Tomorrow, May 2, 2009, is Big Brew Day.
In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association created Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day not only in the United States, but around the world. Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.
Homebrewing has been practiced in America since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. 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. That’s what Big Brew is all about: homebrewers getting together all over the world to share their love for the hobby.
Even if you are not a home brewer, you are encouraged to find a Big Brew Day gathering in your area and attend. You’ll learn what brewing is all about and why we love it so much. At the very least, you’ll get some tasty, free beer and meet some interesting people!