• Bay Area Society of Homebrewers

Big Brew 2021

Big Brew, the annual Bay Area Society of Homebrewers (B.A.S.H.) celebration of National Homebrew Day was held on Saturday, May 1 at B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate. The club shade canopies blocked the pesky rain. Two teams performed demonstration brews. Vic Aguilar used his propane-fired system to make one of this years’ recipes provided by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) – “Janet’s Brown Ale”, assisted by Lara Busch. Tim Grace used his Grainfather electric brew system to make the other AHA recipe – “Star Gazer Double IPA”.


Members of the general public poked their heads under the canopies from time to time to observe and learn about the hobby. We managed to snare a couple of new members – Jay Porterfield and John Brett, besides welcoming international traveler Vic back to the fold. At exactly high noon, Paul Holder led us in the global synchronized toast to homebrewing. We feasted on B&J’s delicious pizza and cold beer during the event.


The festivities wrapped by 4:00 p.m. The teams took their brews home to add yeast. Join us at the July meeting to sample the results.


Upcoming B.A.S.H. events: (NOTE: EXCEPT FOR MAY OR CONFLICTS WITH EASTER, MEETINGS ARE (ALMOST) ALWAYS ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH)

13-Jun-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (Martha/Adriana Knight, competition: German Wheat Beers, BJCP10A-C)

27-Jun-21: B.A.S.H. Social (Happy Hour at Brewster Street 4ish, CC Hooks Vs. Amarillo at 5:05pm)

11-Jul-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate hosted by Paul Holder)

8-Aug-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: Fruit Beers, BJCP 29A-C)

12-Sep-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner)

10-Oct-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: American Porter/English Porter/Pre-Prohibition Porter, BJCP 20A/13C/27)

6-Nov-21: Iron Mash XVIII

14-Nov-21: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: mead, BJCP M1-4)


Thank you Vic, Lara, Tim and all who pitched in to help them brew. Special thanks to B&J’s for hosting and to Paul Holder for gathering the ingredients. Welcome Jay and John and welcome back Vic!

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