Archive for the 'Homebrewing' Category

Law will let California host 2015 homebrewers conference

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will will allow the 37th National Homebrewers Conference to be held next June in San Diego as scheduled. Last year, an amendment added to Assembly Bill 1425 (AB1425) was passed and effectively banned homebrewing organizations — including the AHA and the California Homebrewers Association (CHA) — […]

GABF tickets on sale July 29

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale July 29 for members of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association. The general public sale begins (and ends) the next day. Remember, the festival has sold out each of the past six years, and in a matter of minutes in 2013. Sales begin each day at […]

Top homebrewers honored at national conference

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Arizona homebrewer Jeremy Voeltz won the coveted Ninkasi Award and Robert Hilferding of Zephyrhills, Fla. was crowned Homebrewer of the Year when the results of the National Homebrew Competition were announced as the conclusion of the National Homebrewers Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. More than 2,700 homebrewers attended the conference in “Beer City USA,” listening […]

Homebrewers make 1% of beer brewed in US

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

A survey conducted for the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) indicates that homebrewers produce more than 2 million barrels of beer a year, a barrel being 31 gallons. This represents one percent of total U.S. beer production. According to the survey, there are an estimated 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States. Two-thirds of them began […]

Annie Johnson wins Homebrewer of the Year

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Annie Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., won Homebrewer of the Year when results of the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition were announced Saturday in Philadelphia. A record 3,400 attended the 35th National Homebrewers Conference, 75 percent more than last year. Johnson won with a beer she called her Lite American Lager. Tavish Sullivan won the […]

Homebrewers honor Pliny the Elder, Stone

Monday, June 17th, 2013

American Homebrewers Association members have voted Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder the “Best Commercial Beer in America” for the fifth year running. The poll is conducted annually by Zymurgy magazine. This is the 11th year that AHA members voted for up to 20 of their favorite beers in an online poll. Members were […]

Homebrew supply sales reflect growing hobby

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The latest survey of homebrew suppply shops by the American Homebrewers Association confirms that interest in homebrewing continues to grow. The AHA survey, its fourth, found that on average stores that responded to the survey enjoyed 26% higher revenue in 2012 compred to 2011. “As homebrewing continues to grow, retail shops are responding accordingly, satisfying […]