The National Homebrew Competition (NHC), an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition, is the world’s largest international beer competition recognizing the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead, and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide.
Important Dates for the 2015 Competition
|Application Window:||February 2-8, 2015|
|First Round Shipping||March 2-11, 2015|
|First Round||March 13 – April 12, 2015**|
|Final Round Judging||June 11, 2015*|
|Final Round Winners Announced||June 13, 2015*|
- *During the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference
- **See below for exact dates
How the Competition Works
2015 entrants can access the National Homebrew Competition website here.
- Entrants must be a current AHA Member.
- The 2015 NHC is using the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines
- Registration & Entry
- Rules & Regulations
- Frequently Asked Questions
First Round Competition Dates
Do you have entries in one of the First Round competitions? Head to the FAQ page and select the “When will results be posted?” question to stay up to date on the status of completion.
|Judge Center||Judging Dates|
|Austin, TX||March 13-15, 2015|
|Chicago, IL||April 10-11, 2015|
|Denver, CO||April 10-11, 2015|
|Nashville, TN||March 20-22, 2015|
|New York City, NY||March 28, 2015|
|Philadelphia, PA||April 10-11, 2015|
|Sacramento, CA||March 27-29, 2015|
|St. Louis, MO||March 27-29, 2015|
|Saint Paul, MN||April 10-11, 2015|
|San Diego, CA||April 10-11, 2015|
|Seattle, WA||March 27-29, 2015|
|Zanesville, OH||April 10-11, 2015|
Judge & Volunteer
The National Homebrew Competition is the largest beer competition in the world, and it is made possible by the enormous effort of hundreds of volunteers. With 12 competitions this year, we will need even more volunteers to help! THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING!
If you are new to the competition circuit and are interested in volunteering, download the Steward Description to get an idea of what to expect.
|Total Number of Entries Judged||8,172||7,757||7,823||6,966||6,287||5,166||5,644|
|Entries Judged in Final Round||969||894||889||790||760||760||759|
|Number of Brewers Who Entered||3,181||2,187||1,733||1,650||1,599||1,599||1,308|
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