Conference Week Events
First Time Attendee Guide
Talk Hoppy to Me!
…Or malty or anything homebrew-related!
We’ve got 39 speakers on tap for this year’s National Homebrewers Conference, and they’re speaking your language. Whether you’re a beginner with aspirations for a future in all-grain experimentation or an old hand who wants to learn the in-depth chemistry behind the craft, this year’s slate of experts has the know-how to satisfy you.
Hopefully you’ve taken a gander at the full conference schedule, and now you can learn more about the speakers that will be presenting in Philly. Some of them are familiar names and faces—either from a favorite brewery or one of your dog-eared Brewers Publications books. Others maybe aren’t quite so well-known, but based on their C.V., we expect they’ll impress you with insight on everything from homebrewing history to water chemistry and everything in between.
2013 Media Advisory
Brewing Up a Revolution in the City of Brotherly Love
The 35th Annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and encourage camaraderie among fellow homebrewers. A confluence of incredible beer, knowledge and community, the AHA National Homebrewers Conference offers special seminars and events that cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.
Doesn’t Take Long to Brew Up a Revolution!
If the pace of sell-out for this year’s AHA National Homebrewers Conference caught you by surprise, you’re not alone! This year’s conference sold out in a mere 20 hours, outpacing last year’s then-record sell-out time of approximately two days.
It’s been a few years since the AHA Conference took place on the East Coast, so we suspected demand for Brewing Up a Revolution in Philly would be high. But with capacity nearly double last year—3,400 total attendees in 2013 versus 1,800 total conferencegoers in 2012—selling out quite this fast would have been hard to forecast.
How else has the AHA Conference grown? Have a look at the numbers:
- 36 unique seminars in 2013, up from 29 in 2012. Note: all Thursday seminars this year will repeat on Friday or Saturday.
- Some 75 clubs—and rising—pouring at Club Night, compared to 50 last year.
- A banquet of 2,200 homebrewers and friends enjoying the Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton’s beer-infused and beer-paired culinary creations. That’s 1,000 more banquet seats than in 2012!
Stay tuned for more information about the Pro-Brewers Night, conference speakers and more as the event draws closer.
The City of Brotherly Love (And BEER!)
The framers of the United States Constitution, Rocky Balboa and Will Smith all figured it out long ago—Philadelphia is a great city! Of course, the homebrewing fun and camaraderie taking place at the National Homebrewers Conference will be first priority for most attendees, but don’t miss out on the great attractions found throughout Philly.
Need some suggestions? Check out Visit Philly’s website to learn more about the top tourist spots in the City of Brotherly Love.