Vanbrewers
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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24Apr/140

Important Notice – April 24, 2014

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.

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23Jan/140

AGM Elections

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 secretary@vanbrewers.ca and we can fill you in with more details.

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9Jan/14Off

AGM 2014

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 secretary@vanbrewers.ca 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.

Cheers!

20Nov/130

November 2013 Meeting

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...

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22Oct/130

October Meeting, Thursday Oct 24th 2013

In lieu of Halloween, we have moved the reqular club meeting up a week to the 24th, same spooky time, same spooky place. Please remember to bring a tasting glass and some homebrew to share.

7pm at 2205 Commercial Drive, upstairs from the Legion

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2Sep/133

September Club Meeting, Thursday Sept. 26th 2013

Regular club meetings resume on Thursday September 26th, 7pm upstairs at the legion. Meeting topic and presentations to be announced.

Hope to see you all there!

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27Jun/130

June Meeting, Thursday June 27th at 7pm

Just a reminder that our regular monthly meeting will be held tonight at 7pm at the Legion on Commercial Drive. Doors at 7, please remember to bring your own glass for sampling.

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17May/130

May Meeting, May 30th 2013

VanBrewers will be holding the monthly meeting on Thursday, May 30 at the usual meeting place (2205 Commercial Drive, upstairs from the Legion) at 7pm.

Don't forget to bring a little homebrew to share, and remember your glass!

Well unfortunately due to technical difficulty Martins presentation did not happen last month. So he's back again this month!
Presentation for the meeting this month will be:

I am excited about our first installment of electric brewing series hosted by Martin Oberg. Martin has done a lot of research in developing his electric brewery (which he has posted about) and will talk about his experience and welcome questions related to his gear.

 

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3May/132

2013 VanBrewer Awards Results

First, a big thank you to our awesome sponsors! This event would not take place without them. A big shout out to Parallel 49 for providing us with space, and receiving and caring for all of the entries. They took good care of all of our beers, and kept them cool in their walk-in.

Our title sponsor, Russell Brewing for making the best Canadian homebrewing prize available, the Golden Stag. For those of you that don't know, the winner will get a commercial release of their recipe, a brew day at Russell, and you also receive a cash prize!

We would also like to thank all of the judges for their time, and their feedback, as well as the stewards for keeping the wheels on the bus.

And now, keep reading for the results!

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