Learn to Homebrew Day is an international event celebrated each year on the first Saturday in November with the goal of introducing people to the homebrewing hobby and establishing relationships with local homebrew supply shops and homebrew clubs. Marcello’s Wine Marketis happy to invite anyone who is interested in learning how to homebrew to stop by the site from 12 o’clock PM (noon) to 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 6.
The local homebrew club, The Dead Yeast Society, will be on hand to discuss beer, demonstrate how to brew your own beer, and we might even be drinking a couple of beers as well. Members of the club normally put on a homebrewing demonstration with an extract kit donated by Marcello's Wine Market, Lafayette's local homebrew supply store, as well as a demonstration on how to brew with "all grain", a more advanced method of homebrewing. The members will all turnout and all will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you might have regarding homebrewing your own beer.
Marcello’s Wine Market
2800 Johnston Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
Call (337) 264-9520 for more information.
In 2009, over 2,000 participants brewed approximately 2,900 gallons on Learn to Homebrew Day at 128 sites worldwide, including sites in Belgium, Canada, Luxembourg, and 34 states and Washington, D.C. in the United States. This year, the AHA expects even greater participation.
"One of the great things about homebrewers is they are happy to share their knowledge and to pass on the joy that they find in homebrewing to others,” states Gary Glass, director of the AHA, “that's really what Learn To Homebrew Day is all about."
Homebrewing is a hobby that is increasing in popularity and something that almost anyone 21 years and older can enjoy. Homebrewing is a rewarding but easy hobby —anyone who has a kitchen can do it. The equipment and ingredients needed are less expensive than most people think.