February 2019 Newsletter
We held our February business meeting at Crazy Jakes on January 22nd. Approximately 22 members were present.
We recapped our February social and discussed upcoming events. Brian Milleville presented Dark Mild and provided two homebrewed examples for us to try. Jim Gorman will be discussing mash tun construction at our March meeting, and brewers are encouraged to bring their tun to discuss different setup options. In addition, we tasted samples from each of the barrels for the club barleywine project.
Upcoming events and notifications:
Our March Social will be held on March 12th at Belt Line Brewery and Kitchen at 545 Swan St. in Buffalo. Belt Line is a new brewery that opened in January. They’ll provide us with a tour of their facility. Partners and friends are welcome to attend.
The Amber Waves of Grain Homebrew Competition is scheduled for March 15-16 at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. Registration is open, and entries are due March 2nd. Dropoff locations are Niagara Traditions, Flying Bison, and Southtown Beverage (Rochester). If you are interested in volunteering at the event (e.g., judging or stewarding), you can use the registration link above. The awards banquet details are being finalized, so look for more information soon.
The Art of Beer at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is scheduled for Friday, March 8 from 6-9pm. We will be helping Niagara Traditions with their homebrew demonstration. Please contact Keith Curtachio if you’re interested in helping with the homebrew demo, or Niagara Traditions if you’re interested in pouring beer at the event.
Beerology at the Buffalo Museum of Science is scheduled for Saturday March 23rd from 6-10pm. We will host a homebrew demonstration at this event, and Tom Reed will organize it. If you’re interested in helping with the demo, contact Tom.
Maple Weekend at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is scheduled for March 30-31 from 9am-4pm. There will be a brewing with maple homebrew demonstration. Please contact Keith Curtachio if you’re interested in helping with the homebrew demo.
The Erie County Fair will be holding their homebrew competition soon, and entries will be due April 5th at the fairgrounds or at Flying Bison. See their website for accepted styles and entry information.
Finally, UNYHA will be holding their hombrew competition on May 18th, with entries due by May 8th. Entries can be dropped off at Niagara Traditions.