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Novice and experienced hobbyists to brew on-site Saturday, May 6.

April 13, 2017 (Temperance, MI) – Forest View Recreation Bar & Grill will host area homebrew hobbyists Saturday, May 6, as part of the second local, multi-site Big Brew Day event registered with the American Homebrewers Association (AHA).

The event, sponsored by Forest View, Frogtown Hoppers Homebrew Club and Swig Restaurant, will bring together area homebrewing clubs, individual hobbyists and beginners to brew various styles of beer at two sites – Forest View in Temperance, and Swig Restaurant in Perrysburg. AHA Big Brew Day is held the first Saturday each May, when thousands of homebrewers around the world make their favorite styles of beer using several methods of brewing.

At noon Central time, May 6, homebrewers raise their glasses of homebrewed ales and lagers for a simultaneous toast to homebrewing, a hobby that hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe enjoy. More than 10,000 beer enthusiasts from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year.

The event, held simultaneously at two locations, includes both beginning and experienced brewers making a wide variety of styles of beer. Coordinators Chris McKenzie and Dan Chisholm will be onsite at Forest View Lanes and Swig

Restaurant respectively. In addition, the club is expanding festivities to “Big Brew Weeks”; two club members will be hosting both pre- and post-event brew days to provide club members a total of 4 options.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 – Locher residence @ 28770 Georgia Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Forest View Lanes – 2345 W Dean Rd, Temperance, MI 48182

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Swig Restaurant and Charcuterie – 219 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg, OH 43551

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Kurfess residence @ 7124 Hall St. Holland, OH

There is a standing and open invitation to the general public and any homebrewers who wish to join in, at all locations and dates. Brewers will be using several methods of brewing during the event. Brewers will begin set up at 9:30 AM. All brewing will be complete by 4 PM.

“AHA Big Brew Day is a special day for homebrewers, allowing them to unite over what they love most: homebrewing,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “Regardless of which state, country or even continent they are from, homebrewers share a bond that is strengthened by knowing they are all brewing together. We are excited to see the breadth of homebrewers worldwide that participate in this year’s Big Brew.”

Learn more at or call Rich Kenny at 734-847-4915. For information on homebrewing and AHA Big Brew Day, contact Christopher McKenzie at 419-277-0359

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