I think that the GABF should be the place that those college kids learn about great beer, and the NHC is where they come to learn how to make it. Two great conferences with two different goals. Depending on your perspective, one is the minor league, one is the major. But each joined together. As long as there is interest, there will be growth.
Thanks to Gary for also pointing out how far in advance the planning takes. Our own Crispy Frey mentioned in an email to our club how many people are needed in just one facet of the NHC planning. It is a major undertaking, and I think that all the AHA members should really know how much. I definitely feel like my dues are working for me.
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild