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Old 10-17-2009, 04:24 AM   #1
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I'm just wondering what, if any, the benefits are to joining AHA? I know I also get a subscription to Zymurgy for $43 a year. Is it a good magazine?

My LHBS gives a 5% discount to members but I would have to spend $840 to make it worth it.

How many here are members?

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Old 10-17-2009, 04:46 AM   #2
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I became a member when I registered for the national conference. It's part of the deal. You'll also get discounts at a few pubs around the country but it's not all that great. I like Zymurgy more than BYO as far as a magazine is concerned.

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Old 10-17-2009, 04:48 AM   #3
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I am a member. I go to GABF every year and you get discounts and early tickets.

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Old 10-17-2009, 04:50 AM   #4
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We have a family membership (hubby, me, daughter). Alone with the magazine, discounts, updates and first run at conference tickets, it also help support the "voice" of homebrewers in legislation matters.

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Old 10-17-2009, 04:54 AM   #5
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Related question... do you have to be a member to enter a beer in NHC?

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Related question... do you have to be a member to enter a beer in NHC?
No, but I think it costs like $5 more per entry for non-members.
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One thing that p1sses me off about NHC is that a Canadien can enter for $5. mine is like $9. Whats up?

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Old 10-17-2009, 06:03 AM   #8
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I joined for Jamil's book. That and Zymurgy are my only benefits, brewpubs shutting down left and right so the discounts aren't working for me. And I don't bottle, so I don't do competitions.

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The discounts don't work in Washington state, either. But I'm thinking about joining anyway. Support the cause and all.

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Yes, I have been a member of the AHA for 2 years, I love the magazine (zymurgy).

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