May 7th is National Homebrew Day which was created by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1988 as a way to raise awareness about homebrewing. Homebrewers are encouraged to bring together non-homebrewing friends and family on the first Saturday in May as part of the AHA Big Brew event to teach and demonstrate this fun and rewarding hobby. A number of suggested homebrew recipes are selected for AHA Big Brew participants to follow. This year’s recipes, which consist of a pale ale, stout and dark lager, are all gold medal winners from last year’s National Homebrew Competition. And then, at noon CDT, all homebrewers and beer lovers are encouraged to raise a glass of homebrew in a simultaneous toast that celebrates those who craft homemade beer, mead and wine for their friends and loved ones. Although I haven't brewed at home in awhile, I'll certainly try and remember to toast those who are at noon this Saturday. Cheers!