National BrewChallenge COVID 19 Response

Here at the National BrewChallenge, the safety of our brewing community is our number one priority. Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the pandemic, and doing what we can during these uncertain times.

We recommend every Registered Competition follow the basic safety procedures as set forth by local and federal governments to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

We will continue to monitor the situation and ensure the safety of everyone involved with the competition. As all of the competitions happen, please make the necessary arrangements to keep all of your judges, stewards and staff safe!

Plans and Procedures for Judging the National BrewChallenge

As you know, judging will have to be a little different for home brew competitions as the pandemic unfolds. We have a comprehensive plan to keep everyone safe and make sure that everyone still gets the best possible feedback on all of their beers! All CDC recommendations will be followed at all times during the judging portion of the Brew Strong competition. These are the steps that we’ll be taking to keep everyone safe:

-Our Judging Space will be set up perfectly for socially distant judging, stewarding and staff operations. All participating judges, stewards and staff will be at minimum 6 feet apart at all times while they judge

-All judges will be required to wear masks when not actively drinking, and practice proper social distancing procedures at all times

-All staff will be wearing masks and practice proper social distancing procedures at all times

-All stewards will be wearing masks at all times, and practice proper social distancing procedures

-All entries will be sanitized both before and after being given to the judges

-All judges will have a clean and sanitized judging station, including a clean and sanitized hand sanitizer for their use during the competition. Each station will be properly clean and sanitized between each session

-Restrooms occupancy will be limited to ensure proper social distancing procedures

– The judging space will allow for adequate ventilation during each session

National BrewChallenge Events Schedule

Competition RegistrationJanuary 15th, 2021 through December 25th, 2021

Registered Competition Winners Submissionsby December 31st, 2021

Recipes for Brew Strong Sent Out to Winners – January 17th, 2022
Brew Strong Winners Brews Submissions – March 14th through March 25th, 2022

Brew Strong Competition Judging Festival -Tentatively Scheduled for April 2nd, 2022

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!