Recap of 2014 Big Brew Day at Calder Plaza

Bob brewery article

Bob's Brewery is excited to host a special tapping party this Wednesday night (the 11th) @ 5:00 to celebrate the American Homebrewers Association conference. The BOB and Bob's Brewery will be open during normal hours this week and would like to show off some new specialties with you all during this busy and engaging time for homebrewers and beer fans alike.
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home brew article

With a foundation firmly rooted in homebrewing, Bell’s Brewery is proud to be a part of the 2014 American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference next month, June 12-14, at the De Vos Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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A cool and blustery day descended upon dozens of homebrewing teams as they huddled around steaming mash tuns while concocting the ‘Beer City Brown’ at Calder Plaza Saturday, May 3rd. The event is called Big Brew Day and was started by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) after May 7th was announced before congress as being National Homebrew day in 1988.The AHA then took it upon themselves to start an annual Big Brew Day on every first Saturday of May. For the sec ond year in a row, Grand Rapids participated in this event.Just as they did the previous year, Siciliano’s stepped up to sponsor the Grand Rapids Big Brew Day. Siciliano’s donated the ingredients and provided the recipe needed to create 48 all grain batches, as well as offered bottled water for brewing, a wort chilling station that cooled up to six kettles at a time, and platform carts so brewers could move their equipment across the plaza safely and quickly. 
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Recap of Big Brew at the Calder Plaza

Homebrew Day has been designated on May 7th as a national holiday since 1988. The AHA (American Homebrewers Association) has selected 1st Saturday in May of each year to celebrate with a series “Big Brew” homebrew events throughout the U.S. This year, local homebrew and specialty store Siciliano’s Market stepped up to the plate and sponsored one in the Grand Rapids area. The event was held at downtown’s Calder Plaza, a very public location in close proximity to the City, County, and Federal buildings.
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