Join a Big Brew Near You for National Homebrew Day
Being passionate about all things beer, we love to support local homebrewers and encourage folks to learn how to craft microbrews of their own. So, naturally, we’re really looking forward to National Homebrew Day on May 7th. Homebrewers around the US – and the world – mark the annual celebration by taking part in the “Big Brew,” hosting collaborative, hands-on brewing events
We’re lucky that there’s an event in our own backyard, thanks to the Bear Creek Homebrew Club and Grains Beans n’ Things. On May 7th from 11 AM to 4 PM, a “Learn to Homebrew” fiesta will be held at Grains, Beans & Things in Medford, OR (820 Crater Lake Ave, directions here). (If you’re outside the Rogue Valley, find your local homebrew clubs here).
We talked to Dennis Dye, event organizer and Bear Creek Homebrew Club member, to get the details on the festivities. There’s a fabulous lineup on tap, making this a can’t-miss event. Even better, it’s free and open to the public.
- Imbibe interactive beer brewing demos for four different beers, including an Irish Cream Stout made by the Bear Creek Homebrew club. You’ll get to learn about a broad array of ingredients and the steps involved in the alchemy of crafting beer.
- Cross your fingers for great prizes in a free raffle, including gift certificates for brewing yeast from White Labs and WYeast, gift certificates for Bella Union and Wild River Brewing, organic locally-grown Alpha-Beta Hops, the opportunity to join us at Standing Stone Brewing Company’ to be a “Brewer for the Day” and craft a batch of beer with our brewmaster, Larry Chase, and more.
- Enjoy BBQ and connecting with a hip and hoppening community of others with an interest and passion for beer.