American Homebrewers Association

Over 1.1 million people brew their own beer at home in the United States. The American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colo., dedicated to promoting the community of homebrewers and empowering homebrewers to make the best beer in the world. Since 1978, the AHA has worked to educate people worldwide about the coolest hobby there is—homebrewing.

Quick Facts

The American Homebrewers Association:

  • Founded in 1978 by homebrew instructor, author, and past Brewers Association President Charlie Papazian in Boulder, Colo.
  • Hosts the world’s largest amateur beer competition
  • Publishes Zymurgy® magazine
  • Manages Brew Guru®, a free app with news, recipes, and AHA Member Deal locator
  • Is governed by a committee of homebrewers elected by its members
  • Advocates for homebrewers’ rights in the United States
  • Hosts events promoting homebrewing, cider- and meadmaking
  • Is a division of the Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to promoting and protecting amateur and professional craft brewers

Join or renew and continue to enjoy all the benefits of American Homebrewers Association membership.

Meet Our Staff

Ryan Farrell

Vice President

American Homebrewers Association & Staff Development

Duncan Bryant

AHA Web & Content Manager

Dave Carpenter

Editor-in-Chief, Zymurgy & AHA Special Projects

Megan Wabst

AHA Membership Program Coordinator