[Update: The 2018 Homebrew Shop of the Year award voting is now closed. All votes submitted at this point will count towards the 2019 award. Thanks!]
The local homebrew shop plays an important role in our community, and not just as suppliers of ingredients and equipment. These small businesses serve as advocates for homebrewing and contributors to their local communities. Of the countless craft beer success stories today, how many of them started off as aspiring homebrewers with a visit to their local shop?
The Homebrew Shop of the Year Award aims to recognize the integral role that homebrew shops play in any homebrewing community. The annual award will be announced at Homebrew Con in Portland.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2019 Homebrew Shop of the Year award. This form will close at 5:00 PM MDT on April 30, 2019.
To win this award, AHA members will nominate homebrew shops that excel in the following criteria:
- Local homebrew community support
- Customer service & engagement
- Promotion of homebrewing to the public
- Responsible business practices
No one homebrew shop can win this award twice within a five year period.
How to Enter
Entry form submissions for the 2019 Homebrew Club of the Year Award are due by April 30, 2019. Follow the prompts in the form to submit a complete proposal for your local shop.
Entries will be reviewed and voted on by a panel of judges from the AHA Governing Committee. A secondary round of vetting will take place following nomination involving the local shop and local homebrewers.