Charlie Papazian Discovers Homebrewing and the Rest is Our History

“Charlie Papazian was studying nuclear engineering at the University of Virginia in 1970 when a friend mentioned that a neighbor homebrewed. Would Papazian like to try some of the finished product? He would.” – Tom Acitelli,

Charlie Papazian, founder of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association, set the stage for homebrewing back in the 1970s with his expertise and friendly tone that assured people that making good beer was possible at home. He stressed his catchphrase of “Relax. Don’t Worry. Have a homebrew.” and has inspired millions of people to pick up the hobby of homebrewing.

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