Thank you for your interest in the National Homebrew Club National Competition 2019 organized by NHC, IFSC, Dublin 1.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

Entry Registration is Open

85 entries have been added to the system as of 13:38, Monday 21 January, 2019.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


All entrants must be fully paid NHC members on the date of the competition.

This competition is NHC-sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 18 or older.


All entries:

  • must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - if you are posting, please allow for shipping time
  • will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline
  • be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.)

Brewers may only enter each style or sub-style once.

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.


Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge. A pair of judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of those 2 scores ranks each entry in its category.

The organizers will group styles into categories for judging as necessary based on number of entries.
All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

Where all entries in a category do not meet a minimum threshold of quality, the organizers reserve the right not to award some or all medals for that category.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Kellie Dawson — NHC President
  • Mick O'Toole — Competition Coordinator