2011 Big Brew on May 7

BOULDER, CO. A celebration of National Homebrew Day, known as AHA Big Brew, is now in its 14th year. The Ann Arbor Brewers Guild will host a local site on May 7, 2011.

Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), AHA Big Brew celebrates National Homebrew Day, honored on the first Saturday of May. AHA Big Brew brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beers simultaneously. More than 5,000 homebrewers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year.

Ann Arbor Brewers Guild is happy to invite anyone interested in homebrewing to stop by the site from 9 am to 5pm on Saturday, May 7, 2011 to join the fun!

Original Gravity Brewing Co
440 County St.
Milan, MI 48198

The Ann Arbor Brewers Guild and Original Gravity are registered as site #113 with the American Homebrewers Associacion at HomebrewersAssociation.org. On May 7, friends and family gather to brew one or both of the two AHA Big Brew recipes. At noon Central time, homebrewers raise their glasses of homebrewed ales and lagers for a simultaneous toast to homebrewing, a hobby that hundreds of thousands of people around the world enjoy.

For more information on AHA Big Brew, please visit the Events section of HomebrewersAssociation.org or homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/national-homebrew-day.

View a YouTube video from the 2010 Big Brew Celebration

View a YouTube video from the 2009 Big Brew Celebration

Download the flyer for the AABG Big Brew celebration (PDF).

See Google Map to the site

2010 Big Brew

First, Crispy’s brief report: Big Brew 2010 is in the bag. (Literally for Roger!) I have posted our results to the AHA site. I was given the number 185 for the number of gallons brewed. I forgot to make an actual batch count and participant count, so I gave it Read more…

April’s Brew & View

We will be enjoying American Beer – a documentary. “In June of 2002, five friends left New York City by minivan and set out across the United States to visit 38 breweries in 40 days.” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372140/ . They visit some well renowned breweries and talk with their founders and brewmasters Read more…

Michigan Homebrewers at the NHC

Crispy sent this group photo of Michigan homebrewers at the National Homebrew Conference. He says “If you werent in the picture, you missed a really good time.” (Not all of the brewers are AABG members, which may be why you don’t recognize all of them.) (Click on the image for Read more…

21-batch brew day?

Mike O’Brien writes: I had read an article, in a German brewing magazine, that talked about a system that could brew 21 batches in a 24 hour period! This System for 21 batches in a day uses some very highly engineered kettles to maximize energy efficiency and claim to be Read more…

Support our bid to host the National Homebrew Conference in Michigan

Over the last several months, Fred Bonjour, Chairman of the “Get the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference (AHA NHC) here to Michigan!” effort, has been steadily obtaining support for a 2010 or 2011 AHA NHC to be held here in Michigan. Since the original proposal was submitted to the AHA last fall, several meetings with local fellow homebrewers have been held to build awareness of this effort, and get some preliminary ideas of how a Michigan based conference could be supported, and to identify volunteer resources.

The AHA’s Director, Gary Glass, is coming to Michigan visit potential conference sites provided by Fred in his proposal bid. Gary will be available on Friday, March 13th, at the Corner Brewery from 7:00-8:00PM in the lounge to discuss planning for a National Homebrewers Conference and to answer people’s questions. Additionally, Fred and his assistant chairman, Chris Frey, would like to get additional themes, topics and ideas from Michigan homebrewers for a potential local conference.