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Participate in Big Brew for National Homebrew Day on May 4


The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) will partner with over 300 breweries, homebrew shops, and beer clubs around the world on May 4 for the 22nd annual celebration of Big Brew. Held annually on the first Saturday of May in honor of National Homebrew Day, Big Brew is the largest annual gathering of homebrewers with an anticipated attendance of over 5,000 people.

Each Big Brew site is unique and all will feature brewing demonstrations, and opportunities to learn about the greatest hobby in the world–homebrewing!

This year’s official Big Brew recipes are the TransAtlantic Blonde Ale from Simple Homebrewing (the upcoming Brewers Publications® title) and Battlecow Galacticose New England IPA from Providence Brewing Company (Providence, R.I. is the site of AHA Homebrew Con June 27-29, 2019). Recipes and brewing instructions can be found online.

While local breweries and bars host activities throughout the day, at 1:00 p.m. ET, all are encouraged to participate in the simultaneous toast.


Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Simultaneous toast to occur at 1:00 p.m. ET)


Various locations. View an interactive map of Big Brew events.

Planning your own event? Register it and join the conversation using #BigBrew.


Homebrewers and beer lovers alike are welcome if they are of legal drinking age!


Alex Kofsky, on behalf of the American Homebrewers Association, (212) 255-75417



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 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association organizes events including Homebrew Con™ and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy® magazine for homebrewers and beer lovers, and offers money-saving deals and recipes via the Brew Guru® mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association (BA), whose independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA’s Brewers Publications® division is the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

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

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
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