Virtual Homebrewcon with Gary Glass – BeerSmith Podcast #216

Gary Glass joins me this week to discuss the state of US Craft and Homebrewing, the upcoming virtual Homebrewcon and some of his own homebrew creations.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (38:04)

  • This week my guest is Gary Glass. Gary is Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Gary heads up the 40,000+ member homebrewer’s association, and is also active in the parent Brewer’s Association organization and he joins us to talk about Craft and Homebrewing as well as the upcoming virtual Homebrewcon which is scheduled from June 18-20, 2020.
  • We start with a brief discussion of the craft beer industry which has been hard hit by the Corona virus pandemic.
  • We talk about the impact on the Brewers Association which is the parent organization of the AHA.
  • Gary mentions a few ways homebrewers can help local craft breweries.
  • We discuss the positive growth in homebrewing, as people are now taking a renewed interest in making beer.
  • Gary gives his thoughts on whether the homebrewing growth might be here to stay.
  • We talk about the cancellation of the Nashville Homebrewcon and move to a virtual online event instead.
  • Gary shares some of the activities planned for the virtual homebrew conference.
  • We talk about some of the speakers, virtual meet-ups and seminares planned.
  • Gary shares how you can sign up for virtual Homebrewcon.
  • We talk for a bit about Gary’s recent brewing including his equipment, some of the beers he’s brewed and some interesting ingredients.


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