Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Speak of the Devil . . . .

After having a conversation about Four Sons Brewery in Titusville last night, Lew sheds a little light on the subject.

The Skinny - Four Sons Brewpub will open under a new name on or around June 1st under the watchful eye of Voodoo head brewer Matt Allyn. Read about it here.

I smell a road trip.


April Meeting Notes

Ten of us gathered at The Coney last night to share in this obsession we call homebrewing. After the usual chatter and pint-purchasing, we were treated to a Powerpoint presentation by Jim Resh of his all-grain setup which can only be described as a pilot brewery. It was great to see what ingenuity and a little elbow grease can create. A big thanks to Jim for sharing.

Following a brief round of questions on the presentation we moved on to the night's homebrew offerings. We had five offerings this month. Two were brough by Joe Trimarchi, his first and second batch by the way, one an Imperial Light Ale and the other a Red Ale, both extract batches. Dave and Justin at
Muckney Brewing offered up two partial mash brews, G-man's XLTPA and Rising Sun Ginger-Sesame Red Ale. Jon offered up a tasty treat in his Celebes Coffee Stout. Thanks to all for bringing brews to share.

Upcoming Events:

  • FEBTOBERFEST!! - in May. May 13th to be exact at 7:00 PM at The Coney. Bring a guest and a few homebrews to share. Check back for updates.
  • Pints for Pets - May 17th, 4 to 8 PM at Blair County Ball Park. Tickets are $30, plus yet-to-be-determined DD van fee. Please contact us if interested.

Again, thanks to Jim for the presentation and to those who brought beer.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Join or Die!!

In the spirit of HBO's mini-series John Adams (not so much Samuel Adams), we would like to invite all those of legal drinking age to The Coney tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April 8th at 8 PM for IHC's monthly meeting. Following a brief program, we will have our usual homebrew tasting. If you would like to bring something to share, please do so.

Just a reminder that our May gathering will be Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 PM for this year's incarnation of Febtoberfest. (Better late than never.) We hope you're brews for this special event are fermenting away. Please feel free to bring your significant other.

Hope to see you all tomorrow.