27 May 2014 - Best Beer HQ
National Homebrewers Conference 2014, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The annual National Homebrewers Conference – the largest gathering of homebrewers in the world – is set to kick off in Grand Rapids, Michigan, next month.
More than 3,000 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts from all over the United States of America will descend on the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids from 12-14 June 2014, where they’ll share beer brewing tips and learn from the experts.
Organised by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), the 36th annual National Homebrewers Conference will feature keynote speeches and presentations from 80 beer experts, including Founders Brewing Company founders Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens.
There will also be 55 seminars, ranging from useful beer brewing tips to how to start your own craft brewery and make a living from it.
Meanwhile, the National Homebrewers Conference will also feature the latest and greatest tools, gadgets and gizmos for brewing your own beer.
AHA director Gary Glass commented: “The last few years, we’ve really seen a tremendous surge in the number of people participating in the hobby of homebrewing. Our mission at the American Homebrewers Association is to provide this growing community with the tools and resources they need to brew the best beer in the world.”
The National Homebrewers Conference in Grand Rapids will also host the final round of judging in the National Homebrew Competition 2014 – the world’s largest beer competition, where amateur beer, mead and cider brewers compete for the title of best homebrewer.
The event will culminate with a grand banquet, to be held in conjunction with the competition awards ceremony. Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton will cook an assortment of dishes paired with craft beers made by sponsor Samuel Adams.
Glass added: “Participating in the National Homebrew Competition puts homebrewers on the world’s stage. It’s an exciting time for the community to rally together to cheer on their own creations, as well as their fellow homebrewers.”