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!

The XXX Story of Australian Old Ale

  • Speaker: Peter Symons
  • Track: Beer Styles
  • Homebrew Con 2018
  • Portland, OR

Australian old ale is as distinctive an Australian style as Australian sparkling ale, but it’s not the same as English old ale, nor is it a porter derivative. Learn how XXX became old, discover details of Australian brewing techniques across different eras, and discuss the characteristics of this distinctive style. …More

Homebrew Worldwide: An International Panel

  • Speakers: Brian CondronChip WaltonGaston RiveraLai I Jie & Miguel LozaPeter Symons
  • Track: Other/Misc.
  • Homebrew Con 2017
  • Minneapolis, MN

Join moderator Chip Walton of Chop & Brew and a panel of international homebrewers to discuss our hobby and the global homebrewing culture from many different perspectives. Learn how homebrewers from other countries overcome challenges related to supplies and equipment, work with indigenous and popular styles, and brew beer on …More

Origins and Evolution of Australian Sparkling Ale

  • Speaker: Peter Symons
  • Track: Beer Styles
  • Homebrew Con 2017
  • Minneapolis, MN

Australian sparkling ale is in the 2015 BJCP Guidelines as Category 12.B., and now is a great time to explore this style in depth. This seminar includes details of brewing techniques across different eras and how these techniques might have influenced the flavors and development of Australian sparkling ale. Recreations …More