We had a good turnout for our November meeting at Dan G’s house. About 20 members attended.
Our second annual Beer Advent Exchange boxes were distributed. If you have any questions, contact Dan G.
Learn to Homebrew Day was November 3rd at Niagara Traditions Tim C and and Keith lead a homebrew demo, and many club members stopped by to talk with attendees and share their homebrew.
The educational portion of the night consisted of learning about Roggenbier presented by Caelen and Bob. They shared two homebrew and one commercial examples. Thanks Caelen and Bob for giving the presentation. We’re seeking volunteers for January.
We tasted samples from the barleywine bourbon barrel project. Next into the barrels, in 3-15 months time, will be a Russian Imperial Stout and a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. If you have any questions about the project, email Vince.
Santas of Swig is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st (TODAY) from 1-4pm at Buffalo Iron Works. This is a homebrew tasting/competition with all proceeds benefiting the Matt Urban Center’s Hope House Homeless Shelter for Women and Children. Please see http://sultansofswig.wixsite.com/sultans/santasofswig for more info.
The Multi-Club Homebrew Holiday Party will be held Monday, December 3rd at Flying Bison from 6:30-9:30pm. Please bring a dish to pass. You can also bring a bottle of home/commercial beer for a secret santa bottle exchange, a new blanket to donate to Warm up WNY, and/or $5 to donate to Food Bank of WNY.
The December social is scheduled for Wednesday December 12 from 6-9pm at the new Blackbird Cider Works Buffalo Cider Hall. The address is155 Chandler Street Suite 4, Buffalo, New York 14207
Note, there will be no December meeting because the date falls on Christmas.
The Amber Waves of Grain Homebrew Competition is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of March 15th. If you are interested in helping in any way, please email John Crossett.
The Art of Beer at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is scheduled for Friday, March 8 from 6-9pm.
Beerology at the Buffalo Museum of Science is scheduled for Saturday March 23rd from 6-10pm.
The NYS British Real Ale Festival is Februrary 9th in Rock Stream, NY. Prior to the event, they will hold a homebrew competition. Entries are due by January 16th.