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132 medals awarded in world’s largest amateur brewing championship

Pittsburgh, Pa. — The American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) – the national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the hobby of homebrewing – announced the winners of the 2022 National Homebrew Competition. Winners of the world’s largest amateur homebrew competition were recognized for the most outstanding homemade beer, mead, and cider. 132 medals in 44 categories were awarded to amateur brewers at an awards ceremony Saturday evening during the 44th annual Homebrew Con™ conference in Pittsburgh.

This year’s competition saw more than 2,940 entries from 1,187 homebrewers located in 48 states, Washington, D.C., and seven countries. In total, 159,770 entries have been evaluated since the inaugural AHA National Homebrew Competition in 1979 in Boulder, Colo.

The winners of the most-entered categories were:

In addition to category style awards, six major awards recognizing overall brewing excellence were presented.

Keepers of Craft, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Gambrinus Club Award: Keepers of Craft, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Homebrew Club of the Year Award: Kansas City Bier Meisters, Kansas City, Mo.

“Year after year, the judges are impressed by the mastery and creativity of the entries from around the world,” said Chris Williams, competition director. “Congratulations to this year’s champions for their excellence in brewing.”

Homebrew Con

This year’s 44th annual Homebrew Con returned to an in-person three-day conference where more than 1,300 homebrewers and fermentation hobbyists attended educational sessions and social events, including a mini craft beer festival and “Club Night,” featuring 45 U.S. homebrew clubs with elaborate booths and creative brews. During the NHC awards ceremony, individuals and businesses were also recognized for their outstanding contributions to the homebrewing community.


Radegast Club of the Year Award: Three Rivers Underground Brewers (T.R.U.B.), Carnegie, Pa.
Homebrew Shop of the Year: Gnome Brew, Chicago, Ill.

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