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Celebrate the worldwide holiday by brewing on May 7


Big Brew for National Homebrew Day, an annual event on the first Saturday in May, was established by the American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) in 1988 to celebrate the most delicious hobby there is–homebrewing! Homebrewers, craft beer fans, and DIYers are invited to connect with the fermentation-loving community to make and celebrate beer.

From those making their very first batch to seasoned brewers, all are welcomed to take the Big Brew Pledge and be a part of the global event. Those who make the pledge will receive a code for $5 towards an AHA annual membership. Learn how to brew or try new techniques with the AHA’s helpful online tutorials and resources. Order ingredients and supplies from homebrew supply shops and connect with the community of homebrewers by hosting or attending a Big Brew event.

The official Big Brew recipes for 2022 are Tha CommUNITY American Lager, provided by homebrewer April Dove who started a multi-brew initiative to offer a more diverse and inclusive taproom experience, and the Dark Inception Imperial Porter, contributed by Marcus Baskerville of San Antonio’s Weathered Souls Brewing Co., the leading force behind the Black Is Beautiful collaborative brewing project.

These homebrew recipes and thousands of others can be found online and feature techniques for beginners and experienced brewers alike. Get started with these helpful tips and videos, and order brewing ingredients from a local homebrew supply shop using the AHA directory of homebrew shops.


Saturday, May 7, 2022.


Join in-person at your local homebrew club, supply shop, or from your at-home brewery! Take the Big Brew Pledge, download marketing assets, and share photos and videos using #BigBrew and tagging @HomebrewAssoc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Homebrewers and beer lovers of legal drinking age (21+).


Mariel Fulton, on behalf of the American Homebrewers Association, 970.963.4873 x1205

Thanks to our Big Brew Day 2022 sponsors Grainfather and Lallemand Brewing.

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About the American Homebrewers Association®

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 30,000 homebrewers. The AHA organizes events, including the National Homebrew Competition, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day, and Learn to Homebrew Day. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy®, the longest-running magazine for homebrewers. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association®, whose Brewers Publications® division is the largest publisher of contemporary brewing literature for professional brewers, homebrewers, and beer enthusiasts.

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

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