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
How the Competition Works
- Entrants must be a current AHA Member.
- The 2015 NHC is using the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines
- Registration & Entry
- Rules & Regulations
- Frequently Asked Questions
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.
For information on how to volunteer as a judge or steward during the Final Round, please visit the National Homebrew Competition FAQ page.
|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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