Big Brew Day goes Virtual

Update your browsers and clean your webcams homebrewers, because the 23rd annual Big Brew day will be held digitally for the first time ever on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020. Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), this is a worldwide celebration for National Homebrew Day that will be held online for a virtual celebration for the first time ever.

Take the Big Brew Pledge and be counted in this year’s record-breaking virtual event. All participants receive $5 toward the purchase of an AHA membership with Activation Code BigBrew2020. 

The official Big Brew recipe is Pangea Proxima Polar IPA from Jackalope Brewing Co. in Nashville, Tenn. Recipes and brewing instructions can be found online. New to the hobby? Now is a great time to try homebrewing. Check out the Easy Guide to Making Beer video.

Order brewing ingredients from the AHA’s directory of homebrew shops that are offering alternate purchasing options during this time.

WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2020

              Simultaneous worldwide toast at 1:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Join virtually from home! Take the Big Brew Pledge and share your photos and videos using #BigBrew and tagging @HomebrewAssoc. 

WHO: Homebrewers and beer lovers alike are welcome to make beer if they are of legal drinking age. 

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,400-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food ExperienceHomebrew Con™National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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