On Saturday, more than 20 Memphis area homebrewers brewed beer on the parking lot of Boscos in Overton Square to celebrate National Homebrew Day.
The brew day was part of the American Homebrewers Association Big Brew, an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day held on the first Saturday in May.
Boscos provided the space and gave each homebrewer free wort to brew with, as well as yeast. Brewers brought their own hops and made whatever concoction they wanted with the base of mostly two-row malt, with some crystal malt.
Homebrewers from the Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs and the Memphis Brewer’s Association participated in the event, which is always one of the highlights of the year for the brew clubs.
Grant waits for his wort inside Boscos.
Homebrewer Joe Barnes fills the kettle. Barnes was among the volunteers who assisted Boscos brewer Adam Hargrove on Saturday.
Each brewer got 5-10 gallons of wort to boil.
Mark and Nate carry a kettle full of wort to the burner.
Some people didn’t need help!
Memphis-grown Cascade hops.
I made a single-hop Cascade American Pale Ale.
After chilling, the wort is dumped into carboys, with yeast added soon after at home.
What did you make for National Homebrew Day? Leave a comment below.