Past Conferences

American Homebrewers Association LogoIn 1979, 200 people attended the first AHA National Homebrewers Conference, held in Boulder, Colorado. The conference is now recognized as the world’s most largly-attended conference devoted to amature brewers.

The National Homebrewers Conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and increase homebrewing camaraderie. Special seminars and events cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

Year Location Dates Venue Theme Attendance NHC Entries
2013 Philadelphia, PA June 27-29, 2013 Philadelphia Downtown Marriott Brewing up a Revolution 3,400 7,756
2012 Bellevue, WA June 21-23, 2012 Hyatt Regency Bellevue Brewin’ with Bigfoot 1,802 7,823
2011 San Diego, CA June 16-18, 2011 Town & Country Resort Some Like It Hoppy 1,926 6,996
2010 Minneapolis, MN June 17-19, 2010 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Chillin’ in Minnesota 1,312 6,287
2009 Oakland, CA June 18-20, 2009 Oakland Marriott Hotel Sippin on the
Dock of the Bay
1,100+ 5,166
2008 Cincinnati, OH June 19-21, 2008 Sheraton Cincinnati North Brewin’ Down
the Haus
950* 5,644
2007 Denver, CO June 21-23, 2007 Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast Homebrewing
With Altitude
824 5,052
2006 Orlando, FL June 22-24, 2006 Wyndham Orlando Resort Gator Tails &
Better Ales
620*
2005 Baltimore, MD June 16-18, 2005 Holiday Inn Inner Harbor/Wyndham Beer By The Schooner, Ale
By the Yard
857 4,128
2004 Las Vegas, NV June 17-19, 2004 Riviera Hotel & Casino Beer & Loafing
in Las Vegas
776
2003 Chicago, IL June 19-21, 2003 Holiday Inn O’Hare International Sweet Homebrew Chicago 769
2002 Irving, TX June 20-22, 2002 Dallas Marriott Las Colinas Big Texas Toast 247
2001 Los Angeles, CA June 20-23, 2001 Sheraton Four Points LAX A Beer Odyssey 261 3,000+
2000 Livonia, MI June 22-24, 2000 Holiday Inn MIY 2K
1999 Kansas City, KS June 24-26, 1999 Holiday Inn Blues, Brews, & Barbecue
1998 Portland, OR July 17-19, 1998 Doubletree Lloyd Center Hotel Northwest Homebrew Express
1997 Cleveland, OH July 17-19, 1997 Sheraton Cleveland City Centre Hotel The Great Lakes Homebrew Rendezvous 800+
1996 New Orleans, LA June 5-8, 1996 Downtown Radisson Hotel Homebrew Bayou
1995 Baltimore, MD June 14-17, 1995 Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel Planet Beer
1994 Denver, CO June 19-25, 1994 Brew Storm 428
1993 Portland, OR July 27-30, 1993 Marriott Hotel Brewing Frontiers
1992 Milwaukee, WI June 9-13, 1992 Marc Plaza Hotel Just Brew It!
1991 Manchester, NH June 19-22, 1991 Center of New Hampshire Holiday Inn Brew Free Or Die
1990 Oakland, CA June 13-19, 1990 Hyatt Regency California Dreaming 400+
1989 Cincinnati, OH June 7-10, 1989 Oldenberg Brewery A Beer Extravaganza
1988 Denver, CO June 8-11, 1988 Regency Hotel 10th Anniversary Celebration
1987 Denver, CO June 3-6, 1987 Regency Hotel Year of the Beer
1986 Estes Park, CO June 16-19, 1986 Stanley Hotel
1985 Denver, CO May 28-31, 1985 Regency Hotel
1984 Denver, CO May 29-June 3, 1984 Fairmont Hotel
1983 Boulder, CO May 31-June 3, 1983 Hilton Harvest House
1982 Boulder, CO June 3-5, 1982 Hilton Harvest House
1981 Boulder, CO May 22-23, 1981 Chautaqua and Community Free School
1980 Boulder, CO April 12, 1980 Community Free School
1979 Boulder, CO May 5, 1979 Community Free School 200 34
*estimated

 

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