National Homebrew Competition

The AHA National Homebrew Competition 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 2013 competition took place at eleven U.S. judge centers in the spring. First round winners advanced to the final round of the competition at the AHA National Homebrewers Conference. Final round winners received gold, silver or bronze medals in 28 style categories.

In 1979, 34 entries competed in the first AHA National Homebrew Competition held in Boulder, Colorado. In 2012, 562 entrants out of a pool of 1,735 first round entrants made it it through to the final round of competition in Seattle.

Thanks to the competition judges and stewards for their support!

National Homebrewers Competition

2013 Final Round Winners

View the complete 2013 AHA National Homebrew Competition final round winners list.

Ninkasi Award
David Barber
Orwigsburg, PA
Lehigh Valley Home Brewers
Homebrewer of the Year
Annie Johnson
Sacremento, CA
ESB (East Sacramento Brewers)
Lite American Lager
Meadmaker of the Year
Mark Tanner
Oak Harbor, WA
Whidbey Island Zymurgy Association (WIZA)
Strawberry, Rhubarb, Blackberry Mead
Cidermaker of the Year
Tavish and Laura Sullivan
Bothell, WA
Greater Everett Brewers League
Common Cider
Gambrinus Club Award
Green Mountain Mashers
Jericho, VT
Homebrew Club of the Year
The Brewing Network
Martinez, CA