Membership FAQ

Logging In

Managing Your Account

Member Cards

Membership Costs

Affiliate Membership

Zymurgy Magazine

Great American Beer Festival®

Gift Cards

Competition Donations

Q: I purchased a membership through Amazon. How do I create a log in?

A: To log into your account, you must have a current email address on file. To add yours, email Member Services with your full name and the email address you wish to add.

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Q: I can log into, but not

A: 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.

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Q: I am a member of both the American Homebrewers Association and the Brewers Association. Do I use the same log in for both?

A: 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 Member Services if you are experiencing issues.

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Q: I’m moving. How do I updated my address?

A: Log into your account and click “My Account” at the top left of any page to update your mailing address, email address, or log-in password.

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Q: I no longer have access to my email account and forgot my login information. What should I do?

A: Don’t worry! Email Member Services your new email address. They’ll update your information and reset your password for you.

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Q: What’s my AHA Member number?

A: You’ll find that 9-digit AHA member number on a) the label of your current issue of Zymurgy, b) your AHA member card and c) by logging into the and clicking “My Account” at the top of any page.

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Q: I lost my AHA Membership card. Can I get a new one?

A: Sure thing! Send an email to with your full name and mailing address to request a replacement card.

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Q: I just joined/renewed! When will my AHA Membership card arrive in the mail?

A: Member Cards can take up to three weeks to print and ship. If 3 weeks have passed, email Member Services to check on the status of your card. You can also download the Brew Guru app and access a digital version of your membership card.

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Q: My old address appears on my receipt, but I’ve just updated my account online. Will my card be sent to my correct address?

A: Yes! Your card will be sent to your updated address. Still worried? Contact Member Services and they’ll confirm for you.

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Q: Do you have a digital card I can use?

A: Heck yes! Check out our new app Brew Guru for access to a digital version of your AHA Member Card along with brewing knowledge, money saving deals, and local info on breweries, beer bars and homebrew supply shops. Login with your existing username and password.

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Q: I just received a renewal notice in the mail, but my membership doesn’t expire for another 3 months. If I renew now, will I lose that time?

A: 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 6/31/15, but renewed your membership on 2/31/15, your new expiration date would be 6/30/16.

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Q: Do you offer student discounts?

A: We don’t, but consider joining as a 2-year, 3-year, or even Lifetime Member to save some dough!

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Q: How do I add an Affiliate onto my existing AHA Membership?

A: Online, Affiliates can only be added to an existing AHA Membership at the time of your renewal. To add an Affiliate – without renewing your membership – give Member Services a call at 303-447-0816 ext. 2

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Q: Will my Affiliate get their own AHA Membership card?

A: Yes. The only difference between an Affiliate Member and a Main Member is that one copy of Zymurgy magazine will be mailed to your address. Your Affiliate will receive their own membership card to redeem member benefits. They can also create an unique login for

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Q: I just joined! When will I receive my first issue of Zymurgy magazine?

A: 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 eZymurgy or the Zymurgy mobile apps.

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Q: I think my issue of Zymurgy magazine was lost in the mail.

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

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Q: Does my AHA Membership guarantee me tickets to the Great American Beer Festival®?

A: 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.

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Q: Will the Affiliate on my membership be able to purchase tickets during the Members-Only Pre-Sale?

A: Yes. Each AHA Member and Affiliate Member will have the opportunity to purchase GABF tickets during the Members Only Pre-Sale.

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Q: I received a prepaid AHA Membership gift card. How do I activate it?

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

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Q: I received a prepaid AHA Membership gift card, but I’m already a member. Can I apply the prepaid gift card to my current AHA Membership or do I have to a create a new membership?

A: 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.

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Q: I’ve tried to activate my gift card, but I keep getting an “invalid code” error.

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

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Q: I’m hosting a homebrew competition and want to request donations and/or sponsorship for the event from the AHA. Who do I contact?

A: Great! First, make sure your competition is registered with the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). Once you do that, fill out our Homebrew Competition Donation Request form. We’ll then confirm the request with you within one week of submission.

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Q: What steps do I need to take before requesting donations/sponsorship?

A: Make sure your competition is a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned competition. Register your competition with the BJCP. Due to the high volume of requests, we can only sponsor sanctioned competitions.

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Q: Where do I find more information about the BJCP and running a competition?

A: The BJCP has a Competition Handbook that explains everything you’ll need to know about running a homebrew competition.

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Q: My donation package hasn’t arrived and our competition is coming up in a few weeks. What should I do?

A: Contact John, our AHA Administrative Assistant, about your situation and we’ll make sure we get you your donation package!

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