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Beer Styles: Past, Present, and Future

  • Speakers: Gordon StrongJulia Herz
  • Track: Beer Styles
  • Homebrew Con 2022
  • Pittsburgh

Knowledge of beer styles goes hand in hand with homebrewing. Join Gordon Strong, the principal author of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) beer style guidelines, as he shares insights behind beer styles and how they have evolved over the years.


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Recreating the Original India Pale Ale

  • Speaker: Travis Rupp
  • Track: Historical
  • Homebrew Con 2020
  • Online

This seminar tells the story of the IPA’s rise to popularity in the 18th century, how it was made, and how it likely tasted.


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High Gravity: Pro Techniques for Homebrewers

  • Speakers: Brittany FreyJames Czar
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2022
  • Pittsburgh

Understand high gravity and its impact on the brewing process and recipe design, and walk away with professional techniques that can be directly applied to homebrewing and recipe design for high gravity brews


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Brewing up a Non-Alcohol Beer

  • Speaker: Kara Taylor
  • Track: Recipe Formulation & Improvement
  • Homebrew Con 2020
  • Online

Non-alcohol beer has become an increasing trend in the beer market. Different techniques to remove alcohol exist with specialized equipment, but how can we achieve low alcohol through fermentation?


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Lambics and Flanders for Dummies: An Average Homebrewer’s Sour Beer Journey

  • Speaker: Dr. Chris Meta
  • Track: Beer Styles
  • Homebrew Con 2022
  • Pittsburgh

Learn why brewing good sour beer at home doesn't have to be difficult, but it does take patience and forethought; Understand the benefits of funk regeneration; Think through the things to consider when running a sour Solera; Gain techniques for adding fruit to sours


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Homebrewing for the Beginner

  • Speakers: Amy MartinJill Marilley
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2022
  • Pittsburgh

Develop an understanding of the brewing process from start to finish; Become familiar with ingredients and equipment; Learn how to navigate different recipes; Understand how to implement homebrewing best practices.


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Brewing Beer-Style Meads

  • Speaker: Sergio Moutela
  • Track: Alternative Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2019
  • Providence, RI

Making beer-style mead involves more than just adding hops. This presentation covers everything that goes into making recipes that truly walk the fine line between these two amazing craft beverages.

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Advanced Mashing for the Homebrewer

  • Speakers: Aaron DeBoerNick McLawhorn
  • Track: Brewing Processes & Expertise
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

By understanding how to produce more efficient, fermentable, and stable wort for your beer, you can create delicious beverages!


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Boza: Ancient Sourdough Fermented Drink

  • Speaker: Robert George
  • Track: Beyond Beer
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Find out how to make boza, a fermented drink with a history dating back many centuries that has many health and nutritional benefits.


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Business Plan Essential Prep: Your Checklist

  • Speakers: Brook BristowCandace MoonDustin HauckLaura LodgeWilliam Camacho
  • Track: Clubs
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Join four craft beer industry professionals who have worked with hundreds of breweries to discuss laying the foundation for your business plan.


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Caesar’s Cervesia

  • Speaker: Travis Rupp
  • Track: Clubs
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Explore the efforts to recreate the beer of Julius Caesar's troops by using experimental archaeology.


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Exploring Homebrewed Beers from Mexico

  • Speakers: Ignacio LomelíKevin Estrada
  • Track: Beer Styles & Techniques
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Join members of two Mexican homebrew clubs as they present beers relevant to Mexico's brewing history and ones made with Mexican ingredients.


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From Nomad to Farmer: Brewing Local

  • Speakers: Darcy Shiber-KnowlesDave McLeanErik FowlerPat WallsToni Kraft
  • Track: Clubs
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Join us in raising a glass of to redefining locality and how you can make the biggest impact with brewing local no matter where you live.


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Gluten-Free Brewing: Industry Fireside Chat

  • Speakers: Brian NewcombCale BaldwinKaren HertzRobert KeiferZach Griffin
  • Track: Beer Styles & Techniques
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Listen to a fireside chat about some of the newest innovations, techniques, and dos and donts of gluten-free homebrewing.


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Home Winemaking

  • Speaker: Tim Tuttle
  • Track: Beyond Beer
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Winemaking, like beer or food, is part science and part art. Join 20-year winemaker Tim Tuttle in this session on home winemaking.


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Homebrew Club Officer Bootcamp

  • Speakers: Chuck BeardsleeGabi SwiderGoose SteingassJulia HerzShawna Cormier
  • Track: Clubs
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

During this session, homebrew club leaders discuss resources and best practices designed to empower your homebrew club for success.


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Homebrew Con 2023 Welcome Toast & Day 1 Headline Session

  • Speakers: Andy CarterJulia HerzShawna Cormier
  • Track: Headline Sessions
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Relive the 2023 welcome toast, headline session with California Homebrewers Association's Andrew Carter, and the AHA Governing Committee Recognition Award presentation.


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Making Cider at Home

  • Speakers: Brighid O'KeaneDave CarrRick Moreno
  • Track: Beyond Beer
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

This panel of cider makers provides tips for getting started, making cider year-round, and scaling up production.


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Modern Hopping Techniques in West Coast IPA

  • Speakers: Denny ConnDrew Beechum
  • Track: Beer Styles & Techniques
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Join Denny Conn and Drew Beechum as they discuss the latest techniques and products for making stellar West Coast IPA.


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Question and Answer Panel with Homebrewing Experts

  • Speakers: Bradley SmithGordon StrongJohn PalmerShawna Cormier
  • Track: Brewing Processes & Expertise
  • Homebrew Con 2023
  • San Diego

Join brewing author John Palmer, BeerSmith creator Brad Smith, and Grandmaster beer judge Gordon Strong, for homebrewing Q&A.


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