National Homebrewers Conference Brewery Tours on June 19th – 20th Open to Public

June 11th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Washington Breweries

Press Release:

In less than two weeks, homebrewers and professional brewers from around the country will converge on Seattle to be a part of the 2012 National Homebrewers Conference.  Though the conference sold out in less than 2 days, there are still ways to be a part of the festivities.

The Washington Homebrewers Association is organizing Pre-Conference Bus Tours running Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19th – 20th, around the Puget Sound.  These bus tours go as far North as Bellingham and all the way down to Olympia.  These tours are open to the public (you don’t have to have a conference pass) so all beer lovers are welcome.  They cost between $40-45, stop at three breweries, and include lunch.  It is a great chance to mingle with brewers from all over the country. You can find out more about the tours at
All you have to do is buy a ticket, show up at the conference hotel (the Bellevue Regency Hyatt), and get ready for a great trip.  (For free parking you can park at the Bellevue Square Mall).

Ticket sales will end June 17th so get your tickets ASAP!  We look forward to seeing a ton of homebrewers and beer aficionados very soon!


4 Comments so far ↓

  • Linda

    As a woman working in the beer industry, I know how difficult it is to erase the stereotype that all brewers are male and that women don’t brew or appreciate beer. History proves that women not only appreciated beer but were the original brewers. I am equally appreciative of wine as the next person, but I also have great passion for beer. And the line in the above (“For the ladies, there is even a wine and food”) press release, sets women back a century or two with regard to our impact in the industry today. Additionally, I have many male friends whose wives order the beer and men the wine when they are out.
    Cheers, and will see you there!

  • Kaiser

    Agreed – edited their press release to remove that statement. Didn’t notice it when I proofread it late last night.

  • Don

    This went around the email lists for homebrew clubs as well. We were all a bit shocked when we read that. There are a large and growing number of women in the homebrewer community and this just ignored that. On a less important note it also missed the idea that many homebrewers attending the conference might be interested in trying some of Washington’s great wines. I hope whoever wrote this press release gets taken to task for this flub.

  • Ben

    Another event associated with NHC to put on peoples’ radar is the Brewing Network Anniversary Party at Elysian Georgetown on Wednesday, June 20th….a beer festival open to anyone, beer list not announced yet but would expect some top offerings from local breweries

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