As you all should be aware (I did tell you months ago to brew for these styles!), Vanbrewers and the BC Beer Awards are hosting a public competition for Harvest and Oktoberfest style beers. Think fresh hops, pumpkin, festbiere, etc. Judging will be per BJCP Style Guidlines, but the Best of Show round will focus only on Harvest/Oktoberfest styles. First place will be brewing their beer with Nigel and Conrad over at soon-to-be Brassneck Brewing. That beer will then be available for the 2013 BC Beer Awards. Pretty sweet, right!
Drop off for this FREE competition is going to be at the September meeting (the 27th), or at Matt's house after that. Bottles must be free of markings and labels, caps unmarked or blacked out, and a BJCP Bottle ID tag attached. The cut-off date is October 5. We will not be accepting entries after this date.
If you have any further questions, contact Scott. Cheers!
Since we had Summertime Brews in August already, the executive has decided to cancel the regular monthly on the last Thursday of the month.
Instead, we'd like to hold a sponsor appreciation night for the great people at Steamworks. We'd like to see a lot of you come out for this. Again, this is our way of thanking them for supporting us during our Vanbrewer Awards, and throughout the rest of the year as well (I'm looking at you folk who have free yeast and wort!)
Let us know your intentions on here, and I'll arrange a reservation again as best as I can. Obviously, no home brew is permitted at a licensed establishment.
Summertime Brews is the Vanbrewers summer fundraising event. Guests are encouraged to bring kegs or bottles of beer to share (and equipment to share said kegged beer). Your generosity will garner you free entry to the event. Our door person will use their discretion when charging. For example, if you bring one keg YOU get in for free. If you bring two kegs, YOU still get in for free, but only you. This is a fundraiser for our club, after all.
We'll be smoking 50 pounds of meat for pulled pork sandwiches, and beef/veggie burgers will be grilled up, so if you require something else (vegetarians and vegans..that's you!) please contact Scott via email@example.com. We'll have some veggie burgers available, so if you need something other than this please bring it. Do feel free to bring a side dish to share should you feel so inclined.
As always, signing up for membership will be possible during the day.
Address: 26 E 50th Ave (Backyard)
Starts at 2pm!
I guess fees might be a good thing to mention.
Members: $20, waived if bringing in beer.
Non members: $25
Food: TBD, around $5-10.
Awards sponsors: Welcome!
Our next meeting will be at Thursday, 28 June 2012 at 19:00.
It'll be held at the 2205 Commercial
Lets go out and enjoy a few beers together all the while supporting one of the establishments that really helped sponsor our homebrewing contest with some amazing prizes!
(As this is a licensed establishment we're going to have a few beers and fun times. We will not be able to bring in/consume any homebrews thanks to BC's awesome liquor laws)
The Plan is to meetup at Smiley's Public House (911 West Pender Street) Saturday June 16th at 2pm
I'm in the process of moving servers and it'll take me a bit more work to get the forum up again.
Tickets are now on sale for VanBrewers Awards Night, taking place Monday, May 21st at The Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings. Doors at 7pm, Awards around 8:00. We've got lots of great beer lined and it should be a ton of fun. This event is open to anyone so bring your friends!
The Vancouver Homebrewers Association (VanBrewers) is proud to announce our annual homebrew competition for 2012. We will be accepting entries from all 23 BJCP beer categories. Last year we had over 300 entries and we are expecting even more this year! Registration opens Sunday, April 1st and deadline for entries is Friday, May 11th. More details coming soon to www.VanBrewerAwards.ca
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 29th at the usual location; see the event page for a map, or hit up Facebook if you're into that. There will be a presentation from Adam Chatburn about mead, we'll be discussing the next club challenge (members only...what more incentive do you need to sign up?), and having our usual sampling of home brews. As ever, new members are most welcome. We hope to see you there!
For the next club competition we will all make beer(s) using Wyeast 3522, Belgian Ardennes.
A few points:
- You can use any grains / hops you want the only thing you have to use is the 3522.
- You can make any style of beer you want, beers will be judged according to BJCP guidelines.
- You have to specify what style of beer you are entering when you submit your bottles.
- You can enter more than 1 beer if you want, but only 1 beer per style / category.
- There will only be 1 overall winner, not 1 winner per category.
- Judging will take place at our April meeting.
- You must be a Vanbrewers memeber to enter the competition