Author Archives: Tim Belczak

  • AWOG 2018 Winners

    Posted on April 15, 2018 by Tim Belczak in Uncategorized.

    Thanks to all who entered and everyone who volunteered. Our 22nd year was another outstanding success! Congratulations to all the winners who took home some amazing prizes thanks to our generous sponsors: 12 Gates Brewing Company 42 North Brewing Company 810 Meadworks American Homebrewers Association Becker Farms Big Ditch Brewing Company Blichmann Engineering BrewDemon Briess […]

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  • Red Mrozek Award Winners

    Posted on March 27, 2017 by Tim Belczak in Amber Waves of Grain.

    Congratulations to all the historical Red Mrozek Award recipients.  Larry “Red” was Tim Herzog’s original partner in starting up Flying Bison Brewing Company, and he tragically lost his life in a 1997 motorcycle accident before Flying Bison opened its doors.  That same year, the Western New York Homebrew Competition (later called “Amber Waves of Grain”) was […]

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  • Best of Show Winners: Cider & Mead

    Posted on March 27, 2017 by Tim Belczak in Amber Waves of Grain.

    Congratulations to all the historical Best of Show (Cider/Mead) winners.  We’ve compiled this list from the records we were able to find.  For additions or corrections, please contact John Crossett <jpcrossett@gmail.com> or Tim Belczak <tbelczak@niagarabrewers.org>. 2004 1st BOS: Kevin Flood & Mick Barnes, NEW ENGLAND STYLE CIDER 2nd BOS: Ed D’Anna, OTHER FRUIT MELOMEL 2005 […]

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  • Best of Show Winners: Beer

    Posted on March 27, 2017 by Tim Belczak in Amber Waves of Grain.

    Congratulations to all the historical Best of Show (Beer) winners.  We’ve compiled this list from the records we were able to find.  For additions or corrections, please contact John Crossett <jpcrossett@gmail.com> or Tim Belczak <tbelczak@niagarabrewers.org>. 1997 1st BOS:  Gordon Diffenderfer, Classic Style Herb & Spice 2nd BOS:  David E. Purcell, India Pale Ale 1998 1st […]

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  • AWOG 2017 Winners

    Posted on March 26, 2017 by Tim Belczak in Amber Waves of Grain.

    Thanks to all who entered and everyone who volunteered. Our 21st year was another outstanding success! Congratulations to all the winners who took home some amazing prizes thanks to our generous sponsors: 12 Gates Brewing Company 42 North Brewing Company American Homebrewers Association Amherst Pizza And Ale House Becker Farms Big Ditch Brewing Company Blichmann […]

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  • May 2016 Meeting Minutes

    Posted on May 30, 2016 by Tim Belczak in Meeting Minutes.

    Niagara Association of Homebrewers Meeting Minutes: May 24, 2016 Member Announcements 17 current members were present. Business Meetings/Socials May’s Social was at Lockhouse Distillery.  We were treated to a tour and were set free on their extensive flavor library with measured amounts of fruits, vegetables, spices, nuts, etc. in a measured volume of neutral spirits. The next […]

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  • AWOG 2016 Winners

    Posted on April 3, 2016 by Tim Belczak in Amber Waves of Grain, Uncategorized.

    Thanks to all who entered and everyone who volunteered. Our 20th year was an outstanding success! Congratulations to all the winners, who took home some amazing prizes thanks to our generous sponsors: 12 Gates Brewing Company 42 North Brewing Company Abandon Brewing Company American Homebrewers Association Amherst Pizza And Ale House Becker Farms Better Bottle […]

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  • March 2016 Meeting Minutes

    Posted on March 24, 2016 by Tim Belczak in Meeting Minutes.

    Niagara Association of Homebrewers Meeting Minutes: March 22, 2016 Member Announcements 21 current members were present. Jim was voted in as a new member. Vince joined us for his first meeting after speaking with us at Art of Beer and Beerology. 2016 dues ($25/individual; $30/couple) can be paid to Eric Stellrecht. Business Meetings/Socials February’s Social was at […]

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  • February 2016 Meeting Minutes

    Posted on March 2, 2016 by Tim Belczak in Amber Waves of Grain.

    Niagara Association of Homebrewers Meeting Minutes: February 23, 2016 Member Announcements 26 current members were present. Jerry was voted in as a new member. Brendan, Chris, Kevin and Jim joined us for their first meeting. 2016 dues ($25/individual; $30/couple) can be paid to Eric Stellrecht. Business Meetings/Socials January’s Social was at New York Beer Project.  It was […]

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  • January 2016 Meeting Minutes

    Posted on January 27, 2016 by Tim Belczak in Meeting Minutes.

    Niagara Association of Homebrewers Meeting Minutes: January 26, 2016 Member Announcements 17 current members were present. 3 new members were voted in – Bill, Lisa and Greg. Jerry joined us for his first meeting. 2016 dues ($25/individual; $30/couple) can be paid to Eric Stellrecht. Holidaze Recap Holidaze was well attended and the new venue worked out […]

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