HomeBrew Con – a Recipe for Fun
Jul 21, 2022
If you’ve never been to AHA HomeBrew Con, you are truly missing out on one of the most fun events of the year. It’s no secret to us the homebrew community plays a vital role in driving beer style evolution and innovation within the brewing industry, and HomeBrew Con is a showcase of this. For the event, where passion for brewing gets hit with a big serving of fun, we chose to pair up with a local club.
B.O.M.B. — or Band of Media Brewers homebrew club — was our partner for the event, and we poured their beer at our booth. Led by their president, Tim Downey, the group used Lallemand Brewing products in their beers, and we were ecstatic to showcase the homebrewer’s skills at our booth.
“Club Night” was an unforgettable party where we all used the theme “It’s always sunny in Philadelphia” where B.O.M.B. held a tasting of 18 beers made with Lallemand yeast. One standout beer from club night was “A Love Letter to Chase Utley,” which was a very well received sour saison made by Sean Mellody using a two-step fermentation process with WildBrew Philly Sour™ followed by LalBrew Belle Saison™.
Sean told us after the event: “I was excited to brew this beer, it was brewed as a celebration of my 5-year wedding anniversary. I brewed the original recipe with LalBrew Belle Saison™ for my wedding guests and was excited to brew this version with WildBrew Philly Sour™. I aimed for a balance of both yeasts to celebrate the style.”
What a beautiful way to celebrate an anniversary (and also one of the best beer styles!). Sean shared his recipe with us. We would love to thank Tim and the members of B.O.M.B. for their unbridled enthusiasm and working with us to make this event a standout success for all involved. We are looking forward to catching up next year!
Our big news to share at HomeBrew Con was the upcoming release of the wildly popular Sourvisiae® GMO yeast in homebrew size sachets. Sourvisiae® is a modified strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with the ability to produce lactic acid during primary fermentation. We held a raffle, and 20 lucky homebrewers are set to receive the yeast before it hits the market (USA only at this time). The next AHA HomeBrew Con will take place in San Diego, CA, USA in 2023, and we cannot wait to be a part of the fun once more.