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April’s Brew & View

We will be enjoying American Beer – a documentary. “In June of 2002, five friends left New York City by minivan and set out across the United States to visit 38 breweries in 40 days.” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372140/ . They visit some well renowned breweries and talk with their founders and brewmasters Read more…

By crispy275, ago
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Michigan Homebrewers at the NHC

Crispy sent this group photo of Michigan homebrewers at the National Homebrew Conference. He says “If you weren’t in the picture, you missed a really good time.” (Not all of the brewers are AABG members, which may be why you don’t recognize all of them.) (Click on the image for Read more…

By admin, ago
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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 Read more…

By spencer, ago
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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 Read more…

By spencer, ago
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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…)

By spencer, ago
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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…)

By spencer, ago
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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…

By spencer, ago
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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…

By spencer, ago
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ABC Brews Crews Competition 2008

The second annual Arbor Brewing Company Brews Crews homebrew competition took place June 7th at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Best of show went to David Curtis for his Northern English Brown Ale. A full list of winners can be found here, and the winning recipe can be found here Read more…

By Aron Butler, ago
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Big Brew ’08

Celebrate National Homebrew day with Big Brew at the Ypsilanti Brewing Co! Big Brew is a world-wide event celebrating National Homebrew Day by brewing and giving brewing demonstrations. This is your chance to observe and participate in the brewing of beer. Where: Ypsilanti Brewing Co., 4 W. Forest Ave, Ypsilanti, Read more…

By spencer, ago