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September 10, 2012

Find Brew Bros on Twitter!

by flanders
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We have a twitter handle now : @BrosBrewClub.  Commence following.


August 6, 2012

Who the hell are ya, Flanders?

by flanders
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As your new president, I think you all should know a little about me.  If you haven’t met me yet, consider this my introduction. First of all, I would like to send a huge thank you to Shoe and Johnny for fostering our club into what it is today.  We have a vibrant crew filled with lots of competent brewers.  Our club keeps getting better and better, and I look forward to taking us further.

Amanda and I both hail from the small town of Lexington, VA, nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah mountains.  We both went to University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where I got a master’s in electrical engineering. I moved to Colorado Springs in 2006 to take a job with Agilent Technologies, and Amanda followed soon after.

As for my brewing background, my brother kicked me into the hobby with a typical bucket-based starter kit, and into kegging a few years later.  Because I have been an apartment dweller until a few years ago, I spent way too long doing partial mash batches.  It took a six-month old kid in my life (Danny is now 2 years old) and nearly ten years of brewing to finally get me off my butt and build a true all-grain setup.  Since then, I’ve become obsessed.  Currently, I brew on a single-tier BCS-460 stand that I designed and had built custom, pulling ideas from the Brew Magic, Morebeer’s brew sculptures, and the Electric Brewery.

Favorite Breweries : Jolly Pumpkin, Firestone Walker, Russian River, Bells, 3 Floyds
Favorite Beers : Bam Biere, Monk’s Cafe, Two Hearted Pale Ale
Favorite Podcast : Sunday Session by The Brewing Network
Favorite Style to Brew : Anything and Everything
Hobbies outside of homebrewing : parenting, ultimate frisbee, hiking, & road cycling

I look forward to taking our club to new heights.  If you have any ideas to help us become a better club, please let me know.


June 7, 2012

El Paso County Fair Homebrew Competition

by dinobrew
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The El Paso County Fair homebrew competition is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned event

Categories accepted: Summer styles: Light Lager  (BJCP style 1), Pils (2), Light Hybrid (6), American Ale (10), German Wheat and Rye (15), Belgian & French (16), and Fruit Beer (20).

Entries: Entries will be accepted Jul 16 – 20, 2012.  Entry fee is $5 each.  Make checks out to “El Paso County Fair”.  

Ribbons will be awarded in each category for first, second and third place.  Additionally, a best in show award will be given.  All awards will be presented at the Fair on July 21 along with scoresheets.

Contact Rich Mock rvmock@gmail.com

                                           


May 1, 2012

Forums are Live

by stephen
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The Forums are now available! The forums are a private place for Brew Brothers to discuss club related events or just about anything else.

Membership is restricted to active, paid members, and as such it is important that you use the same email address you use with the club.

More details and instructions are available here.


March 27, 2012

Fruit Beer Fest and Homebrew Competition

by erics
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There is a Fruit Beer Festival in Portland, Oregon that attempts to challenge people’s worldviews of fruit beer. This year they’re also hosting a homebrew competition! Here’s the details:
Burnside Brewing, OBC’s host for the recent March out meeting, will be hosting the 2nd Annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th featuring many one-off, special brews from commercial brewers. The Oregon Brew Crew is pleased to again be running the PFBF homebrew competition this year.
This is an non-BJCP style open competition; any homebrewer, club or not, from any state, may enter. (more…)

March 20, 2012

Review of the Olde BroAle

by erics
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Eric and Isaac from the local beer blog, Focus on the Beer, did a review of the club’s Olde Broale, which was commercially brewed up at Rockyard Brewing. They gave it a really great review. Check it out!


March 19, 2012

A Firkin Blast!!!

by erics
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A couple photos of some of our members at the Firkin Rendezvous 2012 at Bristol Brewing. Awesome times!


February 28, 2012

NHC Online Registration Opens Soon

by stephen
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The NHC online entry window will open on Friday March 2 and will be open until March 28. You’re encouraged to sign up and get your beers entered sooner rather than later, as there are limits on the number of entries they will accept.

You can read more about it here.


February 26, 2012

Homebrew Comp – 2012 Peak to Peak ProAm

by erics
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This just in from the Indian Peaks Alers. This is one of the bigger comps of the year:

The Indian Peaks Alers homebrew club is proud to announce the 2012 Peak-to-Peak ProAm Homebrew Competition.  The competition will be open to all BJCP beer styles as defined in the 2008 guidelines, however as we’re limiting the competition scope to beers, no meads or ciders will be accepted.

Entries will be accepted between March 12th and 23rd and the Judging will be conducted at Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, CO on March 31st.  We will have medals for the top three beers in each flight as well as prizes.  The awards ceremony will follow the competition and that’s where the competition and Pro-Am winners will be announced.

We are excited to announce that several of Colorado’s Front Range brewers will be on hand to judge and will be selecting entries for the 2012 GABF Pro-Am competition.  We currently have commits from Left Hand, the Pumphouse, Oskar Blues, and Crabtree Brewing, with others expected.

Check out our website  www.indianpeaksalers.org    for the complete list of participating brewers and the competition rules, entry forms, etc.

We hope that you’ll be interested in participating as an entrant in this year’s competition.
We are also looking for volunteers to make this year’s competition a success.
If you are interested in stewarding, please contact   ipa.compdir@gmail.com
If you are interested in judging please contact  ipa.judgedir@gmail.com


February 18, 2012

2012 Peterson AFB Comp Results

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Congrats to all the winners. Thank you for everyone who helped make this the biggest and best comp and festival yet! 459 entries and 36 medal categories!

7th Annual Peterson Afb Homebrew Competition Results.pdf