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Re: BA needs homebrewers more than homebrewers need BA--discuss
« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2019, 02:53:06 PM »
Is the AHA in need of people to write articles?

Yes!  We're always looking for new contributors. 

For Zymurgy, contact dave at brewersassociation.org
For HomebrewersAssociation.org, contact duncan at brewersassociation.org

We have a ton of content on our website, much of it originally posted many years ago, so I don't doubt there is information there that may be outdated.  We welcome any suggestions for updates or offers to re-write content.  Email AHA Assistant Director (and web editor) Duncan Bryant at the email address above.
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Re: BA needs homebrewers more than homebrewers need BA--discuss
« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2019, 01:09:58 PM »

I totally agree with Martin on this. 

As a part of the Brewers Association, the AHA has access to resources that we wouldn't have as a standalone association.  We share our amazing events staff, member services team, marketing, web team, creative department.  Having access to all of that talent without being on the hook for all of their salaries is a great benefit of being a part of the BA.

If we weren't part of the Brewers Association, it would be hard to make major investments like building the Brew Guru app. 

Another example of an advantage of being a part of the BA: This weekend, the AHA staff are coming over to my house to brew a beer that we'll be serving in Washington, D.C. next month for legislators and their staffs at the BA's annual Capitol Hill Tasting event.  It's a great opportunity to educate federal legislators about homebrewing and promote the homebrew competition we organize for legislative staff every year.  We couldn't pull that off without the help of the BA's federal affairs manager.

This is very useful information.  Thank you for sharing that.
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Re: BA needs homebrewers more than homebrewers need BA--discuss
« Reply #77 on: April 19, 2019, 09:56:02 PM »
In my terms on the AHA Governing Committee, I've noted that BA and its members are solidly behind AHA and homebrewers. However, I don't believe its under the assumption that we'll be future craftbrewers. I believe its because we tend to be the pulse of craftbrewing and innovation and we are great craftbeer consumers and advocates. In other words, BA members are supporting their best customers.

Regarding who needs who...more, I don't believe that either does need the other. We would get by fine separately. But there is great synergy in our pairing and it was the creation of AHA that enabled Charlie P. to forge his craftbrewing alliances and acquisitions that now form BA. Overall, I'm very happy that AHA is part of the BA team.

By the way, BA does underwrite AHA operations. AHA does far more for homebrewers with the help of BA.

I totally agree with Martin on this. 

As a part of the Brewers Association, the AHA has access to resources that we wouldn't have as a standalone association.  We share our amazing events staff, member services team, marketing, web team, creative department.  Having access to all of that talent without being on the hook for all of their salaries is a great benefit of being a part of the BA.

If we weren't part of the Brewers Association, it would be hard to make major investments like building the Brew Guru app. 

Another example of an advantage of being a part of the BA: This weekend, the AHA staff are coming over to my house to brew a beer that we'll be serving in Washington, D.C. next month for legislators and their staffs at the BA's annual Capitol Hill Tasting event.  It's a great opportunity to educate federal legislators about homebrewing and promote the homebrew competition we organize for legislative staff every year.  We couldn't pull that off without the help of the BA's federal affairs manager.
I thought people got impeached for "federal affairs"? Zing!

Anyway, is that part of the home brew competition that's was written about a year or two ago? Or is that a separate thing?

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Re: BA needs homebrewers more than homebrewers need BA--discuss
« Reply #78 on: April 19, 2019, 10:03:19 PM »
Anyway, is that part of the home brew competition that's was written about a year or two ago? Or is that a separate thing?

It's separate, but a good opportunity for us to promote the Hill Staff Homebrew Competition that we organize later in the year.
Gary Glass
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Boulder, Colorado