Media Advisory: Homebrew Con 2016

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Thousands of Homebrewing Hobbyists Gather in Baltimore for Three-Day Conference and Expo


Homebrewers from across the country will flock to Charm City for the National Homebrewers Conference, which—for the first year ever—will go by its brand new name: Homebrew Con. Hosted by the American Homebrewers Association, the event—a three-day extravaganza of homebrewing culture, companionship and competition—features special interactive seminars, workshops and demonstrations that educate and enlighten homebrewers and beer enthusiasts of every level.

The 38th annual 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.


An estimated 3,200 attendees will have the opportunity hear from over 90 presenters, including keynote speaker Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of the most recognized breweries in the country. Presenters include other pioneering and veteran homebrewers, Cicerones, mead makers and more.


Thursday, June 9 – Saturday, June 11. For a full schedule of events, visit the conference schedule.


The Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201


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 and educational gathering brings together homebrewing fans and friends from across the country to broaden their brewing skills and knowledge, while enhancing the community’s camaraderie.


Homebrew Con is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors.


A limited number of press passes are available. Media wishing to attend and cover Homebrew Con must apply for credentials.

ContactJacob Streiter, on behalf of the American Homebrewers Association, (646) 695-7047


About the American Homebrewers Association

The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including Homebrew Con and the 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.

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

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.
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