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Learn to Homebrew Day Event
on 7-November-2015

Tacoma, WA • 1-Nov-2015 — Homebrewing is easy and fun, which is why Edison City Alehouse and HoPS Club are hosting an American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Learn to Homebrew Day event. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 12pm noon, 7-November-2015.

Organized by the AHA, Learn to Homebrew Day is an international event held annually on the first Saturday of November. Since 1999, thousands of homebrewers have gathered each year to teach friends and family the basics of the homebrewing hobby.

Edison City Alehouse and HoPS Club are happy to invite anyone interested in homebrewing to stop by from 12p to 5p on Saturday, 7-November-2015 to join the fun! Founded in 2015, Edison City Ale House is named after the original name of historical district of South Tacoma. With a diverse selection of beers on tap and in the bottle, Edison City Ale House is a required stop for beer lovers. We are family-friendly and have an outdoor patio so come on by and enjoy a pint and some tasty sandwiches and grab a growler for the trip home!

     Edison City Alehouse                         Homebrewers of Puget Sound
     5602 S Lawrence St                            www.hopsclub.com
     Tacoma WA 98409

Email info@hopsclub.com for more information.

“Homebrewing is a lifelong hobby that inspires creativity, comradery and community,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “These qualities are on full display during AHA Learn to Homebrew Day, as veteran and rookie homebrewers come together to educate and celebrate.”

Washington Homebrewers Association (WAHA) Executive Chair and HoPS Club Treasurer, Garry Lienhard said, “My wife Traci and I brewed our first batch of beer on a Learn to Homebrew Day. This is one of our favorite memories and has created a hobby that we will share for a lifetime. Learn to Homebrew Day is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.”

For more information on AHA Learn to Homebrew Day, please visit the Events section of HomebrewersAssociation.org or HomebrewersAssociation.org/pages/events/learn-to-homebrew-day.


Successful 2015 Big Brew

On Saturday May 2nd HoPS celebrated National Homebrew Day by bringing 25 gallons of beer to life at Big Brew 2015. We had many club members in attendance. Five members brought their gear and ingredients to the outdoor patio in front of Tacoma World Beer to celebrate our right to make great beer at home! Starting at 10 a.m., Brian Tetreault set up his HERMS system to brew a version of the Columbus Pale Ale recipe provided by the AHA for Big Brew. Ben Gunderson brought a tried-and-true converted beverage cooler to mash in the Barleywine. Marc Luckstead and Michael Green each brought extract IPA recipes, and David Whitwell brewed the provided Killer Kolsch recipe on his brew-in-a-bag setup. During the 5 hour event, various on-lookers came out and visited with the brewers, asked questions and watched the demonstrations.

While most of the day went off without a hitch, some of the usual gremlins showed up to muck up the process, including a broken glass carboy - no blood, but still a scary time. Fortunately no beer lost its life in the mishap, and an extra fermenter was on hand to take the wort home.

All in all it was a great time, and we're looking forward to our next group brew day, the AHA's Learn to Homebrew Day on November 7th!


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