Registration for the National Homebrew Competition (NHC)—the world’s largest amateur homebrew competition for celebrating the most outstanding beer, mead, and cider—is open through Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. MT.
Presented by the American Homebrewers Association®, members are encouraged to enter their best brews to receive valuable feedback from qualified judges and vie for gold, silver, or bronze medals. Since the inaugural American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition in 1979, 162,710 entries have been evaluated.
During registration, participants will pay for their entries, select style categories, and indicate a First Round judging site preference. The registration period may close earlier than February 12 and move to a waitlist if the demand for competition entries is exceeded.
To Enter the Competition
- Join the American Homebrewers Association, annual membership starts at $43.
- Current members, log into the competition website with your account credentials.
- Need help logging in? Access your credentials.
The National Homebrew Competition awards ceremony will take place on June 24 during Homebrew Con™ (HBC) in San Diego, California. Book your hotel room now for the best availability and take advantage of Super Early Bird HBC registration discounts March 7 – April 3.
The National Homebrew Competition is made possible through the generous support of entrants, volunteers, judges, and sponsors.