October Meeting

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Rockaway Brewing Company

We will be welcoming Mary Izett as our guest at our next meeting. She is a passionate homebrewer specializing in fast and alternatively fermented beverages. She co-hosts Fuhmentaboudit!, a live weekly show on all things fermentable, on Heritage Radio Network and is a BJCP National ranked beer judge. She has been the president of both the New York City Homebrewers Guild and the Malted Barley Appreciation Society and has written for Ale Street News, All About Beer, and Zymurgy. www.mylifeoncraft.com

Queens Challenge Homebrew Competition

Brewstoria is proud to announce that registration is open for our first Homebrew Competition:  The Queens Challenge

The Queens Challenge is a BJCP Recognized Hombrew Competition sponsored by the American Homebrewers Association.

Date:  October 28, 2017

Styles:  All BJCP styles except for Cider and Mead

Entry Deadline:  October 18, 2017

Location: Fifth Hammer Brewing                                                                                                        10-28 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

REGISTRATION IS OPEN (Click Here)

 

September Meeting

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Rockaway Brewing Company

We will be welcoming Keg & Lantern as our guest at our next meeting.

More happenings bellow:

-Brewminosity Sept 16th Raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
-The Manhattan Homebrew Cup September 16th at Draught55
-Beer in the Gardens October 1st
-Brewstoria Homebrew Competition October 28th.
-Brew for a Cure November 4th
-Members corner

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-Brewminosity is just around the corner, this Saturday (9/16) from 2-6pm at Littlefield.
All proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We’ve secured the food truck, Sisig City (same as last year) and we’re working on the prizes. If you want to participate the below link is there for you to sign up. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. I hope to see you all again!

Signup link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7D7BN8X

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-The Manhattan Homebrew Cup September 16th using BJCP 2015 Style guidelines at Draught55. It is sanctioned by BJCP & AHA. Judges will get points. Sept 9th deadline for registration and delivery. 250 entry max.
The competition is not affiliated with any homebrew club in particular but they are reaching out to all clubs to participate and join in the fun. They have a great venue for judging on the day in question, a semi private atrium room in the rear of the restaurant where the judging will take place and a large main dining area and bar in the front where contestants can wait to hear the results of the competition. It promises to be a great day.

The winner of the Manhattan Homebrew Cup will brew their beer at Yonkers Brewery and the beer will be available on tap at Yonkers Brewery and at Draught55. Yonkers has a 7barrel system and the winner will sit down with the brewmaster to scale up the recipe before brewing it.

More info and registration for entries and judges below:

http://reggiebeer.com/ReggieEntry.php?CompetitionID=IGRCRT1000266
www.draught55.com/events

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Charity beer tasting coming up called Beer in the Gardens in Forest Hills On Sunday,  Oct. 1st. We are asking if any of your club members would like to brew for the event.  Tix sold at secondbeerinthegardens.eventbrite.com.

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-We will be hosting our first homebrew competition this year October 28th. There is a lot to do and we need volunteers to help out with all aspects of this event from the ground up. Please help out.

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Charity homebrew competition to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The event is called “Brew for a Cure” hosted it at The Well in Bushwick on November 4th. There are still looking for some additional homebrewers. They currently have representatives from Pour Standards, the Brewminaries Brooklyn Brewsers, and Homebrews and Handgrenades.

Here is the link for sign-ups.
Brew for a Cure Sign-Ups

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Members Corner:

We had a great time with a private brewery tour of ICONYC with Owner/Partner Sam Bosrok.

JULY MEETING

July Meeting

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Rockaway Brewing Company

I apologize for the late notice but we have been trying to confirm our guest for the meeting, but are having difficulties due to the long holiday weekend.  In any event our July meeting is this Wednesday at Rockaway Brewing Company.

May Meeting

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
7:30 PM
at
Rockaway Brewing Company

The June meeting is Brewstoria-to-Style. Bring 64 ounces of your ESB to share and let’s talk about how we brewed these beers. Please email your recipe and process with any changes to info@brewstoria.com with “ESB” in the subject.

More happenings bellow:

-Private foraging event at Prospect Park with Bitter & Esters and Fifth Hammer Brewing Company
-National Homebrew Conference tickets still available.
-New York City Homebrewers Guild’s annual Homebrew Picnic on July 22nd
-Ann Reilly from @NYCCraftBeer Instagram with Dave Lopez of Gun Hill Brewery on a home brew competition on Saturday, July 15th.
-Brewstoria/Pilsner Urquell at Bohemian Beer Garden July 29th
-Brewstoria Homebrew Competition at the end of October.

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Join Bitter & Esters and Fifth Hammer Brewing on Sunday, July 9th @ 4:45 pm for a private foraging tour of Prospect Park with Steve “Wildman” Brill.

We’ll be meeting at the stone benches near the Grand Army Plaza entrance.

This four hour tour will focus on edible plants available in Prospect Park, with an emphasis on plants that can be used in brewing beer!

This will be a fun and very informative event even if you are not a brewer.

We are hoping homebrewers will take their newfound knowledge and brew a beer using ingredients they’ve foraged. This beer can then be served at Fifth Hammer Brewing on Saturday August 19th at a free event where we will be welcoming Stan Hieronymus, author of Brewing Local, American-grown beer. Stan will be talking about brewing with local ingredients and signing copies of his book.

Tickets are only $20 and are available here. We need to sell 30 tickets to make this happen so sign up today!

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Saturday July 15TH New York Homebrew Competition 2:306:30PM All local homebrewers are welcome to compete Winning beer to be brewed at Gun Hill with Head Brewer Chris Prout Additional prizes will be awarded Sign up with your local homebrew club Or email NYCCraftBeer.Projects@gmail.com

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-NHC 2017, there are tickets still available for the conference in Minneapolis.
link: https://www.homebrewcon.org/registration/details/?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=HBC
If you are planning on going, please sign up here. If someone is thinking of the long haul to drive there, let us know. Maybe Brewnity will be able to have a table for New York and beers to pour for homebrewers night, one of the best events of the conference.

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-New York City Homebrewers Guild’s annual Homebrew Picnic on July 22nd at Croton Point Park. They are asking for us to bring homebrew and one dish per couple/person. There are camp sites available at this park and some are staying there Friday and Saturday. Try to get a space in the back and Check it out here. It’s an amazing event every year. It is also accessible with a short train ride on Metro North. Cars will be able making regular trips to pick you up. If you are going, sign up here and maybe we can organize carpooling.

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-We are co-hosting an event with Pilsner Urquel at the Bohemian Beer Garden on July 29th 2pm6pm. We’re still ironing out the details but plan to have beer to pour, kegs or bottles. I do not have to tell you how great an opportunity this is for us. If you are interested in helping out, sign up here.

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-We will be hosting our first homebrew competition this year, hopefully. There is a lot to do and we need volunteers to help out with all aspects of this event from the ground up. Please sign up. Brewstoria Organizing Commitee. Email info@brewstoria.com if interested

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We’ll also be collecting dues for 2017.  As a reminder, dues are $20 for returning members, $25 for new members.

If you arrive early, 6:30-7-ish, and are a member in good standing, please join us for a steering committee meeting upstairs to be more apart of Brewstoria and help us grow.

May Meeting

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
7:30 PM
Rockaway Brewing Company
46-01 5th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Our May meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday.   Please feel free to join us as we welcome our guest this month, Merlin Ward from Wartega.  Wartega opened up its doors in Brooklyn a little over a month ago, focusing on herb, fruit and spice beers.

February Meeting

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
7:30 PM
Astoria Brewhouse- 28-50 31st Street
Our guest for this meeting will be Jimmy Carbone.  He is a NYC-based restaurateur, dedicated social entrepreneur, and event producer. In addition to owning Jimmy’s No. 43, an East Village bar and restaurant with a focus on unique beers and a greenmarket menu, Jimmy co-founded The Good Beer Seal, which exists to identify bars offering an intriguing selection of craft beer in a unique atmosphere created by owner/operators who exhibit a deep commitment not only to the promotion of craft beer but to their community as well.

Jimmy launched Beer Sessions Radio in early 2010 with co-host Ray Deter (RIP), and more than five years later Beer Sessions Radio is longest continuously running show on Heritage Radio Network.

We’ll also be collecting dues for 2017.  As a reminder, dues are $20 for returning members, $25 for new members.

Other announcements to note:

  • Information about Homebrew Alley is at the end of this email.
  • NYC Fermentation Festival Saturday February 25. Brewstoria needs volunteers for the upcoming NYC Fermentation Festival on February 25th from 11am-3:30pm at the Brooklyn EXPO Center. You can bring whatever style you want as long as it’s more than 2.5 gallons. There will also be a homebrew competition at the event involving brewing with bread that would otherwise go to waste by a bakery. Please email info@brewstoria.com for details about volunteering and the competition.
  • AHA National Homebrewers Competition 2017 First Round Entry window is January 30th – February 5.  You can register here.
  • The 39th annual AHA National Homebrewers Conference—aka Homebrew Con—will be in Minneapolis, June 15-17, 2017.

January Meeting

Wednesday, January 4 2017
7:30 PM
Astoria Brewhouse- 28-50 31st Street

Hello Brewstorians, and Happy New Year!

At our first meeting of the year, Interboro Spirits & Ales will be joining us.

We’ll also be collecting dues for 2017.  As a reminder, dues are $20 for returning members, $25 for new members.

Other announcements to note:

  • Homebrew Alley is Friday and Saturday February 10 & 11.  Entries are still open and more judges, stewards and sponsors are always welcome.  More information at: https://www.homebrewalley.com
  • NYC Fermentation Festival Saturday February 25. Looking for volunteers. See Ryan.
  • AHA National Homebrewers Competition 2017 First Round Entry window is January 30th – February 5.   https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/
  • The 39th annual AHA National Homebrewers Conference—aka Homebrew Con—will be in Minneapolis, June 15-17, 2017.

December Meeting

Wednesday,December 7 2016
7:300 PM
Astoria Brewhouse- 28-50 31st Street

This month we are excited to have John LaPolla from Bitter & Esters.   John will be talking to us about NYC water and how it affects your brewing.

In addition to our guest speaker we are pleased to announce that Brewstoria has submitted paperwork to the State of New York to become a Not for Profit Corporation.  This provides us with some flexibility and will hopefully make the club easier to run going forward.  While there are some benefits to being incorporated it does come with bureaucracy. To that end we will be having our first ever election.  As with some of the other clubs in the area, a slate of candidates will be put forward and all members will be invited to vote either yes or no on the whole slate. Club leadership will be presenting the following slate of candidates for election:

Scott Rubel – President
Alex Merahn
Mike Sheehan
Amanda Gonzalez

We will also be having an equipment raffle.  We have a few pieces of equipment that will be raffled off to raise money for the club. If you have anything taking up space that you would like to donate, please bring it to the meeting.

November Meeting

Wednesday,November 2, 2016
7:30 PM
Astoria Brewhouse- 28-50 31st Street

This month our guest speaker is Brewstoria’s very own Andrew Schultz.  Andrew is the Brewery Rep for Founders Brewing.

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Andrew we will be speaking to us about his personal path in craft beer and giving us insight into the retail side of the craft beer business.    Before going to Founders he was a rep for Union Beer and before that he was associated with JW Overbeys a micro-distillery in Brooklyn.