Society of Oshkosh Brewers Participate in AHA Big Brew


Celebrations held worldwide on May 5 in recognition of National Homebrew Day

The Society of Oshkosh Brewers will host Big Brew Day, the American Homebrewers Association’s (AHA) worldwide celebration of National Homebrew Day, on Saturday, May 5th. Big Brew Day is held each year on the first Saturday in May and unites homebrewers from around the world to gather around the brew kettle and indulge in the art and science of homebrewing.

At noon Central time, thousands of homebrewers and beer lovers around the world will raise their glasses for a toast to homebrewing and the homebrewers that craft outstanding homemade beer, wine, mead and cider. AHA founder Charlie Papazian selected this year’s official recipes, Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager and Dusty Mud Irish Stout. These recipes are in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the AHA and were among the first recipes published by Papazian. If they chose, brewers may craft their own recipe.

“For brewers and beer lovers, AHA Big Brew—which is celebrated all over the country and around the world—is one of the most exciting and gratifying days of the year,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “Big Brew is a truly unifying event, bringing people together from all kinds of backgrounds and walks of life. On May 5, we encourage beer lovers everywhere to visit their local Big Brew site to experience—and share—the hobby of homebrewing with their neighbors.”

The Society of Oshkosh Brewers is happy to invite anyone interested in homebrewing to stop out behind the new location of The Cellar Homebrew Shop, 465 N. Washburn Street in Oshkosh, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to join in the fun. Beverages and a food truck from Los Amigos will be available on-site.

Images courtesy of SOBs


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