National Homebrew Competition Winners

2014 Club Awards

Club of the Year

Place Club Score
1 The Brewing Network 194
2 QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity) 188
3 Pacific Northwest Brewers 84
4 Arizona Society of Homebrewers 64
5 Wichita Homebrewers Organization (WHO) 60
6 Austin Zealots 56
T7 Minnesota Home Brewers Association 52
T7 Saint Paul Homebrewers Club 52
9 Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) 46
10 Three Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers 34
11 Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers Homebrew Club 32
T12 Shenandoah Valley Homebrewers Guild 30
T12 Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ) 30
T14 Foam Blowers of Indiana (FBI) 28
T14 Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) 28

Gambrinus Club Award

Place Club Points
1 Minnesota Home Brewers Association 0.8889
2 Wichita Homebrewers Organization (WHO) 0.7692
3 Jersey City Brew Club 0.4
4 Brewsquitos Homebrewing Club 0.375
T5 Homebrewers Pride of the Southside 0.3333
T5 Homebrewers Of The Palouse 0.3333
7 Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ) 0.2703
T8 Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers (FOAM) 0.2222
T8 Lincoln Lagers 0.2222
T8 Cap and Hare Homebrew Club 0.2222
T8 Rivertown Homebrewers 0.2222
12 PrimeTime Brewers 0.1702
T13 Greater Everett Brewers 0.1667
T13 Indian Peaks Alers 0.1667
15 Arizona Society of Homebrewers 0.16
16 Pacific Gravity Home Brewers Club 0.1481
17 Barley Legal Hombrew Club (NJ) 0.1429
18 Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers Homebrew Club 0.1395
19 Saint Paul Homebrewers Club 0.1194
20 Foam Blowers of Indiana (FBI) 0.1081
21 Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE) 0.0968
22 Austin Zealots 0.087
23 San Luis Obispo Brewers (SLOB) 0.0769
24 Three Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers 0.0571
25 Pacific Northwest Brewers 0.0408
26 QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity) 0.0392
27 The Brewing Network 0.0172

Award Rules

First Round Awards

Award Certificates

Gold Certificate Earned by entries scoring 38 to 50 points in the First Round.
Silver Certificate Earned by entries scoring 30 to 37 points in the First Round.
Bronze Certificate Earned by entries scoring 25 to 29 points in the First Round.

Ribbons

Brewers whose entries place first, second or third in the First Round with a score of 30 points or greater are awarded ribbons for their achievement, and the entry qualifies to advance to the Final Round of the National Homebrew Competition.

Final Round Awards

Medals

Brewers who’s entries place first, second or third in the Final Round receive gold, silver or bronze (respectively) National Homebrew Competition medals.

Ninkasi Award

Named for the Sumerian Goddess of Beer, this award is given to the brewer having the most wins in the Final Round of the National Homebrew Competition. Brewers earn points toward the award by placing in the 23 beer categories, three mead categories and two cider categories during the Final Round.

Gold medals earn six points, silver medals earn four points and bronze medals earn two points. At least two points must come from an entry in a beer category to qualify for this award. See Part IV – Section C(5) of the Rules and Regulations for Ninkasi tiebreaker details.

Homebrew Club of the Year

The Homebrew Club of the Year award goes to the club that earns the most points in both rounds of the National Homebrew Competition. Clubs earn points on a 6-4-2 basis or first, second and third place in both the First and Final Rounds of the National Homebrew Competition.

Gambrinus Club Award

Named for King Gambrinus, the (unofficial) Patron Saint of Beer, this award is given to the club having the most Final Round points per the number of entries from the club in the National Homebrew Competition. To be eligible, clubs must have a minimum of five club members entering the First Round, and a minimum of two club members advancing to and at least one entry placing in the Final Round of the competition. Six points are awarded for a first place, four points for a second place and two points for a third place. See Part IV – Section C(7) of the Rules and Regulations for tiebreaker details.

Homebrewer of the Year

Homebrewer of the Year is the Best of Show beer judged best out all gold medal winners in all 23 beer categories.

Meadmaker of the Year

Meadmaker of the Year is the Best of Show mead judged out all gold medal winners in all three mead categories.

Cidermaker of the Year

Cidermaker of the Year is the Best of Show cider judged out of the gold medal winners in the two cider categories.

AHA Club of the Year Award

Congratulations to The Brewing Network club for winning the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) 2013 Club of the Year award! The Brewing Network first won the award in 2011.

Clubs registered with the AHA earn points for placing first, second or third in each of the six Club-Only Competitions (COC); placing first, second or third in the First Round of the National Homebrew Competition; and placing first, second or third in the Final Round of the National Homebrew Competition. Note: Club-Only Competitions will no longer be used for sourcing points for this award beginning in 2014.