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The ‘National Association of Wine and Beermakers’ is the primary organisation in England that draws together individuals, clubs, and federations in England who are involved in amateur wine and beer making.
The primary activity of the ‘National Association of Wine and Beermakers’, or NAWB, is to stage the world’s premier Annual show for the hobby of home brewing. The ‘National’ is normally held at the end of March or early April. It is a two-day show with the AGM and Conference held on the same weekend.

Between 1996 and 2010, the ‘National’ alternated between two venues - Scarborough and Weston-Super-Mare. However, Scarborough became too expensive; so the committee decided to move to a new venue for the Annual show in 2011 and Hull was chosen. It was hoped that this new venue is sited conveniently enough to enable members from all over the country to travel to it. From 2014 the show moved from Weston-Super-Mare to Coventry and a very successful show was held there. In 2017 the show moved from Hull to Manchester.

So you are stuck at home during lockdown. You can’t go the pub, a wine bar or a restaurant. You have improved your culinary skills, but you need a new hobby. How about trying Homebrew? It could even save you money!

UPDATE: It is with regret that, due to the continued issues with Covid and the uncertainty of being able to meet in large gatherings, the committee have decided to postpone the Annual show again this year.

The Coventry hotel has been booked for March 18th-20th 2022. The schedule will remain the same as it was for 2020, apart from the dates. This means that the members recipes for 2020 will now be for 2022, and the 2021 recipes will be for 2023. The same applies to the other classes that change each year, i.e. the liqueur class 24, the guest beer class, and the judges classes. The entry form will be amended in due course for the change of dates and updated on the web site. We hope that members have retained their show schedules as they will not be reprinted for 2022. All details are the web site.

The weekend is not just about the Show. There are home-made wine and beer tastings on Friday evening, a commercial wine tasting on Saturday afternoon, and a dinner-dance on Saturday evening.

The majority of classes in the show are solely for members of NAWB, but there are 24 classes that are also open to non-members who are members of clubs affiliated to NAWB. Non-members are most welcome to attend the weekend’s events, except for the AGM.

However, by becoming a member and entering the ‘National’, this is your chance to enter the members’ classes and to try out your wines against some of the leading amateur Wine and Beer makers in the country. More reasons to join NAWB can be found on the Why Join NAWB page.

Further details about membership of NAWB can be found on the Membership page. Click here for Membership Application / Renewal Form and/or Standing Order Form.

If you are interested in entering the National Show, whether you wish to become a member of not, then please contact the and a show schedule will be sent to you as soon as they are available, or view the Show Schedule page.


Latest Updates

Home Brew Guidance available on the Recipes page

Standing Order form amended for change of bank details

Supplies details updated

Archives page, History page and Venues page updated with further historical information.

Recipes document from James Smith now available




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