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National Homebrew Competition 2018

2018 SOBA National Homebrew Competition

It’s time to get brewing for the SOBA National Homebrew Competition 2018. Judging will be hosted again by the great team at Pacific Flavours and Ingredients in Auckland.

Key dates:
Monday 8 October - Entries Open
Friday 19 October - Entries Close
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October - Judging

The entry fee is the same as last year: -
SOBA members - $12.00 per entry
Non-members -$17.00 per entry.
This is a great time to make sure your SOBA Membership is up to date.

This year we have a new prize - Champion Club - if you want your club or group to be in the running make sure they register before 21 Sept - click here for more details

Last year we saw a lift in the quality of the beers entered and the top medalling beers were genuinely world class.

It’s the quality of the judges that makes the NHC unique and again this year we have the best judges from all over New Zealand led by internationally renowned Geoff Griggs.

While for many the focus is on medals, the NHC is a still one of the best opportunities to get unbiased feedback and expert advice on how to make better beer. Last year there was focus on increased judge feedback to brewers and that will continue this year with a new judging sheet.

Entries need to be registered by Friday 19 October and received between Monday 8 and Friday 19 October. Shipping details and drop off points will be announced in a few weeks.