Australian National Homebrewing Conference

ANHC5 Oct 13-15th, 2016 Adelaide, South Australia

ANHC is a jam-packed three-day event geared to kick your brewing ass with practical sessions, discussion panels, beer tastings, and networking. Like-minded beer geeks, homebrewers and beer lovers will join a panel of Australian and International brewing experts and beer advocates.


Program at a GlanceANHC 2016

  1. Oct 13-15, 2016
  2. 13 Thursday
  3. 14 Friday
  4. 15 Saturday
AABC Judging

AABC Judging

8:00 am - 1:00 pm inclusive of Judges Lunch
Coopers Brewery Tour

Coopers Brewery Tour

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pairing Dinner

Pairing Dinner

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wheatsheaf Kick-On

Wheatsheaf Kick-On

8:00 pm - Late
Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hot Break

Hot Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mead Panel: East Meets West

Mead Panel: East Meets West

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Acid Rest

Acid Rest

10:45 am - 11:15 am


Hilton Adelaide

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000 Map & Venue Markers

The conference will be held at the Hilton Adelaide and Town Hall, walking distance from each other. The event is quite close to the city tram service and Adelaide railway station. Hilton Adelaide elevates conferencing to a new level, providing unparalleled technology and flexible services to ensure the success of our ANHC conference.

Please note: There has been a late venue change for the Australian National Homebrewing Conference (ANHC) which will now be held at the Hilton Hotel rather than the Adelaide Festival Centre. Without warning, the SA Government has cancelled our booking of the Adelaide Festival Centre to allow commencement of major building upgrades. Fortunately, we have an agile team who quickly secured the Adelaide Hilton Hotel (near Town Hall) allowing the conference to logistically continue as originally planned. All other venues including the Gala Dinner and Pairing Dinner remain unchanged. If you have questions regarding this or any other related matter, please email

Nearest Public Transport Stations:
Train: Adelaide Railway Station (then free tram ride or 15 min. walk to Hotel front door)
Tram: Victoria Sq. Stop
Bus (Metro): There are a dozen Victoria Sq. bus stops coming from all directions. Bus (Non-Metro): Adelaide Central Bus Station (then 7 min. walk to Hotel front door)
Airport Transfer Services to CBD:
JetExpress (Bus) 
Taxi (Around $20)

Sponsors Rock. ANHC wouldn't be possible without generous support from the following folks:


Grain & Grape sponsor grainfather logo home sponsor wheaty Keg King Newera Brewing Coopers Cryer Malt Speidel CBIA Pirate Life Gladfield Australian Brews News Clever Brewing Beer Co. Bridge Road Brewers Left Barrel Brewing Pact Beer Co. Woolshed Brewery Barossa Valley Brewing Mountain GoatHolgate BrewhouseBrewcultMatilda Bay Brewing Co.Old Wives AlesVale BrewingBad Shepherd Brewing Co.White LabsRapid LabelsHome Make It Wyeast Beer & Brewer5 Star ChemicalsStone Dog MeaderyCountry BrewerFuller'sAndale Beer Dispensing EquipmentBrewmaker Home BrewingVoyager Craft Malt New Zealand Hops Hopco Kegstar Winequip Little Bang Moon Dog Boatrocker Stone Brewing Co. Vale AHA AH Trophy FastbrewingProdeb Belgium Adelaide BBQ & Beer Spiegelau Bintani Hewitson Experienceit Beverages Artisan Brewing
Visit our dedicated Sponsors Page for a complete rundown of each and every ANHC 2016 sponsor Get our Sponsorship Opportunities pdf or drop us an email

Barry Morgan, the ultimate organ salesman, will grace ANHC Club Night with live performance.

Barry has sold out live shows including Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Fringe, the famous Spiegeltent and more.

He's keen as mustard to share the ‘joy of the organ’ in what stands to be one hell of an evening.

Club Night

F.A.Q. You have questions. We have answers.

What is the ANHC conference?

It's an event which is, hands down, the greatest homebrewing conference in Australia. 2016 will be the fifth ANHC, and the 2nd time the event has been held outside Melbourne – in Adelaide, South Australia. All previous conferences have been sold out, receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates and sponsors alike!

Where is the conference located?

Hilton, Adelaide 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000 Map & Venue Markers

When is the event?

Thursday October 13th - Saturday October 15th, 2016

Does ANHC 2016 have accommodation partners?

No. Please use an online interactive map and accommodation resources to identify the abundance of CBD options near the event locations. For convenience, look for accommodation either on North Tce or near the city Tram Line which goes through the CBD along King William St and North Tce. This covers probably 75% of the CBD options. North Adelaide is a lovely 15min walk past the Adelaide Oval and up the hill with numerous options, also.

Do the dinners have a dress code? I love my stinky homebrew / favourite brewery T-shirt!

Smart formal preferred. Denim is acceptable. Sneakers/Thongs/Crocs are inappropriate. The use of Segway into either dinner wearing shorts with Crocs and white athletic socks may result in instant high-fives. But again, we're hoping for smart formal.

What is the ANHC objective?

•    Raise awareness of homebrewing.
•    Share brewing knowledge and experience.
•    Provide inspiration, ideas and motivation for brewers.
•    Improve the quality of Australian homebrewed beer.
•    Build relationships within the Australian homebrewing and brewing community.

Was anyone seriously hurt at the 2014 Canberra club night?

While, "I told you, no real throwing stars" was overheard a time or six, and real hand-guilded swords were spotted in the wild, no one was injured, not even in the slightest. Our Australian homebrew collective is proof that vikings, pirates, golfers, beach bums, and weird men with foil caps and antlers can peacefully co-exist in the love of beer. The bagpiper nearly had his ass kicked, however. club night bag pipez

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa and Mastercard via eWay at checkout. We now also accept PayPal!

How can I get in contact with ANHC?

Please shoot an email to:

Who is ANHC?

Australian National Homebrewing Conference Pty Ltd, a registered company established for the purpose of conducting and perpetuating the conference. The company is a not-for-profit organisation that is staffed exclusively by volunteers (the ANHC committee and all supporters are volunteers).