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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!

Last year there were 685 entries to keep judges busy over 2 days, and an impressive 34% of entries took home a medal. We can't wait to see what you all bring to this year's competition!

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 in the process of selecting Judges and Stewards for this year. Details on the Head Judge will be released soon.

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

Entry dates and receiving locations are to be confirmed, but all entries must be received by Friday 15 November.

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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