Fermentation hobbyists and beer lovers are invited to national homebrewing gathering June 22-24 in San Diego
Homebrew Con™ (HBC), the nation’s largest annual gathering of brewing and fermentation enthusiasts, is headed to San Diego June 22-24, 2023. Produced by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), new and experienced homebrewing hobbyists are invited to attend the three-day conference for good brews, good vibes, and brew-IQ-boosting sessions.
There will be something for every fermentation fan in sunny San Diego. An all-star speaker lineup of more than 60 homebrew, cider, mead, and fermentation experts will share their knowledge with attendees of all skill levels. Education tracks include:
- Beyond Beer, focused on non-beer fermentation
- New to Homebrewing, geared towards attendees who are new to the hobby
- Brewing Processes & Expertise, digging deeper into crafting flavorful beer with expert homebrewers
New to HBC this year are two, three-hour workshops focused on brewing a five-gallon batch of beer. The beginner and advanced workshops will take place poolside on Saturday, June 24.
In addition to learning and brewing, there will be plenty of fun, social, and sampling activities, including receptions, meet and greets, Club Night, Homebrew Expo, Social Club, and more.
The conference concludes with the National Homebrew Competition (NHC) awards ceremony, where winners of the world’s largest amateur homebrewing competition will be recognized for the most outstanding homemade beer, mead, and cider. In addition, there will be six annual recognition awards announced at the ceremony.
San Diego itself is home to one of the most active homebrewing populations in the nation, with 13 homebrew clubs, three homebrew supply shops, and other grassroots organizations that promote the hobby of homebrewing and all-things fermentation.
The lively professional craft beer community is vital to the state of California, where there were 931 craft breweries — the most of any state — that brought in an economic impact of $9.03-billion-dollars in 2021. In the greater San Diego area, there are over 150 independent craft breweries that bring to life a rich craft beer history through unique tasting rooms.
Anyone who is of legal drinking age (21+) interested in learning more about homebrewing, fermenting, mead- or cidermaking is invited to attend Homebrew Con.
An American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association membership is required to attend*.
The public is invited to join the AHA at any time, with monthly memberships available for $4.99 per month.
*An AHA membership valid through June 25 is required to register.
The Town and Country Resort
San Diego, California
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*Lodging rates guaranteed until May 19, 2023
June 22-24, 2023
See the conference schedule for the full calendar of events.
Ranging from $50 – $309, attendees can choose from a variety of registration options to match their schedules, brewing and interest levels, and budget:
- Three-day full conference ($309)
- Three-day social package ($259)
- Saturday-only all-day social pass ($129)
- Saturday beginner workshop** ($50)
- Saturday advanced workshop** ($50)
**Beginner and Advanced brewing workshops are limited to 50 attendees and are available as a standalone registration or add-on for conference attendees.
Registration for HBC opens March 7, 2023, with early bird savings available through May 1.
Media interested in attending and covering 2023 Homebrew Con must apply for press credentials beginning Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Apply here.
Website & Social
- Website: HomebrewCon.org
- Instagram: @HomebrewAssoc
- Facebook: @HomebrewAssoc
- Twitter: @HomebrewAssoc
- Hashtag: #HomebrewCon
Mariel Fulton (on behalf of the Brewers Association), 970.963.4873 x1205
About the American Homebrewers Association®
The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 37,000 homebrewers. The AHA organizes events including the Homebrew Con™, National Homebrew Competition, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day, and Learn to Homebrew Day. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy®, the longest-running magazine for homebrewers. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association®, whose Brewers Publications® division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.
Beer lovers, fermentation fans, and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org. Follow the AHA on Instagram and Twitter, and join us on Facebook.
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