Big Brew for National Homebrew Day

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May 5, 2018

Celebrate National Homebrew Day

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.

Anyone, even homebrew shops, can host and register a Big Brew event, so invite your friends and family, gather around the brew kettle and join in the global celebration of the greatest hobby there is—homebrewing!

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2018 Official Recipes

Big Brew 2018 official recipes are coming soon!

Celebrate Big Brew in 2018

Don’t miss the simultaneous toast at 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT on May 5, 2018!

Big Brew Promotional Materials

  • Big Brew Marketing Checklist
  • Social Media Images (.zip)
  • Big Brew Poster
  • Big Brew Banner (2′ x 4′)
  • Editable Press Release
  • Download Zymurgy: An Introduction to Homebrewing
  • Ingredient Display Signs
  • Brew Guru Flyer

Spread the Joy

  • Promotional materials (.zip): use the AHA’s downloadable materials to help spread the word about your gathering.
  • 5 Tips for Hosting a Big Brew Event: use some of these suggestions to make your Big Brew event a success.
  • Let’s Brew: explore this section for brewing tutorials, tips on making better beer and tasty recipes.
  • Zymurgy: An Introduction to Homebrewing: request copies of the AHA’s guide for the new brewer–or access it online. Order deadline for hardcopy shipping is Friday, 4/27/18. 
  • AHA bookstore or AHA merchandise: pick up the latest homebrewing books or issues of Zymurgy magazine.

Share the Experience

Be sure to share your stories, pictures and videos from Big Brew on the AHA’s Facebook and Twitter. Tag your posts with #BigBrew.

If you enjoyed your Big Brew experience, join the AHA and participate in our other events!

Contact Matt Bolling, AHA Events & Membership Coordinator | 303.447.0816 x 184 or 1.888.822.6273 x 184 |