Home brewing facts


Store collection

Store collection

We are now offering a store collection service, simply place your order online (minimum £5) and select store collection at the checkout. We will then pick your items and keep them for you, until you are ready to collect.

Home Brew Competition

Enter our home brew competition, for the chance to have your beer brewed and sold by King St Brew House!

Love To Brew has teamed up with King Street Brew House, to give Bristol home brew enthusiats the chance to brew up to 1,000 litres of their own beer, at the King Street Brew House.

The overall winner will have their beer brewed at the pub and will be given the opportunity to name their beer and design the pump clip art work.

There are three styles to choose from: 10A German Weissebier, 19C American Brown Ale & 21A American IPA. Your entry will need to conform to the BJCP 2015 guidelines.

Entry form

Beer submission form

Entry Rules & Fees

  • Entrants are allowed to submit only one beer per category, but are welcome to submit a beer to each category.
  • Each entry is £3. This fee covers administration costs and prizes. If you spend over £20 on ingredients at Love To Brew, please ask for a voucher, which entitles to you one free entry.
  • For each category submission, we require 3x 500ml bottles. Each bottle must be labelled clearly with the beer style and the brewer's name.
  • The beer recipe must be your own, and not brewed from a pre-made kit, even if it is all-grain.
  • While we prefer you to use grain, entries using Malt extract / spray malt, are permitted.
  • The closing date for entries is 19th January 2018

  • There will be a £25 bar tab and KSBH T-shirt for the best beer in each category
  • The prize for the best beer in the competition will be to brew the winning beer at King Street Brew House.

Key Dates
Sign-up and beer submission deadline: 19th Janury 2018
Award Ceremony and Brew day will be held in February 2018 - dates to be confirmed.

Best in Competition Prize Details

The prize on offer is the chance to brew up to 1,000L of your beer at King Street Brew House.  We will try to source the ingredients required, but due to the limited availability of certain hops (Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy etc), malts and yeasts (dried yeast is preferred), some substitutions may have to be made. The same applies for the brewing process as we are unable to carry out step mashing and decoction mashing. We also reserve the right to adjust the beer recipe to ensure it is economically viable for us to brew it.

The Brew day will be arranged with the winner after the award ceremony. We are quite flexible on beer naming, but we do reserve the right to rename the beer to ensure it is in keeping with our branding. The same applies for pump clip art work.

The winner will also receive a pump clip for their brew.

Please note that the winning beer brewed will be the sole property of King Street Brew House, City Pub Company West (Ltd) and the competition winner relinquishes any rights to the product, product sales and branding. The competition winner will be required to sign a declaration prior to the beer being brewed.