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Big Brew Day Turns Sweet Sixteen Saturday

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Credit: Homebrewers Association

Saturday, May 6th, marks the 16th annual Big Brew Day sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association. Homebrewers from around the  world choose from predetermined recipes to brew on that day.  AHA is celebrating Big Brew’s birthday by by providing three sample recipes from the upcoming 4th edition of How to Brew.

Starting at 10am, Richmond’s oldest local homebrew club, the James River Homebrewers, will be brewing at Original Gravity over on Lakeside Ave.  This is a great opportunity to learn how beer is made and promises to be a great time for all.  So drive on down and join on the fun.  Get there by 1pm to join in on the worldwide toast. Check out the Facebook event for more information.

Original Gravity
6118 Lakeside Ave.
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 264-4808

UPDATE: Sierra Nevada has shared the homebrew version of their Ruthless Rye IPA.

RVA Beer Week 2015: It’s National Learn To Homebrew Day

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Good morning, Richmond! On this next to last day of RVA Beer Week (November 1 -8), you can learn to homebrew. Yes, you too! Today Saturday November 7th is the American Homebrewers’ Association’s 17th annual Learn to Homebrew Day. If you’ve been interested in brewing or just have the slightest curiosity, meet up with one of our local homebrew clubs as they brew.

Members of Mentoring Advanced Standards of Homebrewing (M.A.S.H.) will have their brew day down at Artisans Wine & Homebrew starting at 9am.

Artisans Wine & Homebrew
13829 Village Place Dr
Midlothian, VA 23114

Meanwhile the James River Homebrewers will host their annual ClusterBrew at Original Gravity Homebrew Supplies starting at 10am.

The ClusterBrew is an annual JRHB inter-club competition where our current Competition Coordinator (Michael Boitnott) decides upon the rules; then it is brewed at a specified event and judged by the club at the annual Winter Party. This year was inspired by Iron Chef America, so the secret ingredient that must be used is coffee. More points for originality may be awarded if used in something other than a porter or stout.

Original Gravity Homebrew Supplies
6118 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228

Today is a great day to pick up a new hobby.

 

RVA Beer Week 2014: Learn To Homebrew Day Is Saturday

RVA Beer Week LogoJoin in on the yearly celebration of Richmond’s craft beer scene during RVA Beer Week (November 1 – 9). If you’ve ever dreamt of making your own beer, you’re in luck because the American Homebrewers’ Association’s 16th annual Learn to Homebrew Day is Saturday November 1st .  Members of the James River Homebrewers will be brewing at Ardent Craft Ales starting at 10am.

Meanwhile M.A.S.H. will be having their own brew day down in Chester at the Weekend Brewer starting at 9am.

Weekend Brewer
4205 W Hundred Rd
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 796-9760

Grab Your Hops & Barley. Tomorrow Is Big Brew Day 2014

Credit: American Homebrewers Association

Credit: American Homebrewers Association

Saturday, May 3rd, marks the 13th annual Big Brew Day sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association. Homebrewers from around the  world choose from predetermined recipes to brew on that day.  The three recipes selected this year are gold medal winners from 2013 National Homebrew Competition (categories 10, 13, & 4): Regal Pale Ale, Split Open and Melt Imperial Stout, and Black Dog Lager Schwartzbier.  You can see the actual recipes here.

Starting at 9am, Richmond’s local homebrewing club, the James River Homebrewers, will be brewing at Original Gravity over on Lakeside Ave.  If you ever wondered about how beer is made, this is a great opportunity and promises to be a great time for all.  So drive on down and join on the fun.  Get there by noon to join in on the worldwide toast.

Original Gravity
6920 Lakeside Ave.
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 264-4808

RVA Beer Week: Teach A Friend To Homebrew Today & Homebrew Canning Next Saturday

Photo Credit: Brad Cooper

Photo Credit: Brad Cooper

I had forgotten but today Saturday November 2nd  is National Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day.  Head down to the Weekend Brew in Chester for their annual clusterbrew going on right now.  So head down and check out the action with the James River Homebrewers.

Weekend Brewer
4205 W Hundred Rd
Chester, VA 23831
(804) 796-9760

Been homebrewing for awhile now? Want to learn to can? James River Homebrewers and Old Dominion Mobile Canning have teamed up to present Candemonium next Saturday November 9th. To reserve a spot contact Paul Teller at paul_teller@yahoo.com.

JRHB ODMC Candemonium 110913

Weekend Brewer 25th Anniversary Sale Going On Now

The Weekend Brewer in Chester,VA is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing supplies to homebrewers and home wine makers of the Richmond area.  Head into the store from today Tuesday July 16th to Friday July19th to take advantage of the specials listed below as well as select in-store specials. 

Beer Specials

10% off — All WeekEnd Brewer Beer Ingredient Kits

15% off Whole Briess ‘Brewers 2 row Malt’ bag ($46.66; while supplies last)

10% off  — Induction Ready Pots with 1/2 “Valve (Limited Supplies)
10gal – $86.39
15gal – $227.00
20gal – $258.57
25gal – $293.76

Special ‘2 ounce Pack’ Cascade Pellet Hops — $1.50 each; Limit 2 per visit

Wine Specials

15% off — All ‘Vintners Reserve’ Wine kits and ‘World Vineyard’ Wine kits
20% off — All ‘Selection’ Premium Wine Kits 15 liters
20 % off — All ‘Selection’ Premium Wine kits 16 liters
25% off —  All ‘Eclipse’ (Estate) Wine Kits — July 19th only
25% off — All Selection Premium Wine kits with Skins — July 19th only

Moscato kits on sale all of July @ 25% off (while supplies last)

25% off — 3 gallon PET Carboy —  $20.17 (reg.  $26.90 )
15% off — 5 Gallon PET Carboy — $23.71 (reg. $ 27.90 )

Don’t miss out on many more in store specials and giveaways each day (Wine Glass Sets, Beer Bottle Openers, Gear and Accessories). Stop in Friday July 19th for cake. Congrats on 25 years Bob and Jeanne!