Homebrew Con Panel: Building Great Homebrew Clubs

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In this recording of a panel discussion from Homebrew Con 2017 in Minneapolis, MN, representatives from three former Radegast Award–winning homebrew clubs—the Carolina Brewmasters, Maltose Falcons, and the Hogtown Brewers—discuss what makes great homebrew clubs. Expect to learn new, exciting ways to engage your membership and take club events to the next level.

To view all Homebrew Con seminar recordings, visit the Conference Seminars section of Let’s Brew on the AHA website.

About our panelists

Drew Beechum has been brewing and writing about brewing since he picked up a kettle in 1999. He is author of The Everything Homebrewing Book, The Everything Hard Cider Book, and The Homebrewer’s Journal, and co-author of Experimental Homebrewing and Homebrew All-Stars. Beechum has written for Zymurgy and Beer Advocate, and he is co-host of the Experimental Brewing podcast. He lives in Pasadena, Calif., with his lovely wife and a loyal army of dogs and cats.

Jason Randall been a member of the Carolina Brewmasters since 1999. He directed the club’s Charlotte Oktoberfest craft beer festival three times and has helped organize the festival, which supports charitable organizations in Charlotte, many other years. Jason has held the offices of treasurer, vice-president, and VP of membership and currently serves as an at-large board member. He began brewing in 1989 and brews all styles of beer using a RIMS keggle system.

Ron Minkoff has been homebrewing in the comfort of his driveway since 2003. For three years he was president of the Hogtown Brewers, the 2016 Radegast Homebrew Club of the Year. He is a BJCP Certified judge who enjoys brewing the occasional seasonal and one-off recipe at Gainesville’s local commercial breweries, one of which was an entrant in the GABF Pro-Am in 2016. He has co-hosted Grow Radio’s Homebrew Talk podcast since 2010, where along with co-host partner John, First Magnitude Brewing Company‘s co-owner, they spread the homebrew gospel one carboy at a time.

Martin Brungard [Moderator] is chairman of the AHA’s Club Support subcommittee, which compiles and develops ideas and content to help homebrew clubs flourish. He is an officer for the Foam Blowers of Indiana and a former member of the North Florida Brewers League. He also regularly contributes to the collective body of brewing knowledge with information on water chemistry and treatment.