Big Brew Day

Although this was written by the food forum staff dailygazette.com out of Schenectady, NY, Brew Day will be everywhere. In Nashville they will brew in the back parking lot of the Nashville Boscos. In Pensacola they will be brewing American Wheat Beer on The Weaver Brewing System, and another batch on the mini Weaver. We have yet to hear from Saratoga Thoroughbrews, but one can be sure they will be brewing. Update will be posted when it comes in. Want to learn more from the AHA? Click here– Prof. GA

Saturday, May 1, is National Homebrew Day when thousands of home brewers of beer and ale will join in making homebrew simultaneously.

This is the 13th year for the day, known as “Big Brew Day,” and it will be marked internationally. More than 3,000 homebrewers in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South america and Australia are expected to participate.

In the Capital Region, Hennessy Homebrew Emporium at 470 N. Greenbush Road (Route 4) in North Greenbush will be observing the day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone interested in homebrew and homebrewing is invited to visit.

Friends and family will gather to brew a 1991 80 shilling Ale in memory of Greg Noonan, who was known as the Godfather of Vermont brewing and a pioneer in the craft brewing movement in the United States.

Hennessy will provide free grains to anyone who comes and joins in brewing the 1991 80 Shilling Ale on Big Brew Day. Hennessy also will provide food, including its version of the Bacon Explosion, and other freebies for all participants.

At 1 p.m., homebrewers around the globe will raise their glasses of homebrew ales and lagers for a simultaneous toast to homebrewing.

The event is sponsored by the American Homebrewers Association. Find out more about Big Brew Day by clicking HERE.