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.