Vanbrewers
19Jan/150

Winter AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Homebrewers Association will take place on February 7, 2015, 12:30pm sharp, at Callister Brewing Co. - 1338 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC.

Only paid-up members may attend the AGM - renewals and new memberships will be taken, but if you need to sign up before the AGM, try to arrive a little early (say 11:30). We will do all the usual AGM stuff: review the past year's activities, status report on finances, and elect a new executive for the coming year. You must be present at the AGM to vote.

There will be a private party at Callister following the AGM, for VanBrewers members and limited numbers of VanBrewers guests. Doors for the party will not open until the AGM is complete, likely 1:30-2:00pm. If you bring a corny keg (or equivalent) to the party your entrance fee is waived, otherwise a donation may be required. Kegs may be dropped off at Callister during their regular business hours in the week leading up to the AGM, and can be retrieved the next day.

We would appreciate as much volunteer help as possible to get to set up for the event, and to bring interesting beverages, food or other materials. Contact your friendly neighbourhood exec member if you can arrive early to help - or just show up!

Note that you MUST NOT DRIVE to or from the AGM or after-party. In addition to being stupid, drinking and driving is a violation of the VanBrewers Code Of Conduct (attached - applicable to all VanBrewers and party attendees) and will result in expulsion from the club. Get a ride, take the bus, bring a Car2Go, and make sure that your ride home is arranged before you arrive, as VanBrewers and the membership reject any liability for you doing something crazy like drinking and driving.

Here's to a fun and brewy 2015!

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25Oct/140

T-Shirts and Glassware

The exec has been (hard?) at work making things happen as of late. The best fruits of our labours are these two great products.

T-shirts are 20 for the Crew Neck, $25 for the V-necks. Available at all VanBrewer events, as well as the BC Beer Awards this weekend.

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The Spieglau glasses (damn they're nice, right?) are $18 each, or two for $30. Compare that to $42-ish on amazon for the two IPA glasses...

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23Oct/140

October Meeting

We're not far off the last Thursday of the month, and you know what that means. The next club meeting is October 30 at 7pm. Same place as always, above the Legion on Commercial Drive. No award for wearing a costume, but I'm sure there'll be something pumpkin spicy waiting for you. (As always, bring your own tasting glass and some homebrew to share.)

This month's presentation will be about off flavours. See you there!

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15Oct/142

November Special Event: Ron Pattinson Historical Beers Presentation

VanBrewers is pleased to announce that Ron Pattinson of Shut Up About Barclay Perkins fame will be in Vancouver for a special presentation on November 13th.

If you don't know who he is, and you love English and historical beers, this will be right up your alley. If you already know who he is... well, I guess we'll see you there.

Expect things like beer, humour and beer to be covered. $5 for VanBrewer members, $8 for non-members includes your first beer (so, pretty cheap except for the service charge). Tell your mom and dad, they'll love it! So will anyone that likes history, beer or history and beer. Like your friends, especially if they're homebrewers or CAMRA members.

More details and tickets available now.

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23Sep/140

September Meeting: you know the drill

Summer is now over, which means we're back to regularly scheduled meetings. As usual, the September meeting is the last Thursday of the month, September 25th at 7pm above the Legion on Commercial Drive. And a always, bring your own tasting glass and some homebrew to share.

This month's presentations TBA.

See you there!

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30Aug/140

Harvest Homebrew Challenge – October 5-12

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 president@vanbrewers.ca and we'll get you sorted. Get brewing, and good luck!

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11Aug/140

No August Club Meeting

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!

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29Jul/140

VanBrewers Summer Party – Saturday, August 9th

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.

(view more on the Facebook event page)

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29Jul/140

July Meeting, Thursday July 31st

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!

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30Apr/140

2014 VanBrewer Awards Submission site now live

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.

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