Thursday, July 21, 2011

American Homebrewers Association Rally - Portland

So I mentioned earlier this month about the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally taking place at the Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston on Thursday July 28th. Well, the AHA has announced a second New England area Rally, this time at Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, ME.

Here are the details:

When: Wednesday August 24th, 2011 from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Allagash Brewing Co. - 50 Industrial Way Portland, Maine

What makes this event even more special is that the God Father himself, Charlie Papazian, will be in attendance. For those of you familiar with Charlie, you are probably as psyched as I am. For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Papazian, let me give you a brief run down of who this guy is.

Charlie Papazian founded the Association of Brewers, is the current President of the Brewers Association, and the founder of the Great American Beer Festival - the annual event and competition held in Denver, CO. Charlie has also written "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing", commonly referred to as the "homebrewers' bible", the follow up "The Homebrewer's Companion", and several other books and publications. He also is a contributing author in the AHA's periodical magazine "Zymurgy."

During the AHA Rally you can meat Charlie, meet Rob Tod and the Allagash Brewers, take a VIP tour of the brewery, try a special beer release, have the opportunity to win great prizes, and mingle with fellow homebrewers. Space is extremely limited, so you need to RSVP as soon as possible. Don't forget you must be a member of the AHA to attend, so it is recommended that you join before the event, although they will provide discounted memberships at the brewery on the 24th!

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