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2023 Dates & Deadlines

2023 Dates & Deadlines

Please reference these important Dates & Deadlines as the competition progresses. If you still have questions, check out our FAQ Page for more information.

Through January 20

Update AHA Account

Members, log into your AHA member account to confirm that your contact information and address is correct prior to registration. (See this article for help). Subscribe to NHC emails” or update your account settings in your profile on

January 24 (10 a.m MST) to February 12 (11:59 p.m. MST)

Competition & Beer Registration

During the registration period, AHA members will register and pay for their competition entries, including style categories and judging information (as needed), as well as select their First Round judging site. First Round sites have a limited capacity and will be available first-come-first-serve. The registration deadline is extended from January 31 to February 12. Not a member? Join the AHA to enter the competition. *The registration period may close earlier than February 12 / move to a waitlist if we exceed demand for competition entries.

By February 12

Refund Period

Entrants may request refunds if there are extenuating and extreme circumstances that prevent you from shipping your entries. This is done on a case-by-case basis. Refunds will not be offered after this date or in a situation where entries are not shipped or received at a first round or final judging site.

Through February 12

Entry Edits

Only available after payment. Log in to the competition website to update/edit your entries. Make sure to reprint Entry Labels to attach to your entries if you edit any of them prior to shipping or dropping off. Organizers will use the information on the Entry Label received only. After registration, category limits are put in place to build out the competition. As a category fills, it will not accept more entries once the limit is reached. This needs to be done so we can accommodate the judging needs.

March 6 – 17

First Round Shipping Window

First Round entries due to competition shipping location. Shipping and drop-off locations will be available by the end of January 2023.

March 24 – April 23

First Round Site Judging

Judging at First Round sites will generally take place on weekends during this timeframe. Visit the NHC homepage for First Round judging site dates and locations.

May 3

First Round Results Announced

Results from all First Round sites will be posted on

June 5 – 14

Final Round Entry Shipping

Entrants who advance to the Final Round will be provided information on shipping entries to San Diego, CA.

June 21

Final Round Judging

Final Round judging will be in San Diego, on-site and in advance of Homebrew Con.

June 22 – 23

Competition Results Verification

Competition team verifies all results for Award Ceremony.

June 24

Awards Ceremony

NHC Awards Ceremony at Homebrew Con. The complete winners list will be posted after the Awards Ceremony concludes.

By July 22

Competition Scoresheets, Letters and Prizes

All entrants’ scoresheets emailed. Post-Competition Packages are delivered to your Brewer Profiles. All prizes and medals mailed out.