Calling All Congressional Beer Lovers — Time To Submit Your Entries For The 2018 Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition

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The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is calling for people of all parties to show off their brewing skills and submit their best homebrews for the 3rd annual Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition. Any employee of legal age on Capitol Hill is eligible to enter the competition. This includes but is not limited to members of Congress and their staff, security personnel, custodial staff, etc.


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“Homebrewing is a piece of American culture that dates back to the earliest colonies. Several of our nation’s founders, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, were homebrewers,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “With the Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition, we encourage our elected officials and their staffs to take part in that tradition, put down partisan differences, and make their own batch of America’s social beverage: beer.”

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Date: All participants must sign up on the AHA website by October 31, 2018, with entries brewed and delivered to the judging location between November 18 and November 30.
  • Styles: All beer styles are welcome, just make sure you have enough time to brew your beer.

Judging will be done by certified beer judges and professional brewers, and all participants will receive tasting notes about their beer. The category winners and Best of Show winner will be named during the ceremony on Capitol Hill on December 11, 2018, and forever be engraved on the prestigious Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Champion Trophy.

Full details can be found on the AHA website.

About the American Homebrewers Association

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association organizes events including Homebrew Con™ and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy® magazine and offers the Brew Guru® mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association (BA), whose independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA’s Brewers Publications™ division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

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