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    National Homebrew Competition

    2010 - 01.27

    What is the NHC?

    The National Homebrew Competition (NHC) is the world’s largest international beer competition recognizing the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead, and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide.

    The First Round of the National Homebrew Competition (NHC) takes place at nine regional sites in the USA during the month of April.  The best of the beer, mead, and cider entries in the regional competitions advances to the Final Round of the competition at the AHA National Homebrewers Conference. NHC winners receive gold, silver or bronze medals in 28 style categories.

    The American Homebrewers Association is a division of the Brewers Association, established 1978 in Boulder, Colorado, USA.  In 1979, 34 entries competed in the first National Homebrew Competition held in Boulder, Colorado.

    The 2010 NHC

    Get your kettles cranked up and fill up those fermenters; the 2010 National Homebrew Competition is approaching fast!  The NHC Rules and Regulations (PDF file) are now available. Here are the important dates you need to know.

    2010 National Homebrew Competition  –  Important Dates
    Entry Deadline: Monday, March 22 – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Online Registration: Available mid-February 2010
    First Round Competitions: April 3 – April 25, 2010
    Final Round Entries Due: Monday, May 24 – 5 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2010
    Final Round Competition: Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Awards Ceremony: Saturday, June 19, 2010 in Minneapolis, MN

    Last year 1,310 homebrewers entered the National Homebrew Competition, and 455 brewers advanced to the Final Round competition to compete for 84 medals.

    Is 2010 your year to medal?