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National Homebrew Competition 2019

2019 SOBA National Homebrew Competition

We are excited to announce that the 2019 SOBA National Homebrew Competition will be held in Auckland again this year over the 23-24 November!

Entries Received Update

Entries have started to be marked as "Received" in our system. Please note that there is a delay between when entries are delivered by a courier and when they are scanned into our system. We scan them in bulk runs, and plan to have all entries marked as "Received" by Wednesday, 20 November.

NHC 2019 Details

BJCP Sanctioned Competition

NHC is a BJCP Sanctioned Competition and will be judged by the 2015 Style Guidelines. New or experimental styles are to be confirmed. If you are a judge or steward, you will be eligible to earn points in this competition. Please see the BJCP Competition Center for full details.

Judges & Stewards

We are excited to have Geoff Griggs back as Head Judge and Alex McGill back as Head Steward this year. For a full list of judges please view the Judge Page.

Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in Stewarding or Judging at this year's competition, please contact us at [email protected]. The competition needs volunteers to keep it going every year, and your help is greatly appreciated.

Entry Details & Deadlines

Entries must be completed online by Sunday, 10 November, and entries must be received between Monday 4 November & Friday 15 November.

Shipping Address

Some local homebrew shops are accepting entries and will be consolidating and shipping in bulk. All entries must be posted to:

National Homebrew Competition 2019
c/o Pacific Flavours
16 Hannigan Drive
St Johns
Auckland 1072

Other Details

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November
Entry Fees
SOBA members - $12.00 per entry
Non-members -$17.00 per entry

This is a great time to make sure that your SOBA Membership is up to date - Join SOBA today!

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