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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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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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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2013 Vanbrewer Awards Show at the Rickshaw!

Tickets are now available for the 2013 Vanbrewer Awards at the Rickshaw! 7PM - Midnight Thursday May 2nd! Get your tickets here!

Good times, good beer, and we'll find out which lucky homebrewer will claim the coveted Golden Stag Award!

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Monthly Meeting, April 25th 2013

Just a reminder that we will be holding our monthly meeting on April 25th 2013. The meeting will start at 7:00pm sharp and will be held at our usual meeting spot: 2205 Commercial Drive, upstairs from the Legion.

Details on presentations TBD.

Also, just a reminder that entries into the 2013 Vanbrewer awards are due no later than Saturday April 20th at 7pm.

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Monthly Meeting, Thursday, March 28th 2013

VanBrewers will be holding the monthly meeting on Thursday, March 28 at the usual meeting place (2205 Commercial Drive, upstairs from the Legion) at 7pm.

Prospective and seasoned members alike will get to learn how to make real ale at home...a good thing seeing as the pins and supplies for cask beer have been ordered!

If you would like to have your beer assessed by one of our BJCP judges, please bring in a bottle with no marks or labels.

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

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2013 Vanbrewer Awards

The Vancouver Homebrewers Associations is excited to announce the 2013 VanBrewer Awards competition. We will be accepting entries in BJCP categories 1 - 23 for an entry fee of $6.00 (Cheque or paypal only). Registration will open on Wednesday March 20th 2013 at and will close on April 20th 2013. Entries can be shipped or dropped off at Parallel 49 Brewing Co. 1946 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1K5 between April 6th and 20th, during tasting room hours 11am - 7pm daily.

Entries will be judged at Parallel 49 as well. Volunteers will be needed for the bottle sort on Sunday April 21st starting at 12:00.  Judges and stewards are needed for 6 shifts:

  1. Thursday, April 25th, 18:15-21:30
  2. Friday, April 26th, 9:30-12:30
  3. Friday, April 26th, 13:15-16:30
  4. Friday, April 26th, 17:30-20:30
  5. Saturday, April 27th, 9:30-12:30
  6. Saturday, April 27th, 13:15-16:30

* note times and dates subject to change. Please check back here, or at the awards site for details *

Please note that we will not be accepting cash this year, Cheque or Paypal only.

The Golden Stag is back up for grabs to the Best Of Show winner. Good luck to all participants!

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Next Meeting, Thursday February 28th @ 7PM

The next club meeting is Thursday, February 28th at 7PM sharp!

We are going to be starting a new format for 2013 meetings with the first half consisting of presentations on a given topic. This month, its all about competitions.

Matt Anderson will kick things off with a presentation on what you need to know about entering your beer into a homebrew competition.

Following Matt's presentation will be Danny Seeton who will present on what a beer competition is like from a Judge's perspective.

David O'Halloran will also have his new stir plate idea on display made from locally sourced components.

As always members of the public interested in home brewing are welcome to attend and learn more about our club.

Please remember to bring a taster glass with you to the meeting. Plastic cups will be available for $1 each.


2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (upstairs)

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