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American Homebrewers Association Rally for American Craft Beer Week

May 20 AHA membership event features VIP brewery tour, tastings, education, homebrewer prizes

(Portland, Maine) – On Saturday, May 20 from 7-9 PM, Shipyard Brewing Company will host a membership rally for the American Homebrewers Association (AHA).

The event will take place at the Shipyard brewery (86 Newbury Street) and highlights the final weekend of American Craft Beer Week, which runs from May 15-21.

Rally attendees will enjoy samples of Shipyard beers, a VIP tour, info on Shipyard’s unique open fermentation methods, and time with Shipyard brewers and staff. This will be the first night-time membership rally for the AHA, which is based in Boulder, Colorado and was founded by the legendary Charlie Papazian.

Attendees will also enjoy beer-minded fellowship with AHA members and raffle prizes from the brewery, Maine Malt House, and local homebrew shops. All attendees will receive a rally-exclusive gift from the AHA.

The event is open only to members of the AHA and admission is free. AHA members can RSVP and get more details on the event at

Those interested in attending who are not AHA members can join at the above link or take advantage of a discounted membership rate available at the Shipyard rally.

“Since we started in Kennebunkport Harbor over 20 years ago,” says Shipyard founder Fred Forsley, “we’ve always welcomed homebrewers to our brewery. Homebrewers have led the interest in craft beer and many of them have started their own breweries. This AHA rally is a way for us to thank them for their efforts while we showcase our brewery, our new tasting room, and the beauty of open fermentation.”

Learn about American Craft Beer Week at

For more details on the Shipyard AHA membership rally and Shipyard Brewing contact Marty Jones at 720-289-9345 (cell), or