Our March Group Brew is scheduled for tomorrow, March 8th, 9 am to 6 pm. We’re making 3 different beers, including an Australian-style BiaB (say whaaaat?), a crimson ale, and a delicious schwarzbier.
The brew will happen at Jonathan Gibbs’ place, in the alley between Lake Ave and Kenneth Square with access from Henderson. Look for folks standing around mash tuns (or just follow your nose) and come down the alley, we’ll be brewing outside. Best parking is on Lake or Henderson.
Heating the strike water begins around 9 a.m. and we’re aiming to be done around 6 p.m. As always, please bring food to share, grillables as we’ll have a charcoal grill going and some homebrews with you for a malty good time.
The Facebook event page also has details.
It’s that time again, Baltibrewers. Our February regular meeting is this Thursday, February 20th at Nepenthe Homebrew. We start at 8 p.m. and the agenda is as follows:
Come check out what Baltibrew has to offer, and remember — bring homebrew to share.
Hey folks, online dues payment is now open! If you didn’t receive an email via the Google Group, here’s your info.
Payment gets you a year of club membership.
Remember, you get access to parts of this site that non-paid users can’t see, a 10% discount at Guild affiliated shops across Maryland, the right to vote on club business, and the right to take home club wort from collective brews.
One small caveat, if you’d like to pay as a couple, we’ll ask you to go ahead and pay the individual rate so you both get a username, and then we’ll reimburse you for the extra expense next time we see you. (Hoping to work that kink out before next year’s re-ups.)
And just so you have some idea what we’ll be using your hard-earned money for:
- Website upkeep expenses
- Beer Education events
- Supplies for style examinations
- Club parties
- General expenses to support Baltibrew’s mission
Baltibrew’s own Jake Scholan was featured on Short On Beer recently, and we figured we’d share both the video, the post, and links to both Jake’s site (Hipster Brewfus) and Short on Beer.
If you’re interested, Jake is running a giveaway contest right now, sponsored by our helpful hosts at Nepenthe Homebrew.
Happy brewing, and happy to be brewing with Jake.
Hey beer fans! We’re doing another gruit competition at Liam Flynn’s Ale House on February 1st, which just happens to be International Gruit Day. (I swear we didn’t make this up.)
Gruit ales are beers brewed with NO HOPS, and are usually bittered with herbs and spices. Some of the bittering combinations are said to be psychoactive, so there’s some adventure to entice your palate to joins us.
See the flier, the Facebook event, and the signup form.
If you missed the gruit comp we held during Baltimore Beer Week, here’s your chance to taste some ancient ales — the most extreme beers you’re likely to find in the world. The Germans wouldn’t even CALL it beer according to law.
Hope to see you there!
Hope this holiday season is treating you well and giving you good excuses to brew, drink, and spill beer. Tomorrows meeting will be part normal monthly meeting and part “what a hell of a year we’ve had” celebration. So in addition to bringing a chair and homebrew (per usual) you are also encouraged to bring food (homemade or otherwise) and whatever else you would like to share.
Show starts at 8pm sharp.
- Educational Topic: GRAINS. What makes specialty malts so different, the diastatic power of base malts, and how to incorporate base, specialty, and adjuncts into successful mash bills for recipes.
- BL4 discussion/voting.
- 2014 Officer nominations. wanna be an officer? speak up..it’s fun!
- January Brew details: who/what/when/where
- Party. Drink. Eat. Be merry.
We hope that you can join us to talk shop and have some laughs
Happy Thanksgiving, Baltibrewers!
Here’s hoping you all get to spend your day with family, friends, and someone you love. We’re truly thankful to have such a great cast of brewers involved with our club, and we look forward to brewing better, bigger, and badder beers with each of you.
What are you drinking with your Thanksgiving dinner? Let us know!
Remember that the Guild Holiday Party is a week from Saturday. Tickets are still available, and we hope you’ll help us represent Baltibrew again this year at Heavy Seas Brewery. We’re also doing a bit of holiday fun at our upcoming December 19th meeting at Nepenthe. We’ll limit club business to 2014 officer elections, dues payment, and the January collective brew day. Hope to see you there.
We’re meeting tomorrow (11-21) at Nepenthe as usual, starting at 8 p.m.
Agenda items include:
- Ed Topic: Clarification (agents and techniques).
- Guild Holiday Party (Dec. 7th @ Heavy Seas).
- January Group Brew (What’s the plan, subcommittee?)
- Greg Apker will speak on some AHA related news, aka “Greg’s Needless Nerdiness.”
- BJCP/Cicerone Prep Course (Do we want to do one?)
- Preparation for December voting (Who do you want to be your officers for the coming year?)
As usual, bring homebrew to share.