Monday, June 21, 2021

Local team places at 2021 National Homebrew Competition

Image credit: National Homebrew Competition/American Homebrewers Association.

The 2021 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) has concluded, with a North Texas team placing among the winners.

Recognized as the world's largest international amateur beer competition, this year's NHC drew more than 5,045 entries from 2,037 homebrewers located around the world. On June 19, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) awarded more than 120 medals in 40 categories to amateur brewers of beer, mead and cider.

From our local ranks, Jeff Poirot and Nicholas McCoy joined forces to place second among 101 competitors in the Specialty IPA category. Poirot and McCoy, who are members of the Draft Punk homebrew club, previously brought home awards in 2017 and 2018. On top of that, they were also named Team Homebrewers of the Year at the 35th Annual Bluebonnet Brew Off, held earlier this year.

Looking back, NHC winners in prior years who have gone on to brew professionally include Clifton Ellis (2017), currently of Edgewise Eight Brewing in Weatherford, and Damon Lewis (2009, 2010), formerly of Cedar Creek Brewery in Seven Points.

For more, click here for a complete list of winners.

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