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World’s Largest Homebrew Competition Surpassed 5,000 Entries

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Boulder,CO (May 22, 2007)  1,172 homebrewers from across the US, Canada and even Japan entered 5,052 entries in ten regions for this year’s American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew
Competition. The number of homebrewers entering the competition surpassed last year’s entrants (1,067), and the number of entries this year breaks last year’s record number of entries (4,548 entries in 2006); indicating the hobby of homebrewing is on the upswing once again.

National Homebrew Competition Director, Janis Gross says, “I was astonished by the dramatic increase in entries! This year, we dropped the new entrants category and yet we still saw an increase in the number of
homebrewers entering the competition.” 
Regional judging is done by judges from each of the ten regions; judges rate the beers, ciders, and meads on a scale of 1-50. The first round of judging selects the top three regional winners for each of the 28 style categories that advance to the second round of judging, which takes place at the AHA’s National Homebrewers Conference in Denver, Colorado June 21-23, 2007.
Winners will be announced at the Grand Banquet Awards Ceremony on June 23 at 7:00pm. The National Homebrewers Conference serves as an educational event for homebrewers as well as an awards ceremony for
competition winners. For more information on how you can attend the National Homebrewers Conference go to:
Based in Boulder, Colo., U.S.A., the Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade and education association for American craft brewers and the community of beer enthusiasts. Visit the website: to learn more. The association’s activities include events and publishing: World Beer
Cup®; Great American Beer Festival (sm); Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®; National Homebrewers Conference; National Homebrew Competition; American Craft Beer Week (May); Zymurgy magazine; The New Brewer magazine; and books on beer and brewing. The Brewers
Association has an additional membership division of 11,000+ homebrewers: American Homebrewers Association.
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For more information contact:
Brewers Association
Cindy Jones, Sales and Marketing Director
Phone: +1.303.447.0816, ext. 144
Fax: +1.303.447.2825
Web Site:

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