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Homebrewers of Puget Sound (HoPS) Club Hosts Learn to Homebrew Day Event on November 4, 2017

Tacoma, WA – On November 4th, Homebrewers of Pugest Sound (HoPS), along with Brown's Point Homebrew Club, is hosting an American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Learn to Homebrew Day event during the 2017 Pierce County MakerFest. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Agriplex at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, WA.

Organized by the AHA, Learn to Homebrew Day is an opportunity for homebrewers to draft their non-brewer friends and families to learn how to make beer their own beer. Hundreds of fun, educational events are held at homes, breweries, shops and clubs worldwide.

HoPS Club invites anyone interested in homebrewing to stop by from 10a to 4p on Saturday, November 4, 2017 to join the fun! The Pierce County MakersFest is a free, all-ages event where youth, families, and adults can explore building, creating, crafting, hacking, and coding and even become Makers themselves. Through displays, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, community makers will share their DIY processes with you. Think of it as a big-show-and-tell celebration!

“AHA Learn to Homebrew Day brings together thousands of people from all over the world, and we encourage anyone who enjoys beer—from brewing beginners and hobbyists, to professionals, to those who might be curious about homebrewing and interested in trying something new—to get involved,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “It’s exciting to see the continued growth in popularity of the hobby, which, for beginners, is really easy to get started.”

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.”

The AHA offers a variety of resources to help people of all skill levels appreciate craft beer and hone their brewing skills. Among them is Brew Guru™, a free mobile app which delivers money-saving deals at breweries, brewpubs, taprooms and homebrew supply stores throughout the U.S., and showcases the finest homebrew recipes on the planet. Membership is not required to use the app.

Learn to Homebrew Day was started in 1999 by the AHA to promote homebrewing education in America. For more information, visit