Go Big Brew or Go Home
May 1, 2021 is National Homebrew Day! And what better way to celebrate than by collectively brewing some beer. Each year the American Homebrewers Association announces two recipes for Big Brew and this year they’ve chosen Janet’s Brown Ale and Star Gazer IPA - which we’ve bundled together into two easy kits so you have all the ingredients you’ll need.
Traditionally, both clubs and friends come together for a sense of community by making these recipes - but brewing your own recipe or kit of your choice is encouraged as well! It’s all about gathering and sharing in the craft.
Brewing Around the World
Join the thousands of other brewers who are gathering for the 24th annual Big Brew.
Meet This Year’s Brews
This award-winning recipe, courtesy of Mike “Tasty” McDole, was made in honor of his wife and has become an iconic recipe. The beer deviates from a traditional American Brown Ale with higher IBUs and ABV - and can be enjoyed by both Brown Ale and IPA fans with its strong hop presence.
This hazy double IPA was formulated to showcase the tropical and juicy aromas from BSG Hops’ Zamba blend and the minty and green-apple aroma notes from German Polaris hops. The hopping schedule and yeast strain are intended to set the stage for aroma retention and biotransformation while keeping hop bitterness in check.
Homebrewers of all levels are encouraged to participate! So fire up the kettle and raise a glass to a rewarding hobby.