National Homebrew Day

National Homebrew DayNational Homebrew Day

National Homebrew Day is celebrated every year on the first Saturday in May, which put this year’s festivities on May 7th. Founded in 1988 by the American Homebrewers Association, the organization hosts the Big Brew event to celebrate homebrewing and homebrewers in a side-by-side competition where each competitor makes the same recipe to determine who has mastered the art of brewing.  

Beer is one of the oldest beverages in human history with solid evidence dating its use as far back as the Neolithic period. However, this ancient version wasn’t like the beer we know today. It had much lower levels of alcohol to the point that even children drank it.

In 1857, beer and the brewing process began its own technological revolution as Loui Pasteur, the French microbiologist, published his explanation of yeast's role in the fermentation process of beer. This led to more advanced and intentional brewing techniques that brought beer into its modern form. 

While the struggles of Prohibition are well known, did you know that homebrewing remained illegal even after the ban was lifted? It wasn’t until 1978 that President Jimmy Carter signed a bill making homebrewed beer legal.

The new legal status of homebrewing launched a wave of interest that has seen home operations evolve into microbreweries and even full-blown international distributors. 

If you’ve ever been curious about homebrewing, then National Homebrew Day on May 7th is a great way to get started. Check out a local homebrewing event or join a local or online club.

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