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.
Register Your Event or Find One Near You
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!
2015 Official Big Brew Recipes
Each year, we select recipes that AHA Big Brew attendees all brew in solidarity for National Homebrew Day.
The 2015 AHA Big Brew recipes come from three-time AHA Ninkasi Award winner and current BJCP President, Gordon Strong! This year’s beers are all medal-winning recipes from Gordon’s upcoming book, Modern Homebrew Recipes, to be released in May 2015, which include Columbus Pale Ale, Old School Barleywine and Killer Kolsch.
Access the extract and all-grain versions of these recipes on the AHA Big Brew webpage.