Category Archive: Events

Big Brew ~ May 4, 2013

In 1988, May 7th 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. Homebrewing has been practiced in America since the Pilgrims …

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Big Lick Beertopia Homebrew Competition

In conjunction with Big Lick Beertopia Beer Festival on June 8, the Roanoke Jaycees will be partnering with the Star City Brewers Guild to put on the Valley’s only Homebrew Competition for the 2nd straight year. Entries must be registered by May 10, and prizes will be awarded at Beertopia.  One Best of Show winner …

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Hopsanity in Hill City

The Hill City Homebrew Club in Lynchburg is hosting a BJCP/AHA sanctioned competition on July 20 at Apocalypse Ale Works.  It’s an all IPA competition with extra categories for “new school” varieties – including Red, White, Black, Rye and Historical IPA, in addition to the old standbys, English, American and Imperial IPA. Check it out: …

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