National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

2018 Important Dates

First Round Judging April 6 through April 22
First Round Winners Posted As Verified
First Round Scoresheets By May 1 (Depending on Location)
First Round Post-Competition Package By May 9

First 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 Results from individual judging centers will be posted as results are verified. Verification can take 7-14 days after judging has completed.

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

April 13-15, 2018
April 20-22, 2018
April 6-8, 2018
April 13-15, 2018
Kansas City
April 20-22, 2018
April 13-15, 2018
New York City
April 6-8, 2018
April 6-8, 2018
April 6-8, 2018
April 13-15, 2018
San Diego
April 6-8, 2018
April 13-15, 2018

NHC Updates

News from the Competition Director

Director John Moorhead

New Scoresheets for Competition

In 2017, the American Homebrewers Association’s Governing Committee Competition Subcommitee reviewed and revised the checklist scoresheet used in previous competitions for beer and reorganized the scoresheets for mead and cider. The 2018 National Homebrew Competition will use these new scoresheets for beer, mead, and cider in place of the checklist scoresheets.

As …More

2018 Competition Application Open

The 2018 National Homebrew Competition Application Form is now open through midnight, January 30, 2018. The application and competition is open to current and joining AHA members through January 30 (join or renew today).

To apply to the competition, you will need

  • The email address associated with your AHA member account and
  • Your …More
  • 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