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Matt,

I sent a message to the Portland Mashing Maineiacs Facebook page, in case they don't have anyone on this forum.

Excellent! Thanks!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Portland Homebrewers: Media Request
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:46:24 AM »
Hello Portland and Bangor, Maine Homebrewers,

A writer with a Maine daily newspaper is interested in doing a piece about homebrewing and the upcoming AHA rally at Shipyard Brewing.

The writer wants to speak with a couple homebrewers with especially interesting gear, brewing methods or novel approaches to homebrewing.

Do any of you have some interesting details you’d be willing to share with this writer? If so, please email Marty Jones at marty@martyjones.com, or Matt Bolling at matt@brewersassociation.org.

Thanks!

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Beer Travel / Re: beer travel
« on: April 13, 2017, 10:56:32 AM »
The AHA offered a discount on a trip on the Avalon Luminary as a part of the AHA Member Deals program last year during Oktoberfest:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/a-bucket-list-travel-opportunity-beers-brats-bavaria-oktoberfest/?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Default&_zs=9WlmC1&_zl=MGrw2

I'm not sure if we'll be arranging this again in 2017, but either way - the ship still cruises through some pretty incredible beer destinations regularly. I think it's worth considering!

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Going Pro / Re: Going pro and converting dairy equipment
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:01:33 AM »
Tom Hennessey of Colorado Boy Brewing Co. presented a seminar at last year's Homebrew Con in Baltimore on pieced-together brewing systems for homebrewers interested in going pro using equipment like that. I would definitely check it out:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/resources/conference-seminars/

"Frankenbrew: Are Pieced Together Systems Still Viable"

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Okay Matt, I've worked in associations and I get your point. I'll email my additional gripes off-line.

My main question still remains. I'm still looking for a non-BJCP score sheet if anybody has anything.

No need to take anything off-line! This is the kind of feebback that we appreciate, and are happy to act on.

Unfortunately we don't have a non-BJCP scoresheet as you described - but this is a great suggestion. Feel free to email the subcommittee suggesting it! I'll keep tabs on this thread for any examples that others on the forum might post, and maybe we can turn that in to a resource in the new web design. Thanks!

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One of the AHA's goals this year is to re-design the section of the AHA website pertaining to clubs to offer more resources like these. We began by launching the Club Connection newsletter in November. The next issue will be sent out at the beginning of March to your club's email that is registered with the AHA. You can see the last 2 issues here:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/club-connection-november-2016-issue-1/

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/club-connection-january-2017-issue-2/

The January issue actually focused on new clubs, which is a topic that you mentioned... so I highly recommend checking it out!

If you have suggestions for what you would like to see in the website re-design, you can email me directly at matt@brewersassociation.org, you can send your suggestions to the AHA Clubs Subcommittee: aha-clubs@brewersassociation.org. We're always looking for suggestions.

Thanks!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast for the Surly rally wort
« on: February 17, 2017, 03:54:19 PM »
Curious to what everyone did with their wort from the AHA rally at surly this last weekend, what the beer finished at and what yeast you used. I further soured, added Tasmanian honey and am using Omega yeast labs Voss Kveik farmhouse strain. I'm chugging along down to 1.021 right now and I'm going to dry hop with Denali at 3 oz.

I will be looking to try this variation at Homebrew Con in June. It sounds awesome!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Edit Club Info?
« on: February 01, 2017, 01:45:15 PM »
Hi John -

You can email me, or fill out our Club contact update form here:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/community/clubs/club-updates-form/

Thanks!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org

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Homebrew Clubs / Club Connection e-newsletter has launched!
« on: January 12, 2017, 05:02:48 PM »
Hi all -

The AHA Clubs Subcommittee recently launched our new Clubs Connection e-newsletter. This will hit your club's registered e-mail address every 6-8 weeks with content focused on helping your club officer's grow membership and participation in your homebrew club. Each letter will also have suggested homebrewing topics for your next club's meeting.

This newsletter was launched in November, and the second edition was mailed earlier this week. If your club officer did not receive it, we urge you to update your club's contact information using the link below:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/community/clubs/club-updates-form/?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Default&_zs=c9vvA1&_zl=wB7W3

Thanks!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org

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Going Pro / Re: Interview questions
« on: December 08, 2016, 11:06:55 AM »
Where are you opening the brewery? They'll likely ask you why you decided to open it in [city].

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Just a reminder - the deadline to submit proposals is this coming Monday, Nov. 28!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Card benefits
« on: November 16, 2016, 04:36:10 PM »
Hi all - thanks for the input on this... And apologies on the delayed response. I'm sorry to hear that some of the locations in Asheville aren't honoring the discount. If they are listed in Brew Guru, or in the online directory - then they ARE participating. I'll look into New Belgium.

Unfortunately - as has been mentioned in this thread - we run into a problem in many restaurants or taprooms that have a high turn-over rate. Sometimes the discount just isn't part of the training protocol - though we encourage every business to make it so. It is a rare occasion where a business actually has stopped doing the discount but has failed to inform us.

As always - if you find a place that says they are not honoring the discount - please email me at Matt@BrewersAssociation.org or Steve Parr at Steve@BrewersAssociation.org. One of us will follow up with our contact there and make sure that it won't happen again.

So sorry for the inconvenience!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
Matt@BrewersAssociation.org

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With the holiday season quickly approaching - the AHA wants to help elevate your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner... (or even your post-Halloween leftover candy binge) by teaching you about how to pair beer and food!

CraftBeer.com Director Julia Herz will join me in the next Zymurgy Live for an interactive conversation on the state of craft beer, why understanding the beer marketplace is critical in pairing, and how you can pair your beer to fit into your holiday meals. Come prepared with a sour beer & a pickle, as well as some blue cheese & an American IPA for a pairing exercise.

We'd like to answer your questions about anything from the craft beer industry to beer tasting and pairing. So submit your questions here ahead of time, and we'll answer them in the live webinar!

Tune in next Thursday, November 10 at 7pm ET, 6pm CT!

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/events/beer-food-pairing-holidays/

Thanks, all!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org

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The 2017 AHA Homebrew Con is June 15-17 in Minneapolis, MN. The deadline for proposal submissions is November 28, 2016.

The American Homebrewers Association welcomes presentation submissions for educational seminars and poster presentations at the conference. This year’s conference is meant to present ideas to keep the modern brewer at the forefront of homebrewing, mead-making, and cider-making.

Presentations are expected to be 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for Q & A.

Guidelines and Requirements

Please review the presentation guidelines before submitting your proposal: http://www.homebrewcon.org/guidelines/

Submit your Homebrew Con seminar proposal here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/eSites/homebrewcon2017/Homepage

Any inquiries can be directed to Matt Bolling, AHA Events & Membership Coordinator.

Cheers,

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org

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The Pub / Re: Travel Fail, Boston
« on: September 13, 2016, 03:38:30 PM »
You know what would be a great way to travel the city pint by pint?

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