Sweet HomeBrew Chicago

25th AHA Conference features new special events

Apr 2, 2003 - Five hundred of America's most passionate amateur brewers, beer enthusiasts and craft brewers will gather in Chicago at the Holiday Inn Chicago-O'Hare International June 19-21 for the 25th Annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference.


Sweet HomeBrew Chicago - will celebrate its 25th anniversary by featuring special seminars and events that cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level. The weekend also includes judging in the National Homebrew Contest.

Here are some of the AHA Sweet HomeBrew Chicago special events and seminars:

Thursday, June 19, CLUB NIGHT - 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Picture a room full of homebrew and its brewers, with clubs putting their best on display. There will be various prizes awarded for things like best booth, best beer and food pairing, and for the club that brings the most beer (you heard it right) to the conference.

Friday, June 20, GRAND BANQUET. A celebration of food, fun, and especially homebrew, topped by the crowning of this year's National Homebrew Competition winners.

Saturday, June 21, BEER, FOOD AND MORE - 1-6 p.m. Series of tastings and workshops revolving beer and its best partner, food. Two tracks will be available, appreciation and preparation.

REAL BEER, REAL FOOD in conjunction with Slow Food USA - 7 - 11 p.m. Saturday evening will conclude the conference with a showcase presentation of the best in real ales* and unfiltered lagers, along with the best regional artisanal foods, held in conjunction with Slow Food Chicago. This will be a walkaround sampling/tasting event.

Conference attendees save money when they register by May 14. American Homebrewers Association members receive additional registration discounts. To register, visit or contact the Association of Brewers at 888.822.6273.

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