Celebrate the 26th annual Big Brew on May 6, 2023
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Held on the first Saturday in May, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day is an opportunity to fire up the kettle and raise a glass to the greatest hobby there is— homebrewing!
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About Big Brew
In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association created Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world.
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Celebrate Big Brew Every Day
Love beer and want to try homebrewing or need a refresher? Get started with these helpful tips and videos.
Official Recipe & Label
The official Big Brew 2023 homebrew recipe is Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale. NEW this year: download and print the official bottle label (PDF or PNG).Official Recipe
Find everything you need to brew your next batch by visiting your local homebrew supply shop.Find a Shop
Learn to Make Beer
Get instructions for turning malt, hops, yeast, and water into a delicious beer using tools found in your kitchen!Brewing Tutorials
Get the How To Brew Book
How To Brew is the definitive guide on homebrewing written by expert, John Palmer. This book is perfect for those getting started, ready to advance, or wanting to brew better beer!