Charity Brew-a-thon: “24 hours, 24 Beers – Brewing up donations for local charities”
On May 2nd and 3rd, in celebration of National Homebrew Day and American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Big Brew, Northeastern Pennsylvania homebrew clubs will be holding a 24 hour homebrewing marathon. All proceeds from this one of a kind Brew-A-Thon will go to 3 deserving local charities.
The event will be held at Simply Homebrew in Drums PA, kicking off at noon with a ceremonial “mash in” and then a new brew started every hour with the goal of all being completed by 12pm Sunday. This event is open to the public.
“Our goal is to raise awareness of home brewing, while promoting the responsible consumption of alcohol, all while giving back to our community, at a fun never been done before event.” said Mike Zorzi of the Luzerne County Brewer’s. “What better way than to combine a hobby we love with helping our surrounding community!”
The local home brew clubs taking part and the charities they will be supporting.
- Luzerne County Brewers – Supporting Ruth’s Place Women’s Emergency Shelter a program of Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania
- Scranton Brewer’s Guild – One Life to Live Animal Rescue
- Wyoming Valley Home Brewers – supporting ARC of NEPA
“24 in 24 will challenge the brewers in both duration and skill, as the recipe, ingredients, brewing technique, and equipment will be assigned to them.”, added Dave Battisti of the Scranton Brewers Guild. “It will run the full breadth of styles from American lagers to fruit and spice beers.”
The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual, worldwide celebration of National Homebrew Day. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May and brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world.
On May 2nd, at 1 pm homebrewers at the event and across the planet will raise their glasses of homebrewed beers for a simultaneous toast to homebrewing, a hobby that hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe enjoy.
Event Location: Simply Homebrew 2 Honey Hole Road Drums PA 18222