2013 AHA National Homebrew Competition

AHA National Homebrew Competition - GoldIt’s time to start thinking about what you are going to brew for the American Homebrewer’s Association National Homebrew Competition this year. Which of your favorite beers take the longest to mature? What styles do you currently have conditioning? What beers can you have ready in one month’s time? These are all good questions to ask, but the most important thing you can do now is GET STARTED! Online registration for the AHA National Homebrew Competition begins Tuesday February 26th. All entries are due between March 18th and March 27th. First Round Competitions begin March 29th and come to a close on April 21st. If you haven’t submitted a homebrew to a competition in the past, this is an excellent way to improve your brewing skills! A BJCP certified judge will rate your brew according to style on appearance, aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and overall impression. This is a valuable tool that I’ve found can break a brewer’s ego, while at the same time help guide brewers toward honing their craft. I’ll post more information as it is available, but you can always stay up to date on this competition at the AHA website.

Online Registration 1 p.m. MST, Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Entries Due March 18-March 27, 2013
First Round Competitions March 29-April 21, 2013

Interested in Joining a Beer Tasting Group?

Interested in joining Indy’s elite tasting group? Your homebrew or store bought entry will be pitted against some of the most highly rated brews per style available, as well as entries from other homebrewers. Our tastings are blind, allowing for an unbiased rating of your brew. If your beer is selected as the winner, you will receive 1 of each beer entry as your prize! There is no better feeling than walking in to a tasting with a six pack, tasting 15 beers, and then walking home with 15 beers. Here’s what you need to know to enter your brew:

1) Click the Request a Brew link on BIMP’s home page to see which style of beer will be we will be rating. The date and time will also be listed on this page.

2) Fill out the form on the Request a Brew page making sure your entry fits the guidelines of the the style and then click submit.

3) If your beer is selected for the tasting we will send you a confirmation email with address information for the tasting. We will also update our website with your beer request and name. Please bring a 6 pack of 12oz bottles or three 22oz bombers to the address listed in the email.

That’s it! Good luck and may the force be with you 🙂