June 28-30, 2018

America's Largest Homebrewing Gathering

The American Homebrewers Association's annual Homebrew Con is the ultimate experience for the greatest hobby there is—homebrewing! If you are interested in learning to homebrew or gain a better understanding of beer, mead and cider you've come to the right place.

With 60+ educational sessions, a Homebrew Expo to rule them all, and the legendary Club Night, Homebrew Con is sure to become your annual pilgrimage along with 3,000 of your new best friends.

Check Out the Schedule!
40th Anniversary
66 Sessions
92 Speakers
50+ Homebrew Clubs
3,000 Attendees
homebrew seminar
attendee having fun

Conference Pricing

Choose from three registration options based on your interests: Full Conference, Social Package or Homebrew Industry. Full Conference is the ultimate experience. The Social Package includes the Welcome Toast, nightly events, Brew Expo—just none of the learnin’. Homebrew Industry is limited to owners and employees of homebrew retail stores, wholesalers and suppliers.

Social Package


Full Conference


Homebrew Industry


Conference Tracks

Each educational session is organized into one of 12 Conference Tracks. Pick your sessions, plan your day, and grab your tasting glass! Pro-tip: Make use of the planner tool in the Homebrew Con app.

Sign Up for Evening Activities

Calling all Homebrew Clubs and Oregon Craft Breweries! Your enthusiastic presence and fermented awesomeness are the lifeblood of Homebrew Con. See how you can get involved at this year’s event!

Homebrew Con nightly event

Social Club

Volunteer to serve your homebrew, mead and cider at the Social Club inside the Homebrew Expo.

Club Night

Showcase your club's finest brews at Club Night, the club-only beer festival. Don’t forget to dress up your booth and your squad.

Knockout Party

Pour your club’s homebrew during the farewell toast as we raise a glass to the parade of medal-winning homebrewers.

Club Sign Up

Kickoff Party

Share your beer with the largest gathering of homebrewers in the nation!

Brewery Sign Up

Homebrew Con News

Homebrew Con

Stream the National Homebrew Competition Awards Ceremony

Our friends at The Brewing Network are providing a live stream of the National Homebrew Competition awards ceremony. Witness glory—join in the celebration, high-fives and fist Read More

Rogue Ales Brews CHARLIE 2018 Commemorative Beer

Rogue Ales is brewing CHARLIE 2018 in honor of “Charlie Papazian’s extraordinary contribution to craft beer.”

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Conference Location

Join us in Portland, Oregon a.k.a. Beervana! Attend special events throughout the week and explore some of the nearly 150 breweries in the Portland area.

Oregon Convention Center

Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Portland, OR 97232

Located in beautiful downtown Portland, the Oregon Convention Center is home to “a unique and diverse collection of art.”

2018 App Now Available!

Maximize your efficiency with the free Homebrew Con app! Bookmark can’t-miss sessions, peep the schedule, find the parties, and more!