Access the list of the current and past National Homebrew Competition winners!
Did you win a major award or place in the 2015 National Homebrewers Conference Final Round? Tell the world with an editable press release:
- Homebrewer of the Year press release
- Meadmaker of the Year press release
- Cidermaker of the Year press release
- Ninkasi Award press release
- Homebrew Club of the Year press release
- Gambrinus Club of the Year press release
- Medalist press release
Homebrew Club of the Year
|1||The Brewing Network||Concord, CA||170|
|2||QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)||Carlsbad, CA||162|
|3||Austin Zealots||Austin, TX||84|
|4||Saint Paul Homebrewers Club||Saint Paul, MN||78|
|5||Arizona Society of Homebrewers||Tempe, AZ||70|
|6||New York City Homebrewers Guild||New York, NY||60|
|7||Minnesota Home Brewers Association||Edina, MN||56|
|8||WHALES (Woodbridge Homebrewers Ale and Lager Enthusiast Society)||Woodbridge, NJ||48|
|9||Three Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers||Coraopolis, PA||46|
|10||Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE)||Pinole, CA||42|
|11||Scioto, Olentangy & Darby Zymurgists (SODZ)||Powell, OH||40|
|T12||Keystone Hops||Montgomeryville, PA||38|
|T12||Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ) [OH]||Akron, OH||38|
|14||Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers Homebrew Club||Warren, MI||34|
|T15||Beer Barons of Milwaukee||Milwaukee, WI||32|
|T17||Lincoln Lagers||Lincoln, NE||30|
|T17||Morris Area Society of Homebrewers||Morristown, NJ||30|
|19||San Francisco Homebrewers Guild||San Francisco, CA||28|
|T20||Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers||Cleveland, OH||26|
|T20||Urban Knaves of Grain||Batavia, IL||26|
|T20||Dukes of Ale||Albuquerque, NM||26|
|23||Cap and Hare Homebrew Club||Fort Worth, TX||24|
|T24||Music City Brewers||Nashville, TN||22|
|T24||Oregon Brew Crew||Portland, OR||22|
|T24||Rock Hoppers Brew Club||Castle Rock, CO||22|
Gambrinus Club of the Year
|Club||Location||Points Per Entry|
|WHALES (Woodbridge Homebrewers Ale and Lager Enthusiast Society)||Woodbridge, NJ||1.1429|
|Lincoln Lagers||Lincoln, NE||0.4444|
|Kuhnhenn Guild of Brewers Homebrew Club||Warren, MI||0.3571|
|Saint Paul Homebrewers Club||Saint Paul, MN||0.3529|
|KROC (Keg Ran Out Club)||Broomfield, CO||0.3333|
|San Luis Obispo Brewers (SLOB)||San Luis Obispo, CA||0.3158|
|Austin Zealots||Austin, TX||0.3077|
|Three Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers||Coraopolis, PA||0.2857|
|Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK)||Williamsburg, VA||0.2857|
|Minnesota Home Brewers Association||Edina, MN||0.2667|
|Beer Barons of Milwaukee||Milwaukee, WI||0.2353|
|New York City Homebrewers Guild||New York, NY||0.2083|
|Urban Knaves of Grain||Batavia, IL||0.2069|
|Oregon Brew Crew||Portland, OR||0.1379|
|Lehigh Valley Home Brewers||Bethlehem, PA||0.1333|
|Ann Arbor Brewers Guild||Saline, MI||0.1026|
|Morris Area Society of Homebrewers||Morristown, NJ||0.1000|
|Society of Northeast Ohio Brewers||Cleveland, OH||0.0870|
|Keystone Hops||Montgomeryville, PA||0.0870|
|Arizona Society of Homebrewers||Tempe, AZ||0.0775|
|Bloatarian Brewing League||Cincinnati, OH||0.0690|
|Rock Hoppers Brew Club||Castle Rock, CO||0.0690|
|Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ) [OH]||Akron, OH||0.0625|
|The Brewing Network||Concord, CA||0.0391|
|QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity)||Carlsbad, CA||0.0300|
First Round Awards
|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.|
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
Brewers who’s entries place first, second or third in the Final Round receive gold, silver or bronze (respectively) National Homebrew Competition medals.
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.