LEARN TO HOMEBREW DAY!!!
Are you still on the fence about brewing beer at home? Have questions but were always afraid to ask? Looking to step things up from extract to all grain brewing?
We’ve got you covered.
This Saturday November 3, 2012 is National “Learn to Homebrew Day” and in honor of it (it should be a national holiday, right?) we will be hosting a homebrewing demonstration at 3 Stars Brewing Co. & Homebrew Store from 10am to 4pm.
We’ll brew an all grain beer and an extract beer (kit provided by 3 Stars!) from start to finish with plenty of step-by-step detail.
3 Stars Brewing Co. / DC Homebrew Shop is located at 6400 Chillum Pl. NW. The event is free and open to everyone. Feel free to bring homebrew to share as well!
For more detail about the AHA and the national event, check out http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/learn-to-homebrew-day
We’re looking forward to seeing you there, and while you are at it, consider picking up supplies at the homebrew shop, or getting a tour and a growler to go at the brewery.
LAGUNITAS HOMEBREW COMPETITION!!!
Our club has an exciting opportunity to participate in an exciting homebrewing competition sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Lagunitas has invited homebrew clubs in the DC/Maryland/Virginia
region to submit a beer to compete. Each club’s entry must:
• Be made with an American Ale yeast strain
• Not be made using fruit, spices or herbs
• Be comprised of 6, 12-ounce bottles delivered to Lagunitas by mail
no later than Nov. 13 (to be judged on Nov. 16)
The winning brewer will be flown to California later in November to
brew the winning beer with Lagunitas! And the winning beer will be
distributed and sold in our region.
I’d like to invite you to submit a beer to be considered for this
competition. Unfortunately, we didn’t find out about the competition
until the last minute, so you will already have to have a beer
packaged, conditioned and ready to go to be considered. You’ll also
have to have the recipe available to share in case your beer is
selected. All you have to do to enter is:
• Fill out this google spreadsheet with information about your entry
• Bring two, 12-ounce bottles of your beer pre-chilled to Three Stars
Brewing between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 (during
our Learn How to Homebrew Event) OR drop off two bottles of your beer
sometime before Saturday with Patrick C. (triko77 @ gmail.com) in
• Include your name and the name and style of your entry on a piece of
paper along with the bottles you submit.
If anyone has any questions or is interested in helping with the
judging on Saturday (Nov. 3), you can e-mail Patrick C. at
triko77 @ gm ail.com.
More details are below …
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Special Brewing Competition for D.C./Virginia/Maryland
Each Home Brewer is invited to brew a beer that you think consumers
would enjoy drinking. Submit your entry to your AHA sanctioned Home
Brew Club. Your club will judge all samples submitted and choose one
beer to enter into the final competition from all AHA sanctioned Home
Brew Clubs in these markets .
A final judging panel will be assembled and this judging panel will
choose one home brew sample that they feel would most marketable in
the bars in these markets.
A team of 4 (the winning home brewer, a home brewer whose name is
drawn from ALL entries from all Home Brew Clubs, and 2 Lagunitas
accounts in these markets) will be flown out to the Lagunitas Brewery
in Petaluma, CA to brew the special winning beer selected specifically
for these markets.
The trip will include: flight to CA, transportation to and from the
airport, hotel, meals and beverages, brewery tour and, of course, the
opportunity to brew a beer which will be sold in your home markets,
with Lagunitas Head Brewer Jeremy Marshall.
All winners agree to have their names & photos appear in an issue of
There are no style guidelines EXCEPT….no lagers (due to tank space),
must be made with American yeast, no fruit, herbs or spices added.
Your entry will be considered your winning ticket but will not
necessarily be the beer brewed. That beer will be a collaborative
effort of the Retailer/Home Brewer Team along with Lagunitas’ Head
The final entry from each Home Brew Club must be a six-pack, and
samples must be delivered to a location (to be determined) by 3 days
prior to the final judging date – Nov 16th.
Winners must be able to fly to CA on Nov 25th returning on Nov 27th, 2012.