National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

2020 Important Dates

Waive First Round Entry Fee Refund Fill out this form through April 8
First Round Entry Fee Refund Dispersed By April 30
First Round Judging Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021 Competition Updates November 2020

First Round Cancelled

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 HomebrewersAssociation.org. 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

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 while we worked through the process. Please give up to …

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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 Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and …

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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 Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as …

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