Membership FAQ

Logging In

As the content for each site is different, you must be a Brewers Association (BA) member to log into Learn more about the BA Membership Costs and Benefits.

No. American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and Brewers Association (BA) memberships are separate, so you’ll use separate log in credentials for both the AHA and BA websites. To avoid duplicate account issues, it’s best to use a different email for each (for example, a work email for BA and personal email for AHA). Contact the Membership Team if you are experiencing issues.

Managing Your Account

You can find you AHA member number on your digital membership card under your account profile.

Log into your account, then click “My Profile”. Click “My Info” on the left to update your mailing address and/or email address.

You can reset your password by visiting our update credentials page.

Don’t worry! Email your new email address. Our Membership Team will update your information and reset your password for you.

Click the email preference link at the bottom of an American Homebrewers Association newsletter emails to update your email preferences.

You can find your digital membership card under your account profile.

There are two options for having a physical AHA membership card.

Print at home: access your digital AHA membership card under your account profile. You will see an option to “Print or download card” just below your digital membership card.

Request a card: AHA members who are residents of the USA can request a physical membership card be mailed to their home. Go to the My Info section of your account profile, click edit details, verify your mailing address, and check the box that says “Physical AHA Member Card Opt In.”

Watch this video for a walkthrough of downloading/printing your digital card and requesting a physical card.

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You can cancel your monthly membership subscription anytime by logging into your account and choose “Manage/Renew Individual Membership”.  Contact the Membership Team with any questions.

Membership Automatic Renewal Program

Yes, we currently offer a monthly and yearly automatic renewal option. Lock in early renewal savings by opting-in to the annual automatic renewal program when you join or renew. You may cancel at any time.

Log in to your account. Choose “Your saved payment methods” on the right menu.  You can cancel your auto-payment and/or edit payment information.

By selecting automatic renewals you agree to the American Homebrewers Association terms of use.

Participants in the Membership Automatic Renewal Program receive a reminder email two weeks prior to renewal and on transaction day. You may not have received this email if you’ve opted out. If you have unsubscribed in the past, you can resubscribe to only receive Auto Renew emails. Members enrolled in the monthly renewal program will receive confirmation when the membership renews each month.

Membership Costs

No way! If you renew today, your renewal won’t kick in until the month after your current expiration. For example, if you expire on 6/31/X3, but renewed your membership on 2/1/X3, your new expiration date would be 6/30/X4.

We don’t but consider joining as a 3-year or even Lifetime Member to save some dough!

Household Membership

Add household member(s) to your account at any time! It’s $30 per person (up to three) for one- and three-year memberships. Contact the Membership Team or go to our Join Now/Renew portal and choose ‘Annual Family’ membership to add household member(s) to your account. Once you have your membership, use these steps to add your family members! 

Contact the Membership Team to connect existing accounts – it’s an easy fix for us to make!

Zymurgy Magazine

Check out the Zymurgy magazine mailing schedule to find out when your first issue will arrive. Can’t wait? You can browse past issues by logging in and accessing Zymurgy Online.

Sorry to hear that! Let Membership Team know, and they’ll look into getting you a replacement copy. Be sure to include your current mailing address in the email. Contact the Membership Team.

Great American Beer Festival®

Due to the size of our Membership base, we are unable to guarantee tickets to Great American Beer Festival®(GABF). However, you do have the opportunity to purchase tickets during our Members Only Pre-Sale.

Yes. Each AHA Member and Household Member will have the opportunity to purchase GABF tickets during the Members Only Presale.

Make sure your email preferences are set to receive Great American Beer Festival news. To verify, open a recent email from the AHA and click the “Update your email preferences” link in the footer. Make sure the “Great American Beer Festival news” box is checked. If you haven’t received any email from the AHA recently, please contact us.

Gift Cards

Congrats, and welcome! Visit the Gift Card Activation page and get started.

Yes, you’ll be able to apply the gift card to your current membership. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll enter the activation code on the payment page.

Be sure to read the activation code closely. Sometimes a character such as ‘l’ can be mistaken for an ‘i’. Still not working? Contact the Membership Team and they’ll be happy to investigate further.

Hosting a Homebrew Competition

The AHA would love to support! We require your competition to be registered with the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). Please fill out a request here to receive donations, we do ask for at least 1 months notice.

Find out more information about homebrew competitions and the BJCP here.

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