Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Party - Bob Casey's House

Thank you Bob for hosting again!

Place:    179 Vista Grande, Greenbrae 94904

For parking, please park on the other side of the street from Bob's house. Neighbors will likely put their cars in their driveways and garages leaving us some room - thank you neighbors.

For directions, from the freeway, Sir Francis Drake Blvd West, 2nd stoplight from the freeway, turn right on to La Cuesta, go about 50 feet and at the stop sign make a lazy left on to Los Cerros, Stay on Los Cerros to the top of the hill (3 stop signs) and go left on Vista Grande. 179 is about three blocks along or the right. The driveway can hold two cars, so park there. or you can turn around and park on the other side of the street.

Significant others are very welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity for us all to get to know each other just that much more and for your significant other to understand who you’ve been hanging out with all those third Wednesday's. :)

Bring a Dish to Share

This event is a potluck with the emphasis on luck so please bring a dish to share. No organizing so hopefully we’ll have all the bases covered.

Beer Swap

It’s also a beer swap, usually the winter warmer but any of your homebrew would be fine. Generally it’s bring a six pack and take that many home. It can be 4, whatever, just don’t take more than you bring. Some folks also bring commercial brews to share, like sours or big commercial beers that simply are too difficult to drink on your own in a session. Feel free to do this as well.

 

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Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

2017 Napa Homebrewers Classic!

The Napa Homebrewers Classic is back!  Great beer and great fun for all!  Come join the hundreds of other participants and help us raise money for charities supported by the Rotary Club of North Napa.  Last year we raised $13,000 with your help! 

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 we are going to hold the 2017 Napa Homebrewers Classic at Justin-Sienna High School at 4026 Maher St., Napa from noon until 5pm. 

The advance purchase ticket is $25 (or $35 if you want to buy a ticket which includes a meal).  Or you can buy tickets at the door for $5 more.  Once again, homebrewers who volunteer to pour their beer at the Brewfest will get free entry to the event.  Their brews will be judged by the Brewfest attendees, who will determine the most popular beer.  

NEW This Year - The Festival Beer Style is Toast!  We are asking homebrewers to consider entering a keg of specialty beer in a very special popularity contest.  There will be a separate ribbon and prize for the best Toast beer at the Brewfest!  What is the Toast Specialty Beer Style?  It is simply any beer made with a significant amount of the fermentables coming from toasted bread.  The idea is to highlight a very tasty way to avoid food waste.  The Napa Valley Food Bank will be a significant beneficiary of this year’s event.

You can visit this link for all the details, including the homebrew competition in Feb with drop-off in Jan.

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Jan
21
9:30 AM09:30

2017 Napa Homebrewers Classic!

Last dropoff date for the Homebrewers Classic!

Drop off the entries at any of the locations listed below between January 9 and January 21.

Drop off locations (Note:  we are working to add more locations):

Oak Barrel Winecraft. 1443 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 510-849-0400. M-F 10-6. Sat 10-5.

The Beverage People.  1845 Piner Rd. Suite D, Santa Rosa.  707-544-2520. M-F 10-6:30, Sat 10-5.

J & M Brewing Supplies.  101 Roblar Dr. Suite C, Novato, CA 94949.  415-883-7300. Tu-F 10-7. Sat-Sun 10-5.

MoreFlavor.  2315 Verna Ct., San Leandro, CA 94577.  510-351-3517.  M-F 10-6.  Sat 10-5.

MoreFlavor.  995 Detroit Ave., Concord, CA 94518.  925-771-7107.  M-F 9-6.  Sat 10-5.

Napa Fermentation Supplies.  575 Third St.  Bldg. A, Napa, CA 94559. 707-255-6372.        M-F 9-5. Sat 10-5.

http://northnaparotary.org/napa_homebrewers_classic/2017_napa_homebrewers_classic_details

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Jan
9
9:30 AM09:30

2017 Napa Homebrewers Classic First Dropoff day

Drop off the entries at any of the locations listed below between January 9 and January 21.

Drop off locations (Note:  we are working to add more locations):

Oak Barrel Winecraft. 1443 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 510-849-0400. M-F 10-6. Sat 10-5.

The Beverage People.  1845 Piner Rd. Suite D, Santa Rosa.  707-544-2520. M-F 10-6:30, Sat 10-5.

J & M Brewing Supplies.  101 Roblar Dr. Suite C, Novato, CA 94949.  415-883-7300. Tu-F 10-7. Sat-Sun 10-5.

MoreFlavor.  2315 Verna Ct., San Leandro, CA 94577.  510-351-3517.  M-F 10-6.  Sat 10-5.

MoreFlavor.  995 Detroit Ave., Concord, CA 94518.  925-771-7107.  M-F 9-6.  Sat 10-5.

Napa Fermentation Supplies.  575 Third St.  Bldg. A, Napa, CA 94559. 707-255-6372.        M-F 9-5. Sat 10-5.

http://northnaparotary.org/napa_homebrewers_classic/2017_napa_homebrewers_classic_details

 

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MaSH Holiday Party
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

MaSH Holiday Party

For this year's holiday party, Bob Casey has been so gracious as to host us at his home. Like last year, there will be food as well as a homebrew swap. For the swap bring 6 bottles of homebrew to exchange with other club members. We will also be announcing the winner of the Dark Mild quarterly style and choosing the first Quarterly style of 2017! More info to come.

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

AHA Rally - Heretic Brewing Co.

AHA Rally Details!

The club will be getting a bus for this event assuming we have a handful of attendees.  Please notify me that you will be attending via the club RSVP!

Last year was even better than the prior year.  The first 200 people to RSVP through the AHA took home 5 gallons of Wort, plus White Labs donated yeast to everyone also.  It was a free batch of beer.  On top of this Heretic gave everyone a six pack on the way out the door.  We traveled via a bus that allowed us to bring homebrew too.  It's a blast of an event, please consider attending.

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Oct
1
11:30 AM11:30

Marinwood Brewfest

Location is the Marinwood Park at the Marinwood CSD.  Brewfest is an annual event that prior to this year was all commercial brew.  This year homebrew will be added to the mix.  There will be some sort of attendee voting for a favorite with bragging rights / trophy - at least that is the current plan.

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Sep
16
to Sep 18

The 19th Annual Northern California Homebrew Festival (NCHF)

The19th Annual Northern California Homebrew Festival (NCHF) is coming right up, Sept 16-18. 

This is the biggest event of the year (short of the June AHA convention), featuring 500+ homebrewers representing about 25 Northern California homebrew clubs. 

This year, for the first time, the Marin Society of Homebrewers will have a booth, to pour beer and offer food, and to meet homebrewers.  This is a great way for our club to become known in the Northern California homebrewing community.  As of today three MaSHers have registered to go:  Jim Files, Mark Ruder and Kevin McMahon.  We could certainly use help planning and staffing the booth, so please consider joining our group in this historic undertaking for our club. 

Here is a quick summary of the event.  It takes place at the Lake Francis Resort, a campground/cabin/RV resort at a small lake in Dobbins, CA in the Sierra Foothills north of Grass Valley.  The drive is about 1 hour 15minutes from Sacramento and 2:30 from San Rafael. 

Participants arrive Friday to make camp and start setting up, and with “Hoppy Hour” from 4-6.  There is an optional Brewers Dinner from 6:30-10 (come hungry!), or potlucks in the campground.  Saturday morning is more set-up, with the official festival 11-10.  Evening activities include more food, music, club activities at their booths or campground.  Sunday is to relax, pack up and hangout.  You can leave Sunday as early as you want if you need to get home.  An event schedule is here: http://www.nchfinfo.org/festival-info/festival-schedule.html

Some people bring friends, wives, kids and dogs, and there are lots of activities, (lake, boat rentals, walks, swimming pool, game room) although kids and dogs are not allowed on the actual festival grounds.  More camping and activity information is at www.lakefrancisrv.com

Cost is $60 per person including 2 nights tent or RV camping, $40 for camping-only guests.  Brewers Diner is $60 and well worth it. 

If you choose to go, register soon at nchfinfo.org.  The festival has sold out in the past, and the brewers’ dinner usually sells out.  Note, you can get a complete refund up to 10 days before the festival (by Sept.10). 

For more information or questions, you can email me or go to:  http://www.nchfinfo.org/festival-info.html .

If you decide to go, please email me so we can include you in the planning. 

Cheers,

Jim - jimfiles@comcast.net

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

June Club meeting

Label competition, Quarterly Style (Witbier) Winner, Feedback Foyer and more details to follow!

Detailed Agenda

  • 700-730 - Feedback Foyer / Social
  • 745-800 - Club Updates
  • 800-830 - Presentation? / Label Competition / Quarterly Style Winner! 
  • 830-900 - Technical discussion / Q&A / Social
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