Wednesday, June 20, 2012
|BJCP Exam||Auditorium||9:00 am
The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) beer and mead judge exams are scheduled for June 20, 2012 at the official conference hotel, the day prior to the conference. The purpose of the BJCP is to promote beer literacy and the appreciation of real beer, and to recognize beer tasting and evaluation skills.
If you are interested in taking either of these exams contact the exam administrator, Randy Scorby.
|BJCP Reception||Evergreen (A-C)||2:00 – 5:00 pm|
||BJCP Members – $10
Non-BJCP – $35
Registration closes June 14, 2012
All BJCP judges are welcome to attend the BJCP reception at the AHA National Homebrewers Conference. Come mingle with other judges and learn the nuances of beer from top ranked judges. The reception starts with beer and a fellowship meeting. Training commences soon after and we will delve into a few beer styles to help increase your understanding of them. Come meet fellow judges and friends from around the world!
|Brewing Network 7th Anniversary Party||Elysian Brewing Company Production Brewery||6:00 – 10:00 pm|
It’s time once again for another great bash with The Brewing Network to celebrate its 7th anniversary and kick off the National Homebrewers Conference on Wednesday, June 20th at the all new Elysian Brewery in Seattle, WA.. This event is a benefit for the Coral Reef Alliance, which helps to educate about and protect precious coral reef resources around the globe.
Come celebrate with us and enjoy exclusively selected craft beers from California, Oregon and Washington, chosen just for this event by The Brewing Network team. There will also be live music by BN favorite, The Trophy Fire! We’ll be giving away LOADS of brewing gear and ingredients from our sponsors at MoreBeer!, White Labs, Northern Brewer, Blichmann and more!
General Admission Tickets give you full access to the beer with unlimited tastings in your commemorative glass from 6 to 10 pm. Food will be available for purchase.
Please note that complimentary bus service will be provided to and from the conference hotel between the hours of 5:30 and 7pm, and 9 and 10pm. There will NOT be bus service in between those hours, so please arrange for transportation if you need to arrive or leave at different times.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
|Lagunitas – Brewing Hoppy Beers||Westin Bellevue||3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
|No RSVP needed|
Coming out to the National Conference this year in Seattle? Why don’t you give our Hop Stoopid recipe a go?? Brew a batch and see how it turns out. Then bring a bottle of your finished product to the conference and join us in our suite. We’ll have OUR version of Hop Stoopid there AND our Head Brewer, Jeremy Marshall! You can sample your beer against ours and see how close you got. Then you can hang out and talk with Jeremy about the creativity, challenges and the fun of brewing hoppy beers.
This is not a contest, just a cool & casual sharing of ideas and techniques. There is a limit of about 250 people in the suite.
Friday, June 22, 2012
|CANCELED – Washington Wine & More||Black Bottle Postern
919 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
|1:00 – 4:00 pm|
Forget the rental car, map and designated driver. We’re bringing Washington wine country to you!
This walk-to event features a generous line-up of Washington state wines, specially selected to showcase the diversity of styles and premium quality for which Washington has become known nationally. Your ticket includes a buffet and six 2 0z samples, along with a full glass of wine — your choice.
The sale of this event ends at Midnight (PT), Sunday, June 17, 2012.