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Minneapolis is This Year's Host to World's Largest Homebrewers Conference

Homebrewers discuss their Club Night display at the 2009 National Homebrewers Conference.

Homebrewers discuss their Club Night display at the 2009 National Homebrewers Conference.

American Homebrewers Association 32nd Annual National Homebrewers Conference

Boulder, CO • June 3, 2010—For more than 30 years, homebrewers from around the country have been gathering for the National Homebrewers Conference, the world's largest homebrewers conference. This year's sold-out event will take place in Minneapolis, Minn., June 17-19.

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA), which puts on the event, anticipates more than 1,200 attendees over three days—record attendence for the event.

Along with their passion for homebrewing, attendees also have a passion for learning.  The conference offers 27 educational seminars on beer and brewing given by award-winning professional and amateur brewers, renowned authors and experienced homebrewers. Mark Stutrud, founder of St. Paul's Summit Brewing Co., will deliver the keynote address to the sold-out crowd.

In addition to seminars, Pro-Brewers Night will be held on Thursday, June 17. This event allows attendees to taste beers from breweries from across the country and sample local Minneapolis brewed beers.

Always a crowd favorite, Club Night will be held Friday night, June 18.  This night is a chance for homebrew clubs from around the country to feature their homebrew and the spirit of their club.  Participating clubs share their homebrews as well as show off their club spirit with elaborate themes and decorated booths.

On Saturday, June 20, the Grand Banquet and Awards Ceremony will be held to recognize entrants' winning homebrews in the National Homebrew Competition, which recieved more than 6,000 entries this year. The National Homebrew Compeition is the world's largest beer compeition.

"Minnesota is home to one of the most vibrant homebrewing communities in the country," said Gary Glass, director of the AHA. "That really shows in the fantastic program the local organizing committee has put together for what will be our largest homebrewers conference ever."

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