July 2019 Newsletter
We held our July business meeting at Crazy Jakes on July 23rd. Approximately 20 members and guests were present. We welcomed a new member, Charles L’Hommedieu and a first time attendee, James.
We recapped our July social at the new Resurgence Brewing location in on Chicago St. in Buffalo, which included a tour of the new facility, and discussed upcoming events.
For our beer education, Mark Zambron presented weizenbock and provided us with two commercial samples, two of his own homebrew samples, plus an aged homebrew sample from Dan Cassetta.
Upcoming events and notifications:
Our August Social will be held on Tuesday, August 13th at the new Prosper Brewery at 72 Webster St in North Tonawanda. They will be opening just for our group. Partners and friends are welcome to attend.
If you brewed a German style at the Brew at the Bison, and are interested in entering it into the competition for the event, please contact Tim Belczak, as judging will take place in the coming weeks.
The Erie County Fair will be held August 8-18th, and we will again have a homebrew demonstration booth in the Grange Building, organized by Mark Zambron. Brewers who are interested in sharing their knowledge or brewing a demonstration beer on the 3-gallon BIAB equipment that Mark has set up are encouraged to sign up here: https://teamup.com/ksmn89oh8qs9gbfv6f
The Dude Hates Cancer is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society featuring a homebrew competition with 25 local brewers serving their beer at the event, which will be held on Saturday August 10th at Resurgence Brewing Co. More information is available on their website.
The Heritage Brewer’s Guild will be brewing a Steinbier at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s annual Scottish Festival on August 17th. If you’re attending the festival, stop by to say hi, and If you’re interested in helping with the brew demo, contact Keith Curtachio.
Das Hasbrauers von Buffalo are organizing the Annual Homebrewer Picnic on August 18th at Chestnut Ridge Park. The picnic will be held in shelter 19a at the park from 1-6pm. Brewers are encouraged to bring a dish to pass and beer to share, and the Hasbrauers will provide pulled pork, hot dogs, beans, and slaw. The shelter is near bathrooms and playground equipment, and the event is family-friendly.
The Salt City Homebrew Competition in Syracuse will be held the weekend of September 13th. Entries are open and the local drop off site is Niagara Traditions. Competition details can be found here.
A BJCP Mead Tasting Exam will be held August 24th in Toronto. Open slots are available – if you’re interested in taking the exam, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for the Amber Waves of Grain Homebrew Competition, which will be held the weekend of February 21st. Judging will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds and the banquet will be held at UBs Center for Tomorrow.