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HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: June 15, 2017, 01:00:34 AM »
I just got a message saying that they are advertising that Homebrew Con 2018 is in Portland, OR!  So jazzed.  I'm going and our club will probably have a booth at Club Night. I'll probably volunteer too.  Suuuhweeeet!
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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 01:39:39 AM »
Looking forward to it, one of the reasons I passed on this year. Portland's easier to get to and much higher up the bucket list. Hopefully I'll be driving and can finally bring kegs.
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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 02:26:36 AM »
Sounds great to me; the wife's been wanting to check out the west coast and we should be able to work this into those plans!

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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 02:56:42 AM »
Oh cool! Portland is only a day away by car for me.

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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 03:17:33 AM »
I was hoping it would be in Nashville.... ???

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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 10:33:32 AM »
I was hoping it would be in Nashville.... ???

+1. ...or even Atlanta.


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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 11:46:04 AM »
I was hoping it would be in Nashville.... ???

+1. ...or even Atlanta.


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I could totally be wrong, but it seems to me, there's a rotation of where they host, East Coast, Middle, West Coast... since I've been a member it's been

Grand Rapids MI (Middle)
San Diego CA (West)
Baltimore (East)
Minneapolis (Middle)
Portland (West)

So.. Atlanta could be 2019 as East again.  Not sure if Nashville would be "East" or "Middle", but that could also be in the next year after that.

I'd love if the 2019 East Coast (if the rotation holds) to be in North Carolina.  They are blowing up in their beer scene, the Charlotte homebrew club has won club of the year (Carolina Brewers? I forget the name) and Charlotte is certainly big enough to host.  Asheville sadly doesn't have a convention center or anything like that, but it's only a two hour drive from Charlotte if people wanted to venture that way, or set up a bus trip etc. Also, I'm from North Carolina and live in Oregon now, so I am biased of course.
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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2017, 12:21:26 PM »
Couldn't make it this year. I do plan to go next year.

Any dates announced for next year in Portland?
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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2017, 01:35:02 PM »
The conference booklet says June 28 - 30, which is much later than usual and precedes the Fourth of July, which is the following Wednesday.
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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 05:56:02 PM »
Oh cool! Portland is only a day away by car for me.

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If it's at the Convention center I'm two buses and a short ride on the yellow Max line (light rail) away; less than an hour and I don't have to worry about a designated driver.
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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 06:27:31 PM »
I was hoping it would be in Nashville.... ???

+1. ...or even Atlanta.


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I could totally be wrong, but it seems to me, there's a rotation of where they host, East Coast, Middle, West Coast... since I've been a member it's been

Grand Rapids MI (Middle)
San Diego CA (West)
Baltimore (East)
Minneapolis (Middle)
Portland (West)

So.. Atlanta could be 2019 as East again.  Not sure if Nashville would be "East" or "Middle", but that could also be in the next year after that.

I'd love if the 2019 East Coast (if the rotation holds) to be in North Carolina.  They are blowing up in their beer scene, the Charlotte homebrew club has won club of the year (Carolina Brewers? I forget the name) and Charlotte is certainly big enough to host.  Asheville sadly doesn't have a convention center or anything like that, but it's only a two hour drive from Charlotte if people wanted to venture that way, or set up a bus trip etc. Also, I'm from North Carolina and live in Oregon now, so I am biased of course.

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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2017, 02:56:37 PM »
Great conference so far but I swear the Minneapolis Conference center is the ugliest conference center I have ever seen! Surrounded by some of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen!

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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2017, 03:32:40 PM »

I'd love if the 2019 East Coast (if the rotation holds) to be in North Carolina.  They are blowing up in their beer scene, the Charlotte homebrew club has won club of the year (Carolina Brewers? I forget the name) and Charlotte is certainly big enough to host.  Asheville sadly doesn't have a convention center or anything like that, but it's only a two hour drive from Charlotte if people wanted to venture that way, or set up a bus trip etc. Also, I'm from North Carolina and live in Oregon now, so I am biased of course.

Spoke with the Charlotte Club last year at Baltimore about this very thing.  Being a displaced Carolinian living in MD, I also had a vested interest in wanting an NC-hosted conference.  I grew up in a dry county, which now has 4 breweries/brewpubs either in planning or initial ops.  The beer scene really has changed the state!

The club members told me the state laws needed to be changed to allow serving for things like Club Night.  Much like Maryland had done in years' past, which allowed Baltimore to host.  Sounds like a good effort for the AHA to get behind...

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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2017, 03:55:46 PM »
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Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2017, 03:58:18 PM »
I'll make it one year!!


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