AHA Partners with Celebrity Homebrewers Wil Wheaton & Kyle Hollingsworth for Learn to Homebrew Day


On November 7th, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has invited two celebrity homebrewers–actor Wil wheaton and musician Kyle Hollingsworth–to help them celebrate the 16th annual Learn to Homebrew Day. LtoHD is an opportunity for homebrewers to draft their non-brewer friends and family to learn all about the hobby of homebrewing. Hundreds of fun educational events are held at homes, breweries, shops, and clubs worldwide.

More from the press release: This year, AHA Learn to Homebrew Day—which expects over 300 local celebrations in the U.S. and abroad—is supported by actor Wil Wheaton, known for his roles in Stand by Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, and musician Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboard player for rock/jam band The String Cheese Incident. Both Wheaton and Hollingsworth are avid, longtime homebrewers.

“Homebrewing is easier than you think, and when you’re finished you have beer!” said Wheaton. “The communities of homebrewers in the AHA are friendly, welcoming, and supportive, always willing to share their vast knowledge with new and experienced brewers alike. Join us on AHA Learn to Homebrew Day, and you’ll discover, like I did, that homebrewing is the most rewarding hobby. And did I mention that it comes with beer?”


“Homebrewing is one of my passions,” said Hollingsworth, who encourages people to participate in Learn to Homebrew Day in a fun, 60-second video released by the AHA. “As a musician, I spend a lot of creative energy performing and writing songs, and I like to extend this creativity to my brewing process with adventurous recipes and styles. It’s always so great to come back from tour and spend time with friends brewing and making music, a great way to reconnect to my community at home.”

The AHA offers a variety of tools to help people of all skill levels begin brewing:

“As both Wil and Kyle can attest, not only is homebrewing extremely gratifying—it’s also super delicious. It’s a hobby that’s easy for anyone to get involved in,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “The AHA, which organizes Learn to Homebrew Day, offers a community and breadth of resources that are very welcoming to budding brewers.”

Learn to Homebrew Day was started in 1999 by the AHA to promote homebrewing education in America. The event has now expanded globally, with people participating and hosting their own events around the world. To be part of the celebration, find an event nearby or register your own.

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About the American Homebrewers Association:

The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 45,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including the National Homebrewers Conference and National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy magazine. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publicationsdivision is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org. Follow the AHA onTwitter, and join us on Facebook and Instagram.

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