Come share some of the best homebrew anywhere. From California and beyond!
Once year at the time of the Autumnal Equinox, homebrewers from all over Northern California make the trek to the little town of Dobbins and call Lake Francis their home for two days. Here they proudly fly the colors of their homebrew clubs and eagerly share well crafted brew rivaling some of the best known breweries.
The NCHF has live music, a raffle with fantastic prizes, nationally known speakers, club-only homebrew competitions, a premier Brewers Dinner and much more!
Past speakers have included Fritz Maytag, Fred Eckhardt, Byron Burch, Fal Allan, Ken Grossman, the late Dr. George Fix, Randy Mosher, John Palmer and more.
The theme for NCHF 16 is "Space: The Beer Frontier"
What does this mean? Well, that's up to you! Typically clubs decorate their booths, and often themselves, to reflect the theme. Clubs also try to best one another for "Best Booth Theme" and "Best Booth Food", which all makes for great beer, great food, and a fantastic time for all!
As if that weren't enough, we select two "theme beers" for the Club Keg Competition.