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Title: AHA Membership
Post by: roffenburger on November 12, 2009, 09:19:33 AM
I'm just curious how many of you have an AHA membership. Do you use the benefits that come with the membership? I do not currently, but will most likely get one soon. Its good to support the AHA community and its efforts!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on November 12, 2009, 09:27:10 AM
I was so close to choosing "no pants" but I wanted to give you the accurate count.

I use the discount when I can, although there is not much presence here in NH ( Portsmouth Brewery is the only one ).   It doesn't take long to make the money back.  Also, I love getting Zymurgy. 

All this is great, but I like to think my support helps the AHA keep doing their work looking out for Homebrewers.   

Brew Strong!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: rebobbitt on November 12, 2009, 09:34:13 AM
Getting Zymurgy alone is worth it, then I do use the pub discounts a lot, saving more than the price of the membership I'm sure.

Plus all the work the AHA does behind the scenes for homebrewers is very valuable.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tom on November 12, 2009, 09:36:00 AM
Yep, probably 20 years now. My first batch was brewed on January 1, 1990. I need to plan my 20th Anniversary brew for this 1/1. Besides supporting the AHA and its deeds: supporting legalizing homebrewing in the states where it has not yet been legalized, supporting this forum, the AHA, the GABF, zymurgy, etc. I like being able to get in to the GABF during the Saturday afternoon brewers-only session.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on November 12, 2009, 09:36:42 AM
Getting Zymurgy alone is worth it, then I do use the pub discounts a lot, saving more than the price of the membership I'm sure.

Plus all the work the AHA does behind the scenes for homebrewers is very valuable.

+1

Supporting the cause and this great forum is also a reason to join.

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: eaholljr on November 12, 2009, 09:43:58 AM
I do use it. Zymurgy magazine, pub discounts...this website! A lot of cool things. It's defiantly worth it!

-Eldon
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 09:50:04 AM
Hell yes, I'm a member!  :)  It looks like we're on track to finally get homebrewing legalized in all 50 states this year, and although I can't go into details, we're closer to getting homebrew shipping legalized than we've ever been!  Also, we have special "Members Only" sections planned for the website and forum, so you'll get even more value with your AHA membership.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: majorvices on November 12, 2009, 10:37:17 AM
I am currently a member however I admit to going through spells where I forget to renew. I do the same thing with the local Public Radio station until I am shamed into renewing my membership.

Denny, the legalization thing in all 50 stats is great news - but I will only believe it when I see it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: redbeerman on November 12, 2009, 11:12:10 AM
I am as well, and I am wearing pants at the moment. :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 12, 2009, 11:18:44 AM
I love beer!!!  It's almost as good as ......

Now behave Fred,  this is a family rated board.

I am a member, and am always willing to help out a fellow brewer.

If you have not done so already Join.  It is worth it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: fightdman on November 12, 2009, 11:25:09 AM
Just joined 3 days ago! ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 12, 2009, 11:36:21 AM
My wife and I are both members.

Pub discounts and Zymurgy are good.  So are the AHA rally's if you can get to one.

As a member your entries to the Nationals are less, and you get reduced rates to the NHC.

There is also one of the limit sessions at GABF that you an buy tickets for, but I haven't been, yet.

This site is just the latest benefit.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 11:49:53 AM
Denny, the legalization thing in all 50 stats is great news - but I will only believe it when I see it.

Keith, I really expect that we'll all see it by the end of the year....we'll see...;)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 12, 2009, 11:50:10 AM
I joined at the Surly rally last month -- what a cool event!  I wish more establishments in my area (Twin Cities, MN) offered the pub discount, but I'm going to start bugging the managers at those establishments to get on board.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 11:51:41 AM
I joined at the Surly rally last month -- what a cool event!  I wish more establishments in my area (Twin Cities, MN) offered the pub discount, but I'm going to start bugging the managers at those establishments to get on board.

If you need some material to show them, contact Kathryn Porter at the AHA.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 12, 2009, 11:55:07 AM
I joined at the Surly rally last month -- what a cool event!  I wish more establishments in my area (Twin Cities, MN) offered the pub discount, but I'm going to start bugging the managers at those establishments to get on board.

If you need some material to show them, contact Kathryn Porter at the AHA.

I've been in contact with Kathryn.  She was incredibly responsive to my inquiry about getting more establishments on board and sent me some materials.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 12:00:03 PM
She rocks!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dan1076 on November 12, 2009, 12:06:11 PM
I have a membership but unfortunately I don't get down to use the pub discounts, since there are only a few pubs within 40 miles that participate.  Don't want to drive that far after having a few beers.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on November 12, 2009, 12:10:22 PM
<Bosley> Hi I'm Drew and not only am I on the Governing Committee, but I'm a member too! </Bosley>

Looking into the future, one of the things we'd love to know from the membership is what services does the AHA not provide that you wish they did? I know for some of you the Pub Discount program is less than useful due to location, so what could the org do for you?

We meet often to talk about these sorts of things and offer input into the efforts, so give us ideas. You've seen Denny and I, do we look like we have much in the way of brainpower left? :)

ETA: If you don't feel comfortable proffering suggestions on an open board: feel free to PM me or email me: drew@maltosefalcons.com
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 12, 2009, 12:12:21 PM
You've seen Denny and I, do we look like we have much in the way of brainpower left? :)
You have a point there! ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: BrewArk on November 12, 2009, 12:17:47 PM
Looking into the future, one of the things we'd love to know from the membership is what services does the AHA not provide that you wish they did? I know for some of you the Pub Discount program is less than useful due to location, so what could the org do for you?

Group insurance for club events?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on November 12, 2009, 12:19:49 PM
Group insurance for club events?

Oddly enough, something we're working on!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 12, 2009, 12:25:03 PM
You know Drew I would like to see a good forum with a listing of winning recipes from the NHC.

What am I saying, you have just done that!!!   Nice job!!!!

Now add the Silver and Bronze and Regional winners as well.  Anything that makes it to the second round is worthy.

Fred

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: slimsparty on November 12, 2009, 02:02:17 PM
Not yet, but I am now with the new design and this awesome forum, i will.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 02:07:47 PM
Great, Slim!  Thanks for your support!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: pashusa on November 12, 2009, 02:13:15 PM
I only heard of the AHA a week or so ago. I was a click away from purchasing a membership Mon. but then I thought I would put it on my x-as list first then if I didn't get one I would purchase my own. Oh I would also like the AHA cap. You never know who may read this.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: beerocd on November 12, 2009, 02:48:57 PM
NoPants is a carryover from another board?  ???

I got in on the recipe book promotion, that's what pushed me over the edge.

-OCD
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: stevej on November 12, 2009, 02:56:46 PM
I've been a member for about 12 years ... nearly as long as I've been brewing.

The only perks I've taken advantage of are discounted entries in the NHC and discounted conference tickets. But Zymurgy and the Homebrew advocacy are good enough reasons for me.

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ski4fun on November 12, 2009, 03:16:07 PM
I've only been a member for about a year and a half. I enjoy reading Zymurgy and reading the beer reviews. I wish there were more brewpubs in my area so I could take full advantage of my pub discount. I do use it when we head out to CO for ski trips and hiking. So I guess that isn't too bad.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dhacker on November 12, 2009, 03:28:23 PM
Like Slim I haven't yet, but I have made the dedication to do it as the first order of business to ring in the new year. (that way I'll be able to keep up with renewal time)  ;D

Mark me down for a 3 year family plan!  :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: roffenburger on November 12, 2009, 03:29:06 PM
NoPants is a carryover from another board?  ???

I got in on the recipe book promotion, that's what pushed me over the edge.

-OCD

Yes, carryover from NB. It was generally understood that each poll should include a "no pants" option. It all stemmed from Weazletoe....
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dhacker on November 12, 2009, 03:35:04 PM
<Bosley> Hi I'm Drew and not only am I on the Governing Committee, but I'm a member too! </Bosley>

Looking into the future, one of the things we'd love to know from the membership is what services does the AHA not provide that you wish they did? I know for some of you the Pub Discount program is less than useful due to location, so what could the org do for you?

We meet often to talk about these sorts of things and offer input into the efforts, so give us ideas. You've seen Denny and I, do we look like we have much in the way of brainpower left? :)

ETA: If you don't feel comfortable proffering suggestions on an open board: feel free to PM me or email me: drew@maltosefalcons.com

Okay . . since I've made a public declaration of my membership . . I can now offer a few ideas . .  :D

In lieu of the pub discounts, are there any online home brew shops willing to work with you for AHA member discounts . . if only 5%?    It's a natural fit.

I'd also like to see  a list of available brewing "Celebrities" who could be at home brew comps or festivals. Charlie, Jamil, Denny to name a few. If their expenses are paid, why can't they show up to spread the gospel? (schedule permitting) 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 03:42:31 PM
If you pay my expenses, I'll be thrilled to show up.  The AHA doesn't do that, though.

I don't know of any shops that give discounts to members, but that doesn't mean there aren't.  If you find any that do, be sure to, let us know.  Kathryn might know if there are...you could try sending her a PM.

I like both of your suggestions....implementing them could be an issue, but we'll definitely keep them in mind!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: BrewArk on November 12, 2009, 03:44:02 PM
If you pay my expenses, I'll be thrilled to show up.  The AHA doesn't do that, though.

Maybe we could ALL come to your place?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on November 12, 2009, 03:44:28 PM
I was going to say.. anyone who pays my expenses can have the glory of listening to me pontificate! :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tesla_hv on November 12, 2009, 03:49:09 PM
I just joined.  So where are the local participating brewpubs?  Does AHA membership get you discounts on homebrewing supplies?  If not, that would be a nice perk.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dhacker on November 12, 2009, 03:56:15 PM
D&D . . glad to know you both are ready, willing and able!  :)

I still think a list is a good idea. find out from all your cohorts (published and unpublished) if they are as willing as the both of you and we could be onto a traveling medicine show!   :D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 03:57:40 PM
You can find participating pubs here...

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/directories/find-a-pub-discount

I'll look into whether we've ever explored the possibility of discounts from suppliers.  Drew, do you know anything about that?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 12, 2009, 03:59:33 PM
Here in MI some shops will give a discount for a Club Membership or an AHA membership card.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 12, 2009, 04:01:20 PM
Look here,  most of these speakers are willing, but need expenses covered
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/speakers-bureau (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/speakers-bureau)

Fred
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 04:02:20 PM
I think just about anyone on the GC or AHA staff would do it, if the schedule was right and expenses were covered.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dhacker on November 12, 2009, 04:04:32 PM
Good deal . . thanks Fred for that link . . .
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: narvin on November 12, 2009, 04:30:06 PM
So, I entered my AHA account number and linked my login to my account.  What does that get me?  At the very least, I was hoping for a cool icon next to my posts that advertised how awesome I was for being a member and/or shamed those who aren't.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on November 12, 2009, 04:35:36 PM
I was hoping for a cool icon next to my posts that advertised how awesome I was for being a member

Working on that too!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: BrewArk on November 12, 2009, 04:39:07 PM
I was hoping for a cool icon next to my posts that advertised how awesome I was for being a member

Working on that too!

Maybe a "Member Since" date.  That'd be cool for you oldtimers.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 12, 2009, 04:46:49 PM
Good idea, BrewArk!  We'll see if it's possible.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on November 12, 2009, 05:02:55 PM
So, I entered my AHA account number and linked my login to my account.

Could you describe that process.  I don't see anywhere to enter my AHA number like you're talking about.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: narvin on November 12, 2009, 05:21:57 PM
So, I entered my AHA account number and linked my login to my account.

Could you describe that process.  I don't see anywhere to enter my AHA number like you're talking about.

It seems like it's only on the main homebrewersassociation.org account page, not the forum preferences.  Go here:

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/login
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on November 12, 2009, 05:29:38 PM
It seems like it's only on the main homebrewersassociation.org account page, not the forum preferences.

mucho thanks!  works like a champ and I'm now linked
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: smurfe on November 12, 2009, 05:52:07 PM
Yes, I am a member and darn proud of it. Zymurgy is my favorite magazine. I love the website to and am just stoked about this forum. I will say though that I actually thought you had to be a member to access this site.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KING__SIZE on November 12, 2009, 06:14:20 PM
Hmm... I have a 6 digit membership #, and they ask for a 9 digit # to link the account. Hmmm...
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: BrewArk on November 12, 2009, 06:17:39 PM
Hmm... I have a 6 digit membership #, and they ask for a 9 digit # to link the account. Hmmm...

I had the same problem.  I put zeros in front of my number and it accepted it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: smurfe on November 12, 2009, 06:20:13 PM
Hmm... I have a 6 digit membership #, and they ask for a 9 digit # to link the account. Hmmm...

I had the same problem.  I put zeros in front of my number and it accepted it.

Yup, thats what you do.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: niquejim on November 12, 2009, 06:21:25 PM
I was, and will be again( after my brewing sabbatical) now that I can come here instead of tech-talk.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KING__SIZE on November 12, 2009, 07:35:09 PM
I did try that before I posted, to no avail. I'll contact them if I ever get a free moment at work.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: rabid_dingo on November 13, 2009, 12:00:45 AM
I love taking advantage of the AHA rallies. I have had a ton of fun at them. Met a ton of cool people and I am working on a kilt to qualify for the no pants option. As far as options for those who can't take advantage of the benefits, I would encourage the "Schwag" that we have received before. Such as the beer glasses from Boston. I am not asking for every brewery to send glasses but even little things from them to encourage patronage would be cool. Maybe some items that could be transferable to make sure that it is not wasted. Such as those near by the sponsoring brewery could partake, those far and away could say, "I have a cousin..go there and buy ___ and wait for me to show up."

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: mrbowenz on November 13, 2009, 06:51:04 AM
Hell yes, I'm a member!  :)  It looks like we're on track to finally get homebrewing legalized in all 50 states this year, and although I can't go into details, we're closer to getting homebrew shipping legalized than we've ever been!  Also, we have special "Members Only" sections planned for the website and forum, so you'll get even more value with your AHA membership.

Yes, I am a proud member as well , ever since I started brewing , but looking at this quote above, says it all , the AHA is our voice , our lobby and our resource. What I am excited about ....is this forum , and specifically the timing, I countribute to several of the popular forums, but being part of this from the begining is great , I always felt like an outsider to established relationships. plus this is OUR forum , not tied to a specific store or region . I really didn't like the old Tech Talk , this format is some much better , I thank all who where involved in getting this done ...Top notch ladies and gentlemen ! 8)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: roffenburger on November 13, 2009, 07:01:07 AM
Well it looks like I am in the minority here.... :-[ I better get my membership soon! I like the suggestions from everyone:

-Icon to show who the AHA members are--I think this will encourage others from the board to join once they see how many people are already members of AHA.

-Seeing the big wigs at conferences, rallies, etc

-FREE SCHWAG!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: stout_fan on November 13, 2009, 08:49:30 AM
It seems like it's only on the main homebrewersassociation.org account page, not the forum preferences.

mucho thanks!  works like a champ and I'm now linked
Still not clear on this. What is it, relative to your regular login?
I guess I didn't get the memo.... :(

Not sure when I joined. I usually rip & clip the issues for space considerations, but kept the special issues. Oldest one I have is 1989. I guess that's when I joined as a life member.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: boulderbrewer on November 13, 2009, 09:45:41 AM
Yep, I'm member, been one for 4 years. No pubs near me anymore, but the Surly rally was a great time.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: homebrewgamecock on November 13, 2009, 10:40:00 AM
Lots of great benefits from the AHA.  Just from the legality standpoint, the AHA rocks.  They do so much for the brewing community nationwide.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: chumley on November 13, 2009, 12:09:31 PM
A member for over 10 years.  I don't use  the benefits much, since I live in nowheresville, but do like the magazine.

As what the AHA can do for me since I am hundreds of miles away from a pub that honors the discount, maybe send me free beer?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: richt on November 13, 2009, 02:08:43 PM
I am.  There aren't any pub discounts around me, but I use the 10% discount at Midwest and Northern Brewer all the time.  I went to Colorado this summer and visited a bunch of breweries and pubs where I could have used it, but just kept forgetting.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on November 13, 2009, 02:20:16 PM
I am.  There aren't any pub discounts around me, but I use the 10% discount at Midwest and Northern Brewer all the time.  I went to Colorado this summer and visited a bunch of breweries and pubs where I could have used it, but just kept forgetting.

Is this discount only in-store, or can you use it when ordering online?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on November 13, 2009, 02:28:55 PM
Is this discount only in-store, or can you use it when ordering online?
I have a 10% club discount at NB, Midwest, Wind River and Cap'n'corks and that is "In Store Only".
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: matthew on November 13, 2009, 05:06:38 PM
I signed up again last year thanks to a kind old gent and again this year after another kind old man
told me of th forum. I told him I let my membership lapse and he said I didnt need one to join th forum,
but I didnt think it right for me to poke around here and not help out so I joined up th next day. Seemed
like th right thing to do. Thanks old guys.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bendbrew on November 13, 2009, 06:56:25 PM
I joined as soon as I found this.  The primary reason is because I felt this was a forum/cause I wanted to support.  Second, and with increasing relevance, is the support and information I receive from others.  Thirdly, I am looking forward to my first copy of Zymurgy.  Finally, my local pub-Deschutes Public House and Brewery provides the discount.

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: k4df4l on November 14, 2009, 06:32:28 AM
Hell yes, I'm a member!  :)  It looks like we're on track to finally get homebrewing legalized in all 50 states this year, and although I can't go into details, we're closer to getting homebrew shipping legalized than we've ever been! 

This is one big reason why I am a member.....An organization that not only helps protect my right to brew my own beer but fights to get brewing legalized in the states where it currently is not legal is definitely worthy of my support.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 14, 2009, 09:44:47 AM
I signed up again last year thanks to a kind old gent and again this year after another kind old man
told me of th forum. I told him I let my membership lapse and he said I didnt need one to join th forum,
but I didnt think it right for me to poke around here and not help out so I joined up th next day. Seemed
like th right thing to do. Thanks old guys.

As one of those old guys, Matt, it's a pleasure to have you here.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dhacker on November 14, 2009, 12:00:36 PM
I'm curious if AHA has ever been involved in or been asked to provide legal opinion or counsel in any case whereby an over zeaolus local jursdiction may have over stepped the bounds of what is by law completely legal.

I ask because in the local paper this week a guy got busted for supposedly running a still . . The officers were quoted as saying . .  "We found a lot of empty buckets and sugar in the house . . ."

I thought to myself . . THROW AWAY THE KEY!!  :D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: valorian on November 14, 2009, 12:40:31 PM
I use the club discounts all the time. My membership pays for itself that way. I havnt been able to go to any rallies though. None have been in my area in a few years.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: richt on November 15, 2009, 02:58:33 PM
I am.  There aren't any pub discounts around me, but I use the 10% discount at Midwest and Northern Brewer all the time.  I went to Colorado this summer and visited a bunch of breweries and pubs where I could have used it, but just kept forgetting.

Is this discount only in-store, or can you use it when ordering online?

I have only used it in-store, but a club member buddy of mine who told me about the discount uses it while ordering, he said he asks for it in the instructions box online and puts his AHA member # in there. 

This discount has saved me several times over my the cost of membership this year since I upgraded my kegerator in the summer.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hopshead on November 16, 2009, 07:15:54 AM
I have to say that the AHA is the best thing going for homebrew.  I have been homebrewing for about 3.5 years and a member of AHA for about 3 years.  As far as the AHA benefits goes, to me, promoting the hobby to new and current membership is the most important benefit.  I always want to homebrew and by promoting the "industry" of brewing I know that I will always be able to homebrew.  I love Zymurgy, that is a very very professional publication that I read cover to cover.  The other benefits to AHA members are nice but I currently have not partaken in them mainly because there are no close pubs and I don't really brew for competition much.  This forum and new website is a major perk also. 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: deepsouth on November 16, 2009, 07:46:12 AM
i'm a member.  not that kind of member, an aha member.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: fightdman on November 18, 2009, 08:33:26 PM
How long does it usually take to get your membership card?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: halenrush on November 19, 2009, 11:37:34 AM
Thats funny, I kinda thought you had to be a member to be on this forum.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 19, 2009, 11:42:29 AM
We will be adding some Members only areas in the future.

Fred
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on November 19, 2009, 11:45:41 AM
We will be adding some Members only areas in the future.

Fred

So do we get the jackets too then?  :D  ( Members Only )
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 19, 2009, 06:43:54 PM
I'll see what can be worked out ;)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: boulderbrewer on November 19, 2009, 08:36:08 PM
Jackets would be so so coooool!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 19, 2009, 09:00:22 PM
I couldn't get jackets, but here are some awesome tees

http://shop.beertown.org/brewers/product.asp?s_id=0&prod_name=AHA+-+Make+Your+Own+Men%27s+T-Shirt&pf_id=2001_151&dept_id=2001&mscssid=8FDM3UWGHRMK9HV0V02TRHNVUW2J41M4 (http://shop.beertown.org/brewers/product.asp?s_id=0&prod_name=AHA+-+Make+Your+Own+Men%27s+T-Shirt&pf_id=2001_151&dept_id=2001&mscssid=8FDM3UWGHRMK9HV0V02TRHNVUW2J41M4)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: MDixon on November 21, 2009, 12:04:11 PM
I see a lot of love going on in the thread and perhaps rightly so.

From where I sit on a day to day basis I just don't see much for my membership dollar and never have. In effect you MUST be a member in order to attend the conference (which is something worth it, but fodder for another topic). If you select the non-member rate you will automatically pay for the membership and become a member.

So what does one really get for the $? 6 magazines a year and PERHAPS some pub discounts. And let's not forget a lesser cost for entry into the AHA NHC. I guess now this forum could be considered a benefit. (FWIW - I am a member and have been for awhile.)

Let's explore those pub discounts further. In NC there are a grand total of 3 to be had. One in Asheville and two in the Charlotte area. In truth one in the Charlotte area does not apply. It is "Happy Hour Prices on Food - Anytime (where allowed)" and NC does not have a Happy Hour so no discounts there. Now we are back to TWO total places in the state and only if you can get your server to recognize they participate.

The AHA should have long ago started working on legalization of homebrewing and repealing archaic ABV limits which restrict the creativity of homebrewers. I'm sure I could be mistaken, but those efforts only seem to have begun in earnest in the last few years. I do applaud the current efforts being made and hope legalization is realized in all 50 states.

So maybe someone can spell it out for me the benefits the average AHA member would enjoy who is not entering the NHC nor attending the Conference?
[Fred - no fair pointing to the membership-benefits page. Denny - yes, I am stirring up trouble ;) ]

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: majorvices on November 21, 2009, 12:08:46 PM
I guess now this forum could be considered a benefit.





FYI there is no AHA membership needed to be a member of this forum.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: MDixon on November 21, 2009, 12:27:45 PM
I actually knew that and was being facetious, well, was trying to be at least...  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 21, 2009, 12:53:09 PM
Actually, this forum is a benefit because part of the dues AHA members pay go to support this forum.  So, while all homebrewers are more than welcome here, it's the paying members who are footing the bill for those who are not.

Mike, what you get personally from the AHA is one way to look at it, of course.  But to me, equally if not more important, is what can I help the AHA do for other homebrewers.  For me, that's more important than either Zymurgy or the pub discounts.  And while you can certainly cite things the AHA should/could have done in the past (I think we could all do that in our own lives!), isn't the important thing what the AHA is doing now?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 21, 2009, 01:01:56 PM
I love to help people, and I really love to help people with their beer.  I am an AHA member, among several other organizations, and donate my time and effort to help other brewers.

Your note was very well stated Denny.

Fred
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: MDixon on November 21, 2009, 01:33:18 PM
Maybe I'm just thick, but I'm still not ready to drink the Kool-aid at the love in.  Forum hosting can be completely free or almost free, so I'm not seeing huge costs there which would deplete the Association coffers.

I can feel the Denny vibe of "Ask not what your country can do for you" ... but before a person becomes a member of the AHA a legitimate question is what will the organization do for me. Doncha think?

 - -

As far as what I do for the AHA, I've was Judge Director for the South Region of the 2008 AHA NHC First Round, and that was a gracious plenty. If I never see another shipping box it may be too soon!
;)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 21, 2009, 01:37:39 PM
Maybe I'm just thick, but I'm still not ready to drink the Kool-aid at the love in.  Forum hosting can be completely free or almost free, so I'm not seeing huge costs there which would deplete the Association coffers.

I guarantee you that the forum and new website came at a price....

I can feel the Denny vibe of "Ask not what your country can do for you" ... but before a person becomes a member of the AHA a legitimate question is what will the organization do for me. Doncha think?

Maybe...but for me, what I get is no more I consideration than what I give.  Sorry, dude, we just have different attitudes.

 - -

As far as what I do for the AHA, I've was Judge Director for the South Region of the 2008 AHA NHC First Round, and that was a gracious plenty. If I never see another shipping box it may be too soon!
;)


I know that what you've done is not inconsiderable.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KING__SIZE on November 21, 2009, 04:43:19 PM
You also get discounts for brewing ingredients.  ;)

Also, if you want your local brew pub to offer AHA specials perhaps you could ask them for it? You appear to be a well spoken person, perhaps you could use your powers of persuasion to work with your group and achieve your goals. That kind of activism and selfless behavior would certainly get you a free membership, and the gratitude of your fellow brewers. Empowerment could solve alot of your problems, and maybe get you a 2 for 1 special on Wednesdays down at the Slap N' Pickle brewery.

So while I do agree that the AHA could have done more to work on various issues, I also think that getting members actively involved in naming, and then addressing those concerns would move the process along. Take it by the reigns, even part time activism can yield major results. BTW I have only been a member a year, and plan on joining the ambassador program because of the same concerns you voiced.  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tygo on November 21, 2009, 09:03:45 PM
Just joined up again.  I was a member before but let it lapse when I stopped brewing for awhile.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: halenrush on November 22, 2009, 02:27:33 PM
I want to go ahead and vent right now that its a little irritating to hold out for a promotion to join, finally give up, and then have a promotion a month later.  ???
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on November 22, 2009, 02:56:35 PM
I want to go ahead and vent right now that its a little irritating to hold out for a promotion to join, finally give up, and then have a promotion a month later.  ???

Email Kathryn Porter..she's been known to make allowances....no guarantees, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on November 23, 2009, 06:18:49 AM
You also get discounts for brewing ingredients.  ;)

Do you get discounts on ingredients at your LHBS, or do the online stores have them as well?

I'm not due to renew until June but already know I will.  I may also find a rally around that time to go hang out, renew my membership, and taste some great beer. 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KING__SIZE on November 25, 2009, 04:14:25 PM
Darkside, Funny thing happened today while I was searching around NYC for Bock yeast (didn't find it but I did grab some octoberfest). I was at "Hydroponics and Homebrew too" in Queens and asked if they give discounts for AHA members and got a lecture from the owner about how homebrew clubs put everyone out of business with their requests for deeper and deeper discounts. Seemed like a pretty bogus story to me.

I know that mailorder places will cut you a break but you'll have to ask. If you really want deep discounts go to your local brewery, or get in on a group buy with your local homebrew club.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Dbbrewing on November 27, 2009, 07:38:04 PM
I have been a member for a couple years now and love the magazine.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ne-brewer on November 29, 2009, 04:54:00 PM
Just joined a month ago...

Looking forward to AHA activities!!!! ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: fightdman on December 03, 2009, 02:34:46 PM
I joined a month ago and I have yet to see anything resembling membership materials! >:(
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on December 04, 2009, 09:56:51 AM
It can take a while.  If they don't show up soon, email Kathryn Porter and ask her.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on December 04, 2009, 11:52:49 AM
Kathryn's email - kathryn@brewersassociation.org
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on December 04, 2009, 11:55:51 AM
Thanks, Drew.....I should have done that!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on December 04, 2009, 12:10:43 PM
No sweat.. gotcha yer back.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: timo on December 05, 2009, 05:43:25 PM
Member here.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Steve on December 09, 2009, 01:20:52 PM
I've used my Pub Discount card at a few places: Southampton Publick House in Southampton, NY; Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH; CH Evans in Albany and I've tried to use at other places (with great embarrassment) at some places, like John Harvard's in Framingham, MA; Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA; and the Gardiner Ale House in Gardiner, MA, which aren't members of the program.  I mentioned to them that they should join the program. 15% off here and $5.00 off there really helps and promotes their brewery by word of mouth.  It's a great perk!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hampshirebrewer on December 09, 2009, 03:23:06 PM
I've been a member for many years and appreciate both the magazine and the work of the organization.
I'm thankful Sam Adams Lager showed up just in time to blend with my first homebrew efforts.
After many years of extract brewing I found that all grain produced better beer for me. I stove-top mash and fly sparge but I'm thinking of moving into batch sparging.
Currently I've got Waldo Lake Amber (subbing Columbus for Magnum bittering hops), Ordinary Bitter and Elderberry Mead fermenting, and my first ever Kolsch on deck for the weekend.
Cheers,
Dave
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: chezteth on December 09, 2009, 05:32:27 PM
Just became a member a few weeks ago.  The Zymurgy subscription alone is worth the price.  The discounts are an added bonus.  I should have become a member a long time ago.  I am looking forward to the National Homebrewers Conference this coming year.

Brandon
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: wzl46 on December 11, 2009, 08:51:21 AM
I just recently became a member with a 3 year membership.  Will something be mailed listing all the benefits and discounts that go along with the membership, or is that found on the web site?  I haven't run across anything in my brief surfing yet.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on December 11, 2009, 12:31:32 PM
The only problem with a list of discounts is there are a number of places that offer an unofficial discount that isn't monitored by the AHA.

Here's the general membership benefit list (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/membership-benefits) and this is the search for Pub Discount Program members (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/directories/find-a-pub-discount)

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dean on December 15, 2009, 09:37:54 AM
I voted No only because I haven't joined yet, but I've been mulling it over for a week or so now... I think today is the day if I can get anybody on the phone.    :)  I'm looking forward to the magazine and it sure would be great to be able to ship homebrew legally!   8)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tygo on December 15, 2009, 10:26:06 AM
Joining online was pretty easy.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dean on December 15, 2009, 10:42:26 AM
Just joined and I did it online too.  Also bought a couple of bumperstickers.   ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: BrewQwest on December 21, 2009, 07:49:14 AM
Unfortunately, I tried using the pub discount at Granite City pub in a couple of MN locations, but their managers claimed they knew nothing about it so didn't honor it.  Anyone else have problems at any of the locations?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on December 21, 2009, 09:13:02 AM
Unfortunately, I tried using the pub discount at Granite City pub in a couple of MN locations, but their managers claimed they knew nothing about it so didn't honor it.  Anyone else have problems at any of the locations?

Email kathryn@brewersassociation.org and let her know. 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: yugamrap on December 26, 2009, 05:46:22 PM
I'm a member now - my son got me a gift membership for Christmas.   ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: makemehoppy on January 03, 2010, 07:08:58 PM
Finally joined tonight.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: onthekeg on January 06, 2010, 03:13:55 PM
I'm a member and if you go to Midwest Supplies or Northern Brewer, they honor 10% off your bill.  It has paid for itself in my mind many times over with that benefit alone!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hop Bomber Brewing on January 12, 2010, 08:04:12 PM
Just joined online tonight ;D
Is there a discount code for the Northern Brewer or Midwest Supplies to use when ordering from thier site?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 15, 2010, 11:46:05 AM
Living in Colorado, the pub discounts are amazing.  I save SO much money every year it's crazy.   :D

I would assume that CA is the same way.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ullarsskald1989 on January 16, 2010, 12:10:27 PM
Been a member for about 1/4 century...either me, my wife, or both (as now).

Started brewing 4 years before the AHA was founded; joined to support the growth of the hobby.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dean on January 31, 2010, 06:44:08 AM
Been a member for about 1/4 century...either me, my wife, or both (as now).

Started brewing 4 years before the AHA was founded; joined to support the growth of the hobby.

You must be an OLD dog!  Just kidding.   ;D  ;)  Seriously though when did AHA form?  The first time I ever brewed anything was in 1979 and I won't lie it was NASTY but a small glass or two would take you where no 12 pack could.   ;D :-[  Maybe if there would have been some literature available and/or publicity about homebrewing back then I would have stuck with it.   :-\
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ndcube on February 16, 2010, 07:21:13 AM
Been meaning to do this for a few months.  I just signed up!

Did it through the Homebrewers Association site.  Am I too expect something from USPS?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on February 16, 2010, 10:01:25 AM
Been meaning to do this for a few months.  I just signed up!

Did it through the Homebrewers Association site.  Am I too expect something from USPS?

I assume they'll mail you your membership card and other stuff, like a list of places that support the pub discount.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tygo on February 16, 2010, 10:25:48 AM
Yeah, they mail you the card and some other stuff.  Took about 6 weeks for me to get mine.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ndcube on February 16, 2010, 10:58:15 AM
That long, huh.  Wish I would have done it sooner.  I was thinking about entering the NHC this year.  That's cutting it close if I want a discount.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tygo on February 16, 2010, 11:15:28 AM
It took that long to get the actual package.  I received an email confirmation pretty quickly, maybe instantaneously, and I believe it had my membership number in it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on February 16, 2010, 11:52:29 AM
That long, huh.  Wish I would have done it sooner.  I was thinking about entering the NHC this year.  That's cutting it close if I want a discount.

I doubt that will be an issue.  If it doesn't look like you'll get a member # in time to register, email kathryn@brewersassociation.org and ask her to help ya out.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ndcube on February 16, 2010, 12:12:40 PM
Thanks for the info guys.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ndcube on February 17, 2010, 05:20:42 AM
As tygo stated.... I got an email a few hours after the order with my member number and to confirm shipment.

Sweet!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: brewray on February 19, 2010, 07:57:52 AM
out of work right now. barely have enough extra to scrape together to buy kit[ i show my wife the cost of a kit vs. the price of  1/6 brl of craft beer ] but as soon as i get a job i will join. until then thanks to AHA for allowing us a site to come to and learn and dream.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ullarsskald1989 on February 21, 2010, 07:09:09 AM
You must be an OLD dog!  Just kidding.   ;D  ;)  Seriously though when did AHA form?  The first time I ever brewed anything was in 1979 and I won't lie it was NASTY but a small glass or two would take you where no 12 pack could.   ;D :-[  Maybe if there would have been some literature available and/or publicity about homebrewing back then I would have stuck with it.   :-\

=) There are days I feel not just older than dirt, but old enough to remember the rocks from which came the dirt.

I brewed my 1st batch in July, 1974: Blue Ribbon malt syrup, cane sugar, bread yeast...all to the Prohibition era recipe that "Lena" included on the backside of the can label.  My fermenter was a 5-gal frosting bucket from Dunkin Donuts.  The beer, was, awful!

I got better, because soon after I found a copies of "Guide to Better Wine and Beer Making for Beginners" by SM Tritton (Dover Books edition of 1969) and "The Art of Making Beer" by Stanley F Anderson and Raymond Hull (Hawthorn Books edition of 1971).  My brewing/vintning bookshelf is about 12 running feet in length now.

Hops, boiling, better sanitation...who da thunk it?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: smokeeater on February 21, 2010, 02:46:15 PM
My first post...

I am now a member, and waiting on my card so I can get registered for NHC!! ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on February 21, 2010, 03:39:58 PM
My first post...

I am now a member, and waiting on my card so I can get registered for NHC!! ;D

You shouldn't need to wait for your card.  You'll get an email shortly that has your membership number in it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: smokeeater on February 21, 2010, 03:54:55 PM
My first post...

I am now a member, and waiting on my card so I can get registered for NHC!! ;D

You shouldn't need to wait for your card.  You'll get an email shortly that has your membership number in it.

I checked all the emails, and I can't find the number.  The only number I can find is the "order number", but it's only 5 digits.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: smokeeater on February 21, 2010, 04:26:21 PM
My first post...

I am now a member, and waiting on my card so I can get registered for NHC!! ;D

You shouldn't need to wait for your card.  You'll get an email shortly that has your membership number in it.

I checked all the emails, and I can't find the number.  The only number I can find is the "order number", but it's only 5 digits.

Never mind...found it! ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: boognishlager on March 08, 2010, 08:49:43 PM
out of work right now. barely have enough extra to scrape together to buy kit[ i show my wife the cost of a kit vs. the price of  1/6 brl of craft beer ] but as soon as i get a job i will join. until then thanks to AHA for allowing us a site to come to and learn and dream.

I'm in the same boat. I am out of work right now and my girlfriend won't let me spend more money than we need to. Right now I am waiting on my first batch to finish, it's in the bottles now. I know this isn't the topic for that subject though, but I'm just so anxious to pop the top on that first bottle.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on March 09, 2010, 07:19:23 AM
Right now I am waiting on my first batch to finish, it's in the bottles now. I know this isn't the topic for that subject though, but I'm just so anxious to pop the top on that first bottle.

One word of advice: patience!  It's the hardest part, especially with your first batch, about homebrewing.  The waiting can seem like it's gonna kill ya.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: boognishlager on March 09, 2010, 08:30:10 AM
Yeah, it is torture. It seems like forever ago when I started this, and I still have at least 2 weeks to go.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: pschreck on April 29, 2010, 06:20:37 AM
I just joined. Minutes ago. I've never brewed but will be starting soon. Pray for me.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tygo on April 29, 2010, 06:35:09 AM
I just joined. Minutes ago. I've never brewed but will be starting soon. Pray for me.

Welcome to the obsession!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on April 29, 2010, 06:46:28 AM
brew with someone at the Big Brew event this Saturday.

Fred
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: rdwhahb on May 01, 2010, 05:39:06 AM
Well I am PROUD to say that I just joined AHA!! If any thing I am just glad to support AHA and I cant wait to start using all the benefits as well 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: rkausch on May 05, 2010, 11:42:35 AM
I'm a member, and have been for about 3 years now.  Joined up at the 2007 GABF, which included a great hat, too!  I use this board (though I've only discovered it recently, don't ask me how I missed it), Zymurgy, and the pub discount program. 

I do have one interesting observation about the pub discount program though (and it's with the pub, not the program).  I'm not going to name the pub, because that's not cool, but they've recently grown in popularity A LOT.  They were in the back of the LHBS, and very small when I first started brewing.  Everyone there was incredibly friendly, and the pub discount worked every time.  Well, fast forward a couple of years, and quite few awards to the brewery, and their popularity has skyrocketed.  They've moved into a much larger space, and they're constantly packed.  Now, the AHA pub discount only works on week nights, excluding Fridays. 

From a business perspective, I totally get what they're doing.  They've become very popular, and the exposure they received from offering the AHA discount is no longer needed as much.  That being said, it kind of feels like they're forgetting their roots, and the people that helped get them off the ground.

Sorry for the rant!  I still love all the benefits from the AHA!
Rob
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: pschreck on May 24, 2010, 03:21:47 PM
Still waiting for my card, etc. Good Lord it takes forever.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: pschreck on May 27, 2010, 06:35:16 AM
Woo hoo! My stuff came. It's the little things in life that sustain sanity.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tomsawyer on June 02, 2010, 09:28:38 AM
Just ordered a two-yr membership a week ago.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: pschreck on June 02, 2010, 05:03:28 PM
Got an interesting letter today. Another AHA membership kit showed up with a membership card and the rest.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: garyg on June 03, 2010, 02:49:11 PM
The mail house that handles our member cards screwed up and resent member packs to a group that had already received packs.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: pschreck on June 03, 2010, 05:43:02 PM
Thanks Gary. Now I can lose a card and still be safe, ;)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jmkristin on June 15, 2010, 06:59:20 PM
I joined about a month ago and have not received my membership card yet. Is that strange?

In other news just bottled my first beer and it tastes great! Can't wait to start another batch, but haven't decided what to do yet. Plus can you buy non AHA members tickets to GABF  at the pre-sale?

I'm happy to be supporting AHA and look forward to the rallies, benefits, and more brewing.
 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tygo on June 16, 2010, 04:05:06 AM
I joined about a month ago and have not received my membership card yet. Is that strange?

Nope, takes about 6 weeks or so.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on June 16, 2010, 05:51:12 AM
I joined about a month ago and have not received my membership card yet. Is that strange?

Nope, takes about 6 weeks or so.

And don't forget they are all pretty busy right now with the conference. 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: livefreebrewfree on June 16, 2010, 09:14:23 AM
I joined about a month ago and have not received my membership card yet. Is that strange?

In other news just bottled my first beer and it tastes great! Can't wait to start another batch, but haven't decided what to do yet. Plus can you buy non AHA members tickets to GABF  at the pre-sale?

I'm happy to be supporting AHA and look forward to the rallies, benefits, and more brewing.
 

I didn't get mine and joined about the same time. I emailed them and found out that there was a problem with their 3rd party printer and that they mailed them out about 1.5 - 2 weeks ago. So if you don't get it soon. I'd shoot them an email just asking. (Still haven't gotten mine).
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jmkristin on June 16, 2010, 11:08:08 AM
Thanks everyone for you responses. I think I'm just anxious to get it, lol.

Happy Brewing!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ohiotim on June 21, 2010, 08:30:53 PM
I am a member and have been for three years (need to renew soon actually). There aren't any establishments near me that participate in the pub discount program, so other than Zymurgy (which is great) I don't see any tangible benefits, but that won't stop me from renewing.

To me it's about what the AHA does for the homebrewing community. I attended the AHA member meeting for the first time this year at NHC, and it was great hearing from Gary, Crispy and the GC about what they are working on and what we can expect in the next year.

I look at it more like a donation to a charity - I don't get a lot out of it personally, but I know they do good things. And it's not very expensive (to me anyway).

-Tim
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Malticulous on June 22, 2010, 06:23:03 PM
I voted some time ago when I wasn't a member. I joined  over three months ago. Don't I get a card or something?  Not that that would do me any good here in Beerhell but it is possible I'd venture out to some pub that accepts one.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on June 23, 2010, 08:25:06 AM
Yeah, you do get a card.  It seems like it should already be there.  If it doesn't show up shortly, contact Kathryn Porter.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Malticulous on August 16, 2010, 05:48:46 PM
It's been a long time with three emails to Kate and still I have no card. A sub forum for only AHA communication would be nice. Her frigging email is @brewersassociation.org even, what the hell happened to the AHA anyway?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on August 16, 2010, 06:12:52 PM
The AHA is part of the Brewer's Association. Both the AHA and the professional group fall under the Brewer's Association umbrella. (Kinda like in the old days when it was the AHA and the AoB)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on August 16, 2010, 06:15:59 PM
I just requested enough details via PM for Kate to look into this
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Malticulous on August 16, 2010, 06:48:54 PM
The AHA is part of the Brewer's Association. Both the AHA and the professional group fall under the Brewer's Association umbrella. (Kinda like in the old days when it was the AHA and the AoB)

The pros need to take care of them selves, I do what I can with what I have. I am a homebrewer. I'm getting the impression my dues may go to their agenda.

I'm not a pro but I do better than the most of them.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on August 16, 2010, 06:55:52 PM
The AHA budget is reviewed at the members meeting at the NHC each year.
Your dues really do support homebrewing issues
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Joe Sr. on August 16, 2010, 07:00:38 PM
The pros need to take care of them selves, I do what I can with what I have. I am a homebrewer. I'm getting the impression my dues may go to their agenda.

I'm not a pro but I do better than the most of them.

The AHA does a lot for homebrewing on a national basis including, but not limited to, legislative lobbying to make sure it becomes and remains legal in all 50 states (and territories, I suppose, but there are apparently weird legal issues with the weird legal status of territories).

Incidentally, the interests of home and professional brewers are probably aligned more than you or I would think.

That said, if the AHA could do something to get rid of the archaic distributorship laws that'd be something...

But that's distributors interests, not brewers.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on August 16, 2010, 07:01:03 PM
I'm getting the impression my dues may go to their agenda.

According to the budget we review every year, the pros ship some of their dues over to the homebrewers.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on August 17, 2010, 07:57:57 AM
It's been a long time with three emails to Kate and still I have no card. A sub forum for only AHA communication would be nice. Her frigging email is @brewersassociation.org even, what the hell happened to the AHA anyway?
Kate has gotten back to me and is looking into this.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KathrynPorter on August 17, 2010, 11:25:36 AM
Malticulous says >>>It's been a long time with three emails to Kate and still I have no card. A sub forum for only AHA communication would be nice. Her frigging email is @brewersassociation.org even, what the hell happened to the AHA anyway?<<<

I’m very sorry to hear that you’ve had trouble receiving your AHA Member Card. I’ve spoken with Kate Kingsbery, AHA Member Services Team Lead, who’s been helping you resolve your missing AHA Member Card issue. She has verified that your AHA Member Card was sent from our printer three times to the address you confirmed as correct.

It’s disappointing for all of us to hear that the card hasn’t been delivered to your home after three attempts. Unfortunately, once the card leaves the printer we’re at the mercy of USPS to make the transaction complete.

Kate is going to print out one of the older style AHA Member cards to send to you directly from the BA office. Many of our members still carry these, so you shouldn’t have any troubles using it for Pub Discounts. Hopefully that one will find you!

To give you a brief history of the American Homebrewers Association, the AHA was created in 1978. The AHA then formed the Association of Brewers (AOB) in 1983 and at that point became a division of the AOB.  In 2005, the AOB merged with the Brewers Association of America to form the Brewers Association (BA). The AHA is still a division of the BA, just like the Professional, Events and Brewers Publications divisions. We all use @BrewersAssociation.org email addresses to represent the whole company that we are.

AHA members can contact the AHA regarding membership issues at any time by emailing info@brewersassociation.org or calling 888.822.6273 x 0.  Our member services team will be more than happy to help you.

Happy Brewing,
Kathryn Porter Drapeau
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on August 17, 2010, 11:52:35 AM
Thanks,

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Malticulous on August 17, 2010, 04:52:59 PM
Thank you to all of you at the AHA. I was thinking about it today and it seems to me that in a matter of years you may have solved practically all the legal issues with homebrewing.

I just can't understand how I could not have got a card yet with three have been sent. My mail man gets about 99% of my mail to me and 1% of the neighbors, but all my mail has gotten to me one way or another so far until now.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: boulderbrewer on August 17, 2010, 07:09:47 PM
They are greatly desired by normal consumers so maybe someone is cherry picking your mail recepticle. I'm glad the AHA is a stand up organization. It took two mailings for me to get my card, but I fianally got it and it was worth it. Thank you Surly!!!!

Cheers,
Marc
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on August 18, 2010, 05:05:59 AM
I got 2 cards this year, but I think that was a snafu with the printer.  But it also means I got 2 stickers...sweet.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: egminer on September 30, 2010, 11:36:34 AM
I attempt to use my benefits, but here in Alaska, only on Brewpub sponsors the association and then they don't always recognize the membership card when it's presented.  :-\
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KathrynPorter on October 04, 2010, 02:18:25 PM
Thanks for the heads up, egminer! I'll contact them and see if they need more supplies to keep their staff informed about the discounts to AHA members.

Cheers!
Kathryn
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: cheba420 on October 30, 2010, 09:19:20 AM
As previously mentioned, The subscription to Zymurgy makes the membership worth it. The connection to the community and knowing that my membership fee helps the cause does it for me. I rarely use the pub discounts but suppose I should. I wish my local home brew supply store offered an AHA discount!!!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: scooter2374 on November 15, 2010, 08:58:35 PM
I just joined the AHA tonight, and can't wait to get involved
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tygo on November 15, 2010, 09:25:13 PM
I just joined the AHA tonight, and can't wait to get involved

Welcome!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on November 16, 2010, 06:26:00 AM
Welcome Scooter


I think you will like it around here
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on November 16, 2010, 09:34:46 AM
I just joined the AHA tonight, and can't wait to get involved

Welcome to the party, this is a pretty fun place
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on November 16, 2010, 09:48:01 AM
I just joined the AHA tonight, and can't wait to get involved

Welcome to the AHA Scooter.  :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: spelt on November 20, 2010, 08:07:57 PM
London ESB yeast growing on the stir-plate as we speak.  Plan on brewing up a Mild for the holidays tomorrow.  Should be a good day for it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: myh3adhur7s on November 21, 2010, 09:38:08 PM
I joined the aha earlier this year at the AHA and Northern Brewer Wort Rally at Lakefront. And since then i have made use of the membership and resources aviable. I don't post much here on the forums but i have a laptop set up down in  my basement by my brewing/ bottling/ anything workstation for easy access. and i would be a lyer if i didn't say that the laptop was also used to play music when brewing and bottling and hanging out.

Plan on attending the NHC next year with my father who brews with me all the time and is also a member.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: badhorsie on December 06, 2010, 05:11:00 PM
I am fairly new to home brewing, so I just joined. I consider my money as a donation to further the AHA cause.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on December 12, 2010, 10:42:00 AM
I am fairly new to home brewing, so I just joined. I consider my money as a donation to further the AHA cause.

Welcome to our obsession.

Glad you decided to join...you'll be glad you did.

Welcome to the AHA Forum!   8)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: amanahoper on December 21, 2010, 03:49:11 AM
I just joined last weekend. I have been brewing for a little over a year. Uncommon Honey Steam in the secondary now.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on December 21, 2010, 07:46:09 AM
I just joined last weekend. I have been brewing for a little over a year. Uncommon Honey Steam in the secondary now.

Welcome aboard.  I think you'll find this a rather nice place.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on December 21, 2010, 09:38:50 AM
Welcome!  Amana?  Are you from IA?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on December 21, 2010, 10:45:15 AM
I just joined last weekend. I have been brewing for a little over a year. Uncommon Honey Steam in the secondary now.

Hi amanahoper!

Welcome to the AHA Forum.  8)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: amanahoper on December 22, 2010, 02:36:27 AM
Welcome!  Amana?  Are you from IA?

Iowa born and raised, and live only 5 minutes from the Millstream brewery.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: etohonboard on January 19, 2011, 08:52:21 PM
I just joined as well. I got a gift membership for Christmas and so far it may be the best thing I have gotten. ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on January 20, 2011, 07:10:25 AM
I just joined as well. I got a gift membership for Christmas and so far it may be the best thing I have gotten. ;D

Congratulations and welcome aboard.  You won't be sorry.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: morticaixavier on January 20, 2011, 07:46:40 AM
I just joined as well. a birthday gift. but i did not get a member number via email. do i have to wait till the card arrives in the mail?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on January 20, 2011, 09:03:06 AM
I just joined as well. a birthday gift. but i did not get a member number via email. do i have to wait till the card arrives in the mail?


I think so, but to be sure, you can email Kathryn Porter (kathryn@brewersassociation.org) and ask her.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on January 20, 2011, 10:45:18 AM
I just joined as well. I got a gift membership for Christmas and so far it may be the best thing I have gotten. ;D

Welcome to the AHA Forum!

How long have you been homebrewing?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KathrynPorter on January 20, 2011, 11:17:38 AM
To all the new AHA members,
Thank you for joining! We're so glad to have you involved! You'll all get a welcome email shortly. In that email, your AHA member number is listed.You'll also get a new member packet in the mail in a couple weeks.

If you need anything else, just let us know. Info@brewersassociation.org or Kathryn@brewersassociation.org

Cheers!
Kathryn
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Beer Monger on March 25, 2011, 09:33:27 AM
Can't I vote 'Yes' and 'No Pants'?     

I did let my membership lapse for a few years, but I'm back!  8)

AHA #: 000126008
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dogismycopilot on April 21, 2011, 07:04:30 PM
Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but can anybody tell me if you renew your membership early, will the next renewal date be from the date of the new (early) renewal, or from the original month/day?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on April 21, 2011, 07:43:20 PM
Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but can anybody tell me if you renew your membership early, will the next renewal date be from the date of the new (early) renewal, or from the original month/day?

It just adds another year from the expiration date.  You don't lose any days.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gmac on April 21, 2011, 07:48:51 PM
Apparently, they'll take Canadians too.  Or at least they took my money.  I'm sure my beer will get better quickly.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: punatic on April 22, 2011, 12:03:26 AM
Apparently, they'll take Canadians too.  Or at least they took my money.  I'm sure my beer will get better quickly.


When I tended bar and a woman asked for a Moosehead I would always say, "I could tell you like Moosehead..."
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: a10t2 on April 22, 2011, 08:48:43 AM
Apparently, they'll take Canadians too.  Or at least they took my money.

Did they let you pay in loonies? ;)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dogismycopilot on April 22, 2011, 10:37:34 AM
Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but can anybody tell me if you renew your membership early, will the next renewal date be from the date of the new (early) renewal, or from the original month/day?

It just adds another year from the expiration date.  You don't lose any days.

Cool, thanks, Hokerer.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gymrat on May 20, 2011, 07:36:38 AM
I just finally got my email receipt for my membership. Took a week. They said it is shipped. What are they shipping other than my magazine? I didn't purchase for the discounts. I did so as a donation to the home brew lobby. But I am looking forward to seeing the magazine.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: tygo on May 20, 2011, 07:46:19 AM
You'll get a membership card and some stickers and I can't remember what else they throw in there.  A pamphlet listing the pubs that participate in the discount program I think.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KathrynPorter on May 20, 2011, 09:19:27 AM
The "shipping" statement on your receipt is auto-generated by our database. It basically means that your order was entered into the database. If you had purchased merchandise, it would mail out that day. It's an old system that we're replacing as we speak (write??).

Soon, you'll be able to purchase a membership and it will go right into the database, like magic!!!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gymrat on May 20, 2011, 09:40:54 AM
I like magic  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: maxieboy on May 20, 2011, 01:31:40 PM
I like magic  ;D

Me too. Watch me make this pint of Rye IPA disappear!  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: triplee on May 24, 2011, 04:19:13 PM
I got my membership receipt over a month ago, but still no card or magazine or anything.  I have a # already, which is dandy so I can use it to get the VIP at GABF this year, but wouldn't mind flashing for some discounts too.

Any ideas on what happened?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on May 24, 2011, 07:16:59 PM
I got my membership receipt over a month ago, but still no card or magazine or anything.  I have a # already, which is dandy so I can use it to get the VIP at GABF this year, but wouldn't mind flashing for some discounts too.

Any ideas on what happened?

Usually takes a few weeks to get your card and the magazine is mailed out on scheduled mailings. Try contacting Kathryn Porter for further info. She may check in here as she does every so often.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gymrat on May 26, 2011, 07:15:00 AM
How did you get your number. I would like to use one to link my forum membership with my AHA membership.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KathrynPorter on May 26, 2011, 07:38:33 AM
If you need your member number keep for eyes on your email for a welcome email. Soon after your membership is processed, you'll get an official welcome email from the AHA. It's all fancy html (looks like the website) and has your 9-digit member number listed at the top.

If you  just can't wait, you can always email info@brewersassociation.org.

Zymurgy mails every other month, so sometimes it seems like a while before you get your first one. The next issue mails around June 17ish and the list for that will likely be pulled close to the first of June. If you're membership is in before June, you should get that one. You would have needed an active membership by the first of April to get the May/June issue.

cheers!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gymrat on June 01, 2011, 10:36:31 PM
Just got it. Now I am all linked up and am a real live brewer  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: mxstar21 on June 01, 2011, 11:20:16 PM
Just got it. Now I am all linked up and am a real live brewer  ;D

The magazine makes the membership totally worth it.  I think I know you from somewhere.   ;)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: punatic on June 01, 2011, 11:59:07 PM

The magazine makes the membership totally worth it.  I think I know you from somewhere.   ;)


Such an old pickup line...  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gymrat on June 02, 2011, 06:48:11 AM
Why yes you do :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ynotbrusum on July 06, 2011, 05:51:11 PM
Finally joined - don't know why I waited so long....next step - the link up.

Cheers.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on July 06, 2011, 05:52:04 PM
Finally joined - don't know why I waited so long....next step - the link up.

Cheers.

Welcome aboard!  8)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: sparkleberry on July 24, 2011, 06:47:09 PM
i signed up about three weeks ago.

the information i have accessed in those weeks are making me a better brewer.

do it.

everyone is super friendly and totally willing to give advise.

i feel like i can ask any question or post any happy accident and know i will get positive response. 

i am an extract/specialty grain brewer and make 5 gallon batches, but a 20 gallon AG brewer has no problem giving greg advise.

i feel like my brewing has gotten better.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: mkultra on August 06, 2011, 08:06:42 AM
I don't have a membership yet, as I just signed up to this board a few minutes ago. I may or may not have any pants on either. I'm too afraid to look. I am, however, getting ready to build a mash tun and have a go at all-grain brewing. This is my first post. Nice to meet you all. This looks like a fun place. :D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on August 06, 2011, 10:05:26 AM
Welcome, welcome.. we ask that all CIA mind control programs be left at the front door! :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: punatic on August 06, 2011, 11:07:43 AM
That stands for Michelob kine Ultra, yah?    :D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Tim McManus on August 06, 2011, 11:16:39 AM
Welcome, welcome.. we ask that all CIA mind control programs be left at the front door! :)

These are not the droids you're looking for.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on August 06, 2011, 11:30:32 AM
Welcome, welcome.. we ask that all CIA mind control programs be left at the front door! :)

But we can still play with our neuralizers, right?

(http://www.brinkleys.org/users/tsl/Files/men-in-black-neuralizer.jpg)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: mkultra on August 07, 2011, 07:47:16 AM
Welcome, welcome.. we ask that all CIA mind control programs be left at the front door! :)

will do. for the most part. thanks for the welcome.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: mkultra on August 07, 2011, 07:51:07 AM
That stands for Michelob kine Ultra, yah?    :D

Michelob Kickass Ultra.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: cljune on August 11, 2011, 08:13:22 PM
I am a member of AHA
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on August 12, 2011, 05:05:54 AM
I am a member of AHA

Welcome aboard!  :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on August 12, 2011, 05:43:21 AM
The AHA Card...Don't leave home without it!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: marko73 on September 08, 2011, 10:44:16 AM
Hi all,

Just joined again after about a year.

New to the forums though and looking forward to it!

Marko
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on September 08, 2011, 11:16:04 AM
Hi all,

Just joined again after about a year.

New to the forums though and looking forward to it!

Marko

Welcome, Marko
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: johnnyb on January 03, 2012, 07:19:14 PM
I signed up for the forums a while back but just finally joined AHA today. I see lots of familiar user names from the NB forums over here!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: brewsumore on February 02, 2012, 09:35:53 PM
Just purchased a 3-year membership!  It totally removed my guilt complex.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: heavyeng on February 05, 2012, 06:37:54 PM
I just joined!! ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Hokerer on February 05, 2012, 07:06:11 PM
I just joined!! ;D

Welcome aboard, you won't be sorry
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bonjour on February 05, 2012, 08:06:34 PM
awesome
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ccfoo242 on February 21, 2012, 01:55:42 PM
Joined a few weeks ago. Any idea how long it takes to get the membership card...I'm ready for my $3 discount on growlers at Intuition Ale Works!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jmcamerlengo on February 21, 2012, 01:57:39 PM
Joined a few weeks ago. Any idea how long it takes to get the membership card...I'm ready for my $3 discount on growlers at Intuition Ale Works!

Speaking of that...do you get a card? I am a member but never received a card.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on February 21, 2012, 02:00:01 PM
Yeah, you should get a card.  They only manufacture them at intervals (quarterly?) so it may take a while.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: morticaixavier on February 21, 2012, 02:01:31 PM
A related question -

I was abotu a week late renewing so will that count as a new membership or is there continuity? will I get a new card or does the one I have now just keep going?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jmcamerlengo on February 21, 2012, 02:03:53 PM
Yeah, you should get a card.  They only manufacture them at intervals (quarterly?) so it may take a while.

Thanks Denny!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gymrat on February 21, 2012, 02:05:21 PM
They sent me another card when I renewed.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: garyg on February 21, 2012, 02:07:22 PM
Yeah, you should get a card.  They only manufacture them at intervals (quarterly?) so it may take a while.

The cards actually mail every 2-3 weeks.  If you've been waiting much more than that, I'd suggest contacting our Member Services staff to make sure we have your correct contact information: info@brewersassociation.org; 888-822-6273.

I was abotu a week late renewing so will that count as a new membership or is there continuity? will I get a new card or does the one I have now just keep going?

We'll send you a new card with your new expiration date.  The member number will stay the same, though.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: KathrynPorter on February 21, 2012, 02:10:34 PM
We send a list of new and renewing members to our printer every two weeks (minimum). If there's a big group, we'll send it out at the end of the week.

You should have your card in 2-4 weeks.

Thanks for joining the AHA!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jmcamerlengo on February 21, 2012, 02:17:34 PM
email sent!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ccfoo242 on February 21, 2012, 04:44:13 PM
The cards actually mail every 2-3 weeks.  If you've been waiting much more than that, I'd suggest contacting our Member Services staff to make sure we have your correct contact information: info@brewersassociation.org; 888-822-6273.

We send a list of new and renewing members to our printer every two weeks (minimum). If there's a big group, we'll send it out at the end of the week.

You should have your card in 2-4 weeks.

Thanks for joining the AHA!

Thanks. I just got a Zymurgy in the mail today so I imagine the card isn't far behind.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: mosgood on April 04, 2012, 05:46:11 PM
Getting Zymurgy alone is worth it, then I do use the pub discounts a lot, saving more than the price of the membership I'm sure.


Agreed. I'm new to the AHA and have been pleased with the magazine, the recipes, and the enthusiasm on the boards. I'm looking forward to sharing pics, recipes and advice to reciprocate what I've received.

Cheers.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gerald_weigel on June 20, 2012, 07:53:57 PM
I too recently joined. This last year has seen me get back into the hobby after a long hiatus, and seeing all the press about the taproom bill here in MN and the changes over in WI I wanted to get on board to help efforts like those.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: ccfoo242 on June 20, 2012, 07:56:58 PM
I too recently joined. This last year has seen me get back into the hobby after a long hiatus, and seeing all the press about the taproom bill here in MN and the changes over in WI I wanted to get on board to help efforts like those.

Welcome to the obsession!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: rjberry on September 26, 2012, 02:35:30 PM
I just started brewing last summer and this year for my birthday my wife bought me the membership (good wife!).  It's already worth it.  There is a lot of free information out there, but there is a lot of GOOD information here.  Figure there are magazine subscriptions alone that cost what the membership here costs and that's an easy way to justify it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: PeckerWood on October 03, 2012, 04:55:17 PM
I finally joined after debating over a year and finally said screw it, this is what I love, this is my passion, and I'm going to be doing it for a lifetime; so I'll join for a lifetime. I'll even add my best friend, wife, and brother to the list, so we can all go out the the local Iron Hill and save a few bucks every time.  It's always a good time, and now I have more incentive to go out for a few new craft beers. Maybe I'll find a little inspiration for what the next batch will be. This is a good cause and I stand for it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jeffy on October 03, 2012, 05:04:54 PM
I finally joined after debating over a year and finally said screw it, this is what I love, this is my passion, and I'm going to be doing it for a lifetime; so I'll join for a lifetime. I'll even add my best friend, wife, and brother to the list, so we can all go out the the local Iron Hill and save a few bucks every time.  It's always a good time, and now I have more incentive to go out for a few new craft beers. Maybe I'll find a little inspiration for what the next batch will be. This is a good cause and I stand for it.

Welcome to the forum.  You from Philly?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: PeckerWood on October 03, 2012, 05:10:24 PM
I finally joined after debating over a year and finally said screw it, this is what I love, this is my passion, and I'm going to be doing it for a lifetime; so I'll join for a lifetime. I'll even add my best friend, wife, and brother to the list, so we can all go out the the local Iron Hill and save a few bucks every time.  It's always a good time, and now I have more incentive to go out for a few new craft beers. Maybe I'll find a little inspiration for what the next batch will be. This is a good cause and I stand for it.

Welcome to the forum.  You from Philly?

Hello!  Yes, well I live just north of Philly, but I actually work in the PHL airport as a bartender in Terminal F.  I run into a lot of homebrews there!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jkeeler on December 09, 2012, 12:52:46 PM
Thought I'd share my thoughts on being a member:

Did you know the American Homebrewers Association just turned 34?  Do you know how important this organization has been not only to homebrewing, but to the emergence of the craft beer movement?
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=hoppy-birthday-aha

I'm proud to serve as the Chairperson of the AHA Governing Committee.  In fact, I'm working on AHA stuff today!  As a member of the AHA, I enjoy all the benefits like pub discounts and Zymurgy magazine...but more importantly I have seen first hand the important work the AHA does in states where homerbewing is still illegal, and/or where the rights of homebrewers need to be defended.

If you are a homebrewer, please become a member.  The work of the AHA does not only help promote a better future for homebrewing, but a better future for great beer in general.

Cheers..and happy b-day AHA.
Title: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on December 09, 2012, 06:45:50 PM
I'd like to echo the last post from Jake.

Happy Birthday AHA!

This organization has really given back to the community in so many ways. I'm very proud to serve on the AHA Governing Committee with Jake and all of the outstanding members of this committee. We are are working hard together to make this organization the best of its kind.

Being an AHA member makes me proud. I enjoy all of the benefits and the interaction that I have with the membership, whether it's through a local competition or even right here on this great forum.

Join the AHA and help us make this organization even better!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on December 11, 2012, 07:13:27 AM
Happy Birthday AHA!


Are these guys going to play at the birthday party?

(http://www.a-ha4ever.com/Fotos/a-ha/head.aha.jpg)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: bluesman on December 11, 2012, 10:45:53 AM
Happy Birthday AHA!


Are these guys going to play at the birthday party?

(http://www.a-ha4ever.com/Fotos/a-ha/head.aha.jpg)

Good question...but I doubt it. Quite fitting at any rate. :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jds357 on January 04, 2013, 12:12:34 AM
I have already paid for the membership ten times over with all of the discounts I get from it.  So... YES it is worth it. 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 20, 2013, 01:59:33 PM
i just joined....looking forward to being a member..thanks to Denny for referring me.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on February 20, 2013, 02:17:28 PM
i just joined....looking forward to being a member..thanks to Denny for referring me.

You won't regret it, man.  Besides the perks you get, you help support the hobby and the AHA's efforts to make homebrewing legal in every state and keep craft beer available.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on February 20, 2013, 02:18:59 PM
i just joined....looking forward to being a member..thanks to Denny for referring me.

You won't regret it, man.  Besides the perks you get, you help support the hobby and the AHA's efforts to make homebrewing legal in every state and keep craft beer available.

looking forward to being a member...i think i will drink a pint (or two) to inaugurate ;D!!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: industrialpunk on March 08, 2013, 10:39:25 AM
Just getting Zymurgy is worth the price. Getting 10% off at my LHBS is a bonus. Supporting the cause of homebrewing is icing on the cake.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hellbound on March 13, 2013, 07:40:58 PM
Love Zymurgy, Love that I can get discounts at places when I go out of town (I already get them from being a member of my brew-club) and the fact that my money goes to the community, added bonus. The way I see it, why not give back
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: montanagray on March 16, 2013, 02:31:13 PM
After this year I am dropping my membership.  Cant get any feedback unless it is slap you in the face learning.  Just too much for me.

Montana

P.S. But the magazine ZYMURGY is good, but the forums are too negative.
Title: AHA Membership
Post by: cheshirecat on March 17, 2013, 04:40:23 AM
but the forums are too negative.

Sorry you had that experience. Seems the opposite to me. Yeah there is rogue negative person out there every so often, but on a whole I personally found everyone to be very nice here. Anyway...

There is also the fact the member helps ensure homebrewing stay legal and help protect our rights. That alone (to me anyway) is worth the price of membership. Rest is gravy.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hellbound on March 19, 2013, 12:14:07 PM
but the forums are too negative.

Sorry you had that experience. Seems the opposite to me. Yeah there is rogue negative person out there every so often, but on a whole I personally found everyone to be very nice here. Anyway...

There is also the fact the member helps ensure homebrewing stay legal and help protect our rights. That alone (to me anyway) is worth the price of membership. Rest is gravy.

I agree, I care more about the fact that my membership dollars go towards the homebrewing community, than I do the perks.

As far as negativity, I'v found it's often a 2-way street. nothing against you montanagray, but if you spend time on some of the other forums out there, you'll find that alot of them are filled with snobs who would rather criticize than help. Not the case here.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on March 19, 2013, 12:19:43 PM
As far as negativity, I'v found it's often a 2-way street. nothing against you montanagray, but if you spend time on some of the other forums out there, you'll find that alot of them are filled with snobs who would rather criticize than help. Not the case here.

Which is the reason I left the green board and Beer Advocate.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hellbound on March 19, 2013, 12:29:21 PM

Which is the reason I left the green board and Beer Advocate.

Yup. Never perused those particular forums, but you get the idea. I'd rather not name drop, as I'm sure that there are some very nice, helpful and experienced brewers, but there's always a bad apple to ruin the pie. I have not found that to be the case here. :fingers crossed:

-Dave
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: donsmitty on March 21, 2013, 06:22:10 PM
I was thinking of subscribing to Zymurgy and when I looked at the price for AHA membership that included Zymurgy, the forums, etc., I decide to join.  I'm glad I did as I have already received help from the senior members.  Well worth the price of admission.
Title: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on March 21, 2013, 06:45:26 PM
I was thinking of subscribing to Zymurgy and when I looked at the price for AHA membership that included Zymurgy, the forums, etc., I decide to join.  I'm glad I did as I have already received help from the senior members.  Well worth the price of admission.

Welcome to the AHA!  There are several members of the Governing Committee here on the forum.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: klickitat jim on March 21, 2013, 09:45:12 PM
Newest member, right here. Just joined.

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: donsmitty on March 22, 2013, 04:06:55 AM
Newest member, right here. Just joined.

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

Welcome to AHA Jim...now I'm not the newest member.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: klickitat jim on March 22, 2013, 05:51:56 PM
Thanks

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: yso191 on March 22, 2013, 06:41:35 PM
Newest member, right here. Just joined.

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

Hey neighbor!  I see by your picture that you ride.  Those two things prompted me to say hello.  I hope to run into you some time.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: klickitat jim on March 22, 2013, 06:46:56 PM
Right on. By your user name we may share occupation

"Freedom is temporary unless you are also Brave!" - Patriot

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: HobsonDrake on May 03, 2013, 05:34:12 PM
After being on these board for a few months, I put up the funds. 8) Can't wait for the first issue of Zymurgy.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Jimmy K on May 05, 2013, 06:00:26 AM
Awesome! Zymurgy's a great magazine.

- Sent by my R2 unit

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: rainmaker on June 11, 2013, 05:57:03 PM
I Just joined a few weeks ago.  Ever since joining, I've been using and browsing the site more, been super excited waiting on my first issue of Zymurgy, and even got a free book with my membership, which I've been reading through. 

Well worth the what, 3 bucks a month?  Access eZymurgy is also nice. 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: mike2002bartell on July 02, 2013, 08:47:27 AM
The Zymurgy mag is well worth it. Also now available via an app with your iPhone or Android devices.  8)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: alestateyall on October 16, 2013, 06:40:36 PM
I am a member. I moved to Mississippi 5 years ago and discovered there were still states where it was illegal to homebrew. AHA helped change that. AHA President Gary Glass came to MS and met with homebrewers and legislators. Shortly after our law was changed.  I really appreciate Gary's help and will stay an AHA member for life.

PS. The grass roots campaign headed by our "Raise your pints" led the way. I am a lifetime (aka Growler) member of that organization also.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dmtaylor on October 16, 2013, 07:55:01 PM
I keep on feeling the tug to join.  I think I may, I think I might.  Maybe tomorrow.  Really, I think I will.  Soon.  I feel like I owe it to homebrewers, and to this forum, to be able to say that I am an AHA member.  Yeah, I really should.  I'll update this thread after it's official.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: newbrewe9 on October 17, 2013, 03:01:11 AM
I would love to join but, don't know which would be a good membership for me since I just started homebrewing  8) ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Jeff M on October 17, 2013, 05:04:18 AM
When i first started brewing i just put up for a year, i will likely join for life when i get the spare cash to do so, but i will never let the membership lapse.  Zymurgy is a great read and i love brewing so ill support the AHA because of the good work they do(books, legal issues etc etc)
cheers
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dmtaylor on October 17, 2013, 05:06:40 AM
Okay, I did it.  I felt the urge for a while now and I finally signed up.  I am an AHA member!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: jeffy on October 17, 2013, 05:28:45 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: AmandaK on October 17, 2013, 05:47:53 AM
My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.

When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that?? :P
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Jimmy K on October 17, 2013, 05:51:54 AM
My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.

When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that?? :P
We just renewed for three years. Each time I think we should do lifetime.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on October 17, 2013, 05:55:25 AM
Okay, I did it.  I felt the urge for a while now and I finally signed up.  I am an AHA member!
Woohoo.  Your secret decoder ring should arrive next week

I would love to join but, don't know which would be a good membership for me since I just started homebrewing  8) ;D

Start with one year, find AHA deals nearby and watch for AHA Rallies in your area.  After the first year, you can decide how you want to proceed.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: HoosierBrew on October 17, 2013, 06:07:45 AM
My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.

When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that?? :P
We just renewed for three years. Each time I think we should do lifetime.
Same thing I do every time.  After this many renewals I just wanna do the lifetime and be done with it.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 17, 2013, 06:26:19 AM
I would love to join but, don't know which would be a good membership for me since I just started homebrewing  8) ;D
sign up for a year. Benefits of membership are discussed early in this thread. If you use the benefits, you will realize that the cost:benefit ratio is low. I say the membership pays for itself.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: punatic on October 17, 2013, 08:29:50 AM
My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.

When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that?? :P

You get to stick-around with cool homebrewers for the rest of your life!   ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on October 17, 2013, 08:54:12 AM
Okay, I did it.  I felt the urge for a while now and I finally signed up.  I am an AHA member!


I thought I felt a disturbance in The Force.   ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dmtaylor on October 17, 2013, 10:47:56 AM
I don't usually say this, but... lol!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dak0415 on October 17, 2013, 11:20:20 AM
My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.

When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that?? :P

You get to stick-around with cool homebrewers for the rest of your life!   ;D
Maybe you could get each other Lifetime memberships as wedding gifts?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Jimmy K on October 18, 2013, 10:05:55 AM
My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.

When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that?? :P

You get to stick-around with cool homebrewers for the rest of your life!   ;D
Maybe you could get each other Lifetime memberships as wedding gifts?
A household lifetime membership is only $100 more than a single.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on October 18, 2013, 10:18:25 AM
Maybe you could get each other Lifetime memberships as wedding gifts?
A household lifetime membership is only $100 more than a single.
Yeah...but she doesn't need to know that  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: brick pig on December 10, 2013, 11:55:28 AM
I've been lurking around these forums for years, but just this week finally joined the AHA.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on December 10, 2013, 12:06:32 PM
Good on ya and welcome!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: grainman on December 20, 2013, 05:53:19 PM
I am new to the forum and newly joined the AHA. It's already nice to have access to zymurgy and when I get my member card I can take advantage of a few discounts (although GA doesn't really have a whole lot of participation). I'm kind of jealous that most of the rallies and discounts are out west, but maybe some cool stuff will eventually come eastbound.How can I "persuade" some of the finer beer drinking establishments here in the Atlanta area to get on board with the AHA discount program? I know a lot of places that have craft beer events all the time, but most do not show any support for the AHA, which seems counter productive to me. :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on December 31, 2013, 07:33:30 AM
Last day to join or renew at the old rates!!!  I just renewed for 3 years, so I'm good until 6/30/17.

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: redbeerman on December 31, 2013, 07:57:37 AM
+1
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: morticaixavier on December 31, 2013, 08:19:11 AM
I am new to the forum and newly joined the AHA. It's already nice to have access to zymurgy and when I get my member card I can take advantage of a few discounts (although GA doesn't really have a whole lot of participation). I'm kind of jealous that most of the rallies and discounts are out west, but maybe some cool stuff will eventually come eastbound.How can I "persuade" some of the finer beer drinking establishments here in the Atlanta area to get on board with the AHA discount program? I know a lot of places that have craft beer events all the time, but most do not show any support for the AHA, which seems counter productive to me. :)

welcome aboard!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: stevep on January 06, 2014, 02:38:15 PM
I am new to the forum and newly joined the AHA. It's already nice to have access to zymurgy and when I get my member card I can take advantage of a few discounts (although GA doesn't really have a whole lot of participation). I'm kind of jealous that most of the rallies and discounts are out west, but maybe some cool stuff will eventually come eastbound.How can I "persuade" some of the finer beer drinking establishments here in the Atlanta area to get on board with the AHA discount program? I know a lot of places that have craft beer events all the time, but most do not show any support for the AHA, which seems counter productive to me. :)

Greetings and welcome to the AHA! I'm glad to hear that you have already started enjoying some of the benefits of being a member. We are always looking to increase participation in the AHA Member Deals program, and as you can imagine there are great breweries and craft beer bars popping up all over the place. Feel free to send me an email  (steve@brewersassociation.org)with suggested participants for the program. It always helps to hear from the AHA members where they would like to see offers coming from.

In addition to my attempts at getting new businesses on board, AHA members can help spread the word by talking to tap room or bar managers at their local establishments about the program. There is a whole page dedicated to the AHA Member Deals Program on the AHA site under "Business Tools (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/business-tools/aha-member-deals)".

Here business owners can find information about the program, the AHA, and a list of promotional benefits for participating in the program.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: deathlylost on March 10, 2014, 11:54:01 AM
Besides supporting all the great work the AHA does, Zymurgy magazine alone is worth it. But I also get the discounts at my local Gordon Biersch; I get a free beer every time I visit. How can you go wrong with that?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Al on April 05, 2014, 11:47:11 AM
Been a member for a while. I don't get much chance on any discounts living where I do, but I dig the mag and the whole AHA mission, as well as being a member of THE community of brewers!

For some reason I haven't used this forum in the past, but I'm going to start now. I know Denny and surely some others in here know me as al_bob on the BlueBoard.

Cheers!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on April 05, 2014, 11:58:29 AM
Been a member for a while. I don't get much chance on any discounts living where I do, but I dig the mag and the whole AHA mission, as well as being a member of THE community of brewers!

For some reason I haven't used this forum in the past, but I'm going to start now. I know Denny and surely some others in here know me as al_bob on the BlueBoard.

Cheers!

AL!  Great to see ya here.  Welcome!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Al on April 07, 2014, 07:28:44 PM
Thanks, man. I finally have one of those beers to send you that I promised. The batch I promised originally didn't come out quite right.

This is the 2nd attempt on it this year and the one I have now is better than the one a month ago. Both were ok, but I was 10 points below my recipe on both. I think I got a batch of old malt from a friend. Luckily it was only enough for those two beers. I'll choose my own from now on!

It's the fruity one using Belma, Citra, and Amarillo, with Chinook bittering.

Still not as good as last year, but I'll be tweaking it. Give me a shout and I'll send it out to you.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Twisteddigit on April 11, 2014, 01:17:55 PM
New here.  I've been brewing for the last 10 years.  I took a break for a while but got back into it with a vengeance about a year ago (finally bit the bullet on some new stainless gear).  I just joined the AHA.  I don't know what took me so long.  But I was reading Papazian's Microbrewed Adventures on vacation (which I really enjoyed) and made a point to join when I got back.  So here I am.  So it looks like membership gets you access a lot of great resources, especially the forums and Zymurgy.

Happy to be here!  8)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on April 11, 2014, 02:04:56 PM
New here.  I've been brewing for the last 10 years.  I took a break for a while but got back into it with a vengeance about a year ago (finally bit the bullet on some new stainless gear).  I just joined the AHA.  I don't know what took me so long.  But I was reading Papazian's Microbrewed Adventures on vacation (which I really enjoyed) and made a point to join when I got back.  So here I am.  So it looks like membership gets you access a lot of great resources, especially the forums and Zymurgy.

Happy to be here!  8)

Great to have you here!  FWIW, forum access is not dependent on membership.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: klickitat jim on April 18, 2014, 05:42:39 PM
Hugs from Denny are though...
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on April 19, 2014, 08:12:18 AM
Hugs from Denny are though...

Dude, I'll hug ALMOST anybody!  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: dbeechum on April 19, 2014, 08:16:35 AM
Dude, I'll hug ALMOST anybody!  ;)

Except in cases where the restraining order applies.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on April 19, 2014, 08:59:57 AM
Dude, I'll hug ALMOST anybody!  ;)

Except in cases where the restraining order applies.

well, yeah. there's that....
Title: Re: AHA Membership benefits ???
Post by: vnzjunk on June 14, 2014, 08:30:51 AM
Hello

I am not a member yet of AHA but am considering it at the present time. I was particularly interested in the downloadable archives from past convention presentations but the system would not let me access just the listing of what is available for download.

Can someone please tell me if All or just some of the presentations are available.

Thanks in advance

I'm just curious how many of you have an AHA membership. Do you use the benefits that come with the membership? I do not currently, but will most likely get one soon. Its good to support the AHA community and its efforts!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: morticaixavier on June 14, 2014, 03:06:20 PM
Most of the ones from last year are available. Some transcripts from earlier years. I believe all of this years will be available.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: vnzjunk on June 14, 2014, 03:08:09 PM
Thanks for that info
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Jimmy K on June 14, 2014, 08:30:56 PM
You also get access to back issues of zymurgy online. They've scanned at least a decades worth. That's pretty cool.

Sent from my XT1030 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: AHA Membership benefits ???
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 15, 2014, 05:16:38 AM
Hello

I am not a member yet of AHA but am considering it at the present time. I was particularly interested in the downloadable archives from past convention presentations but the system would not let me access just the listing of what is available for download.

Can someone please tell me if All or just some of the presentations are available.

Thanks in advance

I'm just curious how many of you have an AHA membership. Do you use the benefits that come with the membership? I do not currently, but will most likely get one soon. Its good to support the AHA community and its efforts!

The slide shows and audio recordings will be available. The way you can listen to the talk and hear what was not on the slide, and get Q&A.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: CroceBrewing on July 18, 2014, 05:59:59 AM
I'm just curious how many of you have an AHA membership. Do you use the benefits that come with the membership? I do not currently, but will most likely get one soon. Its good to support the AHA community and its efforts!

My wife and I just joined this past week, and went to a very cool AHA rally last night at Sam Adams. Already we're enjoying the member benefits. If you're an active homebrewer, joining is definitely a good move, not only from an informational and networking standpoint, but as a way to support something that -- for many of us -- is more obsession than hobby.  :)

Been reading about the AHA's origins, and these guys have been doing great work advocating for homebrewers since the late 1970s, when there were probably only a few thousand homebrewers in the entire country. Now, there are more than a million!

After less than a week, I'm already seeing the benefits of the nominal membership fee. Free admission to the rally alone last night pretty much paid for our membership.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on July 18, 2014, 06:30:35 AM
Welcome CroceBrewing!!  Every year I say I'm going to make that rally, but getting down to Boston on a Thursday after work from NH is a pain.  Maybe next year!

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: CroceBrewing on July 18, 2014, 07:50:58 AM
Welcome CroceBrewing!!  Every year I say I'm going to make that rally, but getting down to Boston on a Thursday after work from NH is a pain.  Maybe next year!
Thanks! Very honored to be an AHA member. I came down from Peabody for the rally, and traffic was pretty brutal. But AHA put on a good event, and Sam Adams has always been very good to homebrewers. I even went home with a growler of their experimental Double Pils. Interesting beer with big flavors and a high (8.7%) ABV. At just 10 bucks for the growler, though, it was well worth the price.  :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: markpotts on July 24, 2014, 07:22:10 AM
I'm in sunny old England and joined a few weeks ago :)
The on line access to the old editions of Zymurgy were the deal clincher for me.
One day I hope to get over to your side of the pond for a 'beer trip' for which the pub discount thing will come in useful, culminating with a visit to the GABF.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: morticaixavier on July 24, 2014, 07:37:44 AM
welcome mark!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: markpotts on July 24, 2014, 08:32:29 AM
welcome mark!
Thank you mort, I am pleased to be here :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: karlweese22 on September 26, 2014, 05:38:24 AM
I'm just curious how many of you have an AHA membership. Do you use the benefits that come with the membership? I do not currently, but will most likely get one soon. Its good to support the AHA community and its efforts!

Not a member. Just joined the forum and I'm a complete noob in brewing. I actually don't know much except from watching my big bro a couple years back but he's overseas at the moment and barely able to contact him for advice.  I'll most likely become a member in the future though but till then I'd have to get the basics.  Do you have any links or threads you can suggest?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: theDarkSide on September 26, 2014, 05:51:13 AM
This is a great place to start:  http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/beginner/how-to-make-beer/
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: scotts87 on December 26, 2014, 03:16:27 PM
I've only been a brand new member since yesterday, but I already saved about $6.50 on my purchase at a member home-brew store here in the Houston Texas area! Woohoo :)

Happy to be a member, and I have yet to even start my first batch. Still reading up before I jump in  ;D

-Scott
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 26, 2014, 03:23:24 PM
I've only been a brand new member since yesterday, but I already saved about $6.50 on my purchase at a member home-brew store here in the Houston Texas area! Woohoo :)

Happy to be a member, and I have yet to even start my first batch. Still reading up before I jump in  ;D

-Scott

Welcome Scott !
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: morticaixavier on December 27, 2014, 11:05:58 AM
I've only been a brand new member since yesterday, but I already saved about $6.50 on my purchase at a member home-brew store here in the Houston Texas area! Woohoo :)

Happy to be a member, and I have yet to even start my first batch. Still reading up before I jump in  ;D

-Scott

welcome! way to leverage the membership.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: JMaskel on February 20, 2015, 09:31:35 AM
Brewed my first batch a month ago and have been hooked ever since.  The next logical step was to join the AHA for the great perks and support. 

I am proud to be a member and can't wait to absorb all the knowledge that the homebrewing community has to offer.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: morticaixavier on February 20, 2015, 10:07:00 AM
Brewed my first batch a month ago and have been hooked ever since.  The next logical step was to join the AHA for the great perks and support. 

I am proud to be a member and can't wait to absorb all the knowledge that the homebrewing community has to offer.

wonderful! I can't wait to see how you contribute to the community!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: YooperBrew on February 23, 2015, 08:29:12 AM
I joined the AHA in 2008.  Where I live there aren't any perks to speak of- no discounts or participating homebrew stores- but it's still a worthwhile organization and I do enjoy reading Zymurgy.

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: f.stepanski on May 05, 2015, 09:03:37 PM
I'e brewed six batches since joining; Though it would be SWEET I'm not looking for a six digit salary for brewing beer.  I've found a community who openly share that which they have learned in order to grow.  AHA Rocks!!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: akwarmike on May 06, 2015, 12:45:42 AM
I'm just curious how many of you have an AHA membership. Do you use the benefits that come with the membership? I do not currently, but will most likely get one soon. Its good to support the AHA community and its efforts!


Just signed back up after several year hiatus.  Been brewing since 1998, not a whole lot of benefits up here in Alaska but I do like Zymurgy to read and plan on being down south more in the coming years.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 06, 2015, 04:16:30 AM
I'e brewed six batches since joining; Though it would be SWEET I'm not looking for a six digit salary for brewing beer.  I've found a community who openly share that which they have learned in order to grow.  AHA Rocks!!
The hobby is full of sharing people that want to improve the quality of homebrewed beer. That is good since those 6 figure brewing jobs are extremely rare.   ;)

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Weizenberg on October 02, 2015, 10:57:15 PM
I'd be interested in membership, but I wonder whether it makes sense for people living in Europe....
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: riceral on October 03, 2015, 05:14:01 AM
I'd be interested in membership, but I wonder whether it makes sense for people living in Europe....

Well, there's Zymurgy. I'm not sure if there would be an extra charge to mail paper copies to Europe or not. And you would have access to the e-versions.

Discounts on books and other items from AHA. Again, might be extra charge to send to Europe.

Attendance at the AHA National Conference and the Great American Beer Festival. You could do a vacation around either one of these and spend some extra time visiting craft breweries here in the US.

Just a few reasons off the top of my head.

Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: BFBC on January 05, 2016, 03:46:55 AM
My son and I just joined over the weekend.  Wish we had done it a long time ago.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: JayMiranda on January 06, 2016, 02:26:45 AM
Just got mine about a week ago.
Has been great! Really helpful, The comraterie is great.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: crakers540 on February 20, 2016, 08:15:31 PM
I started brewing in 1992.  Gave it up for several years, then started again recently.  Just joined AHA a few months ago.  Zymurgy is a definite bonus, but the free advice from the experienced Home Brewers for issues that come up is absolutely priceless.  These experienced brewers are willing to share years of experience and help with all kinds of issues relating to brewing.  Also, the web site offers many recipes, enjoyable articles, and they work in our favor in legislation for Home Brewers.

Wished I had signed up as a member years ago.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: gspot on March 18, 2016, 04:36:10 PM
Started brewing in 2000. Was taught by Jackie Rager, the guy who came up with the Rager IBU formula.  Worked for him and Alberta at Bacchus and Barleycorn for a couple years. Took a long hiatus to have a couple kids. Back at it again. Proud member and plan to stay that way. Even if there were no personal benefits to doing so, having a governmental advocate is well worth the price.

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Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: alestateyall on March 18, 2016, 05:46:50 PM

Even if there were no personal benefits to doing so, having a governmental advocate is well worth the price.
Definitely, when I lived in Mississippi, Gary Glass came down multiple times to help lobby our legislators for legalizing homebrew.   It worked.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: FaradayUncaged on April 04, 2016, 07:27:07 AM
Zymurgy is great, but I've really been enjoying the catalog of conference seminar presentations (a lot of information here!).  Well worth the cost of admission in my book.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 07, 2016, 03:03:16 PM
Renewed and just got my free hat and pbw.... Bonus bonus!
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Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: 69franx on April 08, 2016, 11:21:01 AM
That's a nice perk package Ken. When my first year was up, I renewed for 3 years and there was no perk at the time  >:(, other than being part of this awesome group
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 08, 2016, 02:06:36 PM
I learned the game.let expire and offers come in!


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Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Joe Sr. on April 08, 2016, 04:26:52 PM
I learned the game.let expire and offers come in!


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Ken, I think that hat looks about 2 srm darker than it should be.  Are you really happy with that?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: Wort-H.O.G. on April 08, 2016, 04:27:41 PM
I learned the game.let expire and offers come in!


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Ken, I think that hat looks about 2 srm darker than it should be.  Are you really happy with that?
Not happy at all. It tastes like its 30srm
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hagar on April 22, 2016, 08:23:56 AM
Hey y'all!

I just joined about a week ago and have been busily digging through the magazine archives , the forums, and the website.
Money well spent!  ;D The cost of membership is worth it for Zymurgy alone, much less all the other benefits!

Cheers!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: denny on April 22, 2016, 08:25:10 AM
Nice to have ya on board!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: HoosierBrew on April 22, 2016, 11:14:09 AM
I learned the game.let expire and offers come in!


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Ken, I think that hat looks about 2 srm darker than it should be.  Are you really happy with that?
Not happy at all. It tastes like its 30srm


Funny stuff. I wish my helles tasted a couple SRM darker. Can't have it all.   :)
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: brewinhard on May 01, 2016, 02:24:29 PM
I learned the game.let expire and offers come in!


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Ken, I think that hat looks about 2 srm darker than it should be.  Are you really happy with that?
Not happy at all. It tastes like its 30srm


Funny stuff. I wish my helles tasted a couple SRM darker. Can't have it all.   :)

Just post a picture as I am sure it will look darker then.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: juggabrew303 on May 01, 2016, 09:18:31 PM
Member for ~3yrs now.  Well worth it in my situation(live in Denver) discounts at breweries have a easy payed for membership including $5 off merchandise at breweries.  Great promos when signing up as well, free books, grains, etc. also, most comps require membership


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Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: M-O-O-N That spells beer! on May 08, 2016, 07:39:14 PM
Member for ~3yrs now.  Well worth it in my situation(live in Denver) discounts at breweries have a easy payed for membership including $5 off merchandise at breweries.  Great promos when signing up as well, free books, grains, etc. also, most comps require membership


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I'll have to agree. Great promos when signing up. This year, I got a lb of PBW and (hopefully) an AHA cap!

I spend $43 a year on membership and go to Iron Hill Brewery (in South Jersey), where I receive a 20% discount on beer and food! In a couple of visits, I get my investment paid back!


Cheers!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 08, 2016, 07:52:26 PM
Member for ~3yrs now.  Well worth it in my situation(live in Denver) discounts at breweries have a easy payed for membership including $5 off merchandise at breweries.  Great promos when signing up as well, free books, grains, etc. also, most comps require membership


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I'll have to agree. Great promos when signing up. This year, I got a lb of PBW and (hopefully) an AHA cap!

I spend $43 a year on membership and go to Iron Hill Brewery (in South Jersey), where I receive a 20% discount on beer and food! In a couple of visits, I get my investment paid back!


Cheers!

Yes, you are doing it right!

It pays for itself if you think about it. We kick ourselves when we don't take advantage. Mrs. R has the app on her phone, sometimes we don't look. Bad on our part.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: juggabrew303 on May 22, 2016, 03:13:09 PM
Member for ~3yrs now.  Well worth it in my situation(live in Denver) discounts at breweries have a easy payed for membership including $5 off merchandise at breweries.  Great promos when signing up as well, free books, grains, etc. also, most comps require membership


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I'll have to agree. Great promos when signing up. This year, I got a lb of PBW and (hopefully) an AHA cap!

I spend $43 a year on membership and go to Iron Hill Brewery (in South Jersey), where I receive a 20% discount on beer and food! In a couple of visits, I get my investment paid back!


Cheers!

Yes, you are doing it right!

It pays for itself if you think about it. We kick ourselves when we don't take advantage. Mrs. R has the app on her phone, sometimes we don't look. Bad on our part.

What app does she have? I have the zymurgy app but that's only for the magazine and I haven't seen an AHA app for looking up discounts
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 23, 2016, 05:16:55 AM
Member for ~3yrs now.  Well worth it in my situation(live in Denver) discounts at breweries have a easy payed for membership including $5 off merchandise at breweries.  Great promos when signing up as well, free books, grains, etc. also, most comps require membership


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I'll have to agree. Great promos when signing up. This year, I got a lb of PBW and (hopefully) an AHA cap!

I spend $43 a year on membership and go to Iron Hill Brewery (in South Jersey), where I receive a 20% discount on beer and food! In a couple of visits, I get my investment paid back!


Cheers!

Yes, you are doing it right!

It pays for itself if you think about it. We kick ourselves when we don't take advantage. Mrs. R has the app on her phone, sometimes we don't look. Bad on our part.

What app does she have? I have the zymurgy app but that's only for the magazine and I haven't seen an AHA app for looking up discounts
Ah, I had to ask her as she had called it an app, but it is just a shortcut on her phone to the information on the AHA page.
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: juggabrew303 on May 23, 2016, 06:15:11 AM
Member for ~3yrs now.  Well worth it in my situation(live in Denver) discounts at breweries have a easy payed for membership including $5 off merchandise at breweries.  Great promos when signing up as well, free books, grains, etc. also, most comps require membership


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I'll have to agree. Great promos when signing up. This year, I got a lb of PBW and (hopefully) an AHA cap!

I spend $43 a year on membership and go to Iron Hill Brewery (in South Jersey), where I receive a 20% discount on beer and food! In a couple of visits, I get my investment paid back!


Cheers!

Yes, you are doing it right!

It pays for itself if you think about it. We kick ourselves when we don't take advantage. Mrs. R has the app on her phone, sometimes we don't look. Bad on our part.

What app does she have? I have the zymurgy app but that's only for the magazine and I haven't seen an AHA app for looking up discounts
Ah, I had to ask her as she had called it an app, but it is just a shortcut on her phone to the information on the AHA page.
Gotcha. That's what I have to do, would be great if they did have an app though
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: goschman on June 17, 2016, 09:35:24 AM
I am looking to purchase an AHA membership on Amazon since I have a gift card. It is not resold so it is sold directly by AHA. Is there a way to still get the promotional hops that are currently being offered? Is there a way to get the eZymurgy only option?
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: garyg on June 17, 2016, 10:35:47 AM
I am looking to purchase an AHA membership on Amazon since I have a gift card. It is not resold so it is sold directly by AHA. Is there a way to still get the promotional hops that are currently being offered? Is there a way to get the eZymurgy only option?

You would not be able to enter the promo code when redeaming a gift card purchased from Amazon, and the Digital-Only membership is not available via Amazon.  Your best option would be to buy a Digital-Only membership from HomebrewersAssociation.org and enter the promo code for the offer with your purchase. 
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: goschman on June 17, 2016, 10:54:10 AM
Bummer. Thanks
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: BrewingBrian on January 07, 2017, 02:46:36 PM
I just joined! There is so much information and so little time!!
Title: Re: AHA Membership
Post by: PharmBrewer on April 15, 2017, 05:46:18 PM
I keep forgetting to take advantage of the discount.  I am happy at being a member to support the efforts.