The beer swap - Bring a number of homebrew, or rare commercial if you’d like, and swap them out for single beers other people have brought. Don’t take more home than you bring.
Potluck meal - Please bring a dish to share, assume 10-15 people
Share some commercial brews and homebrews. Members will have stronger stouts or other large package brews of higher commercial value to share with club members.
Per Bylaws the positions of Vice-President and Secretary will be open for (re)election. Board members can re-run for office if desired.
More details to follow.
Corte Madera Oktoberfest - October 13, 2018 (noon to 5pm)
Fall is just around the corner. For the second year MaSH will be pouring at this annual event. Most importantly, if you plan to share your beer at the event you should probably think about that recipe ASAP especially if it's a lager. It would be nice to have several German style beers in addition to any quality brew that you might want to serve at the event. Homebrew was the big hit last year and we expect to be an even bigger hit this year. In 2017, we poured roughly 50 gallons consisting of at least 9 different styles and kicked early to boot. Contact Kevin McMahon at email@example.com to express your interest and get on the list. A free lunch ticket will be provided this year as a thank you from the organizers.
More information: http://oktoberfestcortemadera.org/Oktoberfest_2017.html
Are you planning to attend? Please let us know here.
I can't say enough about this festival. NOT open to the public - just members of homebrew clubs which is required. Please note that MaSH memberships are family memberships so spouses, kids, siblings, etc. are covered and can attend.
The beers are great as well as the food and of course the company is fantastic. Learn many tips from your fellow homebrewers from all over California and even Oregon.
The club has reserved a couple of sites for Thursday, September 13 if you like to camp and need some down time. The official event kicks off Friday evening with a Hoppy Hour for all and an optional Brewer's Dinner. Saturday is the main event with setup in the morning and the event goes live from 11am - 7pm or so. Saturday night is 'lively' to say the least. Booth tear down Sunday morning then head home or to parts elsewhere.
We'd love to see you there.
Unofficially, there are already 5 to 7 people who plan to attend. Tickets are still available online at nchfinfo.org and get this; $60 covers your camping fees for both nights, the Hoppy Hour and the main event. That's a deal. Members who attend are expected to contribute a minimum of 5 gallons of their own homebrew and it should be of highest quality. Please contact Jim Files at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest and to coordinate with the club attendees. Much more will be discussed at the meeting.
It's time for the Monkey Knife Fight and you don't even need to head to international waters - but a trip to Freewheel Brewing is involved. The Monkey Knife Fight event is the commercially brewed versions of the homebrew competition winning entries from Benoit-Casper (MaSH's 220V Black IPA) and the winning homebrew of the sibling comp at Freewheel. Hopefully we can get some MaSH presence at the event but we know it's a tough one due to being a work night AND the start of homebrew con up in Oregon. If you want to attend be sure to talk to people at the club meeting on 6/20.
Here are the details - http://freewheelbrewing.com/?page_id=524&mc_id=2786
The club's winning brew, the black IPA, will be brewed on May 20th at Benoit-Casper!
This is an amazing opportunity for the club to see one of our own homebrew recipes brewed commercially. This beer will be on tap at various locations in the bay area as well as at Benoit-Casper. Amazing! To top this off the club is invited to beer there on brew day. I can't wait for this opportunity and will not miss it. More details to follow, but for now please RSVP here so we know to expect you.
Depending on the number of attendees the club will look into getting Lyfts/Ubers or a van/van driver. I'm not entirely sure how long the brew day is, but I expect at least a few hours plus it would be nice to spend some time at the brewery in the afternoon. It should be a lot of fun and a great learning experience.
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.
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.
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.