Thank you for your interest in the 12th Annual New England Regional Homebrew Competition organized by Brew Free or Die, New Hampshire Food Bank - Manchester, NH.

You only need to register your information once and can return to this site to enter more brews or edit the brews you've entered. You can even pay your entry fees online if you wish.

If you are willing to judge or steward, please return to register on or after Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM, EDT.


Previous year's winners can be viewed here.

This competition is a Master Championship of Amateur Brewing (MCAB) Qualifying Event.

This competition is AHA sanctioned and open to any amateur homebrewer age 21 or older.

All mailed entries must be received at the mailing location by the shipping deadline - please allow for shipping time.

All entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.

All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist brewers (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Brew on Premises operations, supplies, etc.).

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, mailed entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine styles for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category. Each flight will have at least one BJCP judge.

The competition committee reserves the right to combine categories based on number of entries. All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All brews in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via Contact.

  • Lyn Howard — Judge Coordinator
  • Dave Marsh — Cellar Master & Sponsor Coordinator
  • Lisa North — Entry Coordinator
  • Mike Rego — Competition & Sponsor Coordinator
  • David Rosenbaum — Judge Coordinator


Brew Free or Die is proud to have the following sponsors for the 12th Annual New England Regional Homebrew Competition.

New Hampshire Food Bank
Manchester, NH
 New Hampshire Food Bank
Site Sponsor