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AHA club only competitions, how to get on the list?
« on: March 29, 2010, 05:15:13 PM »
Does anyone know how a home brew club gets on the "list" to host one of the club only competitions? Any info on this will be appreciated ;D
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Re: AHA club only competitions, how to get on the list?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 05:40:55 PM »
from the website

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.

AHA homebrew clubs also organize and judge the AHA COC. This gives your club a chance to learn more about homebrew competitions, beer evaluation, and judging procedures. For a copy of the Club-Only Competition guidelines for host clubs, contact the AHA at aha@brewersassociation.org.

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.

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.
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Re: AHA club only competitions, how to get on the list?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 06:02:59 PM »
And when you talk with the AHA folks (probably Janis), don't be disheartened if you find your self 2 years away from your COC comp. That's just the way the waitlist works.
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Re: AHA club only competitions, how to get on the list?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 10:07:11 AM »
Does anyone know how a home brew club gets on the "list" to host one of the club only competitions? Any info on this will be appreciated ;D

Hi Bo-Gator,

You can contact me to get the Club-Only Guidelines document, and to put your club on the list.  The next opening on the schedule is September/October 2013. 

Cheers,
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Re: AHA club only competitions, how to get on the list?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 05:41:35 AM »
With that much of a wait, and since we host the Blue Ridge Brew-off in September we may need to drop back and punt on this for the time being. We have decided to increase our presence in the COCs over the next year or so. Thanks to all who posted on this
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