AHA Big Brew Day 2017

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.

This years AHA Big Brew Day will be on May 6th, 2017 and I’m inviting you to join me at John Smiths Bay to join in the global celebration of the greatest hobby there is, making beer! I’ve always wanted to brew beer on the beach and this year it’s going to happen! So come make beer with us!

Elbow Beach Blonde

When the temperature hit’s 80F in Bermuda it’s time to reach for a much lighter beer to take to the beach. This beer is best defined as an American Blonde Ale and it comes out a wonderful golden for color. This beer is well attenuated with a lightly malty palate and a subdued fruitiness. Hop character is of the noble variety which leaves a light to medium bitterness. All in all this is a well balanced beer, light bodied and sometimes lager like.

This beer is named after the famous Elbow Bear Resort here I Bermuda where the crew and I hang out at for some great sunsets and music. This is a great beach beer for the summer with only 5.4% ABV and very easy drinking. Truth be told this is my father-in-laws favorite beer and  I always try to have some on hand when he’s visiting.

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OTG – Ireland

Every so often it’s good to get off the rock and visit someplace else and when we do this we like to seek out the best places for beer!

I recently visited Ireland with the family. While it’s not a direct flight from Bermuda it is a most amazing place that of course includes lots of great beer, great pubs, and amazing beer history!  Ireland is most famous for one beer brand, Guinness, which is located in the capital city of Dublin. Dublin is modern modern big city with some great dining and bars but in this adventure started when we trekked all over the Emerald Isle from East, West, North, and South!

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