For the third time in its history, the National Homebrewers Conference -- under its new name, Homebrew Con. -- will return to the city on June 9-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The event is not open to the public, but rather for members of the American Homebrewers Association. (Those interested in applying for membership can click here.) Registration ($170-$220) for the conference begins noon, March 8 at the Homebrew Con. website.
Now in its 38th year, the event celebrates homebrewing through seminars, workshops and demonstrations and expects to draw 3,200 attendees, according to a news release. There will be more than 90 presenters and a keynote speech from Dogfish Head Brewery founder Sam Calagione.
The final round of this year's National Homebrew Competition — which awards the best homebrewed beer, mead and cider by amateur brewers worldwide — will be judged as well during the conference.
The American Homebrewers Association was founded in 1978, and held its first conference in Boulder, Colo., the following year. The event came to Baltimore for the first time in June 1995 and returned for the 2005 conference.