WHAT: Homebrewers and fermentation hobbyists worldwide are invited to join the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) from June 23-25 in Pittsburgh for the 44th annual Homebrew Con — the ultimate experience for the greatest hobby there is — homebrewing. Homebrew Con invites all who are interested in learning to homebrew or gain a better understanding of beer, mead, and cider to register. The three-day conference features all-star experts and cutting-edge educational sessions, awesome events like a welcome toast and kickoff reception, members’ gathering, meetups, Club Night, Homebrew Expo and Social Club, and a daily headline speaker.
The conference concludes with the National Homebrew Competition (NHC) awards ceremony and the results of the Homebrew Club of the Year and Homebrew Shop of the Year.
Dr. Keith Villa, brewmaster and co-founder, Ceria Brewing Company.
Go on a transformative journey with Dr. Villa, from his homebrewer beginnings, graduating to “beer doctor,” then professional brewer, and creator of a new kind of beverage.
Day 2 Keynote:
Dr. J. Jackson-Beckham, homebrewer, equity and inclusion partner, Brewers Association. Hear how homebrewing provided the raw materials and know-how for Dr. J to step up, step-out, and grab her best life by the mash paddle.
Conference Closing Speaker: Bill Covaleski, founder & brewmaster, Victory Brewing Company. Conversations over beers and homebrew lead to learnings about ourselves and each other.
WHO: Anyone who is of the legal drinking age is interested in the hobby of homebrewing, mead, or cidermaking is invited to attend Homebrew Con with sessions led by the brightest minds in topics ranging from techniques and ingredients to history and the latest homebrewing trends. New homebrewers and expert brewers alike are encouraged to join and broaden skillsets with an inviting community of fermentation fanatics.
While attendance is limited to American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association members, all beer lovers are invited to join the AHA and discover the benefits of membership, which includes nationwide discounts, a Zymurgy magazine subscription, and access to medal-winning recipes. Membership starts at $4.99 per month.
The National Homebrew Competition is open to members interested in receiving valuable feedback on their entries. The competition recognizes the most outstanding, world-class homebrewed beer, mead, and cider. Final round winners are revealed at Homebrew Con.
WHERE: David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa.
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WHEN: June 23-25, 2022
See conference schedule for full calendar of events.
REGISTRATION: Registration for HBC opens March 23, 2022, and early bird pricing is just $319.
Registration for NHC opens March 22, at 10 a.m. MT and closes March 29, 2022 — or as soon as capacity is reached.