The American Homebrewers Association is a division of the Brewers Association focused on homebrewers of beer, cider, and mead. The AHA was founded in 1978 by Charlie Papazian. The AHA runs the worlds largest homebrew competition and also organizes several homebrew events in the US and Canada. Gary Glass is the current director. The AHA publishes the magazine Zymurgy six times per year to all paid members.
Every year the AHA hosts the following events.
- National Homebrew Competition
- National Homebrew Conference (including the finals of the National Homebrew Competition)
- Big Brew
- Mead Day
- Teach a friend to homebrew day