Industry Support

The Industry Subcommittee’s goals are to foster better communication between the AHA and industry entities, and to provide resources, assistance and guidance to the AHA based on concerns brought forward by said members of the homebrewing industry. The committee was formed during the 2010 AHA National Homebrewers Conference.

Subcommittee members:

  • Jen Blair (Chair) | AHA Governing Committee
  • Reed Antis | Saratoga Zymurgist
  • John Blichmann | Blichmann Engineering
  • Mike Brennan | BSG Handcraft
  • Tony Ferlotti | Atlantic Brew Supply
  • Bryan Johnson | Great Fermentation
  • Chris Opela | Brewmaster Inc.
  • David Stuart | LD Carlson
  • Chris Manzi | BrewCraftUSA
  • Todd Jackson | Northern Brewer
  • David Wonder | MoreBeer! MoreWine!

Homebrew Supply Shop Survey

Our annual survey of home beer and wine retailers is used to provide both retailers and the AHA with a better understanding of current trends in the ever-growing homebrew industry. Contact the AHA for a copy of the most recent results.

AHA IndustryIndustry Track

Held at the AHA National Homebrewers Conference, the Homebrew Industry Track is a lineup of conference seminars and events aimed solely at the home beverage making industry. This event is focused on creating a stronger homebrew retail industry through discussion of best practices and issues that the industry may face. In past years presentations topics have included the annual Homebrew Supply Shop survey, common retailing practices and panel discussions with representatives from different areas of the homebrewing community. 2018 Industry Workshop details.

AHA Member Shops have access to past industry presentations given during National Homebrewers Conference.

Industry Forum

This area of the AHA Forum was created to provide a platform for communication, collaboration and sharing of information within the homebrew industry. Access is limited to industry professionals, and both posting and viewing this forum’s posts are available exclusively to approved participants. Regular users of the AHA Forum are not able to view or post.

For more information on Industry Subcommittee activities, including accessing survey results and the Industry Forum, please contact AHA Business Programs Coordinator Millie Shamburger.

Media Contact List Requests

Have an event or class coming up? AHA Member Shops may request state beer media contacts lists once a year to assist in promoting your business endeavors.

Diversity Best Practices

Cultivating diversity isn’t merely a feel-good effort; it is an increasingly important key to success in the beer community. The diversity best practices resources you can request below provide expert guidance to those businesses who wish to invest in diversity and inclusion, but may not know where to start.

These diversity best practices were put together by Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, the diversity ambassador for the Brewers Association. This five-part series dedicated to introducing best practices not only starts the conversation about why diversity matters, but also focuses on what it means to assess success of your own diversity program.

Request a copy of the Brewers Association Diversity Guidelines, and learn more about the Brewers Association diversity efforts on BrewersAssociation.org.

Support Your Local Homebrew Shop Bumper Stickers

Generate top-of-mind awareness and help your customers show their support for their local shop by carrying “Support Your Local Homebrew Shop” bumper stickers. Stickers are available for purchase in bulk quantities.

Support Your Local Homebrew Shop