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

The July Beer-BQ will be hosted by Adventures in Homebrewing at their Ypsilanti warehouse (580 S. Mansfield, Ypsilanti), starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The Beer-BQ is our annual family-oriented picnic. In contrast to most AABG meetings, this is a members and family only event. 

Things to bring:

  • Your best beer or mead!
    • Kegs: See dispensing section below
    • Bottles (coolers and ice – so nice!)
  • Side Dish (sign up here).
  • AABG shirt

Things you may want to bring:

  • Bug repellent
  • Sun block
  • Ice
  • Blanket, jacket, pants (the temp drops off at night)
  • Chairs (there are going to be a lot, but you never have enough)
  • Drinking Glass (plastic cups will also be available, but who likes drinking good beer out of red solo cups?)
  • Beer Cozy to keep things coooooool
  • Items for the Raffle!

Timeframe:

Typically, it is an all-day event (1:00pm – 12:00am), with those with other commitments (or fewer beer bullets) concentrating on the 4:00 – 8:00pm time frame.  We’ll have a fire going in the evening for s’mores, as we watch the bats get catch their dinner.

Food:

Our master of ceremonies, Mike O’Brien, Caterer Extraordinaire, provides the anchor to this event. with his infamous trailer full of goodies. Mike typically brings a large tent, 8-10 large tables, and seating for about half the crowd (bringing your own seating is good form). Additionally, he will bring his portable smoking system, and cook up something.

While Mike will supply the primary “protein” for this event, it is also good form (and anticipated) to bring a side dish. These can range from pasta salads to chips and dip, cheese and crackers. Swedish meatballs, to shrimp and cocktail sauce, what have you. If you have that “killer” appetizer that everyone loves at your home gatherings of friends and family, this is the event to bring them along. Sign up here.

Dessert:

Mike usually also hauls out his soft serve ice-cream machine. He will usually start with a straight vanilla mix, and once the children have been satiated, it is time for the adult mix. Beer Ice Cream sounds weird, but is amazing!

Beer Dispensing:

The club’s three jockey boxes (3, 5, and 5 taps for a total 13 taps), will be available.

ICE:

No, not the kind that deports, but the kind that keeps the beer cold.   There truly is never enough for a 12-hour event.  

Final note:
This is a terrific event. Others, please feel free to chime in on this, as we have a lot of “newbie’s”, and I want to encourage them all to come, bring family, food, brews and games and have a great time! These are your dues dollars at work (did I mention that you should be a current and paid up member to attend  , and it is a blast!).

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