National Homebrew Competition
The National Homebrew Competition (NHC) gives homebrewers a chance to receive invaluable feedback on their entries and also recognizes the most outstanding, world-class homebrewed beer, mead, and cider.
In 1979, 34 entries competed in the first American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew Competition held in Boulder, Colorado. Since 2023, 162,710 entries have been evaluated, and the NHC has become the largest homebrew competition in the world.
First Round Judging Sites
Final Round Judging Site
Ready to go for the gold? Here's what you need to know before registration opens on February 27, 2024.
Prepare for National Homebrew Competition registration to open on February 27 by reviewing the first round site locations. New this year, receiving and judging dates for entries vary by location.
The competition will feature later shipping dates to the 9 first round judging sites, prizes, and an awards ceremony at the Great American Beer Festival.