2023 National Homebrew Competition First Round Results

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The National Homebrew Competition (NHC) First Round judging is complete and the results have been published

Congratulations to First Round winners on your achievement and thank you to everyone who entered the world’s largest homebrew competition!

Scoresheets have now been emailed to all entrants via the Beer Awards Platform via contact@GetBAP.com. If you have not received these scorecards, please check your junk/spam folder before emailing contact@GetBAP.com.

In an effort to create unbiased final judging for rarer styles, the official sub-style letter will be excluded until the award ceremony on June 24. Only the official NHC awards category will be included on the First Round winners list.

All registrants with an entry that placed first, second, or third or entries that have an administrative advance have been notified directly with information on where, when, and what to ship to final round judging. Those who advanced to the Final Round will also see this indicated on their entry scoresheets with a one, two, or three indicated on their sheet.

Made it to the Final Round? Congrats, Here are Your Next Steps

  • Final Round Shipping Window: June 5 to June 14 (COB).
    • Judging labels will be sent via email directly to all final round competitors by May 19. Please add Contact@GetBAP.com to your safe senders’ list so you don’t miss it.
  • Final Round Shipping Address/Drop Off:
    Attn: NHC FINAL ROUND 2023
    AleSmith Brewing Company
    9990 AleSmith Ct
    San Diego, CA 921262
    • ​​​​​​ Dropping off in person? Must be delivered to AleSmith between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the above shipping window.
  • What to Send: Three (3) 12oz or smaller bottles of your entry. 22oz, 750ml, or grolsch-style flip-top bottles are not allowed (same as first round).
  • Labeling your Beers: Label each bottle with your official competition label. Labels will be emailed no later than May 26.*
    • At this time, entrants are no longer able to edit any entry information (specialty info, category, etc.) or homebrew club affiliations.
  • Call For Judges/Stewards: If you are attending Homebrew Con, consider judging or stewarding the Final Round on June 21. Those who are interested can click the “I want to volunteer” link on the Final Round competition site.
  • First-Round Advancement Ribbons: Shipping will begin in early June.
  • Awards Ceremony: Attend Homebrew Con for a chance to accept your medal at the National Homebrew Competition awards ceremony on June 24. Register by May 1 for early bird rates

Want to advance your skills and take a fermentation vacation? Join the fun at Homebrew Con June 22-24 in San Diego. Early bird registration is available through May 1, learn more.

The National Homebrew Competition is made possible through the generous support of entrants, volunteers, judges, and sponsors—thank you!

*Updated from May 19