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Homebrewers Toast AHA Big Brew on May 4

WHAT:

To honor National Homebrew Day on May 7, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates “AHA Big Brew” on the first Saturday in May. At noon CDT on May 4, all homebrewers and beer lovers are encouraged to raise a glass of homebrew in celebration of those who craft outstanding homemade beer, mead and wine for their friends and loved ones. Each year, a number of suggested homebrew recipes are selected for AHA Big Brew participants to follow. This year’s recipes come from the 7th annual Great American Beer Festival® Pro-Am Competition, held October 2012 in Denver.

WHEN:

Saturday, May 4
12:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE:

In homebrewers’ homes and backyards, at the shops which provide the ingredients and supplies to make tasty homebrews, and in craft beer bars nationwide. Find a complete list of AHA Big Brew event locations across the country. Register your local AHA Big Brew event and join the conversation on Twitter with #BigBrew13.

WHY:

Homebrewing has been practiced in America since the first English settlers arrived in the New World. The AHA estimates that there are more than 1 million homebrewers in the United States, and homebrewing is one of America’s fastest growing hobbies. AHA Big Brew is a toast to our nation’s homebrewers and the shared love and appreciation for homebrewed beer, mead and wine. In 2012, an estimated 7,100 people celebrated the AHA National Homebrew Day at 254 registered sites. Additionally, 1,500 batches created 11,200 gallons of homebrew, enjoyed around the world. Last year, 44 U.S. states and nine countries participated with registered AHA Big Brew sites.

Contact:

Abby Berman, (646) 695-7044

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About the American Homebrewers Association:

The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 37,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including the National Homebrewers Conference and National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy magazine. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publication division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org. Follow the AHA on Twitter, and join us on Facebook.

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