AWOG 2019 Winners

Thanks to all who entered and everyone who volunteered. Our 23rd year was another outstanding success!

Congratulations to all the winners who took home some amazing prizes thanks to our generous sponsors:

PLEASE NOTE: Score sheets and prizes were available at the awards banquet on Saturday, March 16 and most were distributed that evening.  Those who did not attend the banquet will receive their score sheets (and prizes, if applicable) in the next week or two.  This competition is run entirely on volunteers and sorting/shipping will take place as soon as possible.  Your patience is appreciated.

Best of Show - Beer

Best of Show

Mark Zambron
There Are Two ‘o’s In Goose
Gueuze

2nd Best of Show

Mark Zambron
Wicked Blizzard
Eisbock

3rd Best of Show

Rob Sells
Total Eclipse Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout

Honorable Mention

Michael Kanick
Trojan Bob
American Porter

Best of Show - Mead and Cider

Best of Show

Phil Boulanger
Pommedemonium
New World Cider

2nd Best of Show

Tim Collins
Spring Hydromel
Semi-sweet Mead

3rd Best of Show

Jeffrey Kochems & Gary Kochems
Holiday Donkey
Cider w/ Herbs/Spices

American Light Lager & Ale

1st Place

Mike Eagan & Geoff Heusinger
Huh?
Cream Ale

2nd Place

Mark Zambron
The Emperor’s New Clothes
American Lager

3rd Place

Mark Zambron
Cuz I Can
American Light Lager

Malty Continental Lager

1st Place

Rob Sells
Volksfest Lager
Marzen

2nd Place

Mark Zanatian
Bavarian Sunrise
Munich Helles

3rd Place

Scott Kroon
Lederhosen Splitter
Festbier

Pilsner & Export Lager

1st Place

Brian Milleville
Das Haus
German Pils

2nd Place

Kevin DiTondo
Play Maker Pilsner
German Pils

3rd Place

Mark Zambron & Brian Milleville, John Crossett
Heavyweight Export
German Helles Exportbier

Continental Bitter Beer

1st Place

Mike Eagan & Geoff Heusinger
The Edgewood Kolsch
Kolsch

2nd Place

Mark Zambron & Brian Milleville, John Crossett
Featherweight
German Leichtbier

3rd Place

Kevin DiTondo
Penalty Kill Kolsch
Kolsch

Strong Lager

1st Place

Mark Zambron
Wicked Blizzard
Eisbock

2nd Place

Ken DeMarree & John Crossett
Insert Insult of Tim Collins Here
Dopplebock

3rd Place

Rob Sells
Big Scandanavia
Baltic Porter

Wheat Beer

1st Place

Rob Pilon
White Stripper
Weissbier

2nd Place

Mark Zambron
Rogue-One-Beer
Roggenbier

3rd Place

Sean Wall
Weak Wine
Wheatwine

Light & Amber British Ale

1st Place

Joe Lenhard
Get Off My Lawn
Strong Bitter

2nd Place

Rob Sells
Old Man Bitter
Best Bitter

3rd Place

Bob Charboneau
Golden Ale
British Golden Ale

Dark British Ale

1st Place

Mark Zambron
Your Momma Was A Cajun Queen
British Brown Ale

2nd Place

Brian Milleville
New Mild
Dark Mild

3rd Place

Rob Sells
Yorkshire Brown
British Brown Ale

Scottish & Irish Ale

1st Place

Mark Zambron
Limp Bagpipe
Scottish Light

2nd Place

Michael Sullivan & Tyler Sullivan
Danny Boy
Irish Red Ale

Stouts

1st Place

Patrick Bradley & Chris Blume
Chaclat Milk Stout
Sweet Stout

2nd Place

Ryan Imondi
Muddy Brook Stout
American Stout

3rd Place

Scott Kroon
Going Back To The Tropics
Tropical Stout

Imperial Stout

1st Place

Rob Sells
Total Eclipse Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout

2nd Place

Todd Jech & Jeff Morante
Attridge Grove Imperial Rye Stout
Imperial Stout

3rd Place

Daniel Cassetta
Yukon Howler
Imperial Stout

Honorable Mention

Daniel Cassetta
Bortles 10
Imperial Stout

British Strong Ale

1st Place

Rob Sells
Sip, Stare, Repeat
English Barleywine

2nd Place

Matthew Clohessy
Barleywine 1
English Barleywine

3rd Place

Thomas Bacon
Old Grandad
English Barleywine

Wee Heavy

1st Place

John Crossett & Tom Bacon, John DePaolo
A Trio Heavy
Wee Heavy

2nd Place

Kevin DiTondo
Whistle Wee Heavy
Wee Heavy

3rd Place

Mark Zambron
Caber Toss
Wee Heavy

American Light & Amber Ale

1st Place

Steven Fitzgerald
Dad’s Favorite Blonde
Blonde Ale

2nd Place

Michael Sullivan
Dog Day
American Pale Ale

3rd Place

John Crossett & Brian Milleville
20 Load Showdown
American Pale Ale

American Dark Ale

1st Place

Michael Kanick
Trojan Bob
American Porter

2nd Place

Corey Dudish & Jenny Hare
Kid In the Bushes
American Brown Ale

3rd Place

Vince Polino
Styles’ More Betterer Robust Porter
American Porter

American IPA

1st Place

John Crossett
Leftover American IPA
American IPA

2nd Place

Brian Milleville
Dank As Night
American IPA

3rd Place

Brian Milleville
Rose Water IPA
American IPA

Specialty IPA

1st Place

Mike Eagan & Geoff Heusinger
Amy’s IPA
New England IPA

2nd Place

Mark Zambron
I Don’t Usually Like IPAs
Belgian IPA

3rd Place

Mike Eagan & Geoff Heusinger
Birkenstock IPA
White IPA

Honorable Mention

Phil Boulanger
Tranquility
Specialty IPA

American Strong Ale

1st Place

Scott Kroon
Wait Until You Taste The Barrel Version
American Barleywine

2nd Place

Jeff Murbach
Barleywine
American Barleywine

3rd Place

Paul Weisenburger & Amy Weisenburger
The Magic Pickle
Double IPA

Sour Beer

1st Place

Mark Zambron
There Are Two ‘o’s In Goose
Gueuze

2nd Place

Michael Nowakowski
Blambic
Lambic

3rd Place

Michael Nowakowski
Purple Drank
Fruit Lambic

Belgian Ale

1st Place

Rob Pilon
Empty From The Neck Up
Belgian Blonde Ale

2nd Place

Mark Zambron
Blue Loon
Witbier

3rd Place

Mark Zambron
Vow of Silence
Trappist Single

Light Belgian Strong Ale

1st Place

John DePaolo
Oakwood Abbey Salvation Strong Golden
Belgian Golden Strong Ale

2nd Place

Mark Zambron
Mephistopheles Is Not Your Name
Belgian Golden Strong Ale

3rd Place

Eric Burt & Wally Kopinski
Tripel X
Belgian Tripel

Dark Belgian Strong Ale

1st Place

Rob Sells
Night Terror
Belgian Dark Strong Ale

2nd Place

Vince Polino
Narcolepsy 2017
Belgian Dark Strong Ale

American Wild Ale

1st Place

Bob Charboneau & Deron Weet
Wild Child Blueberry
Wild Specialty Beer

2nd Place

Craig Sherwood
Razhaze Sour
Wild Specialty Beer

3rd Place

Joseph Flett
Strawberry Fields For Never
Wild Specialty Beer

Fruit Beer

1st Place

Craig Sherwood
Razhaze
Fruit Beer

2nd Place

Rob Sells
Raspberry Delight
Fruit Beer

3rd Place

John Crossett & Brian Milleville, Mark Zambron
A Little Lemon Tonight
Fruit Beer

Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer

1st Place

Mike Soltiz
Pfeffernusse Christmas Ale
Winter Seasonal Beer

2nd Place

John Prey
Pita Pumpkin Ale
Autumn Seasonal Beer

3rd Place

Jeremy Keller
#37
Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer

Honorable Mention

Vince Polino
Thin Mint Porter
Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer

Smoked & Wood Aged Beer

1st Place

Steven Landgren & Peter Leas, Jeff & Maureen Reimer, Mark Hall, Greg Savich, Naomi Reutz, Jason McLaughlin, Amy & Dan Harris
Burning Leaves
Rauchbier

2nd Place

Joe Lenhard
Drunken Peeps
Wood Ages Beer

3rd Place

Mark Scibilia
WBA Millennium Falcon
Specialty Wood Ages Beer

Honorable Mention

Corey Dudish & Jenny Hare
Don’t Be A Dyngus
Piwo Grodziskie

Alternative Fermentables & Experimental Beer

1st Place

Ken DeMarree & Alex Placito
This Was Not Supposed To Taste Like This…
Experimental Beer

2nd Place

Corey Dudish & Jenny Hare
Secret Sauce
Alternative Sugar Beer

3rd Place

John DePaolo
Luscious Maple Porter
Alternative Sugar Beer

Honorable Mention

Keith Curtachio
Maximón
Experimental Beer

Standard Cider & Perry

1st Place

Phil Boulanger
Pommedemonium
New World Cider

2nd Place

Jeffrey Kochems & Gary Kochems
Pear-A-Legal
Traditional Perry

3rd Place

John DePaolo
Best Ever Sparkling Apple Cider
English Cider

Honorable Mention

John Crossett
Big Apple Cider
New World Cider

Specialty Cider & Perry

1st Place

Jeffrey Kochems & Gary Kochems
Holiday Donkey
Cider w/ Herbs/Spice

2nd Place

Mark Zambron & Dan Gestwick, John Crossett
Sore Arms Apple Crushers
New England Cider

3rd Place

Dan Gestwick
Yet Another New England Cider
New England Cider

Traditional Mead

1st Place

Tim Collins
Spring Hydromel
Semi-Sweet Mead

2nd Place

Tim Collins
Yeast Pitch Experiment – Staggered Nutrients
Dry Mead

3rd Place

Christian Doeing
Dry Traditional
Dry Mead

Fruit Mead

1st Place

Tim Collins
Black Currant Mead
Berry Mead

2nd Place

Tim Collins
Cherry and Mixed Berry Mead
Melomel

3rd Place

Tim Collins
Brew At the Bison Cherry Mead
Stone Fruit Mead

Spiced Mead

1st Place

Tim Collins
Ginger Mead
Spice, Herb or Vegetable Mead

2nd Place

John DePaolo
Condor Nest Elixir of Love
Spice, Herb or Vegetable Mead

3rd Place

Tim Collins
I Heart Crossett #3
Fruit & Spice Mead

Specialty Mead

1st Place

Christian Doeing
Braggot Barley Wine
Braggot

2nd Place

Tim Collins
FU Crossett #3
Experimental Mead

3rd Place

Tim Collins
American Oak Mead
Experimental Mead

February 2019 Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

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 VillageRegistration 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.

 

January 2019 Newsletter

We held our January business meeting at Crazy Jakes on January 22nd.  Approximately 20 members were present.

We recapped our December and January socials and other events, and discussed upcoming events.  Tom Reed presented on Old Ales and provided two examples for us to try.  Brian Milleville will present in February.

Upcoming events and notifications:

Our February Social will will be a joint educational/social event on the evening of February 12th.  Former president Scott Kroon’s non-beer life involves temperature measurement and calibration, and he’s offered to do a brief lecture on temperature measurement as well as to provide us with an opportunity to calibrate any temperature devices we bring with us. Starting at 6pm (note the earlier time), we will meet at Scott’s work, Conax Technologies (2300 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga).  Bring your thermometers, temperature controllers, or anything else you’d like calibrated, and Scott will have temperature controlled baths set up at key calibration points, including fermentation, protein rest, and saccharification rest.  Please arrive on time since no one will be able to let you in once the presentation starts. 

After the calibration, we’ll go down the street for a social at World of Beer in the Walden Galleria Mall (near Macy’s department store).

The Amber Waves of Grain Homebrew Competition is scheduled for March 15-16 at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Museum.  Registration will be open soon, and entries will be due on March 1st.  Dropoff locations will be Niagara Traditions, Flying Bison, and Southtown Beverage.  We are in need of someone to take on the role of head steward – please email John Crossett if you are interested or have questions on what that would entail (jpcrossett@gmail.com).  The banquet and awards ceremony will be held at the same location following judging on Saturday, and will feature a people’s choice competition for any homebrew served at the banquet.

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.

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.  For those who attended the meeting on Tuesday, I just received word that the kitchen space (Bite Size Science) we’ve used in recent years will be available for our use.

December NAH Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Our January Social will be held at Sato Brewpub on January 8 from 7-10pm.  Head brewer Andrew Hardin will be joining us.

The Amber Waves of Grain Homebrew Competition is tentatively scheduled for t         he weekend of March 15th.  This is a large event and requires assistance in a variety of roles.  If you are interested in helping in any way, please email John Crossett (jpcrossett@gmail.com).

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. We will host a homebrew demonstration at this event.

The NYS British Real Ale Festival is February 9th in Rock Stream, NY.  Prior to the event, they will hold a homebrew competition. Entries are due by January 16th.

November 2018 Meeting Minutes & News

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.

Upcoming Events:

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.

October News and Business Meeting Minutes

Hello Everyone,

We had a good turnout for our October meeting. About 20 members attended.

Our October social at Community Brew Works had a great turnout of around 25 people.  The new space is a major upgrade, and we got to see it up close with a tour by CBW president Ethan Cox.

In the next week or so, please complete this Social Survey to help us plan better social events: https://buffalocas.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Sty28Pk3h8r2qp

Our second annual Beer Advent Exchange is gearing up.  If you’re signed up, please get a case of beer to Dan G. by November 24th. An ideal place to get them to him is at our November social at Pizza Plant (details below). Beers will be re-distributed back to participants at the November business meeting, which will be at Dan’s house (details below).

The Greater Toronto Area Brew Slam is Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th.  Entry deadline is Saturday, November 3rd.  There is a stipend and accommodation allowance for judging if traveling from out of the area.  Please see https://www.gtabrews.ca/brew-slam/ for more info on brewing or attending.

Santas of Swig is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st 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.

A BJCP Mead exam will take place on January 19th, 2019 at 810 Meadworks in Medina.  See Alex P. for information about the exam.  Classes will be the first and second Wednesday in November at Lilly Belle Meads in Lancaster from 7pm to 9pm.  Please contact Mark Z. to sign up for the classes.

The Multi-Club Homebrew Holiday Party will be held Monday, December 3rd at Flying Bison from 6:30-9:30pm. More details will follow on Facebook and via email as they are nailed down.

Learn to Homebrew Day is November 3rd. There will be a homebrewing demonstration at Niagara Traditions starting around 11am, and members are encouraged to attend and to bring homebrew to share with prospective new brewers.

The educational portion of the night consisted of learning about Double IPA presented by Vince with one homebrew and two commercial examples.  Thanks Vince for giving the presentation.  Next month’s style will be Roggenbier.

The November social is scheduled for the Williamsville Pizza Plant (7770 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221) on Tuesday, November 13th from 7pm to 10pm.  Note that Dan G. will be getting there early (6:30) to accept any advent calendar beers.

The November Business Meeting will be held at Dan G’s house. Dan’s address is 22 Primrose Lane, East Amherst, NY 14051. As with a normal business meeting, there will be brief updates on local beer news and events, style presentation, and sharing of homebrew, so bring your tasting glass.

Business Meeting Minutes September 25th, 2018

Business Meeting Minutes September 25th, 2018

Hello Everyone,

We had a good turnout for our September meeting. About 20 members attended.

The big news from the meeting is that Keith C. was elected as our new Vice President. He brings many years of experience as a former President and we are glad to have his help. Congratulations Keith. With this, Ken D. takes over as President and now former President Scott rides off in to the sunset.

Our social at Hamburg brewing had an ok turnout of around 10 people. A great location and they are upping their beer game.

The Bourbon Barrel filling took place Saturday, September 1st. Things went pretty smooth and the plan is to start tasting in a few months.

Another successful Buffalo Beer Week concluded. Hope you got out to enjoy some of the great events. Thanks to everyone who helped organize events.

The Salt City Brew Club annual competition was Friday, September 28th & Saturday, September 29th. A quick scroll through the results shows NAH President Ken won first in Bitter and Malty beers with a Dark Mild and member Mark S. placed second in Belgian Ales for his Belgian Dubbel. Congrats to you both and my apologies if I missed anyone.

Our second annual Beer Advent is gearing up. Bring in a case of good homebrew or purchased beer and get back a case of 24 different beers. Please see Dan G. to sign up and for more info. Only 2 spots remain.

The SNOB homebrew club has their Son of Brewzilla competition with judging on November 2nd and 3rd. Entries are closed but you can still sign up to judge. Judging takes place at the new Fat Head’s brewery. Even though you can get their beer here now, it is worth the trip.

The Greater Toronto Area Brew Slam is Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th. Entry deadline is Saturday, November 3rd. There is a stipend and accommodation allowance for judging if travel from out of the area. Please see https://www.gtabrews.ca/brew-slam/ for more info on brewing or attending.

Santas of Swig is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st from 1pm to 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.

A BJCP Mead exam will take place on January 19th, 2019 at 810 Meadworks in Medina. See Alex P.to sign up for the exam. Classes will be the first and second Wednesday in October and November at Lilly Belle Meads in Lancaster from 7pm to 9pm. Please contact Mark Z. to sign up for the classes.

The educational portion of the night consisted of learning about Kellerbier presented by Tom R. with one homebrew and two commercial examples. Thanks Tom for once again giving the presentation. We do need someone to present a style or give a technical presentation for the October meeting.

The October social is scheduled for the new CBW on 7th street on Wednesday, October 10th from 7pm to 10pm.

With that, it was motioned to close business and drink beer.

Business Meeting Minutes August 28th, 2018

Business Meeting Minutes August 28th, 2018

Hello Everyone,

We had a good turnout for our August meeting. About 20 members attended.

The election for Vice President is coming up next month and we are looking for nominations. The roll consists of helping the President for one year and then taking over the role of President for the next year. To be nominated you need to:
-Homebrew
-Been a member for 2 years
-Pay your dues

Please contact skroon@niagarabrewers.orgs with questions or nominations.

The Erie County Fair was from August 8th through the 19th and once again we had a homebrew demo booth to reach more people in the community. Many batches of beer were brewed and we got to speak with a lot of people on homebrewing and beer. Thank you again to Mark Z. for organizing this and setting up and taking down the booth.

The Dude Hates Cancer was Saturday, August 11th from 12pm to 3pm at Resurgence Brewing. A good time was had by all as usual.

The annual Brew’s Picnic was Sunday, August 12th at Sheridan Park. Some members from all the local homebrew clubs showed up and a good time was had. Attendance was light considering how many homebrewers there are in the area. Das Hausbrauers are going to run it next year to change things up.

A steinbier demo took place on Sunday, August 19th at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. I heard that upon putting in the second rock there was much frothing and boiling. Now the wait to see how it turns out.

The Bourbon Barrel filling is taking place Saturday, September 1st from 10am to 2pm. Please see your emails for further information and have your beer ready to go.

The Salt City Brew Club annual competition is Friday, September 28th & Saturday, September 29th. Entry deadline is Friday, September 14th. For more information please see http://comp.saltcitybrew.org.

The Greater Toronto Area Brew Slam is Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th. Entry deadline is Saturday, November 3rd. There is a stipend and accommodation allowance for judging if travel from out of the area. Please see https://www.gtabrews.ca/brew-slam/ for more info.

Our second annual Beer Advent is gearing up. Bring in a case of good homebrew or purchased beer and get back a case of 24 different beers. Please see Dan G. to sign up and for more info.

Buffalo Beer Week starts Friday, September 14th and runs through Sunday, September 23rd. Lots of things going on so please see http://www.buffalobeerweek.com/ for many more details.

A BJCP Mead exam will take place on January 19th, 2019 at 810 Meadworks in Medina. See Alex P.to sign up for the exam. Classes will be the first and second Wednesday in October and November at Lilly Belle Meads in Lancaster from 7pm to 9pm. Please contact Mark Z. to sign up for the classed.

The educational portion of the night consisted of learning about Mixed Fermentation presented by Ken D. with one homebrew and one commercial example. Ken gave a great presentation and gave some great tips on how to get into mixed fermentation as a homebrewer. Tom R. is presenting the style next month.

The September social is scheduled for Hamburg Brewing on Tuesday, September 11th from 7pm to 10pm.

With that, it was motioned to close business and drink beer.

Business Meeting Minutes July 24th, 2018

Business Meeting Minutes July 24th, 2018

Hello Everyone,
We had a good turnout for our July meeting. 20 members attended and we voted in 1 new member.

The Erie County Fair is fast approaching and we need members to help staff a homebrew booth from August 8th through the 19th. Mark Z is kind enough to do all the heavy lifting and sets up the booth. You just need to show up and talk about homebrewing to people or you can do a brew in a bag demo. If you want to brew, please sign up at https://teamup.com/ksmn89oh8qs9gbfv6f so we don’t have time conflicts.

The Dude Hates Cancer is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th from 12pm to 3pm at Resurgence Brewing. The roster for brewing is full so please consider attending if you didn’t get to sign up to brew. More info is at http://buffalo.thedudehatescancer.com/.

The annual Brew’s Picnic will be Sunday, August 12th at Shelter #2 Sheridan Park from 12p to 5pm. We will be judging the beer from the Brew at the Bison and having a Can-Jam tournament. Please bring a dish to pass and enjoy the festivities.

A steinbier demo will be taking place on Sunday, August 19th at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. If you have never seen a steinbier made, it is a sight to behold. Rocks are heated in a fire and then place in the wort to boil it. It will give you an appreciation for your propane or electric burner.

A BJCP Mead exam will take place on January 19th, 2019 at 810 Meadworks in Medina. See Alex to sign up for the exam. Classes will be the first and second Wednesday in October and November at Lilly Belle Meads in Lancaster from 7pm to 9pm. Please contact Mark Z to sign up for the classed.

The educational portion of the night consisted of learning about Irish Red presented by Sean. Ken is presenting the style next month.

The August social is scheduled for Gene McCarthy’s/OFW on Wednesday, August 15th from 7pm to 10pm. Please note the different day of the week.

With that, it was motioned to close business and drink beer.

Business Meeting Minutes June 26th, 2018

Business Meeting Minutes June 26th, 2018

Hello Everyone,

We had a good turnout for our June meeting. Almost 20 members attended. We also voted in 2 new members.

We recapped the social, Brew at the Bison, Beer Prom, Ohio State Fair competition, & German Sommerfest.

The Dude Hates Cancer is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th. The roster for brewing is full so please consider attending if you didn’t get to sign up to brew. Lasts year info is at http://buffalo.thedudehatescancer.com/.

The annual Brew’s Picnic will be Sunday, August 12th at Shelter #2 Sheridan Park from Noon to 5pm. We will be judging the beer from the Brew at the Bison and having a Can-Jam tournament. Please bring a dish to pass and enjoy the festivities.

A BJCP Mead exam will take place on January 19th, 2019 at 810 Meadworks in Medina. See Alex to sign up for the exam. Classes will be the first and second Wednesday in October and November at Lilly Belle Meads in Lancaster from 7pm to 9pm. Please contact Mark Z to sign up for the classed.

The educational portion of the night consisted of learning about Biere de Garde presented by Mark. A blond and an amber were presented for tasting. Thank you Mark. Sean is presenting next month with a style TBD.

The July social is scheduled for Murphy Brown’s on Tuesday, July 10th from 7pm to 10pm.

With that, it was motioned to close business and drink beer.

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