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|
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 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.
News from the Competition Director
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
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
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