Pittsburgh, Pa.June 25, 2022

The Keepers of Craft homebrew club of Kalamazoo, Mich., was presented the Gambrinus Club Award at the 2022 National Homebrew Competition, organized by the American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) – the national not-for profit organization dedicated to advancing the hobby of homebrewing. Winners of the world’s largest amateur homebrew competition were recognized for the most outstanding homemade beer, mead, and cider, concluding the 44th annual Homebrew Con™ in Pittsburgh.

Named for King Gambrinus the (unofficial) patron saint of beer, this award is given to the homebrew club with the most final round points per their number of competition entries.

“This year we are happy to congratulate the Keepers of Craft as they are awarded the well-regarded Gambrinus Club Award,” said Chris Williams, competition director. “This award is not given out lightly and is extremely spirited amongst the top tier of homebrewing leaders. Congratulations again!”

“We are so honored to receive this prestigious award as it highlights the vibrant homebrewing culture in our communities of Kalamazoo and South West Michigan,” said David Jones, president, Keepers of Craft Homebrew Club. “Our club has only been together since 2015 so this recognition early in our club's history makes us excited for the future of quality and innovation at Keepers of Craft.”

This year’s competition saw more than 2,940 entries from 1,187 homebrewers located in 48 states, Washington, D.C., and seven countries. In total, 159,770 entries have been evaluated since the inaugural AHA National Homebrew Competition in 1979 in Boulder, Colo.

A complete list of winners of the 2022 National Homebrew Competition can be found here.

Header image credit to @morebeer_official.