Big Brew for National Homebrew Day 2017

By | April 6, 2017

Big Brew - May 6, 2017

Join RIBS as we celebrate National Homebrew Day!

AHA Big Brew with RIBS
Saturday May 6, 2017
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Green Acres Farm
51 Farm Street
North Smithfield, RI 02896

We will be hosting our first Big Brew at Green Acres Farm in North Smithfield on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The kegs will be tapped at 10:30 AM and the closing ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM. Throughout the day there will be various brewing demonstrations and other fun events. Check back often as our event schedule is subject to change.

Opening Ceremony 10:30 AM
Extract brew demo 1:00 PM
Racking/Bottling demo 3:00 PM
Closing Ceremony 6:00 PM

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.

At 1PM Eastern Time, thousands of homebrewers and beer lovers all around the world will raise their glasses for a toast to homebrewing and the homebrewers that craft outstanding homemade beer, mead and wine. This year’s official recipes—which were selected by the AHA to celebrate the upcoming release of the fourth edition of How to Brew by John Palmer—are Rushmore American IPA, Battre L’oie Saison and Klang Freudenfest Oktoberfest Lager, all of which are featured in the book.

Full recipe details and directions can be found on the AHA website.

A HUGE thank you to RIBS member Brendan Kennedy for the use of his home for our first Big Brew and to all of the RIBS members who are helping make this event a reality in a very short amount of time.