National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

Important Dates

Registration January 30 – February 5, 2017
First Round Judging March 17 – April 23, 2017
Final Round Judging June 15, 2017
Award Ceremony June 17, 2017

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2017 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.

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

Austin April 7-9, 2017
Chicago April 21-23, 2017
Denver April 21-23, 2017
Indianapolis March 17-19, 2017
Milwaukee April 7-9, 2017
New York City March 24-26, 2017
Philadelphia March 31-April 2, 2017
Sacramento April 7-9, 2017
Saint Louis March 24-26, 2017
San Diego March 31-April 2, 2017
Seattle March 24-26, 2017
Tampa March 24-26, 2017

NHC Updates

News from the Competition Director

Director John Moorhead

How To Ship Beer: Getting Homebrew There Safely

Whether you’re sending your homebrew off to the National Homebrew Competition, trading it for other beers, or shipping it home to enjoy later, you’ve worked hard to brew beer. Now you want it to arrive in its absolute best condition. Here are some quick tips on shipping homebrew:

Quick Tips for Shipping …More

2017 NHC Next Steps For Entrants

The application period for the 2017 National Homebrew Competition officially closed on February 5, 2017, at midnight. Thank you to all who applied this year!

We are currently setting up all the First Round sites in the database and will be ready soon. Entrants will begin hearing from the AHA once this is complete. We …More

2016 Competition Prize Packages

Here’s a look back at the prize packages medal winners took home at the 2016 National Homebrew Competition.

Winning a National Homebrew Competition medal is tough, and anyone fortunate enough to wear one around their neck should have great pride in their accomplishment.

In addition to awarding medals, the American Homebrewers Association …More