Changes to Competition Calendar

Please check out the changes to the 2015 Competition Calendar. We’re tweaking things a bit so that the styles in our competition include all the styles that people like to brew. Trevor did some data analysis on the non-theme beers brought to meetings to determine if any styles were frequently brewed but not part of our competition. Turns out, there were!

October 4 Empty/Fill the Barrel Party

When: Saturday October 4, 4:30 PM – Till you get tired. We will try to eat around 6:30‐ish
Where: The Gough House: 5872 Montgomery Road Elkridge, MD
What to Bring:
 Pot Luck, the Grill will be open for business
 We have two ovens now so that may be of some assistance
 Bring your favorite commercial sour beer
 It might be cool to do a vertical tasting of our older Flanders Red to see how they have come along.
 Barrel Participants Of Course
 Anyone else who loves sour beer. (Families are always welcome, they may leave with new toys)
Group Brew:
If you are interested in doing a group brew Oct 4 to make beer for the barrel, contact Chris Gough
offline and we will put something together. So far there does not seem to be much interest at this time.

Graduate Student Survey

A group of graduate students at the University of California, San Diego are conducting research on the Home Brewing Market. They obtained our contact information from the AHA website and would like us to participate in a survey by answering a few questions found by following the below link.

Thanks for helping out!

Guild Table at NHC

The Guild will have a table at Club Night. Any club may show up with beer to serve or just hang out. If you have theme ideas or want to volunteer, please contact your club’s Guild Rep! There are still tickets available too,

AHA Rally at Heavy Seas

Bring homebrew, tastings and tours of Heavy Seas, winners of the Heavy “C”s homebrew competition announced. Register for the homebrew comp or RSVP for the rally at

2 confirmed vendors so far: Melinda Byrd (from MHL) of ByrdCall Studio will have her famous hand printed Hop Tshirts and other beer/wine related items for sale. And yours truly will be there selling food from LnL Catering.

Beer Fest Volunteers

Beer Fest season is upon us. Heavy Seas has asked for help for upcoming festivals throughout the season. Volunteering usually involves serving beer, helping setup or take down and you get into the beer event for free! No specific events yet but if you are interested in being on our Beer Fest volunteer list, please shoot an email to Les,


It is that time of year again for membership dues and we’re making it easy for those of you that are looking to pay online. There is link through the Membership Page to pay your dues through PayPal. It is $26 for individuals and $36 for couples.

Membership dues help us fund events and keep things interesting for you guys. In the last few years we’ve had an increase in club projects, guest speakers and new activities; these wouldn’t be possible with out your guys’ support. Please take a few minutes and renew your dues to help keep us going.