Friday, December 31, 2010

Getting Back to Basics for 2011

We'll be starting up our regular meetings again in a few weeks; the second Tuesday of each month, as usual.

The past several months have seen our meetings turn into more social gatherings with lots of homebrew tastings. They've been a lot of fun, for sure, but we've sort of devolved. Many members have suggested getting back to the original format of our meetings where we started each meeting with a topical discussion before we got to tasting.

Well, starting in 2011, we're going to do just that (thought let's not call it a resolution). Others have suggested also trying to enter more club members' beers into sanctioned competition, which we hope to do, too.

So if you've not been to a meeting for a while, or you'd like to join us for the first time, we'll see you on Tuesday January 11 at 8pm at the Coney.

Happy New Year!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Oct 2010 Club Meeting - Happy 3 Year Anniversary

Hard to believe, but we've been meeting now for three years!

Please join us on Tues Oct 12 at 8pm at the Coney for our October club meeting. If you've got some brew to share, bring it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September Homebrew Club Meeting

Oops! It's been a while since this has been updated. My apologies! The club is still going strong, however. In April and May, we had meetings with 20 members, and July and August came close with numbers in the high teens. Great to see such a strong turn-out for the club!

This month, we have a slight change in our venue. One of our members, Ray, is also owner of PA BBQ - now the only BBQ restaurant in Indiana. The club will meet on Tuesday, Sept 14 at PA BBQ, starting after 7pm. This is a BYOB event, whether homebrew or a commercial example. Ray will provide a small buffet of ribs, pulled pork, and some other goodies, and asks only for a $5 payment to cover the cost of food. Thanks Ray!

Next month, we'll be back to the Coney as usual.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

February/March Club Meetings

Despite the bad weather and threat of more snow, we did have our normally scheduled February meeting at the Coney.

About a dozen folks showed up, and we tasted three homebrewed offerings.

We also decided that we will now be known officially as the Indiana Pennsylvania Alesmiths (IPAs), and Nate will register our club with the American Homebrewers Association.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 9 at 8pm at the Coney.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 2010 Meeting

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last few months ... we'll try to do better in 2010.

The club met on Jan 12, 2010 at 8pm at the Coney with several members in attendance and several homebrewed examples.

A suggestion was brought forth by Bill Dietrich to name the club the Indiana Pennsylvania Alesters (IPAs), and that we should think about getting 'official' glasses for our tastings. In addition, several people suggested starting the process of becoming recognized by the AHA in the future.

Our next meeting will be on Tue Feb 9.