The results for the first round of the National Homebrew Competition have been released!

We want to congratulate the following Florida Homebrewers for their wins and moving on to the final round:

Bill Carley of Oviedo, FL
Bill Edwards of Micanopy, FL
Brett Bauer of High Springs, FL
Brian Stulak of Palm Harbor, FL
Buddy Greer of Jacksonville, FL
Charles Macaiuso of The Villages, FL
Chris Poole of Spring Hill, FL
Darren Howard of Sarasota, FL
Darren Howard of Sarasota, FL, with Scott Trefethen
Eric Wembacher of The Villages, FL
Graciany Miranda of Clermont, FL
James Gostage of Saint Johns, FL
Jay Schultz of Cape Coral, FL
Joshua Stenberg of Melbourne, FL
Ken Mcchord of Kissimmee, FL
Kyle Love of Tamarac, FL
Mark Mullis of Safety Harbor, FL
Matt Hunsworth of Orlando, FL
Max Furth of Orlando, FL
Mike Thompson of Orlando, FL
Norman Taylor of Sebastian, FL
Peter Barker of Ocala, FL
Randall Merideth of Jacksonville, FL
Richard Furlong of Gainesville, FL with Fernan Perez
Ron Minkoff of Gainesville, FL
Ryan Anderson of Boca Raton, FL
Ryan Anderson of Jacksonville, FL
Ryan Robinson of Melbourne, FL
Samuel Persichilli of Fort Myers, FL
Scott Bemis of Deland, FL
Sue Traynham of Spring Hill, FL with Troy Traynham
Thomas Kladovasilakis of Clearwater, FL

These brewers represent the following clubs and have earned points in our tally and tracking of the 2024 competition season (see this post for more information NHC including in our totals):

Brewers Anonymous (Orlando, FL) – 27 points
Hogtown Brewers (Gainesville, FL) – 15 points
Jacksonville Ale eXchange (JAX) (Jacksonville, FL) – 8 points
Cowford Ale Sharing Klub (CASK) (Jacksonville, FL) – 6 points
Pinellas Urban Brewers Guild (Seminole, FL) – 5 points
Palm Beach Draughtsmen (Boynton Beach, FL) 4 points
Hanger 41 Brewclub (Fort Myers, FL) – 3 points
Space Coast Assoc. For the Advancement of Zymurgy (SAAZ) – 3 points
Villages Home Brewers Club – 1 points

Congratulations again, everyone, and good luck in the finals!

For a complete listing of all the NHC 1st round winners, please visit:

On to Hot ‘N Humid!