The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is hosting a rally this Sunday, July 19, from 2–7pm at Surly Brewing Company, and several attendees will walk away with five gallons of Surly wort to ferment and experiment with at home.
AHA rallies are meant to give AHA members an inside look at local breweries and provide homebrew and beer enthusiasts an opportunity to connect with one another. The event is free to AHA members but advance registration is required. Non-members can either join online and register for the rally ahead of time or join for a discounted rate at the rally itself.
The event will include a VIP tour of the brewery, a meet and greet with Surly brewers, and beer and prize giveaways.
The wort giveaway will work like this: attendees pay $5 to register for one of several rounds of wort-giveaways (at time of publication all the rounds were sold out except for one), bring a pre-sanitized fermenter (buckets, kegs, and plastic carboys are encouraged—glass carboys are discouraged), and have it filled with Surly wort (a pale, lacto-kettle soured wort brewed with Simpsons Golden Promise & aromatic malts with minimal bitterness). People are then free to take the wort home and ferment it as they see fit.