2021 Competition Announcement

Hi Everyone, I’m excited to share some news with you about the 2021 National Homebrew Competition: It’s happening! It broke our hearts when we had to cancel the 2020 competition just as it was set to get underway. Not having that annual … Read More

Refunds Issued & Entry Resolutions by Judge Center

April 24, 2020 First and foremost, we hope that you are well and staying safe during this unprecedented time. By now, you should have your National Homebrew Competition entry fees refunded on your credit or debit card. Thank you for your patience … Read More

First Round Cancellation Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 20, 2020 On March 13 we announced the postponement of the 2020 National Homebrew Competition First Round due to safety and health concerns surrounding COVID-19. Since then we have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and … Read More

Postponement Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has been following the situation around COVID-19 as it relates to all the judge centers across the country in the National Homebrew Competition (NHC) First Round. We have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease … Read More

Judge & Steward Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 9, 2020 We understand concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) are top of mind for our judges, stewards, and volunteers who plan to attend a National Homebrew Competition First Round judge center and we would like to take an opportunity to provide … Read More

2020 Shipping Window February 20 Through March 5

The 2020 National Homebrew Competition Shipping Window opens February 20 through March 5, 2020. Please read the following information to make sure your entries arrive properly and promptly. Reference the Rules & Regulations, Dates & Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions for more information such as resetting … Read More

2020 NHC Open Enrollment & Placement Explained

Hi, everyone! Open enrollment for the 2020 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) is open January 14 to January 27! It is important to have an understanding of the competition before applying. Please take time to review the Rules & Regulations, Important Dates & … Read More

National Homebrew Competition: What’s New in 2020

Hi, everyone! Each year after the Final Round concludes, the American Homebrewers Association Competition Subcommittee discusses changes and improvements to the National Homebrew Competition (NHC). The highlights for 2020 are as follows: Implementing a $9/entry fee in NHC Final Round and only … Read More

2019 Shipping Window March 1 Through March 14

The 2019 National Homebrew Competition Shipping Window opens March 1 through March 14, 2019. Please read the following information to make sure your entries arrive properly and promptly. Reference the Rules & Regulations, Dates & Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions for more information such as resetting … Read More

NHC Open Enrollment & Placement Process Explained

Hi, everyone! Open enrollment for the 2019 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) is now open! It is important to have an understanding of the competition before applying. Please take time to review the Rules & Regulations, Important Dates & Deadlines, and What’s New: … Read More

National Homebrew Competition 2019: What’s New

Hi, everyone! Each year after the Final Round concludes,  AHA Competition Subcommittee discusses changes and improvements to the National Homebrew Competition. The highlights for 2019 are: Adding a 13th First Round Judge Center in the New England area, Separating the Wood-Aged & Smoked-Flavored … Read More

2019 National Homebrew Competition Tables List

The National Homebrew Competition (NHC) tables are determined by the AHA Competition Subcommittee using the Beer Judge Certification Program’s 2015 Style Guidelines and previous years’ data. The following is a list of BJCP subcategories reorganized from the BJCP’s 2015 Guidelines … Read More

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