Society of beer advocates

The SOBA National Homebrew Competition deadline is just a month away now. Entries close at midday on Friday, the 30 of October.

The following prizes up for grabs this year:

Champion Brewer: An Introduction to the World of Commercial Brewing which includes having one of the winner’s champion beers commercially brewed and released nationwide thanks to BeerNZ.

Champion Ale: brew your Champion Ale at Hallertau Brewery.

The judging will be held in Auckland this year on November 7th at The Fine Wine Company’s new Constellation Drive store. It’s expected that this year is going to be the biggest yet.

After years of nurturing the competition in Hamilton Greig McGill has stepped back from the helm and there is largely new team in his place.

This year they will be back to using the BJCP Style Guide which has been freshly updated for 2015, reflecting the new trends in beer styles. Click here for the full 2015 BJCP guide or check out the NHC website.

Best of luck to all of those who enter this year’s competition!!!