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Thank you for your interest in the Napa Hombrewer's Classic organized by Napa Valley Wine Train Commissary, 801 8th St. , Napa CA 94558.

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.

Entry Registration is Open

89 entries have been added to the system as of 12:24 AM, Sunday, March 24, 2019.

To add your entries into the system, please proceed through the registration process or log in if you already have an account.

Judge and Steward Registration is Open

If you have not registered and are willing to be a volunteer, please register.

If you have registered, log in and then choose Edit Account from the My Account menu indicated by the icon on the top menu.


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

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

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

Brewers are not limited to one entry in each category but may only enter each subcategory once.

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.

  • Paul Keefer — Judge Coordinator
  • Mike Riddle — Competition Coordinator


Napa Valley Wine Train Commissary is proud to have the following sponsors for the Napa Hombrewer's Classic.

Tannery Bend Beerworks
101 S. Coombs St., Suite X, Napa, CA
 Tannery  Bend Beerworks
J & M Brewing Supplies
101 Roblar Drive C , Novato, CA 94949
J & M Brewing Supplies
More Beer
995 Detroit Av G Concord, CA 94518
More Beer
Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry St. Napa , CA 94559
Napa Valley Wine Train
North Napa Rotary
Napa, CA
North Napa Rotary
Oak Barrel Winecraft
1443 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Oak  Barrel Winecraft
The Beverage People
1845 Piner Rd. , Santa Rosa, CA 95403
The Beverage People