Homebrew Con Cancelation Information & FAQs

Homebrew Con to be held Online June 17-19, 2021

Homebrew Con 2021March 17, 2021

The American Homebrewers Association has been following the situation around COVID-19 as it relates to Homebrew Con and after careful deliberation, we have made the decision to host the 2021 Homebrew Con conference online June 17-19.

San Diego County remains under “widespread” level and government restrictions do not allow for large gatherings and/or festivals; convention centers remain closed and hotels can open lodging with modifications. Even small gatherings are limited in scope.

Although though the country is beginning to open and emerge from COVID, too many risks and health concerns remain to gather in large numbers. We cannot in good conscience risk the health and well-being of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and the homebrew community.

Curated exclusively for American Homebrewers Association members, 2021 Homebrew Con will be online June 17-19 and feature an all-star lineup of speakers.

Registration begins April 6, and early bird pricing is just $99.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.

We greatly appreciate your membership and support and look forward to seeing you online June 17-19!

FAQs

Why is Homebrew Con moving online?

The American Homebrewers Association has been following the situation around COVID-19 as it relates to Homebrew Con.

San Diego County remains under “widespread” level and government restrictions do not allow for large gatherings and/or festivals; convention centers remain closed and hotels can open lodging with modifications. Even small gatherings are limited in scope.

As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we cannot in good conscience risk the health and well-being of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and the homebrew community.

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Are all ancillary in-person events associated with Homebrew Con canceled?

Yes. All AHA-produced events are also canceled.

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Is the National Homebrew Competition canceled?

No. The National Homebrew Competition will be held, with entries being judged April 26-May 2. Winners will be announced during Homebrew Con June 17-19.

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Are all other non-AHA events associated with Homebrew Con canceled?

It will be up to the producers of these events to determine whether or not they will continue.

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Will Homebrew Con be postponed until a later date or rescheduled?

Meetings the size of Homebrew Con are planned years in advance. Due to the myriad of details and uncertainty involved with rescheduling in 2021, we opted to stick to the 2021 dates and go online with an all-star lineup of speakers and content. Early bird rates start at $99 and registration opens April 6.

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What led to the decision to cancel?

The American Homebrewers Association did not make this decision lightly. We have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from health and governmental agencies.

San Diego County remains under “widespread” level and government restrictions do not allow for large gatherings and/or festivals; convention centers remain closed and hotels can open lodging with modifications. Even small gatherings are limited in scope.

It was our hope that time would be on our side and the situation would subside. However, as the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we cannot in good conscience risk the health and well-being of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and homebrew community.

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When and where is Homebrew Con 2022?

The 44th annual conference is Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA.

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What is the attendee refund policy?

The American Homebrewers Association will provide a full refund to the attendees that transferred their 2020 registration, including add-ons, to 2021. Attendees will receive an email confirming their refund no later than May 8. You do not need to request a refund. They will be issued automatically.

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When will refunds be issued?

Credit card refunds were initiated on 3/30, these should be reflected on the original credit card in 7-10 business days.  All check requests will be completed by May 8.

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Can I apply my 2020 registration to 2022 Homebrew Con?

Regrettably, we are unable to transfer registrations to 2022.

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Will attendees and exhibitors be refunded for airline tickets?

The American Homebrewers Association will not refund individual airline ticket costs. Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, please contact your provider for information and next steps.

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Will I be refunded for hotel costs?

The American Homebrewers Association will not refund individual hotel costs.

For those who booked a hotel room at the Town & Country via our hotels page, your reservation will be canceled on Friday, March 19, 2021.

You do not need to contact the hotel to request that they cancel your reservation, this will be done automatically.

If you are not staying at the Town & Country, or booked outside of our website, please contact your hotel directly to cancel your reservations.

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Will any seminar sessions be made available virtually?

Seminar sessions will be made available to Homebrew Con 2021 attendees for 4 months following the conference.

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