Big Brew for National Homebrew Day
1st Saturday in May
In 1988, May 7th was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May. Homebrewers around the world invite family and friends to their brewing site to celebrate the holiday. The AHA provides two or three recipes each year. B.A.S.H. teams brew the beers in Corpus Christi in a different location each year to share the experience with the general public. Everyone is encouraged to help out with the brew, enjoy the fun and join in on a world-wide toast at noon CDT.
Homebrewing has been practiced in America since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Today there are an estimated 750,000 homebrewers in the U.S. Homebrewers are passionate about brewing beer and love to share that passion with others. AHA Big Brew gives homebrewers an opportunity to get together all over the world to share their love for the hobby.