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.

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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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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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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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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 and we can fill you in with more details.

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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 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.



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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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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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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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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