Australian National Homebrewing Conference
William Angliss, Melbourne
October 25-27, 2018
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10 YEARS ON AND STILL GOING STRONG, ANHC IS BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. JOIN US FOR
What's the ANHC all About?
Who’s the ANHC for?
The ANHC is for beginner brewers to all grain brewers, sour beer and barrel aged beer geeks, and even non brewers who just want to talk about beer, taste some amazing beers and meet a great bunch of people.
Pretty much everyone who’s into good beer and wants to have a go at making it!
What happens at the Conference?
The Conference is made up of two days of conference sessions plus some really special events!
The conference sessions are interactive, fun and really informative. There’s sessions for beginners right through to quite detailed sessions on how to brew specific beer styles and how to improve your brewing.
The special events include:
Welcoming Function on the Thursday night incorporating the Awarding of winners of the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship.
The ever popular Beer and Food Pairing Dinner, where award winning brewers provide beer matched to restaurant quality courses made in the William Angliss Restaurant.
The greatest night in Australian homebrewing – Club Night!, where homebrewing clubs put on their best homebrewed beers for everyone to try, all in a carnival wacky dress up atmosphere! If you’re not in a home brewing club, its great fun to attend as you’ll get to try so many amazing beers, vote for your favourite beer and of course talk all evening about… making great beer!
What will you do and learn?
Learn how to make really good beer
Taste some really new beers styles and learn how to make them
Challenge your tastebuds with some really good beer matched to great food
Hear from some of the best brewers in the world some of whom have travelled a long way just for this event
Be surrounded by a great bunch of people who are very keen to share their brewing experiences and help you learn to make great beer too!
Have lots of fun!
Denny Conn and Drew Beechum are co-hosts of Experimental Homebrewing podcast and they will share their approach to mad science in the pursuit of great beer.
Annie Johnson, the first female US Homebrewers Associations' Homebrewer of the Year will provide her angle on brewing lagers;
Jay Goodwin from the Rare Barrel brewery and The Sour Hour Podcast will present on Preventing Sour Beer off flavours;
Soren Eriksen from 8 wired will lead a primer on Kettle Souring;
Chris White of WhiteLabs Yeasts will outline his research with John Blichmannn on pressure brewing;
The renowned Tasmanian academic, Dr Evan Evans will dissertate on mashing parameters;
Duncan and Sam from Hop Nation will be sure to start an argument with the style of the moment New England IPA;
Topher Boehm from Wildflower will discuss Practical Tips for Mixed Culture Fermentation
Peter Symons will examine Sparkling Ale and lead a tasting of a number of examples;
Ruth Barry from Boatrocker will present on collecting and using wild cultures from the environment;
Julian Widera, a Berlin trained brewer will discuss Munich Dunkel.
And for the Homebrewing 101 sessions we’ll have a select team of brewers guiding you right through the brewing process from planning your brew to kegging/bottling and serving.
What’s different at ANHC this year?
This year we have a big emphasis on sour and barrel aged beers.
Sours are one of the styles at the moment. Homebrewers have always been great experimenters and we have had presentations on sour beers going back to Jess Caudill on Berliner Weiss at the first Conference. The range of sub styles is also great and we have something for beginners - “Kettle Souring Primer” and “Practical Tips for Mixed Culture Fermentation” through to experienced brewers dealing with issues such as collecting and using wild cultures, Bottle Conditioning Sour Beer and Preventing Sour Beer Off-Flavours.
We always have a large contingent of Commercial Brewers at the Conference and I’m sure there will be more than usual as a result of the focus on brewing wild beers and the great speakers.
What if Im only just starting out?
Come along anyway! You'll get to meet lots of friendly people to help you get started in making great beer and of course get to taste lots of fantastic beers.