Tuesday, November 24, 2009

AHA Launches Online Homebrewing Community

AHA Launches Online Homebrewing Community

WHO: American Homebrewers Association (AHA)
The American Homebrewers Association, established in 1978, is the national association dedicated to enhancing the hobby of homebrewing. Through resources such as the National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and the new HomebrewersAssociation.org, the AHA encourages and supports over 19,000 homebrewers in brewing the best beer in the world.

WHAT: HomebrewersAssociation.org
The AHA is proud to introduce the launch of the all new completely interactive educational website devoted to the hobby of homebrewing.

AHA Forum - An online discussion group for all topics of homebrewing, and is open to all everyone, from the most accomplished brewer to the beginner. Within the first few days of the website launch, more than 6000 participants had registered and more than 3,500 posts were listed.

Homebrewopedia: a Recipe Wiki - The AHA Homebrewopedia is a wiki-based resource, allowing homebrewers from around the world to share their recipes and brewing knowledge. Medal winning recipes from past National Homebrew Competitions can also be found here, allowing others to learn from the best in hobby.

Pimp my System - The AHA is proud to give homebrewers the opportunity to show off their elaborate and creative brewing systems on the homepage of HomebrewersAssociation.org. Homebrewers are encouraged to post entries in the Homebrewers Bio area on the AHA Forum, where systems are selected to be featured each month.

Brewer of the Week - Homebrewers have great stories to tell, and the AHA is proud to share them with the community. Brewers can post a bio about themselves in the Homebrewers Bio area on the AHA forum, and several will be chosen each month to feature on HomebrewersAssociation.org.

Club Profiles & Resources - These pages contain articles geared towards helping homebrew clubs with events and management as well as a section on homebrew Club Profiles. Clubs can post a description and photographs to share and several will be featured each month on HombrewersAssociation.org.
WHY: To provide homebrewers with an online community.

HomebrewersAssociation.org is a dream of the AHA Governing Committee that has finally come into fruition after many years of planning. The goal of the website is to provide the homebrewing community with an online collection of resources for all things homebrewing. To amplify the effectiveness of the site, much content is user-generated and open to anyone, not just AHA members.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, the Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade and education association for small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. Visit the website, www.BrewersAssociation.org, to learn more. The association’s activities include events and publishing: World Beer Cup®; Great American Beer Festivalsm; Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®; National Homebrewers Conference; National Homebrew Competition; SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience; American Craft Beer Week; Zymurgy magazine; The New Brewer magazine; and books on beer and brewing. The Brewers Association has an additional membership division of 19,000+ homebrewers: American Homebrewers Association.

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