The 38th Annual National Homebrewers Conference, which has a snappy, new name this year—Homebrew Con 2016—is heading to Baltimore, Maryland, June 9–11.
The conference, “a three-day extravaganza of homebrewing culture, companionship and competition,” is hosted by the American Homebrewers Association and features interactive seminars, workshops, and demonstrations designed for homebrewers and beer enthusiasts of every level.
The conference is also home to the final round of judging in this year’s National Homebrew Competition, the world’s largest homebrewed beer, cider, and mead competition. When it was first held in 1979 there were 34 entries, compared to the 7,663 that were entered in the 2015 competition.
Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione will deliver the keynote address, with too many other speakers to name individually.
Seminars include 2016 State of the Homebrew Industry, Beers That Flunked The Reinheitsgebot— Or How to Brew with Ingredients from Your Yard Without Killing Your Neighbors, Brewing up a Perfect Pairing: Research-Backed Food Pairing Principles, Going Pro a Pint at a Time, The Chemistry of Mashing, and lots more.
There are several different registration levels ranging in price from $65–$220. For more information, visit the Homebrew Con 2016 website.