3rd ABC Brews Crews Homebrew Competition

A BJCP/AHA sanctioned event sponsored by Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor, MI

Best-of-show grand prize package includes the opportunity to brew your beer on the ABC house system, to be served on tap at the pub.

Competition Date: Saturday, June 6, 2009
Location: The Corner Brewery, Ypsilanti, Mi

Official website of the competition: http://brewscrews.aabg.org

Mead competition — AABG can rule!

Kurt saw this competition, www.meadfreeordie.com. Winning club gets 55 gallons of honey, that’s about $1000 of honey!

With the depth of AABG, this could be interesting. 🙂 Road trip to NH to pick up the barrel?

Update: Despite sending 21 entries, we did not win. The locals did. Ah, well.

Subject: Mead Free or Die

Grand prize for club of the year, is 660lbs of honey… thanks to the great folks at Black Cat Honey in Winchester NH. The club that wins the grand prize needs to pick up the prize in Winchester NH. We have an amazing amount of prizes donated, and have professional and BJCP judges signed up to judge. Please see: www.meadfreeordie.com

We will be issuing awards (custom etched lazer maple woods), for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for all 9 mead subcategories and for Best of Show.

Also for clubs thinking about 2010… we will have another 660lbs of honey for club of the year.

Mead Free or Die, Don’t Tread On Mead
Michael Fairbrother

Anyone who wants to enter their mead should

  • bring two bottles of each mead.
  • Register them entries on-line prior to the meeting,
  • Either pay for these entries online or provide a check,
  • Provide print of the necessary documentation,
  • rubber band your labels to your bottles and submit them at the club meeting.

The club will pick up shipping only.

All the rules are at their website, but all entries must be enrolled online and payments made via PayPal or check.

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21-batch brew day?

Mike O’Brien writes:

I had read an article, in a German brewing magazine, that talked about a system that could brew 21 batches in a 24 hour period! This System for 21 batches in a day uses some very highly engineered kettles to maximize energy efficiency and claim to be able to do 21 batches. When I look at their charts – I do not see how this would happen – but it does provide an idea… (to be continued)

April, 2009 Meeting

Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings.

The April meeting will be hosted by Matt and Rene Greff, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, April 10.

Read more about the meeting online, including an interactive map to the location, or download the newsletter, which contains information about the meeting and features Extract-brewed beers, the style of the month.