Inaugural Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference

Homebrewers of the Pacific Northwest, you're in for a treat! The inaugural Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference is kicking off on March 4 in Vancouver, Washington. This two-day event will feature seminars, networking, and plenty of beer tasting!

The event is endorsed by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), and seems to follow the general format for its large annual National Homebrewers Conference. I attended the Seattle AHA Conference in 2012, and absolutely loved it. This appears to be a smaller version and more intimate version.

The $150 registration seems like a great value to me. For more details, check out the conference website, or the news release below. Happy Homebrewing!

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Education, Celebration and Libation: Inaugural Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference to Showcase Region’s Brewing Community

Registration is open for the inaugural Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference (PNWHC) March
4-5 in Vancouver, WA. The regional conference welcomes homebrewers from British Columbia,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and beyond to expand their brewing skills through two days of
educational seminars, networking opportunities and evening tasting events.

"The inaugural PNWHC will bring together homebrewers and cider makers of all skill levels to share
information, discover new ideas and enjoy great brew, all while having an unforgettable time," says
Conference Chair Jill Marilley. “We’re fortunate to have some of the nation’s leading homebrew
speakers right here in our own backyard and they’re excited to share their wealth of knowledge with
conference attendees.”

The conference’s 24 educational seminars facilitated by brewing experts will cover a range of
subjects including high ABV brewing, cask-conditioning, cider and mead making, hop growing, beer
judging, specialty malts and how to go professional. There are seminars for every level, from the
novice homebrewer to the veteran zymurgist alike.

Conference registration also includes the opening night toast and dinner, keynote speaker lunch,
closing night dinner, exhibit hall access and two incredible evening tasting parties. At Friday’s
“Brewers Night”, registrants will mingle in the exhibit hall and enjoy beers from the region’s top
breweries. The conference culminates Saturday night with the highly anticipated “Club Brews” tasting event at which regional homebrew clubs will be serving their best beers from fun themed booths. Costumes are encouraged!

“The PNWHC is endorsed by the American Homebrewers Association and complements the National Homebrewers Conference by providing access to expert educational opportunities and camaraderie a bit closer to home,” adds Marilley. “Though it is a regional conference, we welcome homebrewers from across the US, Canada and world!”

The conference’s $150 registration fee includes two days of educational seminars, three meals,
exhibit hall access, two evening tasting events, goodie bag and commemorative glass, and can be
purchased online.


Attendees arriving early can choose to join fellow beer lovers on three bus tours that visit some of
Portland and Hood River’s most respected breweries. Bus tour prices range from $55-$65 per person
and include transportation, beer, lunch and goodie bag.

The conference will be held at the Vancouver Hilton. Reserve your room at the conference rate of
$125 per night (+ taxes/fees) by calling 360-993-4500.

PNWHC is made possible through the generous support of Larry’s Brewing Supply, Bader Beer and
Wine Supply, F.H. Steinbart Company and Yakima Valley Hops.

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