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Big Brew 2024

Big Brew, the annual Bay Area Society of Homebrewers (B.A.S.H.) celebration of National Homebrew Day was held on Saturday, May 4 at B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate. Two demonstration brews were produced from the five Star Wars-themed recipes provided by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA). Victor Aguilar brewed the all-grain “Degobah” Dunkel, assisisted by Tom Ormrod and others. Chris Ackman and Jay Porterfield brewed the all-grain “Empire Strikes Back” Dark Ale, assisted by Doug and David Funk. Wild Bill Lehfeld supplied the ingredients, courtesy of the clubs’ bloated treasury. Treasurer Walt Crawford collected early dues for the upcoming 2024 – 2025 fiscal year which begins in July. The club shade canopies held up well in the moderate winds.


At high noon, club president Jack Heim led us in the global synchronized toast to homebrewing. We feasted on B&J’s delicious pizza and cold beer during the afternoon.


The brewing and cleanup wrapped up by about 4:30 p.m. Vic and Chris took the 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 2 ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH)

  • 12-May-24: Mother’s Day

  • 16-May-24: B.A.S.H. social (bingo Thursday, Nueces Brewing, 6 pm)

  • 19-May-24: B.A.S.H. meeting (Bay Area Brewing, hosted by Will Amaya)

  • 25-May-24: CC Beer Festival (Art Center)

  • 9-Jun-24: B.A.S.H. meeting (Dave/Kathy Clark, competition: Blonde Ale/American Pale Ale, BJCP 18A-B)

  • 14-Jul-24: B.A.S.H. meeting (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate)

  • 11-Aug-24: B.A.S.H. meeting (Jeff/Kelly Coe, competition: American IPA/Specialty IPA/Hazy IPA, BJCP 21A-C)

  • 8-Sep-24: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner)


Thank you B&J’s for hosting and keeping us supplied with cold beer!

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