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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:


Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator

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].

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

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 or Steve Parr at 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

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! 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!

Thanks, all!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator

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:

Submit your Homebrew Con seminar proposal here:

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


Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator

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?



Shameless plug in 3... 2... 1...


Download Brew Guru

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Have you downloaded the new Brew Guru app?
« on: September 09, 2016, 08:50:34 AM »
I like it so far. One issue I have seen is bad or out of date data on the map. One instance is a brewery that no longer exists and another is correct address but bad placement. Adding a workflow to report these issues in app would be helpful

Thanks for the tip! With so many participants in the program - it can be challenging to stay up-to-date on every Member Deal. Which breweries are you referring to? I'll take a look at them and update accordingly. Thanks!

Howdy Forumites!

Our next Zymurgy Live webinar will be this Wednesday at 7pm MT, 6pm CT. We're really excited to be sitting down with renowned beer expert and author, Randy Mosher, to talk about Tasting Beer. Space is limited and spots are filling quickly, so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible!

If you have any questions you would like to post here in advance for Randy to cover in the presentation - please do so!

See you all on Wednesday!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator

Hi All -

If you live in the Pittsburgh, PA area and received an email recently from the AHA announcing the addition of EJ Phair Brewing Co Taproom & Pizzeria as a new AHA Member Deal and you were a little bit confused... That's because EJ Phair Brewing Co is in Pittsburgh, CA. Obviously, I made a typo - and I apologize for any confusion.

However, we do have lots of great new member deals in the Pittsburgh, PA area! Check them all out here:


Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator

Events / Re: GABF - Codes
« on: August 01, 2016, 11:37:42 AM »
Hi all -

Please email, or call the BA at 303-447-0816 ext.0 to speak with the Member Services department if you do not have your code.

Please note that the deadline to join the AHA in order to access GABF pre-sale tickets was July 24. If you joined the AHA after that date, you will not be receiving a code.


Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator

Hi AHA Forum members -

This is a recycled post to remind you all that starting Monday, August 1, Household Membership dues to the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) will see a modest increase. For more details, please follow the link below:

Be sure to join or renew today to secure current pricing for household members!


Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator

Any thoughts on enabling household memberships for international members? Wasn't able to get it working for my wife last year so I just got her a digital membership separate from mine.

Yes! That will soon be a reality with our new membership portal, which will be launched in the coming weeks. Thanks!

For future webinars, we will also post a downloadable PDF file with any follow up questions (if applicable). For this one, we were able to cover all questions in the allotted time.

Hi all -

We had to do a re-recording of our first Zymurgy Live webinar from May 24. I apologize for the delayed posting, but our first webinar - Brewing Local With Stan Hieronymus - is now posted to the Zymurgy Live archives:

You can download just the powerpoint to view at your own pace, or you can follow the audio recording with the slides by following the appropriate links.

If you have not done so already, you will likely need to install a WebEx plug-in to your internet browser. This will be a one-time download and should take less than one minute (if that). You will not have to download it again to access other archived or live webinars.

Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!


Matt Bolling
Events & Membership Coordinator
American Homebrewers Association
1327 Spruce St | Boulder, CO, 80302
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