Homebrew Con Seminars

Homebrew Con is an annual event hosted by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA). The conference includes dozens of seminars on beer, mead, and cider. Join the AHA to gain access to Homebrew Con seminars dating back to 2012. You won’t find a resource like this anywhere else!

Mead: Past & Present

  • Speaker: Berniece Van Der Berg
  • Track: Alternative Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2014
  • Grand Rapids, MI

Berniece Van Der Berg of Moonlight Meadery reflects on the history of mead, the ancestor of fermented beverages, as well as modern mead-making practices. Berniece will discuss honey, plus a variety of current professional practices and innovations.

Mead and Chocolate: Experience Excellence

  • Speaker: Berniece Van Der Berg
  • Track: Alternative Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2013
  • Philadelphia, PA

Join Berniece Van Der Berg of Moonlight Meadery for an overview of mead and chocolate pairings—samples included. Learn about taste perception, flavor hooks, and why mead works so well with a wide range of chocolates.

Mead & Cheese: Perfect Partners

  • Speaker: Berniece Van Der Berg
  • Track: Alternative Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

A marriage that does come with a manual–how to pair mead and cheese. This seminar will break it down in styles; quickie guide, odd couples, some like it hot!