National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

2019 Important Dates

Final Round Scoresheets Emailed July 15 & 16
Final Round Prizes & Medals Shipped July 12
Final Round Recipe Collection Due by July 15
BJCP Judge & Steward Report Submitted

Brewer Profile & Volunteer Sign Up

2019 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. Verification can take 14 days after judging has completed.

The 2018 competition had 8,405 entries judged, with 1,203 entries advancing to the Final Round and judged 1,144 entries in the Final Round.

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

Boston, MA
March 29-31, 2019
Cleveland, OH
March 29-31, 2019
Denver, CO
April 5-7, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
April 12-14, 2019
Kansas City, MO
April 12-14, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
March 22-24, 2019
Milwaukee, WI
April 5-7, 2019
New York City, NY
March 22-24, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
April 5-7, 2019
San Diego, CA
April 5-7, 2019
San Francisco, CA
March 22-24, 2019
Seattle, WA
March 29-31, 2019
Tampa, FL
April 5-7, 2019

NHC Updates

News from the Competition Director

Director John Moorhead

Shipping Window Open March 1 Through March 14

The National Homebrew Competition Shipping Window opens March 1 through March 14. Please read the following information to make sure your entries arrive properly and promptly.

Reference the Rules & Regulations, Dates & Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions for more information such as resetting your password or having difficulty logging in to your profile, bottle requirements, …More

NHC Open Enrollment & Placement Process Explained

Hi, everyone!

Open enrollment for the 2019 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) is now open!

It is important to have an understanding of the competition before applying. Please take time to review the Rules & Regulations, Important Dates & Deadlines, and What’s New: 2019 NHC.

Apply using your AHA member number and the email …More

National Homebrew Competition 2019: What’s New

Hi, everyone!

Each year after the Final Round concludes,  AHA Competition Subcommittee discusses changes and improvements to the National Homebrew Competition. The highlights for 2019 are:

  • Adding a 13th First Round Judge Center in the New England area,
  • Separating the Wood-Aged & Smoked-Flavored beers into their own NHC categories, for a total of …More