The year was 1978, an historic year for those who had been brewing illegally at home. Jimmy Carter passed legislation that made homebrewing legal—finally validating all of the work that pioneers of homebrewing, such as Charlie Papazian, had put in. Brewing at home had been illegal since Prohibition and was never legalized once Prohibition was
repealed. Now, 34 years later, the Mayor of Minneapolis
has declared December 10th
Minneapolis Homebrew Day.
You can celebrate by attending the Minneapolis Homebrew Day event at the brand spanking new Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply Store located in South Minneapolis. This event is bound to be special with guests such as Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
and City Council Member John Quincy. In case you have been hiding out lately, Mayor Rybak has been very involved in the local Craft Beer movement, helping to change some very outdated laws, and can often be seen sharing a pint amongst locals at many of the local beer events.
You can also expect to see many local homebrewers who will be brewing up some beer onsite. Local breweries such as Lucid Brewing, Pour Decisions Brewing, and Surly Brewing will be there to support the cause as well. If you are at all interested in homebrewing or if you just love Craft Beer, make sure to stop in on Saturday and don’t forget to buy something while you’re there to support your local homebrew store.
Saturday, December 10th at 1 PM
6021 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419