Have you checked out the Brewers Association or the American Homebrewers Association lately? Are you a member?
I have been a member of the Brewers Association for the last three years. With your membership, you get access to Zymurgy Magazine. It’s a full-color mag with high glossy paper and many, many great articles on brewing and the industry at large. It’s probably one of the best benefits of the membership. There are also pub discounts too, which I haven’t really had a chance to take advantage of yet because there aren’t a lot of pubs in MA with discounts for AHA members.
The Brewers Association is also responsible for putting on the Great American Beer Festival, which is coming up this October 9, 10, and 11th. This is the beer fest of all beer fests serving thousands of craft beers over the three day event.
If you are not a member, you should become a member to help support their efforts of promoting craft beer and limiting outdated legislation that prohibits certain beers and homebrewing events in some states still! Minimally, you get the great magazine.
I was wondering how many Brewers Association members we have as readers. So chime in if you are a member and let us know what benefits you’ve taken advantage of lately.