WHAT: Homebrewers from across the country will come together in Minneapolis for Homebrew Con 2017, also known as the 39th annual National Homebrewers Conference. Hosted by the American Homebrewers Association, the event — a three-day celebration dedicated to enhancing homebrewing culture and camaraderie — features interactive sessions, workshops and demonstrations that cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level. Registration beings tomorrow (March 7).
The conference is also home to the final round of judging in this year’s National Homebrew Competition, the world’s largest beer competition, which recognizes the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide.
WHO: An estimated 3,000 attendees will have the opportunity hear from over 80 presenters, including keynote speaker Omar Ansari, founder of the Surly Brewing Co., which is based in Minneapolis and one of the fastest growing and most innovative craft breweries in the country. Presenters include other pioneering and veteran homebrewers, beer industry professionals, mead makers and more.
WHEN: Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17. Times vary. For a full schedule of events, visit the conference schedule.
WHERE: The Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
WHY: The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts. This fun, educational gathering pays tribute to the craft of homebrewing and unites all levels of homebrewing aficionados to expand their brewing skills and knowledge, while embracing the community’s camaraderie and spirit.