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‘Hill Staff Homebrew Competition’ Crowns the Best Homebrewer on the Hill

House and Senate Members Present Trophy on Dec. 12


With the ingredients of bipartisanship, beer and friendly competition, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) presents the second annual Hill Staff Homebrew Competition! Individuals, groups of friends and offices have all submitted their brews, and the winner(s) will receive the highly coveted Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Champion Trophy. Full details—including information on the competition’s rules, regulations and beer style guidelines—can be found here.


Members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucuses, alongside Bob Pease, president and CEO of the Brewers Association (BA)—the parent organization of the AHA—will be presenting the competition trophy to the winner(s). Certified beer judges and professional brewers are judging the competition, which welcomes any employee on Capitol Hill, from congressional staffers to security personnel to custodial staff (all entries have already been submitted!).

Hill Staff Homebrew Competition

Judging Session:

Sunday, December 3, 9am to 12pm

Atlas Brew Works

2052 West Virginia Ave NE #102

Washington, DC

Awards Ceremony: 

Tuesday, December 12, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Rayburn House Office Building, Rayburn Cafeteria

45 Independence Ave SW

Washington, DC

Note: The awards ceremony will take place at the Brewers Association Congressional Holiday Reception, which media attendees can request credentials to by emailing At the reception, a staff photographer will be on site.


Contact: Jacob Streiter (on behalf of the American Homebrewers Association), 646-695-7047


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 leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own beer are invited to learn more at Follow the AHA on Twitter, and join us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
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