meetings

March, 2009 meeting

Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings. The March meeting will be hosted by Chris Frey, on Friday, March 13, starting at 7PM with a meeting with Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association in the lounge area of the Corner Brewery Read more…

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Support our bid to host the National Homebrew Conference in Michigan

Over the last several months, Fred Bonjour, Chairman of the "Get the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference (AHA NHC) here to Michigan!" effort, has been steadily obtaining support for a 2010 or 2011 AHA NHC to be held here in Michigan. Since the original proposal was submitted to the AHA last fall, several meetings with local fellow homebrewers have been held to build awareness of this effort, and get some preliminary ideas of how a Michigan based conference could be supported, and to identify volunteer resources. The AHA's Director, Gary Glass, is coming to Michigan visit potential conference sites provided by Fred in his proposal bid. Gary will be available on Friday, March 13th, at the Corner Brewery from 7:00-8:00PM in the lounge to discuss planning for a National Homebrewers Conference and to answer people's questions. Additionally, Fred and his assistant chairman, Chris Frey, would like to get additional themes, topics and ideas from Michigan homebrewers for a potential local conference. (more…)

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Bizarro brew

[caption id="attachment_161" align="alignleft" width="142" caption="Mark Zadvinskis's Amazing Zymurman Logo!"]zymurman[/caption] Over the Valentine's weekend, the Ann Arbor Brewers Guild resurrected an old tradition — brewing a Bizzaro ale. The first Bizarro was brewed in 2001, and was inspired by Larry Bell's Eccentric Day ale. Members bring adjuncts and specialty grains, and these are all tossed into the kettles creating—well, A VERY unusual ale indeed. This last batch was brewed at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti, Michigan and will be served commercially thanks to Matt and Rene Greff's Rat Pad program (http://www.arborbrewing.com/index.php?site=cornerbrewery&page=menu3&submenu=2). Homebrewers use a 3 half barrel system, brew a batch and it gets served a few weeks later as one of the Corner's specialty brews. Brewers are also reimbursed for their ingredients, and get their moment of fame! [caption id="attachment_162" align="alignnone" width="372" caption="Perhaps when Mike is running away, we should pay attention!"]Perhaps when Mike is running away, we should pay attention![/caption] (more…)

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February, 2009 meeting

Note the Date and Time! Sunday at Noon! Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings. The February meeting will be hosted by Mike O’Brien, starting at Noon on Sunday, February 15. We will be brewing beer starting at noon, with a potluck dinner Read more…

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January, 2009 meeting

Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings. The January meeting will be hosted by Rolf Wurcherer, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, January 9. Read more about the meeting online, including an interactive map to the location, or download the newsletter, which contains information Read more…

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December 2008 meeting

Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings. The December meeting will be hosted by Randy deBeauclair, on Friday, December 12, starting at 7:30. Read more about the meeting online, including an interactive map to the location, or download the newsletter, which contains information Read more…

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meetings

November, 2008 meeting

Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings. The November meeting will be hosted by Chris Frey, on Friday, November 14, starting at 7:30. Read more about the meeting online, including an interactive map to the location, or download the newsletter, which contains information Read more…

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News

AHA Rally at Bell’s

It looks like a bunch of AABGers went to the AHA rally at Bell’s on Saturday 9/27. A couple have already sent links to their photos from the event. Mike O’Brien really liked all the stainless in the new brewery, also has a group photo of AABGers and Charlie Papazian: Read more…

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October, 2008 meeting

Please note: you must be at least 21 years old to attend AABG meetings. The October meeting will be hosted by Jason Henning, on Friday, October 10, starting at 7:30. Read more about the meeting online, including an interactive map to the location, or download the newsletter, which contains information Read more…

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