R.J. Hiller

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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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!