The first Saturday of November is the annual AHA Learn to Homebrew day, and the BHG will be participating in it with a big group brew at Chris’s house (2617 Cedarwood Ave).
Club members will be bringing their setups to brew together on, and you’re welcome to bring your equipment and join in the fun, or just stop by and check out local homebrewer’s systems and ask questions. And the club will provide donuts and brats!
We’ll be getting started at around 9am and going until the brews are done. See you there!
Thursday, 10/10/13, 6pm.
Aslan Brewing has offered to host us again in their downtown workspace (1208 Bay St, Suite 102, off the alley behind the Up Front Theatre). Come check out their sweet electric pilot system if you haven’t already, and there might be a field trip later in the evening to see how construction on their new brewing facility is coming.
Also, with the summer doldrums over, I want to start doing tastings/evaluations/competitions at meetings again to help us better educate our palates together. Because it’s the season, it seems appropriate to make the meeting fresh-hop themed! We’ll have a variety of several commercial fresh-hop beers to sample blind as a group and attempt to identify base styles and hop components. If you have a homebrewed fresh-hop beer, bring it too!
After the end of summer every year the club has it’s ‘Annual Meeting’, which is basically an end of summer BBQ. At the last Thursday club meeting it was decided to push the date a couple of weeks so as not to compete with Bellingham Beer Week. The Meeting will be October 5th starting at 3pm at Chris Brehm’s house (2617 Cedarwood Ave.). Hopefully the weather will continue to cooperate, and if not we’ll setup some covers. As in the past, it will be a potluck style bbq. The BHG will provide some grilled meats (and non-meats), and ask that you bring a side-dish, salad, or dessert to share. And of course bring homebrew. We’ll also have left-over Best of the Bay entries to sample and distribute. This is a family event, so bring your spouses and significant others, bring your kids!
2013 Best of the Bay results have been posted – http://www.bellinghambrewers.com/competition. Congratulations to all of our winners.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the awards ceremony and contributed to making it another success. Thanks especially to everyone that brought beer to share or helped out in any way. What a great afternoon for drinking homebrews in the sun with friends!
On SUNDAY AUGUST 25th the BHG will host their 3rd annual Best of the Bay Awards Ceremony and Homebrew Festival at Boundary Bay Brewing in downtown Bellingham (specifically their annex on the corner of Railroad and E Maple). I would like to think this is one of the best homebrew festivals north of Beerstock. We will be announcing the winners of the competition, handing out some prizes (must be present to win), raffling some prizes, and pouring homebrews.
Doors open at noon, awards will start around 2 or 3pm. We should be wrapping up the event by around 5pm. Food will be available for purchase (burgers/brats/veggie-patties), as will commemorative tasting glasses and raffle tickets. Purchases will be CASH only. This is a fundraiser and our primary source of club income for the year.
This is a family friendly event, so please bring your children, spouses, friends, neighbors, other members of your club if you’re not from Bellingham, even your parents! We hope to have a couple sodas on tap for the non-drinkers in the crowd. Speaking of on-tap, this is a homebrew festival so please bring some brews to share! If you have a jockey box, bring it. If you have some kegs, bring them. If you have some bottles, we’ll still like you too. Maybe even scratch out a sign so people know what you’re serving. And if you’re tapped out right now, that’s cool, come drink some of ours. We will be having a People’s Choice Award again, so bring your best to score the prize.
The Guild’s 3rd competition is now notched on our belt, and it was a great collaborative event. This year we had 232 entries (~700 bottles) from 60 brewers, 25 judges, 7 stewards, and one Anthony Stone. Mark your calendar for August 25 when we’ll announce the winners at the Award Ceremony/Homebrew Festival at Boundary Bay (more details to come). And thank you to everyone who participated by helping or entering to make this competition a success!
The Bellingham Homebrewers Guild’s 3rd annual competition is fast approaching. It’s a great opportunity to get feedback on your beers from qualified judges, as well as get some recognition for your mad brew skillz. And maybe even some prizes. You’ve got until the end of July to get your entries ready and submitted, which means NOW is the time to start setting aside a couple of bottles of that good stuff you’re drinking right now before it’s gone, or NOW is the time to fire up the brew kettle for that potentially award winning batch. For more details, or to register your entries, visit http://www.bellinghambrewers.com/competition/.
The next monthly meeting is Thursday, June 13. We’ll be back in the Co-op Connections Building again (1220 N. Forest St) at 6pm. Remember not to park in their lot as they’re very busy this time of the evening. See you there!
May 9th is our next monthly Thursday meeting which will be hosted in the startup workshop of brewery-in-planning Aslan Brewing. 6pm.
1208 Bay St, Suite 102
It’s off the alley behind the Up Front Theatre.
National Homewbrew Day is coming! Don’t sit around drinking commercial beer, come hang out with the BHG and drink some delicious homebrew. Better yet, bring your brewing equipment and make some. Last big brew we collectively made over 100 gallons of beer!
The Guild will provide coffee donuts and some lunch, you bring some homebrews and/or snacks to share. It will be a fun all day event, so stop by any time even if you can’t make it for the whole thing.
Saturday May 11
9am – 6pm (or whenever everyone’s had enough)
2617 Cedarwood Ave, Bellingham