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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Tim McCay is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Jan 22
John Crane is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
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Steve Crispi is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
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Rob Kerns is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Dec 28, 2014
Edward Bloom is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Dec 26, 2014
Wayne Salat is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Dec 21, 2014
Francis James Reilly is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Dec 7, 2014
 

Homebrew Club News and Information

THE JANUARY MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO TUESDAY, 2/3/15 DUE TO A SHARKNADO, I MEAN, A SNOWSTORM.

If you are one of the Iron Brewer contestants and cannot make it on 2/3, please drop your beers off at The Hulmeville Inn any day before the meeting starts on 2/3 (one 6 pack, labelled with your name & SMASH style, and ask a bartender to put it "in the white fridge in the liquor room for The ALEiens.").

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JANUARY MEETING

Iron Brewer Round 2: Let's Get SMASH'd

2/3/15 at 7:30pm

Iron Brewer Judging:

Come Prepared to Drink, ALEiens, and judge your fellow brewers' skills.  We have 3 categories of SMASH beers, with 3 entries in each category. Your mission is to pick the beer that best exemplifies the assigned malt and hop profile. You'll be given a BJCP-esque judging sheet that also has a brief description of the malts and hops that are featured.

Here are the categories and teams:

Maris Otter and Nelson Sauvin

1. Mike Grippi

2. Tim R & Eric L

3. Jeff Lewis

Munich and Moteuka

1. Matt Knuttel

2. Eivind & Nathan

3. Dave Drass

Pale/Rye (Minimum 40% Rye) & Topaz

1. Kurt & Denise S

2. Scott Mangold

3. Blaise F

3 brewers will move on to FINALS

What are the finals, you ask? You'll have to wait for that day. But bring your appetite, prospective finalists...

Future Meetings

 

We asked, and you have spoken: You want to hear from your fellow homebrewers! We do too! 

That means....you need to sign up to speak!! We've had lots of interest in topics like homebrewing equipment, techniques, styles, etc, but we rarely have volunteers to speak on the topics. So in January, come prepared to sign up to talk on any topic you feel like your good at. You don't even have to fill up a whole meeting - we're happy to combine several small talks into a single meeting.

Here's a list of some of the talks given by club members in the last year or two, to give you guys an idea of member talks:

  • Homebrew builds (keezers, stir plates, ghetto lagering setup, wort chillers)
  • Style/Technique Talks (belgians, saisons, wild fermentation/basic sours, intro to lagering, hybrid styles/kolsch, )
  • Brewing and Coffee

Feel like you nailed a specific style, technique, or aspect of brewing? Come talk. Or if you built something that you're pretty proud of, come show us.  Have a persistent problem like efficiency, some unidentifiable off flavor, or anything else like that? Hell, we can make it a meeting! But zymie needs YOU to volunteer 

 

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-Dues are $25 a year (March).  *The "MEMBER" on your profile picture means you are a paid member.*

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!

-ALEiens Homebrew Club Facebook GROUP.  Open group, click to join, a more organized way to share information and ideas on facebook.  

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HOMEBREW COMPETITIONS:

WAR OF THE WORTS- Entries Due 1/17/15-2/8/15, all bjcp categories accepted

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Look through the minutes of our past meetings.  

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

...and plenty more, check out phillybeerscene.com and phillybeerweek.com

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Cacao Nibs 2 Replies

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

Places to Get Your CO2 Tank Filled 13 Replies

Started by Jeff Louella in Kegging, Bottling, Despensing. Last reply by Craig Peacock Sep 25, 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.

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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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JANUARY MEETING:

IRON BREWER JUDGING

SIGN UP TO SPEAK AT FUTURE MEETINGS

1/27/15

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FEBRUARY MEETING:

HEAVY SEAS BREWING

Brewmaster Chris Leonard, Owner Hugh Sisson, and sales manager Mike Beamer; 6 drafts and 2 special casks

2/24/15

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MARCH MEETING:

ELECTIONS & DUES & MORE!

3/31/14

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