Friday, April 30, 2010

National Homebrew Day in Utah

In 1988, May 7th was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. Homebrewing has been practiced in America since the first colonies were established in North America. Today there are an estimated 750,000 homebrewers in the United States.

Homebrewers are passionate about brewing beer and love to share that passion with others. Tomorrow May 1st, homebrewers from around the nation will be observing National Homebrew Day.

Each year the American Homebrewers Association finds two or three recipes to highlight for Big Brew. Then hundreds of homebrewers register their Big Brew locations for a communal brew-in to celebrate National Homebrew Day.

Then on the first Saturday in May (May 1, 2010) everyone congregates at the brewing site early enough to join in a collective toast at noon Central time and get on with the brewing. There are only two registered sites as of this morning in Utah. If there isn't a site in your area, and you are a brewer, please consider signing up to host a site.

After the event, the Big Brew site directors return to report results for their Big Brew site. That way they can see how many participated and how many gallons of homebrew were made simultaneously around the world.

Here are the three brews and the local sites.

2010 Big Brew Recipes

American Craft Beer Wheat
Scottish Export 80 Shilling Ale
Rocktoberfest

site#:470 | 6th Street Brewery
Logan, UT USA
site type: residence
email: andrew.jensen@iconfitness.com
notes: Will be brewing at least three all grain batches. Come by and enjoy a few beers and we will have the grill going.

site#:596 | http://o-townhopheads.tripod.com/
Ogden, UT USA
site type: residence
email: gupdike1@yahoo.com
notes: Officially the first year we can brew legally in Utah!! This will be the O-Town Hop Heads second annual Big Brew Day fun food and brewing demonstrations.

Cheers & Happy Brewing!

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