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Account Registration

You can create your account today through Saturday 4 May, 2024 21:00, BST.

Judges and stewards may register now through Saturday 11 May, 2024 21:00, BST.

Entry Registration

You can add your entries to the system today through Tuesday 7 May, 2024 23:59, BST.


Entry Fees

€12.50 (EUR) per entry.


BJCP 2021 Styles Accepted

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Select or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

1A American Light Lager1B American Lager1C Cream Ale
1D American Wheat Beer2A International Pale Lager2B International Amber Lager
2C International Dark Lager3A Czech Pale Lager3B Czech Premium Pale Lager
3C Czech Amber Lager3D Czech Dark Lager4A Munich Helles
4B Festbier4C Helles Bock5A German Leichtbier
5B Kölsch 5C German Helles Exportbier5D German Pils
6A Märzen6B Rauchbier6C Dunkels Bock
7A Vienna Lager7B Altbier8A Munich Dunkel
8B Schwarzbier9A Doppelbock 9B Eisbock
9C Baltic Porter10A Weissbier10B Dunkels Weissbier
10C Weizenbock 11A Ordinary Bitter11B Best Bitter
11C Strong Bitter12A British Golden Ale12B Australian Sparkling Ale
12C English IPA13A Dark Mild13B British Brown Ale
13C English Porter14A Scottish Light14B Scottish Heavy
14C Scottish Export15A Irish Red Ale15B Irish Stout
15C Irish Extra Stout16A Sweet Stout16B Oatmeal Stout
16C Tropical Stout16D Foreign Extra Stout17A British Strong Ale
17A1 Burton Ale17B Old Ale17C Wee Heavy
17D English Barley Wine18A Blonde Ale18B American Pale Ale
19A American Amber Ale19B California Common19C American Brown Ale
20A American Porter20B American Stout20C Imperial Stout
21A American IPA21B Specialty IPA 21B1 Belgian IPA
21B2 Black IPA 21B3 Brown IPA 21B4 Red IPA
21B5 Rye IPA 21B6 White IPA 21B7 Brut IPA
21C Hazy IPA22A Double IPA22B American Strong Ale
22C American Barleywine22D Wheatwine23A Berliner Weisse
23B Flanders Red Ale23C Oud Bruin23D Lambic
23E Gueuze23F Fruit Lambic 23G Gose
24A Witbier24B Belgian Pale Ale24C Bière de Garde
25A Belgian Blond Ale25B Saison 25C Belgian Golden Strong Ale
26A Belgian Single26B Belgian Dubbel26C Belgian Tripel
26D Belgian Dark Strong Ale27A Historical Beer 27A1 Kellerbier
27A2 Kentucky Common27A3 Lichtenhainer27A4 London Brown Ale
27A5 Piwo Grodziskie27A6 Pre-Prohibition Lager27A7 Pre-Prohibition Porter
27A8 Roggenbier27A9 Sahti28A Brett Beer
28B Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer 28C Wild Specialty Beer 28D Straight Sour Beer
29A Fruit Beer 29B Fruit and Spice Beer 29C Specialty Fruit Beer
29D Grape Ale 30A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer
30C Winter Seasonal Beer 30D Specialty Spice Beer 31A Alternative Grain Beer
31B Alternative Sugar Beer 32A Classic Style Smoked Beer 32B Specialty Smoked Beer
33A Wood-Aged Beer 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer LSX1 Dorada Pampeana
LSX2 IPA ArgentaLSX3 Italian Grape Ale LSX4 Catharina Sour
LSX5 New Zealand Pilsner  


Per Entrant Limits

Each entrant is limited to 5 entries.

Each entrant is limited to 1 entry per subcategory.


Pay Entry Fees

After creating your account and adding your entries to the system, you must pay your entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods are:

  • Credit/debit card and e-check, via PayPal


Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 2

Entries must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • 2 x 500ml bottles per entry
  • 500ml brown glass bottles only (no 340ml, green glass or plastic accepted)
  • No distinguishing markings on bottles or caps (incl. embossing, labels, or decorative caps)
  • Clean and free of labels or residue
  • Entry labels affixed by rubber band - to each bottle

Please do not glue or tape the labels onto your bottles - we will disqualify them.

We will also disqualify any entries that do not stick to the rules. This is for the sake of anonymity as well as bottle sorting volunteers time and effort. 


Drop-Off Locations

Entry bottles accepted at our drop-off locations from Monday 1 April, 2024 12:00, BST through Wednesday 8 May, 2024 20:00, BST.

Please pay attention to the notes provided for each drop-off location. There could be earlier deadlines for some drop-off locations listed, particular hours when entries are accepted, certain individuals to leave your entries with, etc. All entrants are responsible for reading the information provided by the organizers for each drop-off location.

Brickyard Gastropub - D16
Ground Floor, North Block, Rockfield Central, Dundrum, Dublin 16
(01) 298 7410
*Ask for Erwin, let him know its for Euros

Crew Brew Co
35 Thomas Street, Limerick, V94A5X4
Check socials
*Please tell Jono that its for NHC Nationals

Garden County (Bray) - Peter O'Brien
*Contact Peter to arrange

Homebrew Company - Laois
Unit 12A, The Bay Road Business Park, The Bay Road, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. R32CC85 Ireland
*Specify that this is for Nationals please

Midlands - Brendan Kenny
*Text / Whatsapp Brendan to arrange

Midwest Breweries (Limerick) - Chris Moore
*Whatsapp to arrange

North County (Malahide) - James Keane
*Text for address and to arrange.

Royal County Brewers: John Reilly
41 Beechcroft, Summerhill, Co. Meath. A83 PV07
*Text or whatsapp please - drop off between 3pm and 8pm if possible

South County Dublin/Bray - Thandi
3 Hillview Lawns, Dun Laoghaire, A96N8N2
*Text to arrange please

Underdog - D1
199 King St N, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D07 PR5X
083 890 3502
*Paddy will take collection here - drop by during trading hours. Please let him know its for the Nationals.

Wee County - Dan McGee
61 Boyne Hall, Drogheda, A92 KWF3


Shipping Info

Entry bottles accepted at our shipping location from Monday 1 April, 2024 12:00, BST through Saturday 4 May, 2024 21:00, BST.

Ship entries to:

Thandi Guilherme
Please Contact Thandi via Contact page on this site for details

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Please do not over pack!

Write clearly: Fragile. This Side Up. on the package. Please only use bubble wrap as your packing material.

Enclose each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which entry has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.


Judging Sessions

Main Judging
Saturday 18 May, 2024 11:00, BST

Best of Show
Saturday 18 May, 2024 16:00, BST


Best of Show

The highest scoring beer from each table goes into a Best of Show judging round, where the overall winning beer is decided. That is the Best of Show trophy. 

The brewer with highest average scores of their entries will win the Best Brewer Trophy.



Each table will be eligible for GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE - these are awarded as medals. 

Tables are made up of one or more similar styles (depending on the number of entries in a particular style)

In some cases, there are special mentions as well as Gold, Silver and Bronze. In other cases, only Silver and Bronze awards are given to a table. 

Beers have to score over 30 points in order to be eligible to medal, and the judges scores determine the overall table winner/s. 


Awards Ceremony

Dead Centre Brewing, Athlone
Custume Pier Appartments, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 N1F2
Saturday 18 May, 2024 19:00, BST