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.
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.
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.... See MoreSee Less
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.
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!
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.
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.... See MoreSee Less
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.... See MoreSee Less