The 36th annual National Homebrewers Conference, hosted by the American Homebrewers Association, is being held this week at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

And what better place to hold a National Homebrewers Conference than in Beer City USA, where home brewing is alive and well!

The conference kicks off today, and runs through Saturday.

Keynote speakers at this year’s conference are he founders of Founders Brewing Co.Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens.

The conference is expected to bring in more than 3,000 home brewers from across the country.

So, don’t be surprised when you see twice the amount of beards that you normally see at your favorite brew pub!

And speaking of your favorite brew pub- heads up!

Most of your favorite breweries will be filled with American Homebrewers Association conference-goers who get special discounts at local breweries.

So, you might have to wait to get in to your favorite watering hole. Something to keep in mind!

I’ll be visiting the National Homebrewers Conference throughout. So, keep checking for AHA conference coverage!

Lauren B/98.7 WFGR