Welcome to The National BrewChallenge
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  • What to do first
  • What to expect
  • Where things are located on the site
  • What not to do
  • Important things to remember

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About The National BrewChallenge

Who runs this brew challenge and what is this about? Find out why we started the National BrewChallenge.

BrewChallenge FAQ’s

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Getting beer judges drunk since 2019
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Important Dates, Competition Details, and How to Get Involved!

Competition Layout

How the Nevada BrewChallenge Works


2021 National BrewChallenge Calendar of Events

Qualifying Competition Guidelines

Rules and Regulations

Join The National BrewChallenge

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What's Happening Now

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Check in with our calendar to stay current with upcoming events!

The National BrewChallenge Is Here!

Who Will Be This Year’s Dominator?!

Check in with the Blog

Check in with our blog to get updates on what is happening, tips and tricks.

BJCP Judging

Wanna try you hand at judging? Read through the BJCP guidelines get started.

Education & Resources
YouTube BrewChatter TV Link

BrewChatter TV

BrewChatter’s YouTube Channel is where we post videos about kegging, building mash tuns, yeast, and more. This is a great resource to every home brewer, and covers a variety of topics to help you brew your best beer!  Click the Icon below and follow our channel!

BrewCranium Blog

The BrewCranium is an active blog that talks about everything brewing.  BrewCranium is an awesome resource for every part of the brewing, meadmaking, and cidermaking process!  Click the Icon below for some great reads!

BJCP Styles

If you are unsure about where to place you beer in the challenge, take a look at the BJCP Style Guidelines.  They will tell you exactly what your beer will be judged against and help you make the best decision as to where it fits in the best!

2021-22 National BrewChallenge Wrap Up

It’s finally here!  We’ve been waiting, wondering, and ridiculously excited for the grand finale of the National BrewChallenge 2021!  This year, we added one heck of a twist to make for an amazing homebrew challenge! We reached out to Heretic Brewing Company’s Jamil Zainasheff and New Realm Brewing Company’s Mitch Steele to see if we could find a way to bring brewers from across the Nation together in a head to head brew off that eliminated as many variables as…

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The Nevada BrewChallenge 2020 Wrap Up

Big congrats are in order for the 2020 winners of the Nevada BrewChallenge!! This year was such a fun competition, tons of feedback was given to the entrants, and overall was a huge success for the homebrewing community! Winners, Scoresheets, Participating Homebrew Clubs and the Heavy Medal-ers If you haven’t seen already, our Best of Show winner was Philip with his Trinity Tripel! We all had the opportunity to taste this beer, and let me tell you, it was a…

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So you want to be a Home Brewer?

How do I start homebrewing? There is nothing better than starting a new hobby, especially one like home brewing.  Homebrewing inparts the best of creativity, organization, science and making friends. Before I started to homebrew I thought I could do it all myself.  That couldn’t have been further from the truth. I had the creativity down, but my wife is the organized one. The only thing missing was friends in the brewing community.  When I say “friends” I’m referring to…

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Brewing with BJCP Guidelines

Did you know there are 34 different categories of beer? And that each category has different subcategories, aka styles? I was pretty surprised to learn that, and I am a pretty seasoned beer drinker! I mean, a hobby that requires me to drink, taste, judge, and make more beer to drink? That’s a no brainer. Since beer drinkers are evolving their style preference and pallets, brewers have had to evolve with us. We are constantly looking for the next best…

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Why Compete?

This is an opportunity to bring home brewers together to share their beers, challenge each other, and compete for Northern Nevada’s best home brew. Our goal is to ultimately help improve your skills and confidence in your own home brew set up and recipe building; giving you a chance to receive notes, the good and the ugly, from BJCP certified judges through tasting workshops and finally in a competition.

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Other Information
Nevada Brew Challenge

The National BrewChallenge pits the best of the best against each other in Brew Strong Competition, where the Best of Show and Heavy Medal winners from each Qualifying Competition will have to brew 3 beers head to head to see who gets bragging rights and a homebrewers dream of a grand prize!  Sign your competition up now!