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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2019, 12:43:12 PM »
The most important question that hasn't been asked yet...where is it going to be next year? ;)  Is it too early to ask this?

I read a article that said Cleveland was in the running, but that was a couple years ago.  Hopefully the date is kept the same as the last couple years.  I like having it at the end of June and my son graduates High School next year earlier in June.

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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2019, 01:04:30 PM »
Cleveland?!  Hey, I think I just might be able to make it there for a session or two... ;D
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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2019, 01:27:39 PM »
The most important question that hasn't been asked yet...where is it going to be next year? ;)  Is it too early to ask this?

I read a article that said Cleveland was in the running, but that was a couple years ago.  Hopefully the date is kept the same as the last couple years.  I like having it at the end of June and my son graduates High School next year earlier in June.

And oh...Happy First Day of Spring!

Cleveland is still on the short list for a future conference.  However, to hold the conference there, we need to amend the Ohio Liquor Law which currently says nothing about transporting and serving of homebrewed beer, etc.  The problem is that the Ohio Dept of Liquor Control (ODL) considers the transportation and serving of untaxed alcoholic beverages at something like Homebrew Con to be a violation of the open container provisions of the law.  When the conference was held in Cincinnati in 2008, the AHA needed to obtain a special permit to hold the conference there which is no longer a given.
Long story short, I have been working with State Legislators in Ohio and the AHA for the last couple years to try to get the liquor law amended so that it agrees with the federal law that legalized homebrewing in 1979 and permits the transportation and serving of these beverages at things like Homebrew Con.  But as you all know, changing a government law moves slower than a snail's pace.  I am hoping we can get something done on this issue during the current year. KYFC
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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2019, 01:43:51 PM »
Good work, and good luck, Goose!
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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2019, 01:46:59 PM »
Cleveland?!  Hey, I think I just might be able to make it there for a session or two... ;D

That would fit the general scheduling pattern since ‘12:

Bellevue - West Coast
Phil - NE
Grand Rapids - Northern Mid West
San Diego - West Coast
Baltimore - NE
Minn - Northern Mid West
Portland - West Coast
Rhode Island - NE
 ?? - Northern Mid West



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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2019, 02:35:52 PM »
Cleveland?!  Hey, I think I just might be able to make it there for a session or two... ;D

That would fit the general scheduling pattern since ‘12:

Bellevue - West Coast
Phil - NE
Grand Rapids - Northern Mid West
San Diego - West Coast
Baltimore - NE
Minn - Northern Mid West
Portland - West Coast
Rhode Island - NE
 ?? - Northern Mid West



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Before Bellvue it was in San Diego. Gary Glass has stated they the policy now is East, Middle, Wast. That moves the conference around in a way that many AHA members can go to a conference not too far away.

One thing Gary also defined was "Middle", which could be anywhere from Pittsburgh to Denver.
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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2019, 04:52:34 PM »

One thing Gary also defined was "Middle", which could be anywhere from Pittsburgh to Denver.

I believe that criteria needs to be expanded to include 25% of the country it now eliminates.


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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2019, 07:39:41 PM »

One thing Gary also defined was "Middle", which could be anywhere from Pittsburgh to Denver.

I believe that criteria needs to be expanded to include 25% of the country it now eliminates.


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Well, I take it to mean the middle part, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and border with Mexico.

Pointed out in the other thread that Austin was in the running one year, until the TX laws shot that down.


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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2019, 08:28:56 PM »
Well being considered once in over a decade ought to do it.  LOL

Have you seen this? https://www.brewersassociation.org/press-releases/aha-infographic/

Still wanna talk about once in over a decade? ...and most people being able to attend?  Really?

I stand corrected. I did get my locales mixed up.



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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2019, 09:00:57 PM »
Well being considered once in over a decade ought to do it.  LOL

Have you seen this? https://www.brewersassociation.org/press-releases/aha-infographic/

Still wanna talk about once in over a decade? ...and most people being able to attend?  Really?

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Austin was the case I had heard about. Were there more? I don't know. I do think Atlanta, Tampa, and New Orleans would be good host cities if all of the Ducks could fall in a row.

From my personal wishes, Utah would be great. All of the hiking and rafting I love to do. It is Utah, so not a snowball's chance there.

Im not going to argue over this, I don't control it.
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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2019, 09:30:02 PM »
I don’t mean to be argumentative and realize I get a bit harsh when it comes to what I perceive as a huge block of a national organization not being given a fair shake. I stand corrected and I apologize Jeff.

I guess I just don’t understand the process or who controls it.


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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2019, 09:42:10 PM »
I don’t mean to be argumentative and realize I get a bit harsh when it comes to what I perceive as a huge block of a national organization not being given a fair shake. I stand corrected and I apologize Jeff.

I guess I just don’t understand the process or who controls it.


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I think that's been pretty well covered in the other thread.  Are there any other specifics we might be able to get answers for?
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2019, 10:44:43 PM »
Please disregard.


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Re: Homebrew Con 2019
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2019, 11:49:41 PM »
Brewbama, you will be happier in about 3 months.
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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2019, 12:10:32 AM »
Brewbama, you will be happier in about 3 months.

Thank you Martin.


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