The BJCP “Scheduled Competitions” list is always current, and shows all BJCP-SCP events around the world that have been registered as of a week or so ago. (It takes a 3 – 6 days for the database to refresh into the webpages). The BJCP makes rather few requirements of sanctioned competitions. Read about that in the Sanctioned Competition Manual.
Our club insurance is coming up for renewal and due by August 1st. Right now I show just 16 members have paid dues. That is down from 37 this time last year. Your dues goes to things like; club insurance, pays for ingredients for new brewers, pays your first entry into a competition, club equipment like the jockey box, stand, and tasting glasses, the Christmas party, website hosting, and is used to front the money for club activities like bus trips. Please consider becoming a member at our July meeting for the remainder of 2016. We still welcome you regardless if you pay, but your $12 sure does help the club.
Message from Lloyd Chatham:
On Saturday, March 19th from noon to 5 p.m. I will be hosting a THC meeting at my house in honor of St. Patrick’s day. I will be serving corned beef and cabbage and vegetables, and Hugh has a leg of lamb he plans to grill at the meeting. There will be stout available for sampling, as well as other beers brought by members. You are welcome to brew here that day. A homebrew meeting is always enhanced by having a few pots boiling away! You are welcome to bring other food, though that is in no way required. Just bring yourself, stop by for a few minutes, or a few hours, as you see fit, bring any fermentable you wish to share ( commercial or homebrew ) and join us as we celebrate one of the most beer centric holidays on the calendar, St. Patrick’s Day. Slainte,
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need directions, or IM Hugh on Facebook
See the BJCP Scheduled competitions page for links to info and contacts
2016 (updated 12/25/2015)
Jan 16 Winterbrew, Chicago IL, Square Kegs club
Feb 13 All American Homebrew Competition, Cincinnatti OH, CMI club
Mar 5 BABBLE Brew-Off, Gumee IL, BABBLE club
Mar 11-12 AHA 1st Round, Indianapolis IN, at Fountain Square Brewing Co.
Mar 12 Drunk Monk Challenge, Aurora IL, UKG club
Mar 18 Wizard of SAAZ 9, Akron OH, SAAZ club
Mar 26 BOSS Charlie Orr Memorial Chicago Cup Challenge
Jul 8-9 Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup, State Fairgrounds
January 20 is the “Holiday get-together” and Beverage Exchange at LBC, 6-9pm.
We scheduled it after the holiday crush this year in the hope that there will be less conflict with everyone’s busy schedules (including LBC’s), and more people will be able to attend. LBC will be providing food for the event, to go along with the fine home brews that we will have to sample.
We will have a beverage exchange again this year, so keep some of your bottled beer, or bottle some from your kegs to take in and exchange for someone else’s fine homebrewed creations. (Max of 4 bottles recommended, unless your beverages are exceptionally wonderful! Then we want it all!). We hope to have some door prizes and a very merry time.
Central Indiana Area Brewery Bus Tour
Join the Tippecanoe Homebrewers Circle as we tour 3 great breweries in the Indianapolis Indiana area.
Meet in the West Lafayette Meijer Parking lot at 9:30 am on Saturday, November 14th.
9:30am Board bus at West Lafayete Meijer
9:45 Departure from West Lafayette Meijer parking lot.
11:00 Arrive at Chili Water Brewing Company
12:30 Depart Chili Water
1:00 Arrive Black Acre Brewing Company
2:30 Depart Black Acre Brewing Company
3:00 Arrive Bier brewery
There is time to go to Great Fermentation’s if desired
4:15 Depart Bier brewery
5:45pm Arrive back at West Lafayette Meijer
You must be 21+ with valid ID. No exceptions. Waiver must be filled out prior to departure. There will be waivers available at the bus if you can’t print them at home. At least read the waiver before you buy your ticket.
Responsible food and alcohol consumption on the bus is permitted. Bring your homebrew beer and cider if you have some and share with others. Commercial beer is ok too. Leave the hard alcohol at home.
Bottled water is available on the bus for free. Let’s not get dehydrated.
Bus is equipped with a restroom. Please practice your aim before you arrive.
Food and drink at the breweries is available for purchase by you. Ticket price doesn’t include your food or beer at the restaurants.
There is a strict no refund policy. You may have another person go in your place if they are over 21 and sign the waiver. Again, no refunds, no exceptions.
10:30 EST – Board bus at WEST LAFAYETTE Meijer
11:40 CST – Arrive Three Floyds. Those with limited access tickets get in line for table.
12:00 CST – Three Floyds opens – lunch for those with full access tickets
2:30 CST – Beer at 18th Street Brewing for everyone
4:30 CST – Dinner at Figure 8 Brewing for everyone’
9:00 EST – Arrive WEST LAFAYETTE Meijer
Full details and tickets on sale Tuesday (3/31) at 8:00 PM
$25 – Limited Access Club Member Price
$35 – Full Access Club Member Price
+$10 – Discounted 2015 THC Membership
Club members may buy two (2) tickets.
So what’s all of this talk about limited vs. full access tickets? Three Floyds was kind enough to reserve seating for us, but their ‘Red Room’ only holds 22 people. For those who are slow to act and miss out on the full access tickets you can still go on the trip with a limited access ticket that requires you to wait in line with the general public for a table. We will attempt to arrive about 20 minutes early so you have a decent chance of getting in at opening. Please note all tickets are non-refundable, this is a rain or shine event, and the average wait at Three Floyds is probably an hour.
Ok folks, we would like to know where you would like to go. Please select your preferred destination. Final locations for region may vary from the ones listed (except Bloomington). Bloomington would also require those attending to make sure they have a ticket to the fest, the fees we would collect would be for transportation only.
On December 18th, from 6pm-9pm we will he having the THC Holiday Party at Lafayette Brewing Company, 2nd floor. LBC is providing pizza, and we will have some raffled door prizes. Also, a bottle exchange (please don’t bring more than 6 bottles to exchange), and fun and conversation. If you would like to bring additional beer to share, please feel free.