MEDIA ADVISORY: 2014 AHA National Homebrewers Conference

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The 36th Annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and encourage camaraderie among fellow homebrewers. Incredible beer, homebrewing expertise and a community of passionate beer lovers come together at the AHA National Homebrewers Conference. Special seminars and events cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

The conference is also home to the final round of judging in the National Homebrew Competition, the world’s largest beer competition, which recognizes the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide.


An estimated 4,000 attendees will have the opportunity hear from nearly 80 presenters, including keynote speakers Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens of Founders Brewing Company, who started one of the fastest-growing and most decorated breweries in the nation.


Thursday, June 12 – Saturday, June 14
Times vary. For a full schedule of events, visit the conference schedule.


DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI


More than 1 million Americans have hopped to participate in the homebrewing movement. The annual National Homebrewers Conference brings together these homebrewing mavens from across the country to learn more about, share and honor their craft. The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 40,000 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.


The National Homebrewers Conference is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors.


Media wishing to attend and cover the 2014 National Homebrewers Conference must apply for press credentials. 

Contact: Abby Berman, on behalf of the American Homebrewers Association, (646) 695-7044


The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 40,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including the National Homebrewers Conference and National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy magazine. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

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