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The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is excited to announce the 2024 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/, the world's largest homebrew competition and a celebration of the passion and creativity of homebrewers worldwide.

Please read Chris Williams Competition Director's Update https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/2024-national-homebrew-competition-news-dates-prizes-oh-my/ and visit our website for deadlines, prizes, first-round locations, categories, and details.

Below are a few highlights:

-Registration: From  February 27 - March 15, 2024, AHA members can register their entries and select a first round judging site
-First Round Judging Returns: Nine first round sites will determine which beers advance to the final round judging in San Diego
-Brewer Feedback: First round entries will receive numerical BJCP judge scoresheets; final round entries will receive feedback cards
-Mead Categories: Expanded from five categories to 13 categories for more entry opportunities and competition
-Cider Categories: Expanded from two to four categories for more entry opportunities and competition

Shift in Timing: 
-May - June: First round shipping/drop-off and judging dates vary by location and will be published in February
-July 29 - August 9: Final round shipping/drop-off in San Diego
-August 17 - August 24: Final round judging in San Diego
-October 10: Winners announced at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver—details to come!

The National Homebrew Competition is the world’s largest stage for amateur homebrewers to showcase brewing skills, win medals, and vie for grand prizes.

Fire up your kettles, refine your recipes, and get ready for registration in February!

Cheers.



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JULIA HERZ
Executive Director
American Homebrewers Association | Boulder, CO 80302

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Entry Window is NOW open 2/27-3/15 - 2024 National Homebrew Competition
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2024, 10:10:01 am »
The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is excited to announce the 2024 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/, the world's largest homebrew competition and a celebration of the passion and creativity of homebrewers worldwide.

Please read Chris Williams Competition Director's Update https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/2024-national-homebrew-competition-news-dates-prizes-oh-my/ and visit our website for deadlines, prizes, first-round locations, categories, and details.

Below are a few highlights:

-Registration: From  February 27 - March 15, 2024, AHA members can register their entries and select a first round judging site
-First Round Judging Returns: Nine first round sites will determine which beers advance to the final round judging in San Diego
-Brewer Feedback: First round entries will receive numerical BJCP judge scoresheets; final round entries will receive feedback cards
-Mead Categories: Expanded from five categories to 13 categories for more entry opportunities and competition
-Cider Categories: Expanded from two to four categories for more entry opportunities and competition

Shift in Timing: 
-May - June: First round shipping/drop-off and judging dates vary by location and will be published in February
-July 29 - August 9: Final round shipping/drop-off in San Diego
-August 17 - August 24: Final round judging in San Diego
-October 10: Winners announced at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver—details to come!

The National Homebrew Competition is the world’s largest stage for amateur homebrewers to showcase brewing skills, win medals, and vie for grand prizes.

Fire up your kettles, refine your recipes, and get ready for registration in February!

Cheers.



Hello everyone. Today is the day. The entry window for the National Homebrew Competion is now open (2/7-3/15). Full information and link to sign up is here https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/.

What's New includes the following:

RETURN TO REGIONAL FIRST ROUND COMPETITIONS
The 2024 National Homebrew Competition will return to first round regional competitions across nine (9) different competition sites. Each site will determine which beers will advance to the Final Round judged once again in San Diego.

New this year: shipping/receiving dates for each first round site will vary based on actual judging dates for that location. This improvement will allow for flexibility for all homebrewers to select the best location for their entries based on the timing of shipping & judging.

Entrants will select their First Round judging site during registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

BREWER FEEDBACK
During first round judging, all entrants will receive electronic BJCP-structured judge scoresheets for their entries, which will be available no more than 2 weeks after the completion of first round judging.

In addition to the first round BJCP scoresheets, all beers that advance and compete in the final round of judging will also receive electronic judge feedback cards. Note: these do not include numerical scoring.

MEAD & CIDER CATEGORIES
In an effort to expand competition and opportunities for our meadmakers, the mead award categories have expanded from 5 categories to 13 categories, and Cider from 2 to 4. We hope to maintain the spirit of competition while still celebrating the diversity of mead & cider styles available, so send forward your best!

COMPETITION REGISTRATION & APPLICATION
The Competition Registration & Application process will set an overall predetermined entry limit. If there is capacity to add more entries, we will let entrants know in early March 2024.

2021 BJCP STYLE GUIDELINES
The 2024 National Homebrew Competition will use the 2021 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact our team. https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/contact-us/
JULIA HERZ
Executive Director
American Homebrewers Association | Boulder, CO 80302