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Join the World’s Largest Virtual Big Brew on May 2


Homebrewers worldwide will join the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) for the 23rd annual Big Brew celebration on May 2, 2020. Held annually on the first Saturday of May, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day is the largest annual gathering of homebrewers. This year the event will be held virtually for the first time—united in beer, yet socially distancing!

Take the Big Brew Pledge and be counted in this year’s record-breaking virtual event. All participants receive $5 toward the purchase of an AHA membership with Activation Code BigBrew2020.

The official Big Brew recipe is Pangea Proxima Polar IPA from Jackalope Brewing Co. in Nashville, Tenn. Recipes and brewing instructions can be found online. New to the hobby? Now is a great time to try homebrewing. Check out the Easy Guide to Making Beer video.

Order brewing ingredients from the AHA’s directory of homebrew shops that are offering alternate purchasing options during this time.


Saturday, May 2, 2020
Simultaneous worldwide toast at 1:00 p.m. EST


Join virtually from home! Take the Big Brew Pledge and share your photos and videos using #BigBrew and tagging @HomebrewAssoc.


Homebrewers and beer lovers alike are welcome to make beer if they are of legal drinking age.


Jenelle Scott (on behalf of the Brewers Association), 970.963.4873 x224


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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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