NHC Judging 2012Welcome to our 2012 NHC Judging page!
Simply put, the National Homebrew Competition is the largest homebrew competition in the world. NHC 2011 had a record-setting year, with 6,996 entries from a total of 1,650 brewers! Our judging center maxed out with 750 registered entries. This year we expect to fill up once again, and will need all of our judges' support to successfully judge the expected massive number of entries, and provide the quality of judging our entrants deserve.
There will be a few changes in our region's First Round judging this year, including a new judging location. For 2012, the judging will be held at Handles Gastropub in downtown Pleasanton, CA (http://handlesgastropub.com/). Handles specializes in combining first class local food and beer, with a seasonal "farm to table" approach. They will be providing a fantastic Judges' Lunch each day of the competition, and we think our judges, stewards, and staff will enjoy their hospitality and ambiance.
Pleasanton First Round Judging Dates:
Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd (morning and afternoon sessions).
BJCP Judges, please contact us (using the form below) with "NHC Judge" in the Subject field, and the following details:
Stewards, please contact us as well, with "NHC Steward" in the title, and we'll be sure to connect you with our Head Steward.
"Host a Judge" ProgramMad Zymurgists "Host a Judge" Program:
We'll have a limited number of rooms available for judges needing a place to stay. We are asking Mad Zymurgists members to offer up their homes, as a way to support those BJCP judges coming from far away. If interested, please contact us with "Host a Judge" in the Subject, and provide the following:
2010 NHC First Round Judging in Lodi, CA.