Friday, May 16, 2008

State College Brewfest Details

A few quick words on the 11th State College Microbrewers and Importers Exposition this year.

When: Saturday, August 16, 2008
Where: Penn Stater Conference Center, State College
Times: 12-4pm for regular session ($45); 7-10pm for Connoisseur session ($75)

Please note that the website CONTAINS SOME ERRORS, in that there is still information from last year posted on some of the pages.

No information yet as to what is offered at the Connoisseur session.

Tickets go on sale June 15 at the Hotel State College.

More details will be provided as they come in.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May's Meeting: In a Word ... Tasty!

Well, if you could not make the May Homebrewers club meeting last night, you missed out on some delicious offerings! We gathered in the Dubliner starting at 7pm, and many of us grabbed some dinner and a pint while waiting for the crowd to grow.

In all, we had 17 people last night including spouses. In no particular order: Bill D., Jon S., Jon D. & Autumn, Dave J. and Brandy, Justin & Jess, Dave F. and Laura, Pat, Jim R., Nate, Eli, Tom W., Tom van D., and Craig. And of course, our extremely efficient and friendly bartender, Caroline. A big thanks to her for the assist last night, and for the artwork and possible new logo for the club.

We started tasting at 7:45 and were finished up by 9:30 or so. Here is the list from last night:
  • Bill D.: all-grain Hefeweizen
  • Jim R.: all-grain amber lager
  • Jon S.: extract pumpkin ale
  • Muckney Brewing: extract ginger-sesame ale
  • Tom W.: extract pale ale
  • Craig: extract amber lager
  • Dave F.: partial mash porter
  • Jon D.: extract coffee stout
  • Nate: all-grain Belgian quadrupel
  • Eli: extract American strong ale
  • Pat: all-grain IPA
  • Erick (absent): extract IPA

In all, a very successful evening! Some of us are gathering at 2:30 this Saturday at the Coney to go to the Pints for Pets brewfest in Altoona. Tickets and places on the van are still available! Contact us if interested.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Anyone up for a Pint for a Pet??

It's drawing near, Pints for Pets that is. If you're interested, contact Nate or myself for more information. Oh, the quick and dirty:

Saturday, May 17th
4 PM to 8 PM
Blair County Ball Park, Altoona, PA
$25/ticket in advance, $30 at the door

We're getting close to having a van full, so be sure to get in contact as soon as possible.

Also, Don't forget about our Grand Tasting event at 7 PM on May 13th at The Coney. Be sure to bring the significant other and some brew to share.