Media Advisory: Homebrew Con 2017

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Thousands of Homebrewers Gather in Twin Cities for Three-Day Conference and Expo

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.

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 Company, 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 – 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.

Sponsors

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

Media

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

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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 HomebrewersAssociation.org. 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.