After the May 2013 Club-Only Competition is completed, the American Homebrewers Association will be discontinuing the Club-Only Competition program. Efforts will be put towards the new Radegast Club of the Year Award, an achievement award based on community building through the passion for homebrewing. For more details on the award and how to submit a proposal, visit Radegast Club of the Year Award announcement.
The American Homebrewers Association would like to thank each and every homebrew club and individual who hosted or entered a Club-Only Competition.
Think your homebrew club makes some pretty good beer? Have you ever wondered how it stacks up against other clubs’ beer?
The Club-Only Competition (COC) program offers AHA-Registered Homebrew Clubs an opportunity to compete with other AHA-registered homebrew clubs. Each competition concentrates attention on a specific style of beer or mead, giving your club the opportunity to educate club members in these styles by focusing on them at club meetings or tasting events. Is your club registered with the AHA?
All AHA-registered homebrew clubs are eligible to host and to compete in the COC. Each club may only send one entry per competition. Your club should determine the procedure for selecting your club’s entry. Selection procedures can vary widely–some clubs choose an entry during an informal tasting, while larger clubs often run a formal competition. The club then sends the chosen entry to the appropriate judging site (see Schedule).
If your club’s entry places in any of the six Club-Only Competitions that are held on an August to May cycle, your club earns points towards the AHA Homebrew Club of the Year award on a twelve-eight-four basis for first, second and third places respectively. Additional club points are earned on a six-four-two basis for first, second and third places respectively in the First and Final Rounds of the National Homebrew Competition.
Club-Only Competitions are organized and judged by AHA homebrew clubs, enabling club members to learn more about homebrew competitions, beer styles, beer evaluation, and judging procedures.
Each Club-Only Competition covers one or more categories with one or more subcategories from the BJCP Style Guidelines. To ensure your club’s entry is appropriately evaluated, pay close attention to the categories and subcategories of the competition.