November 2013 Meeting Notes

November’s meeting was held last night, November 23rd, at the home of members Justin and Carrie and was attended by 30 some Guild members and guests Mat & Jovan R., Scott & Amina D.y, Rose H. & Garrett J., and Jeff & Debbie’s son who was the one who got them into brewing! Continue reading

October 2013 Meeting Notes

The October meeting of the Star City Brewers Guild was held last Saturday at Kim and Lizbeth’s house in Salem.  A small but hearty crowd of about 20 members and 4 guests gathered, sampling a wide range of homebrew and commercial beer in the gazebo.  Thanks again to Kim and Lizbeth for hosting! Continue reading

September 2013 Meeting Notes

The Guild’s September meeting was at Chris and Christy D.’s house on a rainy Saturday, Sept. 21. Thanks again to our hosts for their hospitality. Continue reading

August 2013 Meeting Notes

Treasurer Mike passed along the following notes from the August meeting which was held at John and Diana’s house on Smith Mountain Lake.  Many thanks to our hosts! Continue reading

July 2013 Meeting Notes

On July 27, about 15 members and 15 guests plus children gathered at Doug and Kel M.’s house for our monthly meeting. Continue reading

June 2013 Meeting Notes

Around 35 members and several guests gathered at Kimberly and Rob’s house last Saturday for the Guild’s June meeting and Imperial IPA competition.  Thanks to the hosts for their hospitality!  Continue reading

May 2013 Meeting Notes

On Saturday, May 4, about 30 members and 4 guests attended our annual Big Brew celebration.  Big thanks to James and Joan B. for their hospitality throughout a long day.  Continue reading

Big Brew ~ May 4, 2013

SCBG members annual Big Brew photo

SCBG members annual Big Brew photo

In 1988, May 7th was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.

Homebrewing has been practiced in America since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Today there are an estimated 750,000 homebrewers in the U.S. Homebrewers are passionate about brewing beer and love to share that passion with others.

Big Lick Beertopia Homebrew Competition

In conjunction with Big Lick Beertopia Beer Festival on June 8, the Roanoke Jaycees will be partnering with the Star City Brewers Guild to put on the Valley’s only Homebrew Competition for the 2nd straight year.

Entries must be registered by May 10, and prizes will be awarded at Beertopia.  One Best of Show winner will be given the opportunity to brew their winning beer at Parkway Brewing!  Visit www.biglickbeertopia.com for more information and to register your beers.

Hopsanity in Hill City

The Hill City Homebrew Club in Lynchburg is hosting a BJCP/AHA sanctioned competition on July 20 at Apocalypse Ale Works.  It’s an all IPA competition with extra categories for “new school” varieties – including Red, White, Black, Rye and Historical IPA, in addition to the old standbys, English, American and Imperial IPA.
Check it out:

http://hopsanity.hillcityhomebrew.org/

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