I stopped over at the Homebrew Emporium on Saturday to check out the annual Big Brew for National Homebrew Day, an event coordinated by the American Homebrew Association at homebrew shops across the nation. At Homebrew Emporium’s New York and Massachusetts locations they crafted over 600 gallons of Portions Proper English Dark Mild by over 125 different brewers. This year’s Big Brew also raised $1,375 and collected 330 pounds of food to benefit local food banks, including our own Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. It was a beautiful day to sample a few beers, grill, and brew big. Check it out!
Russ getting the grill going.
Sharing some new brew.
No Homebrew Emporium event is complete without the Bacon Explosion…
Some Ruck Extreme Homebrew Competition love.
Mark and Dominick held down the fort inside helping customers with supplies and getting people on their way. The shop has gone over a HUGE expansion recently, with beer taking over the front room, another room dedicated to wine, and a classroom with a kitchen where some future classes will be held. Can’t wait for that.
Another hour or so until the Bacon Explosion was gonna be done but burgers and dogs held people over in the meantime.
A shot of the the brewing equipment taking over the front room.
One last shot of the crew who made it all happen!