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American Homebrewers Association ‘Hill Staff Homebrew Competition’to Crown the Best Homebrewer in the District at Awards Reception

Winner announced during Capitol Hill awards reception on Dec. 11


A brewing battle on Capitol Hill. The American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) presents the third annual Hill Staff Homebrew Competition, celebrating the comradery, community and bipartisanship of beer. Individuals and groups of Capitol Hill staffers alike have submitted their beers for the chance to receive the coveted Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Champion Trophy. Full details—including information on the competition rules, regulations, and beer style guidelines—can be found here.


AHA founder and the “Godfather of Homebrewing” Charlie Papazian, AHA director Gary Glass, certified beer judges and professional brewers, Capitol Hill homebrewers and participants.

Notable competition entrants include: the offices of U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and the offices of U.S. Representatives Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH).

Judging Session

Sunday, December 2, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


300 Tingey St. SE Washington, D.C.

Awards Reception

Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Longworth House Office Building Cafeteria

Washington, D.C.

Winners announced at 6:15 p.m.


Interview opportunities with AHA staff and Hill Staff Homebrew Competition winners only. No photography is permitted; The Brewers Association will have a photographer on staff who will provide same day photos.


Alex Kofsky, on behalf of the American Homebrewers Association, (212) 255-75417



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 for homebrewers and beer lovers, and offers money-saving deals and recipes via 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, 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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