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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2015, 03:11:20 AM »
Can the south get some love? I heard Tampa has one or two good breweries  ;D.
Huntsville, AL would be great!

PS. Technically, Baltimore is in the south. Just not to us.

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2015, 11:12:48 AM »
Ugh still so early. Really screws over teachers.

+1 Bummer! This would be a great location for me, but a bit too close to the end of the school year. I'm hoping for a year without snow, then I might be out in time to make it.
Yeah it seems like a decent % of homebrewers are teachers and have limited options of they want to attend the NHC the post few years since it moved up a week.

Damned if ya do, damned if ya don't....in the past there have been complaints about it conflicting with Father's Day when it's later.  I'd guess there are more fathers than teachers in the AHA.

Last year ended on Father's Day and they had a free beer on Southwest...a win, win in my book.
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2015, 02:26:10 PM »
Can the south get some love? I heard Tampa has one or two good breweries  ;D.

I get the distinct impression there's some sort of thing with the south.  Don't know if it's hurricane season, the heat, the laws, or what.  Personally, I'd love to see it in NOLA.  Maybe they're just concerned that nobody would make it to the seminars.  lol

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« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2015, 03:15:26 PM »
It will be interesting to see how AHA lays out the catagories next year.

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« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2015, 10:32:06 PM »
Huntsville, AL would be great!

I've been to Huntsville for work and wouldn't want to visit there for vacation.  If you want Alabama then maybe somewhere near the beaches like Mobile/Pensacola.  Not sure what kind of craft brew presence is down there though.

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2015, 12:50:23 AM »
Are the NHC meetings normally in "big" beer cities? Forgive me for asking, but what's in Baltimore outside of Stillwater and DuClaw?







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« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2015, 04:05:15 AM »
One has to understand that Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are part of the same metropolis known as the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.  This area also includes Northern Virginia.  Maryland is split in two by the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River.  The portion of Maryland that lies west of the Chesapeake Bay is known as the Western Shore.  The portion that lies east of the Chesapeake Bay is known as the Eastern Shore (which is part of the Delmarva Peninsula).   

Western Shore Breweries

Baltimore-Washington Beer Works (RavenBeer) - Baltimore, Maryland
Barley And Hops - Grill & Microbrewery - Frederick, Maryland
Baying Hound Aleworks - Rockville, Maryland
Brewer's Alley - Frederick, Maryland
The Brewer's Art - Baltimore, Maryland
Denizens Brewing Company - Silver Spring, Maryland
Diamondback Beer - Baltimore, Maryland
DuClaw Brewing Company - Bel Air, Maryland
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company - Ellicott City, Maryland
Flying Dog Brewery - Frederick, Maryland
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store - Hyattsville, Maryland
Frey's Brewing Company - Mount Airy, Maryland
Full Tilt Brewing Co - Baltimore, Maryland
Gordon Biersch - Rockville - Rockville, Maryland
Growlers of Gaithersburg - Gaithersburg, Maryland
Clipper City Brewing Company (Heavy Seas Beer)- Baltimore, Maryland
Jailbreak Brewing Company - Laurel, Maryland
Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm - Mount Airy, Maryland
Monocacy Brewing Company - Frederick, Maryland
Mully's Brewery - Frederick, Maryland
Oliver Breweries/Pratt Street Ale House - Baltimore, Maryland
Peabody Heights Brewery - Baltimore, Maryland
Pub Dog Brewing Company - Westminster, Maryland
Push American Brewing Co at Frisco Taphouse - Columbia, Maryland
Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill - Dowell, Maryland
Ruhlman Brewery LLC, "OUR ALES" - Hampstead, Maryland
Scorpion Brewing - Owings, Maryland
Union Craft Brewing Company - Baltimore, Maryland
White Marsh Brewing Company - White Marsh, Maryland


Eastern Shore Breweries

Burley Oak Berlin, Maryland
Eastern Shore Brewing - St. Michaels, Maryland
Evolution Craft Brewing Company - Salisbury, Maryland
Fin City Brewing Company - Ocean City, Maryland
RAR Brewing - Cambridge, Maryland
Shorebilly Brewing Co. - Ocean City, Maryland


Maryland passed a law a few years ago that allows for the establishment of breweries that are located on working farms.  Milkhouse and Frey's are farmhouse breweries that grow their own hops.


Now, if we include the District of Columbia (a.k.a. Washington, D.C.) and Northern Virginia (Washington, D.C. is roughly the same distance from Baltimore that Escondido is from San Diego), we can add the following breweries to the list.

District of Columbia Breweries
 
3 Stars Brewing Company
Atlas Brew Works
Bluejacket
DC Brau Brewing Company
District Chophouse
Hellbender Brewing Company
Right Proper Brewing Company


Northern Virginia Breweries

Heritage Brewing Company
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Old Ox Brewery
Port City Brewing Company
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Beltway Brewing Company
Corcoran Brewing Company
Forge Brew Works

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2015, 05:37:42 AM »
One has to understand that Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are part of the same metropolis known as the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.  This area also includes Northern Virginia.  Maryland is split in two by the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River.  The portion of Maryland that lies west of the Chesapeake Bay is known as the Western Shore.  The portion that lies east of the Chesapeake Bay is known as the Eastern Shore (which is part of the Delmarva Peninsula).   

Western Shore Breweries

Baltimore-Washington Beer Works (RavenBeer) - Baltimore, Maryland
Barley And Hops - Grill & Microbrewery - Frederick, Maryland
Baying Hound Aleworks - Rockville, Maryland
Brewer's Alley - Frederick, Maryland
The Brewer's Art - Baltimore, Maryland
Denizens Brewing Company - Silver Spring, Maryland
Diamondback Beer - Baltimore, Maryland
DuClaw Brewing Company - Bel Air, Maryland
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company - Ellicott City, Maryland
Flying Dog Brewery - Frederick, Maryland
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store - Hyattsville, Maryland
Frey's Brewing Company - Mount Airy, Maryland
Full Tilt Brewing Co - Baltimore, Maryland
Gordon Biersch - Rockville - Rockville, Maryland
Growlers of Gaithersburg - Gaithersburg, Maryland
Clipper City Brewing Company (Heavy Seas Beer)- Baltimore, Maryland
Jailbreak Brewing Company - Laurel, Maryland
Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm - Mount Airy, Maryland
Monocacy Brewing Company - Frederick, Maryland
Mully's Brewery - Frederick, Maryland
Oliver Breweries/Pratt Street Ale House - Baltimore, Maryland
Peabody Heights Brewery - Baltimore, Maryland
Pub Dog Brewing Company - Westminster, Maryland
Push American Brewing Co at Frisco Taphouse - Columbia, Maryland
Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill - Dowell, Maryland
Ruhlman Brewery LLC, "OUR ALES" - Hampstead, Maryland
Scorpion Brewing - Owings, Maryland
Union Craft Brewing Company - Baltimore, Maryland
White Marsh Brewing Company - White Marsh, Maryland


Eastern Shore Breweries

Burley Oak Berlin, Maryland
Eastern Shore Brewing - St. Michaels, Maryland
Evolution Craft Brewing Company - Salisbury, Maryland
Fin City Brewing Company - Ocean City, Maryland
RAR Brewing - Cambridge, Maryland
Shorebilly Brewing Co. - Ocean City, Maryland


Maryland passed a law few years ago that allows for the establishment of breweries that are located on working farms.  Milkhouse and Frey's are farmhouse breweries that grow their own hops.


Now, if we include the District of Columbia (a.k.a. Washington, D.C.) and Northern Virginia (Washington, D.C. is roughly the same distance from Baltimore that Escondido is from San Diego), we can add the following breweries to the list.

District of Columbia Breweries
 
3 Stars Brewing Company
Atlas Brew Works
Bluejacket
DC Brau Brewing Company
District Chophouse
Hellbender Brewing Company
Right Proper Brewing Company


Northern Virginia Breweries

Heritage Brewing Company
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Old Ox Brewery
Port City Brewing Company
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Beltway Brewing Company
Corcoran Brewing Company
Forge Brew Works

Dogfish Head is also close enough to have a presence - they did for Philly.
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2015, 12:35:14 PM »
Can the south get some love? I heard Tampa has one or two good breweries  ;D.

I get the distinct impression there's some sort of thing with the south.  Don't know if it's hurricane season, the heat, the laws, or what.  Personally, I'd love to see it in NOLA.  Maybe they're just concerned that nobody would make it to the seminars.  lol

Just my speculation, but the last two conferences held in the South, Dallas and Orlando, were the biggest (maybe only) financial losses the NHC has ever had. The Orlando conference was widely skipped due to a very high cost of transportation for most of the country. I was there, and the Florida liquor laws made for a very awkward situation (no beer in the hallways, for instance).

I'm on the NHC sub-committee, and I'll just say that conference locations pretty much have to be originated by the local clubs first. In a few places clubs have been quietly approached about potential interest, and the lack thereof is why a number of cities are not on the site list of the current conference survey. BTW, if you went to NHC you should have received an email link to a survey. I'm begging you to fill it out! Response rates the last few years have been low.
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« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2015, 03:47:56 PM »
Just my speculation, but the last two conferences held in the South, Dallas and Orlando, were the biggest (maybe only) financial losses the NHC has ever had. The Orlando conference was widely skipped due to a very high cost of transportation for most of the country. I was there, and the Florida liquor laws made for a very awkward situation (no beer in the hallways, for instance).

The southern states have been slow to catch on to the craft beer movement, minus Asheville, and there are few major cities with enough breweries and craft bars to drive people to want to come out for a week of drinking. There are some good breweries across the region but the concentration just isn't the same yet. So I certainly understand why we have been left out of the NHC site list.

In 2002 Dallas had very little craft beer presence. I can't see why anybody would have wanted to come to Dallas at that time for the beer scene. There are longstanding homebrewing clubs but it's not like people go to NHC to hang out with the local clubs. In many ways we are still a long way off from many other metropolitan areas. For example, Dallas-Fort Worth is 2/3 the size of the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro area but we don't even have a fraction of the number of breweries listed by Mark. Things are changing and it may not be too long before Austin or DFW hosts an NHC in the future.
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« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2015, 06:56:54 PM »
Just my speculation, but the last two conferences held in the South, Dallas and Orlando, were the biggest (maybe only) financial losses the NHC has ever had. The Orlando conference was widely skipped due to a very high cost of transportation for most of the country. I was there, and the Florida liquor laws made for a very awkward situation (no beer in the hallways, for instance).

The southern states have been slow to catch on to the craft beer movement, minus Asheville, and there are few major cities with enough breweries and craft bars to drive people to want to come out for a week of drinking. There are some good breweries across the region but the concentration just isn't the same yet. So I certainly understand why we have been left out of the NHC site list.

In 2002 Dallas had very little craft beer presence. I can't see why anybody would have wanted to come to Dallas at that time for the beer scene. There are longstanding homebrewing clubs but it's not like people go to NHC to hang out with the local clubs. In many ways we are still a long way off from many other metropolitan areas. For example, Dallas-Fort Worth is 2/3 the size of the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro area but we don't even have a fraction of the number of breweries listed by Mark. Things are changing and it may not be too long before Austin or DFW hosts an NHC in the future.

Austin was long rumored to be in the running for 2014, but fell off due to "legal issues". What those were is something I don't know. You might ask around, or contact the Conf. Sub Committee. If some law needs to be changed you could help with that.

Austin is a place I know due the family in TX. It and the area would a great location.

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« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2015, 07:57:26 PM »
Issue in Texas could be the laws concerning removing Homebrew from the home and maybe due to licensing at the venues.

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« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2015, 09:20:33 PM »
My biggest problem with NHC this year is a personal thing:  I don't like IPAs... and you couldn't throw a rock without hitting one.  My friends thought I was crazy for going...

Another big problem I had was the news that we couldn't bring homebrew into the banquet.  My friends and I (and probably most others) found this out while waiting in line for the banquet.  Very surprising!


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« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2015, 09:39:58 PM »
Just my speculation, but the last two conferences held in the South, Dallas and Orlando, were the biggest (maybe only) financial losses the NHC has ever had. The Orlando conference was widely skipped due to a very high cost of transportation for most of the country. I was there, and the Florida liquor laws made for a very awkward situation (no beer in the hallways, for instance).

Well, obviously drinking laws in NOLA are pretty lax.  ;)
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Is there a documented process for this?  The last time NHC was held nearby was before I was that into brewing (1995 or 1996) and the club in NOLA was a lot more active.  I'm sure I could help spear them along if there's a chance it could happen (they're not my primary club, but I am a member for event purposes).

The southern states have been slow to catch on to the craft beer movement, minus Asheville, and there are few major cities with enough breweries and craft bars to drive people to want to come out for a week of drinking. There are some good breweries across the region but the concentration just isn't the same yet. So I certainly understand why we have been left out of the NHC site list.
We're growing by leaps and bounds, but we're not on the national radar yet, although people do want to come out for a week of drinking fairly often.  It just isn't normally looking for beer.

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« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2015, 09:42:56 PM »


 The Orlando conference was widely skipped due to a very high cost of transportation for most of the country. I was there, and the Florida liquor laws made for a very awkward situation (no beer in the hallways, for instance).

News to me there are any specific liquor laws prohibiting drinking beer in hotel hallways. I think this may have been a crotchety hotel rule.