National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

2020 Important Dates

Acceptance Email, Entry Registration & Payment By February 14
First Round Shipping Window February 20 to March 5
First Round Judging March 13 to April 5
First Round Digital Competition Package & Results By April 30

First Round Brewer Profile

2020 First Round Competition Status

After a First Round judging center has evaluated all homebrew entries in their competition, the results must be verified prior to posting on Results from individual judging centers will be posted as results are verified. Verification can take 14 days after judging has completed.

The 2019 competition had 9,191 entries judged, with 1,327 entries advancing to the Final Round and judged 1,257 entries in the Final Round.

First Round Shipping/Drop-off information is found in the Rules & Regulations.

Boston, MA
March 27-29, 2020
Cleveland, OH
March 27-29, 2020
Denver, CO
April 3-5, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
March 13-15, 2020
Kansas City, MO
April 3-5, 2020
Minneapolis, MN
March 13-15, 2020
Milwaukee, WI
March 27-29, 2020
New York City, NY
March 20-22, 2020
Philadelphia, PA
April 3-5, 2020
San Diego, CA
March 27-29, 2020
San Francisco, CA
March 13-15, 2020
Seattle, WA
March 13-15, 2020
Tampa, FL
March 27-29, 2020

NHC Updates

News from the Competition Director

Director John Moorhead

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 your password or having difficulty logging in to your profile, …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 & Deadlines, and What’s New: 2020 NHC.

Apply using your AHA member …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 for Final Round entries (see below)
  • Moving Baltic Porter and Imperial …More