National Homebrewers Conference with Gary Glass – BeerSmith Podcast #101

PodNew200Gary Glass, the Director of the American Homebrewer’s Association (AHA) joins me this week to discuss the AHA and also what is in store for the 2015 National Homebrew Conference which is scheduled for June 11-13 in San Diego. Gary also tells us about the AHA and Brewer’s Association.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (31:12)

  • Gary Glass the Director of the American Homebrewers Association joins me this week to discuss the National Homebrew Conference (Tickets Still Available). The Conference is an amazing opportunity to meet many of the top beer brewers from around the country as well as learn a tremendous amount about brewing. The conference is also a great time!
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  • We start with a short discussion of what the AHA is and what the AHA does for its members
  • Gary shares how the AHA has had rapid growth the last few years, and why it is a good thing for homebrewing
  • We discuss the National Homebrewer’s Conference – which is an amazing event scheduled this year from June 11-13 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego.
  • Gary describes some of the pre-conference events which start before the actual conference
  • For those in the home brewing industry, we share some fo the new industry events including industry seminars that are embedded in the conference.
  • Gary explains what the seminars are (over 50 of them) – featuring some of the top homebrew and professional brewers from around the country
  • We talk about the welcoming toast and keynote speaker for this week, as well as the Pro-Brewer’s reception
  • We discuss the National Homebrew Awards final round of judging which takes place on Thursday as well as the award ceremony on Saturday night
  • The AHA member’s meeting is held on Thursday – Gary explains a bit about this
  • Friday night is my favorite part of the conference – Homebrewer’s Night!
  • Saturday we continue with the seminars as well as the exhibitor hall
  • The conference concludes with the National Hombrew Award Banquet on Saturday evening
  • Gary explains that you can still get tickets – likely until shortly before the conference starts at the registration site
  • Gary closes with some final words

Thanks to Gary Glass for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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