Canadian Homebrew Day

Next Canadian Homebrew Day:
June 7, 2020

(date moved forward to the Sunday out of respect for D-Day this year)

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are advising all groups to avoid meeting in person to do any big brew days together to celebrate Canadian Homebrew Day. So we have planned a few virtual events to celebrate Canadian Homebrew Day! Planning to be brewing that day? Share your brew day on social media and tag #canadianhomebrewday so we can find them!

On Facebook live:

1—1.30pm EST (updated time)
Saskatchewan and Manitoba regional rep Mike Chowns will be doing a Q&A on our Facebook page and showing his brewing setup! Join in to check it out!

3—3.30pm EST
Director Kathy Yan Li will be on to chat about everything homebrewing! Ask her about what’s coming up for the CHA, judging, mead making and more!

On Zoom:

Start time: 1pm EST (updated time)
Alberta regional rep Malcolm MacKenzie will be brewing a cream ale in a virtual brew day with the Calgary Yeastwranglers. The “official” beer style will be a Cream Ale, but feel free to brew your own favourite lawnmower beer (or any style for that matter).

Cream Ale recipe


  • 9 lbs – base malt
  • 1 lbs – flaked corn
  • 0.75 lbs – sugar
  • 1.5 oz – Low AA hop @ 4% (1 oz @ 60 min, 0.5 oz at flameout) (OR less amount of smooth bittering high AA hop)


  • Mash at 149 F for 90 min.
  • Boil for 90 min (to reduce DMS)
  • Any neutral ale or lager yeast, fermented at cool but not cold temperatures. (15-18 deg C)


  • Batch Size: 5.5 gal
  • OG 1.050
  • FG: 1.009
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBU: 18
  • Color: 3 SRM

Join the meeting here. Meeting ID is 841 8730 9606 and the password is 866695.