Member Only Competitions

ASH Homebrewer of the Year (HBOY) Competition

The ASH Homebrewer of the Year Competition consists of our two large competition (the Spring and Fall Classics) and a few, small members-only competitions. The HBOY winner is determined by points earned throughout the year. Brewers must enter at least one mini competition to be eligible for the HBOY prize.

Homebrewer of the Year (HBOY) Competition Points system

  • Large competitions points: brewers earn 3 points for Gold, 2 points for Silver, and 1 point for Bronze, with a maximum of 12 points per competition.
  • Mini competitions points: brewers earn 12 points for Gold, 8 points for Silver, and 4 points for Bronze
  • NHC First Round points: brewers earn 3 points for Gold, 2 points for Silver, and 1 point for Bronze
  • NHC Final Round points: brewers earn 6 points for Gold, 4 points for Silver, and 2 points for Bronze

HBOY mini competition entry rules:

  • Must be an ASH member
  • Free to enter
  • Must rubber-band a completed Bottle ID form to two (2) bottles [One bottle is OK for this competition, but two is preferred.]
  • Bottles should be clean and not have any identifying marks on the cap/bottle or any label other than the Bottle ID form.
  • You may enter up to one beer per sub-category
  • Must drop off at the general meeting of the month the competition is held.
  • Other rules may be announced for specific mini-competitions
  • Score sheets will be emailed to members after judging. But at the latest week of next general meeting.


2017 ASH mini Competition Schedule:

  • May: Pale Bitter European Beer (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines Category 5)
  • July: California Common (BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines Category 19B)
  • November: Oatmeal Beers (Any style with oatmeal added) – Entries due at Nov 21st general meeting.


Annual HBOY Grand Prize:

The Grand Prize HBOY winner will get to collaborate with the Perch to brew 1 or 2 of their winning recipes at the Perch for inclusion in a special Beer Pairing Dinner. The Beer Dinner will be prepared by Chef Gidi at The Hungry Monk. In addition to beer dinner, the homebrewer of the year will also win a 14-gallon conical fermentor.