels and embossing. Printed caps are allowed, but must be blacked out completely.

3x 330ml or 500ml brown glass/PET bottles are preferred; however, green and clear glass will be accepted. Swing top bottles will likewise be accepted as well as corked bottles or cans.

Bottles will not be returned to contest entrants.

All requisite paperwork must be submitted with each entry and can be printed directly from this website. Entry paperwork should be attached to bottles by the method specified on the bottle label.

Be meticulous about noting any special ingredients that must be specified. Failure to note such ingredients may impact the judges' scoring of your entry.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Keith Bailey — Competition Coordinator
  • Richard Dent — Competition Coordinator
  • Martin Haworth — Competition Coordinator

Sponsors

Norwich Amateur Brewers is proud to have the following sponsors for the Norwich Amateur Brewers These Ales of Wonder 2024.

Ampersand Brew Co
27-31 Sawmills Road, Diss, IP22 4GG
Ampersand Brew Co
A brewery based out of South Norfolk brewing seasonal beers that best showcase the ingredients
The Malt Miller
Unit A2 Faraday Road, Dorcan, Swindon, SN3 5HQ
The Malt Miller
After homebrewing for a couple of years, proprietor Robert Neale became disillusioned with the poor quality of ingredients and equipment available to the home brewer. Rob set out to find only the very best ingredients and bespoke equipment available with a vision to then sell those quality ingredients to other home-brewers at an affordable price. Quality and freshness is at the very heart of the business. They don’t just source the very best available – they also store and prepare our ingredients so they arrive at your door in peak condition. The Malt Miller are known throughout the homebrew community as the place to go for the best ingredient, equipment and service.
WHC Lab
 
WHC Lab
WHC Lab is a biotechnology business focused on the brewing/distilling industry. Our R&D laboratory boasts best in class laboratory equipment, experts in the industry and uses next-generation methods to grow yeast, bacteria and to perform analysis on beer, cider, spirits, water and wine.
Crisp Malt
 
Crisp Malt
Inkbird
 
Inkbird
Inspired by the history of quill-pen and the spirit of The Wright brothers’ making the world's first motor-operated airplane successfully happened, the founders of INKBIRD named the brand with the word INK which is used for writing with the quill-pen and the word BIRD which is the prototype and the inspiration of human being’s flying tools to encourage the development and continuity of the company as well as to motivate their solid steps of chasing innovation and freedom. Up to now, the brand INKBIRD has covered several categories because of its increasing influence in the market, to name but a few: (a) Home-made DIY products with covering the smart controllers and the smart sensors such as smart temperature controllers and smart humidity controllers; (b) Outdoor smart cooking products such as BBQ thermometers and smoker thermometers; (c) Indoor smart cooking products such as Sous Vide Cookers; (d) Smart planting and gardening products such as the CO2 controllers and irrigation controllers;