I'm gonna go rogue here with my thoughts. This is the American HOMEBREWERS Association. It's the National HOMEBREW Conference. If there's a conflict between homebrew and commercial beer, 86 the commercial beer. I can live without it. I'm there for the homebrew, after all. I realize this viewpoint won't be widely shared and sure, like everybody else I'd love to have both. But if having commercial beer is gonna limit access to homebrew, ditch the commercial beer.Hell yes! 100% this! A resounding AMEN!!
If my opinion isn't clear, I vote for homebrew over commercial.
Amen!! 100% agreed Denny & Marshall.
If we can't have homebrew at the homebrewers conference, I won't be going back in 2016. The best part about many things is the homebrew. The best part about the banquet is the homebrew. I will not be happy if I can't sit with my Iowa/Minnesota/Oklahoma/Nebraska friends at the banquet and drink glorious homebrewed ciders/meads/beers.
I hope this is cleared up ASAP.