Poll

Do you have an AHA membership?

Yes
555 (87.1%)
No
60 (9.4%)
No Pants
22 (3.5%)

Total Members Voted: 629

Author Topic: AHA Membership  (Read 89914 times)

Offline roffenburger

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 179
    • View Profile
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2009, 03:29:06 PM »
NoPants is a carryover from another board?  ???

I got in on the recipe book promotion, that's what pushed me over the edge.

-OCD

Yes, carryover from NB. It was generally understood that each poll should include a "no pants" option. It all stemmed from Weazletoe....
Travis R.

Offline dhacker

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 684
    • View Profile
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2009, 03:35:04 PM »
<Bosley> Hi I'm Drew and not only am I on the Governing Committee, but I'm a member too! </Bosley>

Looking into the future, one of the things we'd love to know from the membership is what services does the AHA not provide that you wish they did? I know for some of you the Pub Discount program is less than useful due to location, so what could the org do for you?

We meet often to talk about these sorts of things and offer input into the efforts, so give us ideas. You've seen Denny and I, do we look like we have much in the way of brainpower left? :)

ETA: If you don't feel comfortable proffering suggestions on an open board: feel free to PM me or email me: drew@maltosefalcons.com

Okay . . since I've made a public declaration of my membership . . I can now offer a few ideas . .  :D

In lieu of the pub discounts, are there any online home brew shops willing to work with you for AHA member discounts . . if only 5%?    It's a natural fit.

I'd also like to see  a list of available brewing "Celebrities" who could be at home brew comps or festivals. Charlie, Jamil, Denny to name a few. If their expenses are paid, why can't they show up to spread the gospel? (schedule permitting) 
Just brew it...

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11660
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2009, 03:42:31 PM »
If you pay my expenses, I'll be thrilled to show up.  The AHA doesn't do that, though.

I don't know of any shops that give discounts to members, but that doesn't mean there aren't.  If you find any that do, be sure to, let us know.  Kathryn might know if there are...you could try sending her a PM.

I like both of your suggestions....implementing them could be an issue, but we'll definitely keep them in mind!
« Last Edit: November 12, 2009, 03:45:39 PM by denny »
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Offline BrewArk

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 452
  • Rick - Newark, California
    • View Profile
    • BrewArk
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2009, 03:44:02 PM »
If you pay my expenses, I'll be thrilled to show up.  The AHA doesn't do that, though.

Maybe we could ALL come to your place?
Beer...Now there's a temporary solution!

Na Zdraví

Offline dbeechum

  • Administrator
  • Brewmaster General
  • *****
  • Posts: 2309
  • Pasadena, CA
    • View Profile
    • Experimental Brewing
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2009, 03:44:28 PM »
I was going to say.. anyone who pays my expenses can have the glory of listening to me pontificate! :)
Drew Beechum - Maltosefalcons.com
- Vote in the AHA GC Election! - http://bit.ly/1aV9GVd  -
-----
Burbling:
Gnome is in the Details
*Experimental Brewing - The Book*
Tap:
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Tupelo Mead
Farmhouse Brett Saison

Offline tesla_hv

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 91
  • Captain Conundrum
    • View Profile
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2009, 03:49:09 PM »
I just joined.  So where are the local participating brewpubs?  Does AHA membership get you discounts on homebrewing supplies?  If not, that would be a nice perk.
Yeast Starters: none
Primary: Piney the Conifer
Secondary: Pliny the Elder, Scottish Wee Heavy
Bottled: Undead-Guy Ale, Habanero IPA, Belgian Tripel IPA, Blind Pig, "Island Zombie" Ale, Apple/Rasp Hard Cider

Offline dhacker

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 684
    • View Profile
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2009, 03:56:15 PM »
D&D . . glad to know you both are ready, willing and able!  :)

I still think a list is a good idea. find out from all your cohorts (published and unpublished) if they are as willing as the both of you and we could be onto a traveling medicine show!   :D
Just brew it...

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11660
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2009, 03:57:40 PM »
You can find participating pubs here...

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/directories/find-a-pub-discount

I'll look into whether we've ever explored the possibility of discounts from suppliers.  Drew, do you know anything about that?
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 4534
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2009, 03:59:33 PM »
Here in MI some shops will give a discount for a Club Membership or an AHA membership card.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, AHA Member, BJCP Certified
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline bonjour

  • Administrator
  • Senior Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1771
  • Troy, MI, 37mi, 60.9deg AR
    • View Profile
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2009, 04:01:20 PM »
Look here,  most of these speakers are willing, but need expenses covered
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/membership/speakers-bureau

Fred
Fred Bonjour
Co-Chair Mashing in Michigan 2014 AHA Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan
AHA Governing Committee; AHA Conference, Club Support & Web Subcommittees



Everything under 1.100 is a 'session' beer ;)

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11660
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2009, 04:02:20 PM »
I think just about anyone on the GC or AHA staff would do it, if the schedule was right and expenses were covered.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Offline dhacker

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 684
    • View Profile
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2009, 04:04:32 PM »
Good deal . . thanks Fred for that link . . .
Just brew it...

Offline narvin

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1232
  • Baltimore
    • View Profile
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2009, 04:30:06 PM »
So, I entered my AHA account number and linked my login to my account.  What does that get me?  At the very least, I was hoping for a cool icon next to my posts that advertised how awesome I was for being a member and/or shamed those who aren't.
Please do not reply if your an evil alien!
Thanks
Chris S.

Offline dbeechum

  • Administrator
  • Brewmaster General
  • *****
  • Posts: 2309
  • Pasadena, CA
    • View Profile
    • Experimental Brewing
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2009, 04:35:36 PM »
I was hoping for a cool icon next to my posts that advertised how awesome I was for being a member

Working on that too!
Drew Beechum - Maltosefalcons.com
- Vote in the AHA GC Election! - http://bit.ly/1aV9GVd  -
-----
Burbling:
Gnome is in the Details
*Experimental Brewing - The Book*
Tap:
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Tupelo Mead
Farmhouse Brett Saison

Offline BrewArk

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 452
  • Rick - Newark, California
    • View Profile
    • BrewArk
Re: AHA Membership
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2009, 04:39:07 PM »
I was hoping for a cool icon next to my posts that advertised how awesome I was for being a member

Working on that too!

Maybe a "Member Since" date.  That'd be cool for you oldtimers.
Beer...Now there's a temporary solution!

Na Zdraví