National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

2020 Important Dates

Homebrew Club Updated/Registered By December 31, 2019
Open Enrollment Application January 14 to January 22
Acceptance Email, Entry Registration & Payment Notified by February 14 (7 days to pay after notification)
First Round Shipping Window February 20 to March 5

Brewer Profile & Volunteer Sign Up

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
TBD
Cleveland, OH
TBD
Denver, CO
TBD
Indianapolis, IN
TBD
Kansas City, MO
TBD
Minneapolis, MN
TBD
Milwaukee, WI
TBD
New York City, NY
TBD
Philadelphia, PA
TBD
San Diego, CA
TBD
San Francisco, CA
TBD
Seattle, WA
TBD
Tampa, FL
TBD

NHC Updates

News from the Competition Director

Director John Moorhead

Shipping Window Open March 1 Through March 14

The National Homebrew Competition Shipping Window opens March 1 through March 14. 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, bottle requirements, …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: 2019 NHC.

Apply using your AHA member number and the email …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 beers into their own NHC categories, for a total of …More