Each year the American Homebrewers Association holds it’s annual National Homebrew Competition. It has become the world’s largest beer competition with over 4,443 homemade beers from 1,058 of the finest homebrewers. Brewers come from 46 states and three countries to display a record number of brews in 29 style categories. The first National Homebrew Competition took place in 1979 in Boulder, Colorado when only 34 varieties of beers were judge. Since then the competition has evaluated as many as 49,674 different brews from Canada, Japan and United States over the past 26-years.