3,400 homebrewers headed to Philadelphia

More than 3,400 homebrewers will descend on Philadelphia next month for the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference June 27-29.

“The AHA National Homebrewers Conference is an amazing opportunity for beer lovers and homebrewers to come together to enrich their brewing skills, learn more about the craft and socialize with others who share their passion for homebrewing,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association.

Seminars and judging the final rounds of the AHA National Homebrew Competition are at the center of the conference. The world’s largest beer competition drew 8,263 entries from 2,187 participants. First round judges sent 940 of them on to the second round.

The seminars — with up to four presentations at the time because of how large the conference has grown — include topics like Yeast Culturing 101, Practical Malting,Alternative Wood Aging Techniques, and Beers of our Founding Fathers.

The conference sold out in 20 hours after tickets went on sale in February.