Club Calendar

Upcoming Events:_______________________________________________

October Meeting with Brewer of #1 Wood-Aged Beer in Murica!

October Meeting with Brewer of #1 Wood-Aged Beer in Murica!

October 24, 2017, 7:30pm

Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Ln, Unit 12
Mount Holly, NJ  08060

Here's your chance to taste the Great American Beer Festival award-winning beer in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged category. Spellbound Brewing's Porter Aged on Palo Santo Wood beat out seventy other beers to win GOLD in the category. We'll have a chance to hoist one or two with the team from Spellbound and celebrate this amazing achievement.

Ingredients Competition Round 3 Judging

Ingredients Competition Round 3 Judging

November 19, 2017, 3:00pm

It's time for round 3 of our competition! Details to follow.

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Past Events:______________________________________________________

Vault Production Brewery Tour

Vault Production Brewery Tour

September 25, 2017, 7:30pm

19 West College Avenue, Yardley, Pa

We're getting a sneak peek at Vault Brewings new production brewery to be followed by a tasting back at the brew pub. Details to follow.

6 interested  ·  8 going
August Meeting with Devils Backbone

August Meeting with Devil's Backbone

August 8, 2017, 7:30pm

firkin tavern
1400 Parkway Ave
Ewing, NJ  08628

There's a possiblity one of the Brewers from DB will be making the trip up from WV for our meeting.

3 interested  ·  8 going
PALEALES Homebrew Competition Round 2

PALEALES Homebrew Competition Round 2

July 30, 2017, 1:00pm

As mentioned at the July meeting, this is the judging event for the second round of our competition. Even if you don't have an entry you should try to come, everyone gets to vote! There will be BBQ.
The address is 26 Meadowbrook Ave, 08648. Park in the church's lot next door.
$5 entry fee, winner takes half, the other half goes toward the final round.

3 interested  ·  11 going
July Styles Meeting: The Haze Craze

July Styles Meeting: The Haze Craze

July 10, 2017, 7:00pm

29 Skillmans Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873-5322, United States

Building off Paul's twist on last year's styles meeting where we focused on the beers of a particular region, Joe Woodside and I did a beer run up to the Green Mountain State for a this year's meeting. I'll be teasing you all with the beers we'll be tasting in the run up to the night.

3 interested  ·  16 going
June Meeting: Sourland Mountain Distillery

June Meeting: Sourland Mountain Distillery

June 17, 2017, 12:00pm - June 17, 2017, 2:00pm

130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525-3111, United States

It's a rare Saturday meeting for the PALE ALES! But, it's going to be worth it! Come out for a tour and tasting at the first farmhouse distillery in the New Jersey since Prohibition! This is sure to be a good meeting. In addition to the distillery, there are two other fermentation-based businesses operating at the Farm. Troon Brewery will be open and doing growler fills. Saturdays are a bit too busy for them to commit to a tour of the brewery. But if they can, they will. A visit to the 3rd fermentation-based business is still in the works. I'll update this event when I have that locked down.

8 interested  ·  8 going
The Big Brew

The Big Brew

May 6, 2017, 8:00am - May 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Suydam Farms
1803 State Route 27
Somerset, NJ  08873

Details to be filled in as we get closer. For now, hold the date!

4 interested  ·  11 going
April Meeting: Oskar Blues/Homebrew Comp Round 1

April Meeting: Oskar Blues/Homebrew Comp Round 1

April 4, 2017, 7:30pm - April 4, 2017, 10:30pm

firkin tavern
1400 Parkway Ave
Ewing, NJ  08628

We've got another steller brewery sending out a rep to take us through their offerings! Fun fact, our generous host always has a couple Oskar Blues on tap. Come hungry! Friends, family and other beer fans are always welcome.

3 interested  ·  10 going
Franklin Food Bank BeerFest

Franklin Food Bank BeerFest

April 1, 2017, 12:00pm - April 1, 2017, 5:00pm

Suydam Farms
1803 State Route 27
Somerset, NJ  08873

If you've been around the club more than a short while, you know that Suydam Farms has a long history of supporting us over the years. This is an excellent opportunity to show them how much that means to us all and support a charity that is very close to them. Oh, and there's great beer to be had. I probably should have started with that bit.

BeerFest is sponsored by Stop & Shop and Scarlet Knight Liquors.

Musical Entertainment provided by:
Screamin' Rebel Angels
Crash Gordon and Debra Dynamite
Kevin Hill
Sound and booking donated by Iguana Music & Sound

The Early Bird catches the worm so register before March 15th to save some green! Tickets are $30 in advance and include a commemorative cup OR $40 at the door.

More details and tickets: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=011E4B26907F65187973F5422FD7E28F.worker_...

7 interested  ·  5 going
March Mead Meeting

March Mead Meeting

March 7, 2017, 7:00pm - March 7, 2017, 10:00pm

Spellbound Brewing
10 Lippincott Ln, Unit 12
Mount Holly, NJ  08060

Barley Legal / ALEiens / Spellbound / Dutch Gold Honey
Our next meeting will be held jointly with our pals from Barley Legal and ALEiens at Spellbound Brewing in Mt Holly, NJ. Click here for a map.
March Meadness! The scheduled speaker is from Dutch Gold Honey, so we’ll talk mead and brewing with honey.
Spellbound is otherwise closed to the public that night so please park and enter at the rear of the building.
If you are looking for some pre- or post-meeting food, check out The Local Pub & Eatery, located 5 minutes away in downtown Mt Holly. Good selection of NJ craft brews.
A special thanks goes out to Barley Legal for setting up this meeting! A FB event and website calendar update will follow later today.

6 interested  ·  7 going
February Meeting at the Referend Bier Blendery

February Meeting at the Referend Bier Blendery

February 20, 2017, 7:30pm - February 20, 2017, 10:03pm

The Referend Bier Blendery
1595 Reed Rd
Pennington, NJ  08534

The Otter Creek rep totally flaked out on us for tonight. Huge thanks to The Great Joe Bair for lining up a replacement meeting for us on incredibly short notice. We're headed out to perhaps one of the most innovative and ambitious breweries in the State.

4 interested  ·  10 going
PALE ALES 2017 Holiday Party

PALE ALES 2017 Holiday Party

January 16, 2017, 7:00pm - January 16, 2017, 10:00pm

461 Mt Lucas Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540, United States

Chuck & Amelia are once again our generous hosts for the evening!

4 interested  ·  14 going
January Meeting: Two Roads Brewing Co

January Meeting: Two Roads Brewing Co

January 10, 2017, 7:30pm

firkin tavern
1400 Parkway Ave
Ewing, NJ  08628

The NJ Rep for Two Roads is coming out to take us on a tasting and tell us all about the ambitious plans they have for a 2nd brewery that focuses solely on barrell aging and sours!

5 interested  ·  14 going
November Meeting: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

November Meeting: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

November 29, 2016, 7:00pm

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
909 Ray Ave
Croydon, PA  19021

Several area homebrew clubs are having a joint meeting at the fastest growing brewery in the region. Come hungry! There is a promise of the Dos Hermanos Taco Truck!

17 interested  ·  13 going
Visit to Screamin Hill Brewery

Visit to Screamin' Hill Brewery

September 3, 2016, 12:00pm

83 Emleys Hill Rd Cream Ridge, New Jersey 08514

Come check out one of the very few farm house breweries in NJ. Bring a growler! Like them on FB. And check out their website for more info: screaminhill.com/

5 interested  ·  10 going
Barrel Brew

Barrel Brew

July 16, 2016, 8:00am

Keystone Homebrew Supply
435 Doylestown Rd
Montgomeryville, PA  18936

Late notice!
This Saturday is the brew day for Keystone Homebrew's annual Club Barrel Brew Competition.
We need anybody that can come to show up with boil kettles and burners, this whiskey barrel aged Stout isn't gonna brew itself!
If you can make it, please do!

1 going
June Meeting Back On!

June Meeting Back On!

June 14, 2016, 8:00pm

firkin tavern
1400 Parkway Ave
Ewing, NJ  08628

Shahan Stepanian from the Global Beer Network is going to come out and lead us through a tasting of some of the company's sour offerings. Shahan organized the Cinco de Sour event last month and knocked it out of the park with the offerings.

2 interested  ·  6 going
Big Brew

Big Brew

May 7, 2016, 8:00am

Suydam Insurance Agency
1743 State Route 27
Somerset, NJ  08873

PALEALES! We are one month away from the Big Brew!
This year marks 500 years since the Reinheitsgebot officially went into effect, so what better way to celebrate than by making some German beers?
This year's recipe choices are Altbier and Kölsch(again, I know). The beauty of these is that they can ferment at ale or lager temperatures, no need to go crazy trying to keep that temperature low! You can, of course, make whatever you like, you'll just miss out on comparing brews with you club mates.
Estimated costs are $34 for the Alt, $30 for the Kölsch. These could go down a bit if we have enough to bulk order.
We will be brewing at our usual spot, behind the Suydam Insurance office at 1743 NJ-27, Franklin Township, NJ 08873. It's at the intersection of Route 27 and Skillmans Ln.
Start time is whenever you can drag your butt out of bed, I'll be there around 8, maybe earlier, you probably want to be mashing in before 11am.
There will be water and 110V power available.

Here's what I need from you- an email by April 16th with the following info:
1. Which recipe you'd like to brew and how many gallons(5 or 10)?
2. Do you have equipment for all grain brewing?
2a. If yes to above, can you accommodate an additional brewer on your equipment?

Please send your answers to JamezManley@comcast.net with the subject Big Brew.

12 interested  ·  13 going
April Meeting with STONE!

April Meeting with STONE!

April 19, 2016, 7:30pm

firkin tavern
1400 Parkway Ave
Ewing, NJ  08628

We're getting STONEd a day early. On Tuesday, April 19th the New Jersey rep for Stone Brewing is coming out to the Firkin to take us through their offerings. Come hungry AND THIRSTY! We'll have club shirts available at the meeting. I blieve we are due for club elections too. So, If you have any interest in being part of the leadership of the club, be sure to get your spray tan freshened up! I'll pass along more details about that in the next couple of days.

10 interested  ·  12 going
Barrel Brew Championship

Barrel Brew Championship

April 9, 2016, 5:00pm

Keystone Homebrew Supply
435 Doylestown Rd
Montgomeryville, PA  18936

Rise and shine homebrewers, and don't forget your booties cause there's beer ready to be tasted! When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a barrel of beer bleak and dark and bereft of drinking. Yet we know that barrel is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the homebrewers of Pennsylvania and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a beautifully crafted barrel-aged beer.

Okay okay, enough Ground Hog Day references. The beer has been brewed, the beer has been aged. The beer has been fine tuned to perfection. The time is nigh to crown a champion!

And on April 9th at 6pm, eleven unique and equally dedicated homebrew clubs will be pouring their brewed beverage that was carefully aged in premium spirit barrels. The styles of beer that were brewed were as unique as the clubs themselves. The awards ceremony on April 11th, will mix the most dedicated homebrewers in our fair parts, along with a celebrity panel of judges to decide the homebrew club that will walk away, well, walk a little ways at least, with $500 in Keystone Homebrew gift certificates.

We invite everyone to come and partake in the sampling and you can judge for yourself. Meet the brewers who made the beer, learn tips and tricks, and maybe even find a home in a homebrew club you never knew existed!

Beer, Barrels, Homebrewers, Party, Beer-Celebrities, Food------All against a backdrop of a state of the art Winery (with wine and hard cider)....This is not to be missed!

8 interested  ·  2 going
PALE ALES February Meeting @ Demented Brewing

PALE ALES February Meeting @ Demented Brewing

February 22, 2016, 7:00pm

600 Lincoln Blvd, Middlesex, NJ 08846

We're confirmed! Here's hoping we don't get another round of inclement weather!

6 interested  ·  6 going
Pale Ales Holiday Party

Pale Ales Holiday Party

January 11, 2016, 7:00pm

461 Mt Lucas Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Drive up Witherspoon till it turns into Mt. Lucas, continue till you get to the top of the hill, it is on the right, but then , Do not drive in the driveway, continue driving 150' and park on E. Stuart Rd and walk back and follow the driveway to the back of the house, you will see everyone on the far side of the property.
What to bring: Pot Luck, Homebrew, Beer, Mead, Wine...

5 interested  ·  6 going
PALEALES Club Competition

PALEALES Club Competition

October 18, 2015, 1:00pm

Millhill Basement
300 S Broad St
Trenton, NJ  08608

It’s a bit late notice, but the club competition is set for October 18th, with a 1 pm start time.
The location will be the Mill Hill Saloon, 300 S Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08608

Instead of the usual BJCP categories, we’ve decided to go with four broad categories:
Hoppy- IPAs etc
Roasty/Malty- Stouts, Brown Ales, etc
Crisp/Light- Pilsners, Kölsch, etc
Funky- Sours, Brett Beers, anything odd.

I’m sure there will be entries that could be in more than one category, use your best judgment. Please bring at least two 12-ounce bottles (or one 22oz), plain bottles are preferred. Extra beer is encouraged.

Please expect to judge in at least one catergory. We’ll go over how everything works the day of.

We’ll be providing appetizers; the kitchen will be open for anything else.

Remember, the competition is open to club members only, so please be sure that your dues are paid up!

Any questions should be sent to PALEALESevents@comcast.net

8 interested  ·  13 going
Firestone Walker @ The Firkin

Firestone Walker @ The Firkin

October 6, 2015, 7:30pm

firkin tavern
1400 Parkway Ave
Ewing, NJ  08628

Bryan worked his magic and arranged to have a rep from one of the most consistently good craft breweries on the planet come out and take us through a tasting!

10 interested  ·  13 going
August Meeting @ Vault Brewing in Yardley, PA

August Meeting @ Vault Brewing in Yardley, PA

August 24, 2015, 7:30pm

Vault Brewing Co.
10 S Main St
Yardley, PA  19067

Since the last time we visited, our own Richard Bolster has gotten a bit of a title change over at The Vault! As an officla Vault Brewer, he'll be taking us through a tasting of their offerings. Come hungry!

6 interested  ·  18 going
July Style Meeting: Kölsch

July Style Meeting: Kölsch

July 13, 2015, 7:30pm

29 Skillmans Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873, United States

Two years ago, there were no more than 3 or 4 examples of Kölsch available. Lately, the style seems to be making a comeback. What intrigues me most about doing a tasting of this super delicate, "nothing to hide behind" beer, is comparing all the new US brewed examples against the Cologne-brewed versions that have been made for 100s of years.

Of course, we're also hoping to see some homebrewed (or Big Brewed) examples of this beer! So, bring em if you got em!

3 interested  ·  20 going
Firkin Tavern Victory Beer Dinner

Firkin Tavern Victory Beer Dinner

June 16, 2015, 6:00pm

firkin tavern
1400 Parkway Ave
Ewing, NJ  08628

$55 per person
Oysters on 1/2 shell with a Kolsch mignonette & watermelon salsa, paired with Kuhl Kolsch
Fried goat cheese salad, paired with Jarrylo IPA
Saison braised pulled pork slider with apple slaw, paired with CBC Blanc Saison
Chipotle Cinnamon lamb chops with malted onions, paired with Storm King Stout
Lemon cheesecake with Cherry Gose ice cream, paired with Kirsch Gose

Tickets:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/firkin-tavern-victory-beer-dinner-tickets-17056095240

3 interested  ·  10 going
EBrewing Presentation

EBrewing Presentation

May 14, 2015, 7:30pm

Princeton Homebrew
208 Sanhican Drive (Rt.29 North)
Trenton, NJ  08618

If you've been following Screwy Brewer on Facebook, you know he's on the forefront of using technology to improve his homebrewing -- and I'm not talking about a recipe app! We've managed to steal him for an evening from his duties as Editor of the Homebrew Talk front page. He's prepared some powerpoint slides for us to take us through the latest gadgets. This is a homebrew friendly event.

If you need ingredients batches, it would be best to email Joe ahead of time.

4 interested  ·  15 going
Village Idiot

Village Idiot

April 22, 2015, 7:30pm

Village Idiot Brewing Company
42 High St
Mount Holly, NJ  08060

For our April meeting, we're headed down to Mt. Holly to visit Village Idiot Brewing Company.

9 going
PALE ALES 20th Anniversary Meeting

PALE ALES 20th Anniversary Meeting

March 30, 2015, 7:30pm

The Alchemist and Barrister
28 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ  08542

We're headed back to the place where it all began! Twenty years ago a rag tag group of homebrewers met at The Alchemist & Barrister in Princeton to form what would become the PALE ALES. If you weren't at that first meeting and want to read a bit about it, check out the newsletter archive (www.paleales.org/history/). We'll be doing a little reminiscing and having some great food and beer to celebrate our 20 year anniversary. We will also be holding club elections. If you have any interest in being part of the leadership of the club, this is your chance! Look for an email over the next couple of days with more details on the elections.

By the way, the staff of the A&B have asked that we do not bring homebrew to the meeting.

11 going
Ballantine/Jameson Double Header

Ballantine/Jameson Double Header

February 24, 2015, 7:00pm

firkin tavern
1400 Parkway Ave
Ewing, NJ  08628

Yes, you read right. We’ve got a big evening planned! The New Jersey Brand Rep for Ballantine will be on hand to take us through a tasting of the new Ballantine IPA. More importantly, there’s a really great story behind this brand. I don’t want to spoil anything. But, let’s just say it starts with Pabst buying Ballantine and it ends WELL!

We’re also doing a whiskey tasting that night. We have a real deal Irishman lined up to take us through a tasting of some Jameson whiskey. Bryan from the Firkin promised to pull out some special stuff too.

Come hungry, they have a full menu of some great pub food at the Firkin.

1 interested  ·  16 going
Triumph Cask Night Featuring PALE ALES

Triumph Cask Night Featuring PALE ALES

February 4, 2015, 5:30pm

Triumph Brewery
138 Nassau St, Ste A
Princeton, NJ  08540

Triumph Princeton has invited us out to share our homebrew with some of their customers. They'll be tapping a cask of something special and we'll be tapping a keg of something special. Please do not bring homebrew to this event -- we've got you covered!

12 going
PALE ALES Annual Holiday Party

PALE ALES Annual Holiday Party

January 12, 2015, 7:00pm

For now, save the date. Details to follow.

17 going
Broken Goblet Brewery Tour

Broken Goblet Brewery Tour

December 8, 2014, 7:30pm

Broken Goblet Brewing
1500 Grundy Ln
Bristol, PA  19007

11 going
Visit to Spellbound Brewing

Visit to Spellbound Brewing

November 19, 2014, 7:30pm

Spellbound Brewing, 10 Lippincott Lane, Suite 12, Mt Holly NJ 08060.

A few of us went to a soft opening of Spellbound a few weeks back and we were thoroughly impressed by all measures — staff, equipment, production, and most of all BEER! The brewery has invited us to come out and check out their digs and drink some beers. Plan to get there at 7:30PM on Wednesday the 19th. There will be beers, growler fills and probably cans available for purchase.

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