National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

2019 Important Dates

Competition Application Open Enrollment January 22 (10 am MST) – January 29 (3 pm MST), 2019
Beer Registration & Payment February 1 – February 14, 2019
First Round Shipping Window March 1 – March 14, 2019
First Round Judging March 22 – April 14, 2019

Final Round Brewer Profile

2018 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 2018 competition had 8,405 entries judged, with 1,203 entries advancing to the Final Round and judged 1,142 entries in the Final Round.

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

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NHC Updates

News from the Competition Director

Director John Moorhead

Congratulations to the National Homebrew Competition Winners

Another year, another great National Homebrew Competition (NHC)!

On June 30th during Homebrew Con 2018 in Portland, Ore., NHC entrants and conference attendees gathered for this year’s Award Ceremony. Homebrewers were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in 28 beer, 3 mead, and 2 cider categories.

View the full list of winners …More

Watch the National Homebrew Competition Awards

by John Moorhead, NHC Competition Director

The Brewing Network is back for its 13th year of bringing the most prestigious homebrew competition awards ceremony home to you! This year, the 2018 National Homebrew Competition Awards Ceremony is live from Portland, Oregon during Homebrew Con.

Watch all the action and cheer on your fellow …More

National Homebrew Competition Status Explanations

by John Moorhead, NHC Competition Director

On the homepage of the National Homebrew Competition website, we provide status updates for all the First Round judging locations. Below are explanations of what each status means.

We thank you in advance for your patience as we work through the process of posting results for each …More