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National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

The National Homebrew Competition (NHC) gives homebrewers a chance to receive invaluable feedback on their entries and also recognizes the most outstanding, world-class homebrewed beer, mead, and cider.

In 1979, 34 entries competed in the first American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew Competition held in Boulder, Colorado. Since 2023, 162,710 entries have been evaluated, and the NHC has become the largest homebrew competition in the world.


First Round Judging Sites

Final Round Judging Site

San Diego, CA
Receiving: July 29 – August 9
Judging: August 17 – August 24

2023 Final Round Winners

Competition Updates

Director John Moorhead