National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

2018 Important Dates

Application Period TBD
Beer Registration Period TBD
First Round Shipping Window TBD
First Round Judging TBD

Competition Application

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 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

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

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:

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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