Tag: American Homebrewers Association

California’s Double Brown Hustle: A Homebrew for Governor Jerry Brown BYOB by

This big, dank Double Brown Ale recipe commemorates California Governor Jerry Brown, who has signed four homebrew bills into law.

Where to Drink in Boulder, Colorado Destinations by

Roughly 15 breweries have opened in the past eight years within Boulder’s city limits. So, rent a bike, grab your GPS, and immerse yourself in some of the best beer that Colorado has to offer.

Dominic Fountain, President, Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) Last Call by

According to Fountain, close to 50 of San Diego homebrew club QUAFF’s nearly 350 members have turned pro.

The Evolution of a Hobby: A New Era for Homebrewing Clubs The Blending House by

Since pushing to legalize the hobby more than 40 years ago, homebrewing clubs have greatly increased membership and sophistication.

A Viking Meets the Sumerians BYOB by

Mark Schoppe of the Viking-helmed Austin ZEALOTS just grabbed his second Ninkasi Award at this year’s American Homebrewers Association competition. This sour smoked German ale, a Lichtenhainer, was one of them.

Annie Johnson, Homebrewer of the Year Last Call by

Annie Johnson, who lives in Sacramento, Calif., became the first woman in 30 years to be named Homebrewer of the Year by the American Homebrewers Association. Her Lite American Lager swept 25 categories at the 2013 National Homebrewers Conference.

Beer News News by

Drone to drop beer to concertgoers; Alabama passes bill legalizing homebrewing; Modern Times Brewing sets Kickstarter record; more breweries switch up containers; and Oregon votes to designate brewer’s yeast “Official State Microbe.”

A Closer Look at GABF: 2012, and Beyond Feature by

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is one of the largest events of its kind, and this year’s was the biggest yet: 49,000 tickets sold, and 580 breweries pouring 2,700 beers in the massive Denver Convention Center.

Jonathan Permen, Homebrewer of the Year Last Call by

A manufacturing engineer by day, Permen applies the logic of inputs and outputs to homebrewing. As scientific as that sounds, Permen credits his Homebrewer of the Year win mostly to luck.

Running the Homebrew Rally BYOB by

The lucky winner of Stone’s March Madness Homebrew Competition and AHA Rally gets moved out of the dinky kitchen and into Stone’s gleaming steel system of steamy goodness. Topping it off, the brew becomes Stone’s official GABF ProAm entry.

Brewing Big for National Homebrew Day Advocate This by

The Big Brew occurs on the first Saturday of May as a pre-celebration of National Homebrew Day and of homebrewing around the world.

The Changing Face of Homebrewing BYOB by

What does the rise of the “millennial” generation mean for the hobby?

Gearing up for the Beer Superbowl BYOB by

Even now, in the dregs of winter, it’s time to gear up to compete. April marks the start of homebrewing’s championship run—the AHA National Homebrew Competition.

Conferring Over a Homebrew BYOB by

Each June, in a different city, the folks at the American Homebrewers Association mix up this magical brew to put on the National Homebrewers Conference, the greatest floating homebrew party around.

BA’s Survival Guide to Beer Fests Feature by

How to become a beer respecting fest pro, made easy.

Homebrew Clubs and Brew-on-Premise Feature by

The resurgence in homebrewing is ultimately good news for the entire brewing world. Get a quick history of the American Homebrewers Association and learn about Brew-On-Premise (or BOP) companies, which offer an alternative to brewing in your kitchen.

Brew Your Own Beer! Feature by

Online resources to help you homebrew, required reading for proper beer research, and tips to get your brew from the kitchen to the winner’s circle.

Let’s Go Clubbing BYOB by

The ultimate way to bond and learn is over a shared brew kettle.