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Learn to Homebrew Day is Saturday at High Cotton Brewing in Memphis

November 01, 2013 By: mike Category: Events, Homebrew, Memphis

Want to learn to make your own beer?

On Saturday the Memphis Brewers Association and High Cotton Brewing will host “Learn to Homebrew Day,” giving aspiring brewers an opportunity to get an inside look at the brewing process from start to finish.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at High Cotton, 598 Monroe Ave., starting at 11 a.m.

The American Homebrewers Association founded “Learn to Homebrew Day” in 1999 to introduce people to the hobby of homebrewing and to promote relationships with local homebrew shops. The event has since been held annually each November.

 

Learn to Homebrew Day flyer

‘Learn to Homebrew Day’ draws crowd at Memphis Botanic Garden

November 05, 2012 By: mike Category: Events, Homebrew, Memphis

Learn to Homebrew Day

Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday for “Learn to Homebrew Day” at Memphis Botanic Garden. The event, which was put on by the Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs, went really well, drawing over 70 people who were interested in learning how to make their own beer.

I volunteered at the tasting table and got to serve lots of great homebrew, including a pair of special beers made just for the event. Bluff City Brewers members Jeff Kinzer and Richard Heath brewed 10 gallons of beer using Cascade “wet” hops grown at the Botanic Garden. After the boil, five gallons were fermented with a California lager yeast and the other five were fermented with Denny’s Favorite 50 yeast. The difference in the two beers was remarkable.

There was also a brewing demonstration and volunteers discussed topics that ranged from bottling and kegging to yeast to sanitization.

The American Homebrewers Association founded “Learn to Homebrew Day” in 1999 to introduce people to the hobby of homebrewing and to promote relationships with local homebrew shops. The event has since been held annually each November.

Check out the Bluff City Brewers on Facebook and see a full gallery of photos from Saturday.

Save the date: ‘Learn to Homebrew Day’ coming to the Memphis Botanic Garden on Nov. 3

September 18, 2012 By: mike Category: Events, Homebrew, Memphis

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to brew your own beer, an event in November can help get you started.

The Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs will host “Learn to Homebrew Day” on Nov. 3, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., at Memphis Botanic Garden. The event will feature a brewing demonstration and homebrew tasting, and club members will be on hand to answer questions and discuss topics including equipment, techniques, processing, ingredients and packaging.

The event is free with Botanic Garden admission and free for Bluff City Brewers members.

The American Homebrewers Association founded “Learn to Homebrew Day” in 1999 to introduce people to the hobby of homebrewing and to promote relationships with local homebrew shops. The event has since been held annually each November.

Learn to Homebrew Day poster

Poster design by Mike Powell

Memphis’ Bluff City Brewers to host ‘Learn to Homebrew Day’ on Saturday

November 10, 2011 By: mike Category: Events, Homebrew, Memphis

Brew kettle

Want to learn to make your own beer?

On Saturday (Nov. 12), Memphis’ homebrew club, the Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs, will host “Learn to Homebrew Day” at Overton Square in Midtown.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the parking lot next to The Bayou Bar & Grill on Madison. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs logo

Attendees will learn about hops, malt and yeast, how to brew from an extract kit or from grain, and how to bottle or keg beer.

Bluff City Brewers members will conduct homebrewing demonstrations and answer questions.

Homebrewing kits from Midsouth Malts will be for sale and several varieties of homebrew will be available to sample.

The American Homebrewers Association founded “Learn to Homebrew Day” in 1999 to introduce people to the hobby of homebrewing and to promote relationships with local homebrew shops. The event has since been held annually each November.