Registration for Homebrew Con™ Opens March 23

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Fans of fermentation and craft beer curious invited to attend 44th annual homebrewing conference June 23-25

Conference concludes with National Homebrew Competition awards ceremony


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 (HBC)—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.

Headline speakers include:

Opening Keynote: 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.

Dr. Keith Villa, Opening Keynote, Brewmaster and Co-Founder Ceria Brewing Company

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.

Dr. J. Jackson-Beckham
Day 2 Keynote, Homebrewer & Equity and Inclusion Partner, Brewers Association

Conference Closing Speaker: Bill Covaleski

Founder & Brewmaster, Victory Brewing Company

Conversations over beers and homebrew lead to learnings about ourselves and each other.

Bill Covaleski, Conference Closing Speaker
Founder & Brewmaster Victory Brewing Company


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.


David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


June 23-25, 2022
See conference schedule for full calendar of events.


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.


Media interested in attending and covering 2022 Homebrew Con must apply for press credentials beginning Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Apply here.

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For media inquiries, please contact Mariel Fulton on behalf of the Brewers Association, 970.963.4873 x1205

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About the American Homebrewers Association®

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 30,000 homebrewers. The AHA organizes events, including the National Homebrew Competition, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day, and Learn to Homebrew Day. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy®, the longest-running magazine for homebrewers. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association®, whose Brewers Publications® division is the largest publisher of contemporary brewing literature for professional brewers, homebrewers, and beer enthusiasts.

Beer lovers, fermentation fans, and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at Follow the AHA on Instagram and join us on Facebook.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.