The QHC 2011 conference was quite a conference – 125 attendees, 570 litres of beer, 13 Speakers (including one that flew in from Colorado), 4 commercial brewers, a live link up with the States,a four course meal with after-dinner entertainment and a heap of give aways. A whirlwind 24 hours!
The Queensland Homebrewing Conference was a true display of the skills that QLD brewers posses. There was delicious beers on offer made by QLD hands and great insights from local brewers into the world of water chemistry, competition brewing, recipe formulation and even how to grow hops at home in the QLD climate. There was of course some outside help with John Carroll from White Labs Yeasts coming to address the conference (in what was a highlight of the day for many attendees), representatives from Bintani, Hop Products Australia and some commercial brewers from interstate all who added their great part to the day.
As both Brews News Editor Matt Kirkegaard and the Courier Mail’s Rory Gibson said, it was daunting to think about just how much brewing talent had descended on Southbank over the weekend. The day was a great success and many thanks must go to the organisers, sponsors and volunteers who made it possible.
2011 Speaker Videos
You can find all of the videos from the 2011 conference uploaded on the 2011 Conference Videos page.