Portland Plays Home to Homebrew Con 2018

Thousands of Homebrewers Enter Beervana June 28-30 for Special 40th Annual Conference


Homebrewers from across the country will come together in Rose City for Homebrew Con, also known as the National Homebrewers Conference. Hosted by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), the three-day event—which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year—is the ultimate experience for anyone interested in homebrewing and understanding beer, mead and cider. Homebrew Con features interactive sessions, workshops and demonstrations that cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

The conference culminates with 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 3,000 attendees will have the opportunity hear from over 90 presenters, including keynote speaker Charlie Papazian, who founded the AHA 40 years ago and is widely regarded as the “godfather of homebrewing.” Presenters include other pioneering and veteran homebrewers, beer industry professionals, mead makers and more.


Thursday, June 28 – Saturday, June 30

Times vary. For a full schedule of events, visit the conference schedule.


Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232

Homebrew Con 2018


The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of 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.

Homebrew Con 2018


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 (AHA) has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association organizes events including Homebrew Con and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy® magazine and offers the Brew Guru™ mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association (BA), whose independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA’s 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.