This Saturday join homebrewers across the US for the AHA Big Brew Day and official toast. In honor of National Homebrew Day (May 7th), the American Homebrewer’s Association celebrates with the AHA Big Brew Day. Throughout the day all are encouraged to brew simultaneously, and at noon CDT all homebrewers and beer lovers are encouraged to raise a glass of homebrew and toast to homebrewing. This year’s suggested recipe celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, commonly referred to as the “German Beer Purity Law,” which went into effect in Bavaria in 1516 and allowed brewers to use only three ingredients in their beer: water, hops and barley. Full recipe details and directions can be found online.
From homebrewers’ homes and backyards, to the shops that provide the ingredients and supplies, to local breweries and craft beer bars worldwide – everyone is encouraged to participate. View an interactive map of AHA Big Brew event locations across the country, and register your local AHA Big Brew event. Also join the conversation on Twitter with #BigBrew16
There are more than 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States. With one in every 200 adults in the U.S. now crafting their own beer, homebrewing has become one of the country’s fastest growing hobbies. AHA Big Brew is a toast to the nation’s homebrewers and their shared love and appreciation for homebrewed beer, mead and cider. In 2015, over 11,000 people celebrated the AHA National Homebrew Day at 484 registered sites. Additionally, 2,722 batches created 19,631 gallons of homebrew enjoyed around the world. Last year, 50 U.S. states and 14 countries participated.