ALEiens Homebrew Club

Spreading the Joys of Home Brewing Throughout Philadelphia and the Universe!

Welcome to the ALEiens Homebrew Club

This is the official website of the ALEiens Homebrew Club serving Philadelphia and its suburbs, Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Central New Jersey.

The ALEiens are dedicated to exchanging out-of-this-world home brewing information and brewing techniques.

Established in May 2008, the ALEiens meet monthly at The Hulmeville Inn.  We have just over 65 paying members and see around 35-45 members at each meeting.  Though, our most popular member is Zymie.  If you haven't met our ALEien Zymie, you're missing out! 

Not a member?  No problem!  Stop in to any meeting, check us out, and if you like it, come back again and become a member.

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MEMBER
Avery Hookey commented on Jess Streeter's page Big Brew Day
"Matt and I would like to brew please! We will just be doing extract, so we don't need much space."
Wednesday

MEMBER
Jess Streeter posted a page
Apr 13

MEMBER
Jess Streeter posted a page
Apr 13

MEMBER
Jess Streeter posted a page
Apr 10
Pete Corbett replied to Jeff Louella's discussion Places to Get Your CO2 Tank Filled
"I too like Asta Bros. They can fill any size co2 tank at a good price and can also fill your nitrogen tanks with 80/20 blend."
Apr 6
David Gwyn is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Mar 31
hbbrid is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Mar 28

MEMBER
Natalie DeChico posted a page
Feb 25
 

Homebrew Club News and Information

UPCOMING ALEIEN INVASION!

On May 16th, we will be taking over Spellbound Brewing in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

Meet us at Noon, grab a pint with the club, and check out this new brewery just over the bridge. Don't expect flights if we bring a huge crowd (which we will, of course), but hey, we can always just share amongst ourselves!!

The invasion is open to all paid members, and you can bring a plus 1 non-ALEien. And don't forget to wear your club gear!

Spellbound Brewing 
10 Lippincott Lane, Suite 12, Mt Holly NJ 08060

May 16th, 12PM

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PAUL FROM WINE, BARLEY, AND HOPS IS GIVING BACK 5% OF MEMBER'S PURCHASES AT THE STORE TO THE CLUB.  PLEASE LET HIM KNOW IF YOU'RE A MEMBER WHEN YOU PAY!

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APRIL MEETING

IRON BREWER FINALS

4/28/15 at 7:30pm

FINALISTS: Eivind and Nathan, Mike Grippi, & Scott Mangold!  Please bring 2 6-packs to the final meeting.  You can take home what we don't use.

JUDGING:  Each ALEien will receive samples of the 3 brews, 1 s'mores bite, and 1 ticket to cast for your favorite pairing.  Save a bite of s'more for each brew and judge fairly.  Drop the ticket into the glass/bucket/pitcher of the beer that paired with the s'more the best! Cheers!

IRON BREWER Round 3 Assignment:

The Finalists had to brew a beer that paired with a DiBruno Bros S’more, made with dark chocolate and soft almond torrone stacked on a slab of Scharfe Maxx cheese, to be served at room temperature.

The Scharfe Maxx cheese is a raw cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland. Crafted at Studer Dairy near the Swiss-German border, this cheesy knockout hits first with its smell –sweet barnyard air—and swings second with its flavor—sautéed onions, beefy pungency, and a nutty bite. This stinky alpine cheese is richly complex with the taste of milk, herbs, and onions, with a smooth, almost fudgy texture.

They had to brew a beer that pairs with it. That’s right, no style restrictions, no ingredient limitations. Their only challenge is to make a beer that pairs well with the s’mores. The best pairing wins. The judges (club officers, our friends at dibrunos, our friends at NCBC, and an overall club vote) will rank each of the finalists to determine who has created the best pairing.  Which means everyone in the club will be eating smores for this meeting. YAY CHEESE!

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ALEiens Homebrew Club Facebook GROUP.  Open group, click to join, a more organized way to share information and ideas on facebook.  Dues are $25 a year (March).  *The "MEMBER" on your profile picture means you are a paid member.*

Look through the minutes of our past meetings.  

Contact the Club or Officers at: ALEiensHBC@yahoo.com

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HOMEBREW COMPETITIONS:

June: Buzz Off

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat 8/1- National Mead Day
Sat 11/7- Learn to Homebrew Day

...and plenty more, check out phillybeerscene.comphillybeerweek.com, and phillytapfinder.com

Forum

Places to Get Your CO2 Tank Filled 15 Replies

Started by Jeff Louella in Kegging, Bottling, Despensing. Last reply by Pete Corbett Apr 6.

Cacao Nibs 2 Replies

Started by Eivind Sandstrand in Misc Beer Talk. Last reply by Eivind Sandstrand Oct 26, 2014.

ALEiens WORK SHIRT Preorders! 7 Replies

Started by Natalie DeChico in Homebrew Club Information. Last reply by Natalie DeChico Aug 12, 2014.

AHA RALLY at Flying Fish! 4 Replies

Started by Natalie DeChico in Homebrew Club Information. Last reply by Sean Sliwinski Jun 21, 2014.

Kombucha 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Louella in Misc Beer Talk. Last reply by Mike Sodano Jun 14, 2014.

Keystone Club Barrel Brew! 1 Reply

Started by Natalie DeChico in Competitions. Last reply by Justin Dyjak Jun 10, 2014.

Recipe for 1850s Philadelphia lager?

Started by Steve F in Misc Beer Talk May 27, 2014.

2014 BIG BREW DAY National Homebrew Day 8 Replies

Started by Natalie DeChico in Competitions. Last reply by Scott Mangold May 2, 2014.

Protecting hop shoots/sprigs 3 Replies

Started by Eivind Sandstrand in Hops. Last reply by Glenn Locke Apr 16, 2014.

Blog Posts

Beer to Distill

Does anyone want about 4 gallons of 7.5% ABV beer to distill?

Posted by Jeffrey Lewis on July 26, 2013 at 11:18am

Do-over in Düsseldorf!

Had the chance to visit a few places in Düsseldorf the other day - travelling with friends from the Braustelle in Cologne and hitting no less than 7 brewereies and/or brewpubs.

A short train ride up, and then we went to work at Alter Bahnhof, or "Gulasch", a recent addition on the other side of hte Rhein:…

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Posted by Eivind Sandstrand on June 10, 2012 at 12:39pm

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

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APRIL MEETING:

Iron Brewer V Finals!

+ a speaker

4/28/25

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MAY MEETING:

MicroMatic draft systems & gas

5/26/15

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JUNE MEETING:

Sour bbl comp &

6/30/15

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JULY MEETING:

Mead Meading

7/28/15

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AUGUST MEETING:

Cider

8/25/15

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SEPTEMBER MEETING:

Oktoberfest

9/29/15

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OCTOBER MEETING:

10/27/15

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NOVEMBER MEETING:

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DECEMBER MEETING:

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