Portland hosting 40th Annual National Homebrewers Conference June 28 – 30


This June homebrewers from across the country descend upon Portland, Oregon for the 40th Annual National Homebrewers Conference, which is now known as Homebrew Con. Organizers expect about 3,000 homebrewers to attend the event to hear from over 90 presenters, including keynote speaker Charlie Papazian who recent stepped away from his 40-year career with the Brewers Association (read it).

Visit https://www.homebrewcon.org/ for all the details. Here is the official announcement from event organizers:

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

WHAT: 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

WHY: 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.


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  1. Beerpulse is reporting that the 40th convention of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) will be held in June of 2018 in Portland, Oregon. It”s going to be beervana for all in attendance! The convention, also known as “Homebrew Con is billed as the “ultimate experience for anyone interested in homebrewing beer, mead, and cider.

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