VanBrewers has arranged for Ron Pattinson, of Shut Up about Barclay Perkins fame, to make a presentation as part of his book tour on November 13th (time and location TBA).
Ron's newest book is "The Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer: Rediscovered Recipes for Classic Brews Dating from 1800 to 1965", so there's a number of people in the club who should be pretty excited about this. More info to come at a later date, but put it in your calendars!
Working in collaboration with the BC Beer Awards, we are happy to announce the Harvest Homebrew Challenge. Think fresh hops, pumpkin and fruit beers... that sort of thing.
Drop off your entries at Bomber Brewing between October 5-12. Judging will occur on October 15th, location TBA. Entry is free and open to any resident of BC who makes beer at home. One entry limit per brewer, so bring your A-game! BJCP categories are in effect, but this will be conducted as a BOS-style comp meaning entries will be judged as which is best overall to the theme, not necessarily best to style.
Entries must be two bottles 12oz in size (though we'll take bigger), and have a BJCP Bottle ID attached via elastic band.
If you have any question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you sorted. Get brewing, and good luck!
In light of the summer party, make sure to remember that there will be no regular club meeting at the end of August. See you in September!
You know the routine, all you can drink and eat from 20+ Kegs of beer/cider/mead, 60+ pounds of pulled pork, 40 litres of grits, plenty of fatty sides, vegetarian/vegan options, blah blah blah.
Free entry for members who bring a keg, $30 strongly suggested donation for everyone else.
If you want to bring a keg but don't own one just message me and I can probably lend one to you for the party.
We'll provide CO2 and ice to keep your kegs and bottles cold, just bring a bucket (an old fermenter works great) to put your keg in. We'll hopefully have enough taps for everyone but maybe bring a picnic tap just incase. Clearly label anything you want returned to you.
Feel free to drop kegs off at the back door beginning August 7th. I'll try to squeeze them into the keg fridge, but no promises.
Bring extra cash or your credit card as we'll hopefully have new shirts and glassware for sale, plus 50/50 and raffle tickets.
We'll be holding a brief general meeting at 3pm to vote on the new by-laws. You must be a member in good standing in order to vote.
The location is right on the Ontario bike route, less than 2 blocks from stops on the #3 and #49 bus lines and a short walk from Langara Station on the Canada Line. Please don't drive.
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Our July meeting is happening as scheduled this coming Thursday, July 31st. Same time, same place -- see you at 7pm above the Legion on Commercial. Please bring your own tasting glass and some homebrew to share.
We'll have two presentations this month:
- Chad McCarthy will present about our club's upcoming code of conduct, to be voted on at our summer party.
- For brand new brewers and folks curious about the process, we'll also have an Intro to Brewing presentation this week from Corey Baker.
See you there!
The 2014 Vanbrewer Awards site is now live! We have some amazing sponsors this year!
Also note that this counts towards the 2014 Canadian Homebrewer of the year.
The monthly meetup will be a little shorter this evening. Due to the passing of a Scribes member, we will have to leave between 9 and 9:30 tonight. It is their club house we borrow, and these extenuating circumstances are a good enough reason to give it back to them earlier than normal.
We will be holding general elections for the club at the AGM on February 1. The positions available are President, Treasurer, Secretary, and four board member positions. On average elected members spend 10-20 hours a month performing club duties, sometimes a little more during events like the VanBrewer Awards, AGM, and Summer party.
If you're interested in a position, feel free to contact email@example.com and we can fill you in with more details.
VanBrewers will be holding their Annual General Meeting on February 1, 2014. Parallel 49 Brewing has graciously offered a (heated!) space for us again this year in their lab.
Beginning at noon we will be renewing and signing up new members for this member-only business meeting. The meeting will begin at 1pm and should run no later than 2:30. Standard AGM stuff to be covered includes elections, club business and anything else the membership sees fit. If you would like to run for an elected position or have a topic to bring up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know! Advance warning will allow the executive to prepare and hopefully have the answers you're looking for!
After the AGM will be our winter reception. Much like the summer event this is a get together like no other! Those who bring a full batch (20L keg, approx 25 bombers, etc..) will be permitted free entry. If you want to attend but have nothing to offer, the entry fee is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Food arrangements to be decided, but worst case scenario there will be a food truck at the front of the tasting room.
With the meeting being so close to the end of January, we will forego the monthly meeting. The February meeting will be held, in the usual space on Commercial, on February 27.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us via the email address above.
The November meeting is on for the 28th. See you at 7pm above the Legion on Commercial!
Rumors are there may be a pin cask or two...