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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:57 AM

H.O.P.S. & The Beer Essentials Participate in BIG BREW on May 1stSame Beer Simultaneously Brewing on Six ContinentsLAKEWOOD, WA.—April 16, 2010—The celebration of National Homebrew Day, known as BIG BREW, is now in its 13th year and will be held locally at The Beer Essentials on May 1, 2010.Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), BIG BREW celebrates National Homebrew Day, honored each year on the first Saturday of May. BIG BREW brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beers simultaneously. More than 3,000 homebrewers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year. The Homebrewers of Parkland - Spanaway (H.O.P.S.) are happy to invite anyone who is interested in homebrewing to stop by The Beer Essentials from 10:00 to 6:00 on Saturday, May 1. The Beer Essentials2624 112th Street SouthLakewood, WA 98499www.thebeeressentials.comCall (253) 581-4288 or email staff@hopsclub.com for more information.Homebrewers throughout the world register their BIG BREW sites online at www.HomebrewersAssociation.org and gather on May 1 with friends and family to brew one or more of the three designated BIG BREW recipes. The day will begin at 10:00 AM as local homebrewers raise their homemade ales and lagers for a simultaneous worldwide toast to homebrewing; a hobby that hundreds of thousands of people around the world enjoy. H.O.P.S. members will begin brewing shortly after the toast and an introduction to brewing demonstration will begin at noon.“Big Brew highlights what is so special about homebrewers—their friendliness, interest in sharing with others, passion for beer, and of course their affinity for having fun,” said Gary Glass, American Homebrewers Association director.For more information on BIG BREW, please visit: www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/national-homebrew-day###Pierce County's largest homebrew club, the Homebrewers of Parkland - Spanaway (H.O.P.S.), is based out of the Beer Essentials in Lakewood, WA. H.O.P.S. meets monthly to further the knowledge and skill of local brewers who share the common passion of making artisinal beer, wine, cider, and mead in the comfort of their own homes. H.O.P.S. hosts annual community events including Teach-A-Friend to Homebrew Day, Mead Day, Iron Brewer, the Big Brew to celebrate National Homebrew Day. Members range in experience from beginner to advanced and new members are always welcomed .Based in Boulder, CO, the Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade and education association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. Visit the website, www.BrewersAssociation.org, to learn more. The association's activities include events and publishing: CraftBeer.com, World Beer Cup®; Great American Beer Festival℠; Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America®; National Homebrewers Conference; National Homebrew Competition; SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience; American Craft Beer Week; Zymurgy magazine; The New Brewer magazine; and books on beer and brewing. The Brewers Association has an additional membership division of 19,000+ homebrewers: American Homebrewers Association.

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