Homebrew Shop of the Year Award

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2024 award details coming soon!

Homebrew Shop of the Year 2023 sponsor BSG Handcraft will select one random person who nominates the winning Homebrew Shop to receive a $1,000 gift certificate to that shop. The winning shop will also receive a pallet of Rahr- 2 Row Malt courtesy of BSG Handcraft.

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 the homebrewing community.

Award Criteria

To win this award, AHA members will nominate homebrew shops that excel in the following criteria:

  • Local homebrew community support
  • Education
  • 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 2023 Homebrew Shop of the Year are due May 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. MT. Follow the prompts in the form to submit a complete proposal for your local shop.

Entries will be reviewed and scores condensed by the AHA. The AHA’s Governing Committee will then review scores and comments then vote for the Shop of the Year.

Previous Recipients

2023: Patriot Brewery and Homebrew Supply – Elkhorn, NE

2022: Gnome Brew – Chicago, IL

2021: Micro Homebrew – Kenmore, WA

2020: The Brew Hut – Aurora, CO

2019: Bitter & Esters – Brooklyn, NY

2018: The Homebrewer – San Diego, CA

For Shops

Encourage patrons to nominate your business with marketing assets:

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