Big Brew for National Homebrew Day 2018

By | April 9, 2018

Big Brew - May 5, 2018

Join RIBS as we celebrate National Homebrew Day!

AHA Big Brew with RIBS
Saturday May 5, 2018
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Green Acres Farm
51 Farm Street
North Smithfield, RI 02896


We will be hosting our second Big Brew at Green Acres Farm in North Smithfield on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The kegs will be tapped at 11:00 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.

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.

Founded by Charlie Papazian in 1978, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary in 2018. Many have referred to Charlie as the “father of homebrewing” because of his many lifelong achievements expanding the hobby into the cultural phenomenon it is today. The popularity of homebrewing has grown substantially since Charlie first taught the world to relax, don’t worry, and have a homebrew. On January 23, 2019, Charlie will exit the Brewers Association more than 40 years after founding the AHA.

This year’s Big Brew recipes were handpicked by Charlie himself, who offered two of his favorite beers for homebrewers all over the world to brew together on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Whether you choose to brew one of the official recipes or something of your own design, we encourage you to raise a glass to Charlie Papazian during the simultaneous toast at 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT.

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

A HUGE thank you to all of the RIBS members who are helping make this event a reality in a very short amount of time.