Today is Big Brew day (as well as Cinco De Mayo and a few others). Big Brew is the day the American Homebrewers Association sets aside to celebrate national Home Brew Day (Big Brew is the first Saturday of the month of May). Every year home brew clubs have gatherings to brew the AHA recipe selected for the day and put on demonstrations to show how easy it is to pick up this great hobby.
The KLOB (Kalamazoo Libation of Brewers) staked out a bit of territory outside Bell’s brewery’s general store, where they got some batchs of brew going to demonstrate the process and of course spend time with people talking about beer. I don’t know about you, but for me, this is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
I joined them for a little bit around mid boil, so I managed to get a few pics of the hard life of the home brewer in his semi-natural habitat (brew kettle working and beer in hand).
Though the skies are grey, it still turned out to be a great day for a brew.
Time for a pint…