February, 2017 meeting

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

The February meeting will be hosted by Matt Becker, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, February 10.

Read general information about the meeting, including an interactive map to the location.

The 7:00pm ‘educational session’ before the February meeting will be used to start planning for HomeBrew Con.

If you know you’re going, think you’re going, might like to go, or have no idea what HomeBrew Con is and want to find out more, please come and join the discussion. Topics for discussion will include the Club Night booth, what beer we should bring, how we should get there, and anything else people can think of.

We are meeting in the Brewery Becker “warehouse”, where Matt has a large selection of equipment and supplies that he wants to get rid of. Crispy says:

We had the chance to go over to the warehouse and check out the space. It is indeed large enough to house a meeting, has plenty of beer related eye candy, and will soon be receiving the remnants of the Michigan Brewing Company’s homebrew shop.

Where is it? Matt writes:

399 Washington St, Brighton, MI 48116 is the address for the warehouse. It a multi tenant building. We are the second to last unit in the strip, next to security lock and key. All the businesses are closed by then, so we have ample parking.

You can view some old photos here. Matt says “these are older pictures, not everything shown is there and not everything available is shown.”

January, 2017 meeting

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

The January meeting will be hosted by Adventures in Homebrewing, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, January 13.

Read general information about the meeting, including an interactive map to the location.

The education program starts at 7PM. It will feature Spencer Thomas talking about Sour beers.

Spencer will share his experience making sour beer by barrel aging. He will share samples of his own sour beers, all of which are from various shared barrel projects.

November, 2016 meeting

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

The November meeting will be hosted by Unity Vibration, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, November 11.

Read general information about the meeting, including an interactive map to the location. Please note that the taproom entrance is at the back of the building.

There will be no educational program. The brewery opens at 5 if you want to come early.

October, 2016 meeting

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

The October meeting will be hosted by Kevin Carey, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, October 14.

Read general information about the meeting, including an interactive map to the location.

The education program starts at 7PM.

Since it is that season, we thought we would share some commercial
ciders. while discussing cider in general. If you have an interesting
commercial example feel free to bring it to share. This intended
as a little less formal education spot, but feel free to ask questions.

I would suggest that for people who might be interested in reading
more about cider, historical and technical information the following
is a very hand resource :

https://www.amazon.com/New-Cider-Makers-Handbook-Comprehensive/dp/1603584730

If you have a favorite published book you wouldn’t mind letting people
flip through please bring it, or feel free to share useful online sites.

September, 2016 meeting

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

The September meeting will be hosted by Michael Eriksen, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, September 9. He says, take the stone pathway around the house to the back of the house where you will find a large deck and screen porch.

Read general information about the meeting, including an interactive map to the location.

Educational Program – Cider

The educational program will begin at 7. Jeff Grainger (Grainger Cider Mills) will be our educational speaker at this meeting. There will once again be a day for AABG members to have a private pressing.

Jeff will speak to us about this year’s crops and what varietal blends members will be likely to see. Jeff is also encouraging members to bring ciders from their family orchard to share at this meeting.

August, 2016 meeting

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

The August meeting will be hosted by Crispy Frey, starting at 7:30PM on Friday, August 12.

Read general information about the meeting, including an interactive map to the location.

The pre-meeting program starts at 6:30PM. We will be discussing how we want to go forward as a club: do we want to be more organized, and if so how?

Dress appropriately – tomorrow is going to be hot, real hot, damn hot! There is also good chance of rain. If it doesn’t rain, it’s going to be muggy. And the meeting is going to be in the garage and screened in patio attached to the garage. However, the business meeting will be in the basement from 6:30 to 7:30. If you want to mix and mingle and drink, please go directly to the garage. We need focus for what promises to be the start of a process of discovery and ideation.

Michigan Avenue is under heavy construction with detours posted. You can’t cross over Michigan Avenue at Ann Arbor Saline Road if this is your normal route. On top of the construction, the town will start it’s Summerfest celebration, so S. Ann Arbor is closed from Michigan Ave to the next block south (Henry Street – where Salt Springs Brewery resides). Otherwise follow the detours, get on Henry and then turn south on Ann Arbor Saline Rd.

Parking is on the street (we share a driveway with the neighbors). Be mindful of Jake (our dog). Gates need to be latched at all times. Pay attention to the signs – gates go one way. It will either say “PUSH” or “PULL”.

Continue reading August, 2016 meeting

July 2016 Beer-BQ

The July Beer-BQ will be hosted by Jeff Stuebben, from 1:00 PM to dark on Saturday, July 16. The Beer-BQ is our annual family-oriented picnic. The whole family is encouraged to come and enjoy, including children. We will have a bounce house for the kids. We will have dinner starting about 4 or 5 PM. Please add your name to the sign up list and let us know what you plan to bring.

Read more about the meeting online, including an interactive map to the location.

In contrast to most AABG meetings, this is a members-only event. If you’re thinking about joining, please check back at the August meeting or join online by following the instructions on the new members page.

Things you may want to bring:

  1. Bug repellent!
  2. Chairs (there are going to be a lot, but you never have enough)
  3. Yard games
  4. Beer or mead
    1. Drinking Glass (plastic cups will also be available, but who likes drinking good beer out of red solo cups?)
    2. Beer Cozy
  5. Side Dish
  6. Ice – You can never have enough in July!

Jeff would like help setting up on Friday and tearing down on Sunday.