This year, the National Homebrew Conference (NHC) is being held in San Diego, on June 11–13 — and you could attend for free! The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has given Beer and Wine Journal and Basic Brewing Radio two free passes to the event. The passes will gain you admittance to conference events and the banquet. Travel and lodging are not included. If you have already registered for the conference, your registration fee will be refunded. We’re going to award them to the two homebrewers with the best stories of “Homebrew Heroics.” Listen to James discuss the conference with Gary Glass in this episode of Basic Brewing Radio.
In 500 words or less, tell us why you are a homebrew hero or how your homebrew heroics saved the day. Did you snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on a brew day that was going south? Did you lend your homebrewing skills to support a worthy cause? Did you lob an over-carbonated bottle-conditioned beer into a horde of zombies? Tell us your — true, and thus likely not zombie-related — story to enter for a chance of winning. Your odds of winning will be dependent on the number of entries. (Odds of a zombie apocalypse are somewhat lower.)
Submissions will be judged by James Spencer and Chris Colby. Entries are due by April 10, and the winners will be announced April 15 on both Basic Brewing Radio and Beer and Wine Journal. Winning entries (and the names of the winers) will be read on Basic Brewing Radio and published on Beer and Wine Journal. Other prizes, donated by Basic Brewing Radio, will also be given away for runners up. Use this form to enter. Due to a California law, you must be a member of the AHA to attend the event. You must be legally able to attend the conference (of age, for example) to win a pass.