National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

2018 Important Dates

Application Period January 23 to January 30
Beer Registration Period February 5 to February 14
First Round Shipping Window March 19 to March 30
First Round Judging April 6 to April 22

Competition Application

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 Results from individual judging centers will be posted as results are verified.

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

Austin TBD
Chicago TBD
Denver TBD
Indianapolis TBD
Kansas City TBD
Minneapolis TBD
New York City TBD
Philadelphia TBD
Portland TBD
Sacramento TBD
San Diego TBD
Tampa TBD

NHC Updates

News from the Competition Director

Director John Moorhead

2018 National Homebrew Competition Styles

The National Homebrew Competition (NHC) styles are determined by the AHA Competition Subcommittee using the Beer Judge Certification Program’s 2015 Style Guidelines and previous years’ data. The following is a list of BJCP subcategories reorganized from the BJCP’s 2015 Guidelines into NHC Styles. NHC Styles are listed in bold, while BJCP …More

Changes to 2018 National Homebrew Competition

Hi, everyone!

The National Homebrew Competition Tables with BCJP sub-categories will be released by the end of October. The AHA Competition Subcommittee discussed moving some sub-categories around and renaming NHC Tables to better reflect the BJCP Categories. Make sure you familiarize yourselves with what has changed when released!

The Rules & Regulations …More

Post First Round Judging & Final Round

If your National Homebrew Competition entries are advancing to the Final Round, a big congratulations is in order to you. There were over 8,600 entries in the 2017 competition, so your entry (or entries) moving on to the Final Round is a big deal!

Now on to the information entrants need to …More