by Photo from Homebrew Con

San Diego has been appointed to be the host city for next year's Homebrew Con.

The city selection was confirmed this month by event organizers, selecting the Town and County Resort in Mission Valley as next year's home for this homebrewing conference and competition taking place from June 22 to 24.

The 45th annual conference and competition is being orchestrated by American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association, and is expected to feature over 2,000 amateur and pro breweries on site. 

San Diego Brewers Guild Executive Director Paige McWey Acers announced the selection this month, saying that he's delighted that the capital city of craft beer will be hosting the 45th annual Homebrew Con.

“I am excited with a capital ‘E’ that the Capital of Craft™ will be the host of the next Homebrew Con,” McWey Acers said. “This event is quite special for both professionals and amateurs within the industry. It nourishes and helps everyone flourish.”

San Diego Brewers Guild, primary organizer of Beer Week, is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) that promotes local small businesses and local entrepreneurs in the craft beer industry through education, local events, and community engagement. 

This annual event will be returning to San Diego for the first time since 2015, making next year's event the third time it's been hosted in America's Finest City. It was hosted in San Diego for the first time back in 2011. 

Who can attend? 

To attend the conference, you must be a member of the American Homebrewers Association. Anyone can find membership information online

This three-day conference, starting Thursday through Saturday, will host over 50 guest speakers from the craft beer industry coming from all over the country. 

This event is the biggest amateur homebrew competition in the world where they celebrate high quality beers, mead, and ciders. 

How does the competition work?

Nine regional judging sites from all over the country, including one from San Diego, will determine which breweries advance and be present at Homebrew Con. 

Local homebrewers must register in January between the 24th and 31st, and additional information is available online here

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