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Author Topic: Entry Window Now OPEN 2/27-3/15 - 2024 National Homebrew Competition  (Read 302 times)

Offline jherzjherz

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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/.

When you enter you are entering a competition that is eleven (11) events. Wow. Nine first round locations, final round and the awards bring together the magic that helps us identify the world's best homebrew examples of their respective styles. This is the competition to compete in and represent your region, homebrew club and self.

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/

Happy homebrewing and tip of the glass to those who enter,
Julia

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