The National Homebrew Competition


An AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition, is the world’s largest international beer competition recognizing the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead, and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide.


Online registration begins January 27th and will close February 2nd.


For Columbus folk, entries can be shipped to, or dropped off at, the nearest sponsored location.
Location: Zanesville, OH

Shipping/ Drop off Address:
       Weasel Boy Brewing Company, LLC
       126 Muskingum Avenue, Suite E
       Zanesville, OH 43701

Contact: Frank Barickman


Registration will be open only to AHA members this year. Members will need to know their member number and the email address associated with their membership in order to register. Registrants will want to be sure their contact information, including email, address and phone number, is up to date on their member record prior to registering, as this is the information that will be used for their competition registration. Member contact information can be found by logging in to (Members experiencing difficulties logging into the website may contact AHA Member Services for assistance.)
During the open registration period, AHA members can access the online NHC registration form via Registrants will need to provide their member number and email associated with their membership. Registrants will need to indicate how many entries they would like to submit to the competition, up to a maximum of six entries.



Registration for this year’s AHA National Homebrew Competition (NHC) will be different than previous years. To avoid the time-sensitive nature of the first come, first served model of past years, the 2014 competition will have an open registration period from Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2, during which members of the American Homebrewers Association can register for the competition. The time at which registration is submitted will have no influence on registrants, so there is no need to sign up as soon as registration opens, nor any value to waiting until the last minute.

Entry Fees

The AHA will notify registrants of their entry status by email between Monday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 19. Upon notification, registrants will have three days to pay for the entries that were accepted into the competition. Payments will be taken and processed via credit card through the online competition system. Entrants can also update/edit their entries (though they will not be able to add or delete any entries) once notified that their entries have been accepted into the competition.
Failure to pay within three days of notification will result in dismissal from the 2014 competition and could be grounds for disqualification from the 2015 competition.
The entry fees for 2014 are $14 per entry.

Entry Submission

Once payment on accepted entries has been made, entrants can then print bottle labels. Entries should be shipped to arrive, or dropped off,  at their designated shipping location March 10-17. Judging will take place in late March and in April, depending on the judge center.


Contact: Frank Barickman at