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National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrew Competition

162,710 entries have been evaluated since the inaugural American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew Competition in 1979 in Boulder, Colorado.

Dates & Deadlines: Registration opens on January 24, 2023, 10:00 a.m. MT

2022 Important Dates

2022 Competition Rules and Regulations Published January 2022
Homebrew Club Registration Deadline March 1, 2022
Verify your contact information and membership status March 20, 2022
Competition Registration & Beer Payment Opens: March 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. MDT
Closes: March 29 April 1, 2022 or as soon as capacity is reached
Deadline to Make Category/Entry Changes May 16, 2022
Shipping/Drop-Off Window for Beer Entries (Mon-Fri Only – closed Memorial Day) May 24 – June 3, 2022
Entry Check-in & Sorting May 31 – June 8, 2022
Competition Judging (at Homebrew Con) June 21 – June 23, 2022
Award Ceremony (at Homebrew Con) June 25, 2022
Awards Shipped July 11, 2022 (ETA ~2 weeks)

2022 Competition Information

Registration, Rules, and Shipping/Drop-off information is found in the Rules & Regulations.

San Diego, CA
Final Round: June 2023

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