THC Fall Brewery Bus Tour-November 15th

Indianapolis Area Brewery Bus Tour

Join the Tippecanoe Homebrewers Circle as we tour 4 breweries in the Indianapolis area.

Tickets available here:

Meet in the Lafayette Meijer Parking lot at 9:30 am on Saturday November 15th.

Times are in Eastern.

9:50-11:00  Travel to Broad Ripple Brew Pub.  Departure from Meijer parking lot.
12:00-12:30 Lunch at Broad Ripple Brew Pub
12:30-12:50 Travel to Flat 12 Bierworks
12:50-2:30   Flat 12
2:30-2:45    Travel to Tow Yard
2:45-3:45    Tow Yard
3:45-3:55    Travel to Two Deep Brewing
3:55-5:30    Two Deep
5:30-6:30    Travel back to Meijer parking lot.

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.

THC dues paying members need to contact Alan below for a discount code.  Membership has its privileges.

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.

Upcoming events

October 19th-Club Callout at Peoples

Callout at People’s (in back), most likely starting at 12noon.  Base grain and yeast to be provided by People’s, we will also be announcing a contest for beers brewed at the event.

November 1st-Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day

Will be held at Scott Moll’s house, preliminary from 11am-6pm.  Looking for 3 or so folks to learn to homebrew, club will provide half of the cost of ingredients.  Scott has a dog and cats so be aware if you are allergic.

November 15th-Tentative date for Bus Trip

Tentative agenda is Broadripple Brewpub for lunch at 11am, followed by a tour of Flat 12, and trips to Tow Yard Brewing and Two Deep Brewing.  More details and ticket link soon.

 

Beers Across (Along) the Wabash 2014

Saturday August 23rd 2-6pm (1pm early entry for our Beer Geek ticket holders) Lafayette Indiana-TICKETS

Beers Along (Across) the Wabash 2014 is here! Your ticket goes to support the Friends of Downtown, a nonprofit focused on revitalizing and improving the Lafayette downtown area.  Tickets for Beers Along the Wabash 2014 are available here.

The event will be held this year in Reihle Plaza due to construction on the bridge, but fear not, there will be plenty of beer, with the following breweries confirmed to be attending:

Chapman’s, Flat 12, Shoreline, Hunter’s, Half Moon, Big Dawg, Quaff On!, Back Road, Mad Anthony, Sun King, Cutters, Scarlet Lane, Bloomington, Taxman. Tin Man, Barley Island. Upland, New Albanian, Brugge, Outliers, People’s, Lafayette Brewing Co, Black Swan. Broad Ripple, Tow Yard, Crown, Carson’s, Triton

August meeting date change

Dear Members,

  The Monthly meeting for THC for August will be on Wednesday the 13th at 6pm at LBC instead of Tuesday the 12th as planned.

THC Brewmeet #2 at People’s tasting room

Brewmeet #2 went well, we had 8 members show up at the People’s tasting room Saturday the 5th.  We talked about keeping barleywine for several years, barrel aging beers, and a little bit about the new BJCP style changes.

Our next Brewmeet will be Friday July 11th, 6pm at Lenahan’s in downtown Lafayette.  Show up wearing your THC shirt if possible and have some beers with friends and talk about beer.  If you are not yet a THC member and are interested about in homebrew, stop by and meet us.

Beers Across the Wabash 2014 Volunteer signups

 

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Any THC members who would like to volunteer can do so at this link:

Volunteer Form

Opportunity for volunteers for Bloomington Brewfest 2014

BIG (Brewer’s of Indiana Guild) needs volunteers for the 2014 Bloomington Brewfest on April 12th.  Here is the invite letter I was asked to share:

Hey folks

 If you’re getting this, then you’re on our list to volunteer for the Bloomington Craft Beer Fest.  We’re still working out assignments and logistics, but I have a favor to ask.

 Call your friends!

 Right now, we still need loads of hard-working beer lovers to help us out.  It’s perfectly OK if they’ve never volunteered before.  We’ll even do our best to pair you up to work together.

 Thanks a million!

-Ding

Volunteer Coordinator

wetdog@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Beer Judging Opportunities

Judging/competitions 2014

20th Annual Boneyard Brew-Off by Boneyard Union of Zymurgical Zealots

Website: http://www.buzzbrewclub.org/competition

Rich Balbach <rich.balbach@gmail.com>

Joel Plutchak <plutchak@hotmail.com>

Winterbrew homebrew competition – Square Kegs Homebrew Club

Location: Chicago, IL ….specific unknown

Contact: Brad Pausha <winterbrew2014@gmail.com>

– WINTERFEST (not judging, but homebrew presence possible)

2 tickets @ Winterfest, up to 4 kegs

Contact: Matt Robinson <mrobinson81@gmail.com>

Signup: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?

usp=sharing&formkey=dGVrc1VDclJVdjlFTTMyMVdrQ3hwWFE6MA#gid=0

Accepting SPECIALTY BRITISH BREWS

Location: Seventh Son Brewing Company in Columbus, OH,

Contact: Will Shiel shielwj@gmail.com

2014 Midwinter Homebrew Competition in Delafield [Milwaukee], WI

Website: http://www.midwinterhbc.com/

Contact: Brian Joas – bjoas22@gmail.com

23rd Annual Charlie Orr Memorial Chicago Cup Challenge.  We will be hoping for 600

Location: Giovans Restaurant 1804 N. Larkin Ave., Crest Hill, Il (Near Joliet)

Earn BJCP experience points

– Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are on us!

– GORDON STRONG will be judging, signing books, and giving the keynote speech

More info: http://bossbeer.org/competition.html

Judge registration: http://www.bossbeer.org/ChicagoCup/

Contact: Bill Goetz <wrgoetz78@gmail.com>

THC Holiday Party

The THC Holiday party will be held December 18th, from 6-9pm.  Greg Emig has again allowed us to hold the event on the 2nd floor of Lafayette Brewing Company.  We will he having a bottle exchange (bring up to 6 bottles to exchange via lottery draw) and door prizes.

Brewing at Peoples/Learn to Homebrew Day at People’s November 16th

THC will be having a Brew Day/Learn to Brew Day at People’s Brewing on November 16th, starting at 10am.  If you are interested in participating or learning to homebrew, please email Linda Swihart (swihart@purdue.edu)for additional information or help in finding a brewing mentor.

People’s owner Chris Johnson will be providing base malt and yeast (most likely 2 row and a S-05 equivalent) for the event.  Brewing learners will have half of their kit cost reimbursed by the club (up to $20).

The event will be inside the building, and is a great chance to see a professional brewing operation up close and meet other homebrewers.