Hrvatsko Homebrew Prvenstvo

2017 – 6th edition

Do you make beer at home?

Do you want to compete?

The 2018 edition of the competition will be
Entries will be due about 3 weeks before the competition.
Please go to the competition site linked below to see results from 2017.


Click for RESULTS

Data from the 2017 competition

Party attendees
countries represented
beers entered
days of judging
“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Every year for the competition we have a big party with a lot of people from the local beer scene in attendance. People also make the trip from far and wide including Slovenia, Serbia, BiH, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and other places. Our good friend Darjan Grilec came and helped us out by taking a lot of really cool pictures of the party as well as some judging sessions. You can go through the slideshow above this text or click the photos below and they’ll enlarge. In the top menu, you can click on various photo galleries. If you want to see more of Darjan’s work, visit him on Facebook and take a look.

Živjeli! Sláinte chugat! Na zdravie! Наздраве! Noroc! Egészségére!

other homebrew competitions

7th Homebrew Competition

Košice, Slovakia

Biela Vrana

The competition is finished for this year. Click the link to see announced categories for 2018.

2018 categories

VI. Homebrewers Competition

Budapest, Hungary

VI. Homebrewers Competition

The competition is finished for this year. Click the link to see results.


5th Bulgarian Homebrew Competition

Sofia, Bulgaria

5th Bulgarian Homebrew Competition

The competition is finished for the year. Click the link to see results.


2nd Romanian Homebrewing Competition

Bucharest, Romania

2nd Romanian Homebrewing Competition

The competition is finished for the year. Click the link to see results.


London and South East Craft Brewing Competition 2017

London, England

London and South East Craft Brewing Competition 2017

The competition is finished for the year. Click the link to see results.


4. Slovensko Tekmovanje Domačih Pivovarjev


4. Slovensko Tekmovanje Domačih Pivovarjev



Colleagues and camaraderie

In addition to trying to grow our local beer scene, we believe that it’s a good thing to network with other brewers in the region. We enter many competitions and drive to some of them to deliver Croatian entries. We help judge at some of these competitions and hang out with our friends in these other countries and talk about beer and brewing. We feel that this helps to foster an international beer community and can only help in our pursuit of a worldwide beer revolution. We encourage you to enter these competitions. If we are attending and can deliver your entries, we will post that on our social media network, linked at the bottom of this page.

Our Core Values

We Foster Education

Every year we train a new set of beer judges to help us judge the competition. This not only serves the purpose of providing us with more judges, it also helps educate local homebrewers. These judges will provide good critiques for how to improve competitor’s beers. All of our judges have gone through extensive judge training, including sensory training with off flavors. Many of our judges have gone on to open craft breweries. Amongst our judges are brewers from Zmajska Pivovara, Nova Runda and Varionica.

We Pursue Excellence

We believe in a sort of open source view of the world and sharing information on technique and recipes in the hope that it will make everybody’s beer better. We like to drink great beer, so if everyone around us is making better beer and helping each other improve, everyone wins. A rising tide lifts all boats, as they say. This site will eventually have articles and links on how to improve your beer.

We Practice Honesty

Judging is completely anonymous. While winning medals is nice, sometimes a brewer might have some issue with their beer and need an unbiased opinion and some feedback on how to improve the beer. Our judges give honest input on each beer they judge. And because it’s anonymous, you don’t have to be embarrassed to enter a beer that has some problems. You could receive some helpful advice.

We Create Fun

Brewers and beer geeks are fun people to hang out with. Every year we host different hangouts and the competition party for like minded beery folks to have fun together. This camaraderie helps to grow the scene which in turn ensures its survival in a brutal marketplace. We like to foster a fun environment that will promote good beer and lead to all of us having more choices for excellent beers to drink.

Competition Organizers

  • Connector.Connector.

    Matt Hollingsworth

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    Goran Kramarić

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    Luka Motočić

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    Fran Mehičić

Party Organizers

  • Connector.Connector.

    Andrej Čapka

  • Connector.Connector.

    Ludo Beaurain

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    Silvije Boroša

  • Connector.Connector.

    Miroslav Lučić

competition location

Magic Beer Room

Ulica dr. Luje Naletilića 4
10000 Zagreb Croatia
Working hours:
Monday through Friday: 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 15.00

Magic Beer Room

Phone: +385 1 652 24 78
Fax: +385 1 652 24 83


Magic Beer Room on Google Maps

Hotel information

Competition party attendees who need a hotel should check TripAdvisor. This search is for Hostel Arena, a nearby hostel. Click other hotels in that link for more info about those hotels.

People can also use AirBNB which is especially useful for people who want an apartment with a kitchen. Try this search as a starting point and adjust the settings for your needs.

medal winning homebrew recipes

2016-Gold Medals

  • Best of Show
    Gold medal for Miscellaneous Category

    BJCP category 28A: Brett beer.
    Brewed by Miha Tome, Aleš Ogrinec & Luka Kranjc.
    Click for recipe.

  • GOLD medal for India Pale Ale category

    BJCP category 21A: American IPA.
    Brewed by Silvije Boroša.
    Click for recipe.

2016-Silver medals

  • silver medal for the wheat beer category

    BJCP category 10A: Weissbier.
    Brewed by Goran Kramarić.
    Click for recipe.

  • silver medal for the belgian ales category

    BJCP category 25A: Belgian Blond Ale.
    Brewed by Janko Cvitaš & Adriana Milina.
    Click for recipe.

2016-bronze medals

  • bronze medal for the Amber-Brown-Dark American Ales category

    BJCP category 20A: American Porter.
    Brewed by Martin Bedeković.
    Click for recipe.

  • bronze medal for the Miscellaneous category

    BJCP category 34C: Experimental Beer.
    Brewed by Yordan Chenkov.
    Click for recipe.

Click for more recipes

good beer map

color coded markers

You can click markers to see location information or open the sidebar by clicking the little icon to the left of where it says “Good beer in and around Croatia.

  • Cafe Pub Bar

  • Food too

  • Bottle shops

drink good beer

These are some places where you can find good beer to drink. If you know of a place in the region that has great beer and should be added to the map, please
let us know.

A big thanks goes out to Ratebeer and specifically Marko Ožegović, who wrote a ton of reviews for a lot of these locations on the Ratebeer site. Ratebeer is a great resource for beer geeks and one of my favorite features is locational search so you can find a nice pub to drink in wherever you may find yourself. Here is a search of Croatia as an example. You can then click on cities and refine your search. Happy beer hunting!

Frequently Asked Questions

The link toward the top of this website that says “Click for competition site” will take you there. Or click here.
Attendance registration is not currently open. Attendance is very limited. If we open it up to the public it will be announced on our Facebook page and Twitter feed, linked at the bottom of this page, and also on this website.
You cannot judge at the competition unless you have completed our judges training class.
Registration for the beer judge class for 2017 is already closed and it is not possible for new people to register. Next year if we do another judges class, it will be announced here and on our Facebook page and on Twitter, both linked at the bottom of this website.
A good way to increase your chances is to steward for us this year. A steward is sort of like a waiter who brings the judges beers and helps them when they need help. It also gives you a chance to see the whole system and how it works. And judges always share some of the beers with the stewards. To register as a steward, click the competition link at the top of the page or click here and register. Make sure to register as a steward and not a judge.
We always need volunteers to help out and any help is greatly appreciated. Volunteers are also guaranteed entrance to the party. To volunteer, send us an e-mail with the contact link below.
We always need more kegs to pour at the party. Send us an e-mail at the contact link below.
We always need more sponsors for the party. We especially always need kegs of beer to pour and awards for medal winners. Send us an e-mail at the contact link below.
Registration of entries will open on 12-04-2017 at midnight, at the link below. The competition usually sells out fast, so get your entries in early. All rules can also be read including entry info, etc. Click here.
With a little effort put forth towards reading and learning technique, anyone can brew at home. Check the links in the Education menu at the top of the page. If you live locally, check the link up in the education menu item or click here. They offer homebrew classes in Croatia and Slovenia. If you read Croatian, check out our forum, also linked up top. Members there are happy to give advice on how to get started.
Na ovom natjecanju sudjeluje velik broj kućnih pivara iz raznih zemalja koji ne razumiju hrvatski. Proveo sam jako puno vremena radeći na ovoj stranici kako bih ju dovršio na vrijeme i nisam si mogao priuštiti dodatno trošenje vremena na ovo u tako kratkom roku.
Pobrinut ćemo sa da ubuduće imamo stranicu i na hrvatskom, ali trenutno nismo imali vremena za to.

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