With Homebrew Conference right around the corner (June 22-24, 2023 in San Diego) we thought we needed another episode focusing on homebrewing. 

This week, Julia Herz executive director of the American Homebrewers Association® (AHA)—the nation’s largest hobbyist not-for-profit organization for homebrewers and fermented beverages joins the show. 

Julia gives us a little history on The Homebrew Conference, and how it’s grown over the years. There are some exciting sessions and topics this year, including a Hot Sauce making session (hey, it’s fermentation). 

We also dive into a conversation on new homebrewing technology (you can do an entire brew day from an app on your phone), and new styles that homebrewers are tackling. 

It wouldn’t be Beer Me if we didn’t leave you with a little how-to to start your homebrew journey! Take a look at  American Homebrewers Association website, engage with your local clubs (shout out to the DC Homebrewers Club), or simply grab a 1-gallon kit and get brewing!