New Mexico Homebrewing Competition (Formerly ProAm)

The 2016 New Mexico Homebrewing Competition (NMHC) is open to any homebrewer in the USA, replaces the ProAm competition, and due to several reasons, is only for amateur brewers, cider and meadmakers. We’re using the BJCP 2015 guidelines where this link will give you style guidelines for beer, cider and mead. Registration window is August 5th through September 7th.  Entries will be accepted through September 9th at the drop off locations listed in the Reggiebeer registration site.  You can drop off late entries no later than Sept. 10th, 11:30 AM ONLY at Tractor Brewing 1800 4th Street. Bottle Check-In is September 10th, starting at 2:00 PM, and we gratefully need help, if you’re willing (free lunch!!).  Judging starts Friday, September 16th, through Sunday Sept. 18th.  The awards presentation will be at 6:00 PM Sunday September 18th. NOTE:  You must be present to receive prizes, other than medals.  If you can’t make it, please get someone to take your prize(s) for you, otherwise they will be given away at the awards presentation.


Two bottles per entry required, and to cover software charges, and Paypal, is $7.40 per entry, not $7.00.  You may enter more than once per style and except for the following, only one per sub style as long as these entries are distinctly different from each other.(27,28A,28B,28C,29A,29B,29C,30A,30B,30C,31A,31B,32A,32B,33A,33B,34A,34B,34C,Meads,Ciders).

Example: you can enter a Mild, British Brown, and a Porter (13 A, B, C) but you can’t have two Porters, which is a sub style of Category 13.  You can have a Cranberry Mead, AND, a Blueberry Mead, so they are the same substyle but different fruits.  Twelve ounce bottles are preferred but other sizes are accepted.  Sorry, we can’t return bottles.  Place entry label on the NECK of the bottle with a rubber band.  Don’t glue it on, so we can remove it easily.  Remove any labels or other identifiers that may indicate whose beer it is, for fair judging purposes. Jeff Jantz ( is the competition director, so any questions can be directed to him.  Reggiebeer questions can go to Nelson (


Click on the link to get to this competition, AND, when you get redirected to paypal, use the “Buy Now” option, then write “NMHC entry fee” in the paypal note-to-seller, so we can keep track of it.

Either “create a new account”, or if you’ve competed using Reggiebeer, just type in your last name, and Reggiebeer will give you a list to pick your full name from.  Once you’re “in”, start populating your entries & information, then when you’re happy with the entries, print the labels, as-per the instructions.

Drop off Locations: Tractor Brewing 1800 4th Street 87102.  Southwest Grape & Grain 2801 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, Victor’s Homebrew 2436 San Mateo Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, and Boxing Bear Brewery 10200 Corrales Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87114.  If mailing entries, use the Tractor Location, and put “Attn: NMHC”.


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