Great Fermentations BIG BREW

Celebrate National Homebrew Day!

Saturday, May 5 th, 2018

Great Fermentations - Indy and Avon Locations


Big Brew Details

May 5th 2018

Indianapolis Location: 5127 E 65th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Avon Location: 7900 E US Highway 36, Avon, IN 46123

Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), AHA Big Brew celebrates National Homebrew Day, honored on the first Saturday of May each year. This event brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing beer simultaneously! More than 11,000homebrewers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year. So, come join Great Fermentations at either our Indianapolis or Avon locations, brew a batch a beer with fellow homebrewers from around the world, and help us celebrate this great hobby.

Scroll down the page to see the special events schedule for each location and sign up for any FREE sessions you are interested in attending.


As an added bonus on Big Brew day, we’ll be giving away a ball lock kegging system! All you have to do is show up to the store on Big Brew day, pay $5 for a raffle ticket, and stick around till 1:30 when we announce the winner! You don’t need to brew at the store that day to win, but you must be present to accept your reward. Proceeds for the giveaway will be donated to a local charity. We will be giving away a kegging system at each location!



The main event for Big Brew day! Come demonstrate your brewing prowess and equipment by making a batch of beer in our parking lot! To entice you, we're giving 20% OFF all batches of beer brewed in our parking lot that day (10 gallon batch limit)! IF YOU WANT TO BREW, MAKE SURE TO REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW!!!

  • - Brewer setup is from 9-10:30 a.m. Brewers need to be packed up and ready to leave by 4 p.m.
  • - Brewers are responsible for bringing their own equipment!
  • - HOWEVER, we will be providing chiller stations, so no need for you to bring your own wort chillers.
  • - Tap or Reverse Osmosis water will be available if needed
  • - There is a batch size limit of 10 gallons
  • To get your 20% off for brew day ingredients, order no later than May 4th. Sorry, no exceptions!

**NOTE** We cannot provide electrical outlets for your Brew System!

We will also be hosting a raffle.


Make sure to register for these events using the link below!
  • - 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Intro to Brewing Lagers Class (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
  • - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Homebrew Garage Sale
  • - Starting @ 11 a.m. | GrainFather Brewing System Demo
  • - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | How I Went Pro (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
  • - 1:00 p.m. | Worldwide Toast
  • - 1:30 p.m. | Ball Lock Kegging System Giveaway
  • - 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m | Ask A Judge (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
  • - ALL DAY: Get to know your local homebrew clubs!
  • - ALL DAY: Live music provided by Michael Mustin!


Make sure to register for these events using the registration form below!
  • - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Homebrew Garage Sale
  • - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Ask-A-Judge (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
  • - 1:00 p.m. | Worldwide Toast
  • - 1:30 p.m. | Ball Lock Kegging System Giveaway ($5 charity donation required)
  • - ALL DAY: We will be serving a variety of beers from local breweries. Sample some of the best beer the West Side has to offer!
  • - ALL DAY: Get to know your local homebrew clubs and local brewers from Deviate and Mind Over Mash Brewing!

Indianapolis Site Registration

Avon Site Registration


Have a question about the event? Then just shoot us an email using the form below, or call us at 317-257-9463.

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