American Homebrewers Association® presents the 42nd annual Homebrew Con this June 18-20th, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. An anticipated 2,500 attendees will gather for the three-day event to celebrate the art of brewing beer, making cider, mead, and kombucha, and the art of fermentation. Homebrew Con features more than 70 seminars, 90 speakers, and a Homebrew Expo featuring the latest brewing technology and ingredients. The conference concludes with the National Homebrew Competition awards ceremony, the world’s largest international amateur beer competition recognizing outstanding homebrewed beer, mead, and cider.
WHO: Hobbyists with all levels of experience making beer, cider, and mead are invited to Homebrew Con. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers including medal-winning homebrewers, beer industry professionals, do-it-yourselfers, and more. In addition, more than 50 homebrew clubs will share their finest libations with attendees during the conference, including a themed Club Night.
Bailey Spaulding, CEO and brewmaster of Jackalope Brewing Co., will deliver this year’s keynote address and welcome toast.
In 2006, while attending Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, TN, Bailey Spaulding began homebrewing and writing her own recipes. On May 21, 2011, Jackalope Brewing Co. opened its doors with the goal to “build a craft brewery that put out delicious, creative beers while being an active force in the community.” In August 2018, Jackalope opened its second brewery in Nashville furthering their commitment to quality and community.
While attendance is limited to American Homebrewers Association members, all beer lovers are invited to join and discover the joys of homebrewing.
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.