The Other Vancouver Hosts Inaugural Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference March 4-5
Early bird registration pricing for the inaugural Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference March 4 – 5 in Vancouver, WA, ends February 16. Homebrewers from British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and beyond are invited to expand their brewing skills through two days of educational seminars, networking opportunities and evening tasting events.
The conference’s 28 educational seminars will cover a range of subjects including high-ABV brewing, cask-conditioning, cider and mead making, beer judging, specialty malts and how to go professional. Seminar presenters include brewmasters, authors, BJCP judges, AHA Homebrewer of the Year recipients, and many more home and professional brewers.
The conference’s registration fee includes two days of educational seminars, three catered meals, exhibit hall access, goodie bag, commemorative glass and two evening tasting events. At Saturday night’s Club Brews event, regional homebrew clubs will showcase and share the best examples of their hobby.
During Friday’s Brewers Night, more than 24 commercial breweries will be pouring their beers including: 54-40 Brewing, Backwoods Brewing, Bainbridge Island Brewery, Breakside Brewery, Doomsday Brewing Company, Ethereal Meads, Fish Brewing Co., Fort Gorge Brewery, Fortside Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Heathen Brewing, Hilliards Brewery, Hop Valley Brewing Co., In the Shadow, Laht Neppur, Loowit, Mill City Brew Werks, Mt Tabor, North Jetty Brewing, Odin Brewing, Rogue Ale & Spirits, Silver City Brewing, The Commons Brewery, and Walking Man Brewing.
Seats are filling up quickly for the pre-conference brewery bus tours that visit some of Portland and Hood River’s most respected breweries. Base Camp Brewing is holding a mini Pro-Am for attendees of the Friday bus tour. Register for the tour and bring four 12oz bottles (or two 22oz bottles) of homebrew labelled with name, style of beer and contact info. Base Camp will judge the beers, and the winning beer will be brewed and poured in their taproom.
Homebrewers are encouraged to register online by February 16 to take advantage of cost savings:
Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference
March 4-5, 2016
Early bird registration: US$150
Thursday Hood River Bus Tour: US$65
Thursday Portland Bus Tour: US$55
Friday Portland Bus Tour: US$55
PNWHC is made possible through the generous support of Larry’s Brewing Supply, American Homebrew Association, Bader Beer and Wine Supply, F.H. Steinbart Company, Yakima Valley Hops, Microbrew and NikoBrew.