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
Jim Coates commented on John Yeomans's event HOPS BOPS
"I mean, are people allowed to just go and watch?"
yesterday
Matt Coffman is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Tuesday

MEMBER
Jim Coates commented on John Yeomans's event HOPS BOPS
"I put a couple entries in.  Can you sit and watch the judging?"
Monday
John Wolf is now a member of ALEiens Homebrew Club
Oct 15
Steve F posted an event
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Pre-prohibition lager at EF House Party at East Falls, Philadelphia

October 18, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm
Celebrating restored 19th century mansion with Food, Song & HistoryHistorical Lager Tasting in newly-restored Beer Baron's MansionPeriod staging plus "Pop-Up" museum of regional artifacts & brewerianaLast of the 40's Big Band Singers -- local legend Harry Prime -- in the grand ballroomGenerous "cocktail-style" spread by Epicure Cafe$35 includes wine, beer, and homebrewed hard cider…See More
Oct 10

MEMBER
Eivind Sandstrand posted a discussion

Cacao Nibs

In case anyone has difficulties, like me, locating these little darlings, I was able to find some at the local Big Bear store on 925 Old Lincoln Hwy in Morrisville. I think they may also have them at the new VitaminShoppe by HomeDepot/Oxford Valley, but I haven't checked yet.See More
Oct 5

MEMBER
Jess Streeter posted events
Sep 30
Craig Peacock replied to Jeff Louella's discussion Places to Get Your CO2 Tank Filled
"Joe Canal's, Rt 1 Lawrenceville, NJ does exchange.  "
Sep 25
 

Homebrew Club News and Information

OCTOBER MEETING

JUDGING IRON BREWER ROUND 1

10/28/14 at 7:30pm

OCTOBER MEETING:

Here's how it works: By the end of the day on 10/23 (this Thursday), you need to email jstreeter.rutgers@gmail.com or private message Natalie or Jess on FB a description of your beer. This is to help the people judging the beer see how you tried to connect your beer to your region - you can give as much or as little info as you want. If you don't do it, you'll be judged without it, that's all.

 

Participants: Arrive a little early next Tuesday so we can number your beers for the blind judging.  You must arrive with a 6pack of unmarked bottles. Make sure you give it to one of the officers so we can get you checked in before your beer goes on ice.

 

Everyone will get to pick 1 of the 4 regions to judge (first come, first serve). You cannot judge a region you entered a beer into. Beers will be judged on 3 areas: Quality of the Beer itself, How Well the Beer Represents the Region, and Overall Impressions.  You will then rank order the beers from favorite (1) to least favorite (5 or 6, depending on the region).  We will average out the scores, and the beer with the lowest average will win.

 

Round 2: The top 2 people from each region will move on to compete in the Let's Get SMASH'ed challenge.  The 3rd place participant for each region will be moved to a sudden death round judged by the officers. We will pick our favorite out of those 4, and that person will move on as well. That way, we will have 3 teams of 3 for round 2, with the top person movin on in each category for the final round.

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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:

IN HOUSE- IRON BREWER- Round 1 Due 10/28, 6 pack, at meeting

"HOPS BOPS" Entry window closes on 10/19; Awards 10/25

"SCH*ABC" Entries due: 10/9- 10/30; Awards 11/8

"MONK MELEE" Entries due:               ; Judging on 12/6

 

LEARN TO BREW

Next Class - Nov 8th, 9:30AM, Hulmeville Patio. Featuring BIAB and All-Grain versions of Milk Stout. Free for all current members.

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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

Sat 11/1: JESS' PHILLY BEER GEEK PARTY!  "Punish Thy Liver" Beer Geek BBQ at The Hulmeville Inn!  It's going to be Epic.  

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

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Cacao Nibs

Started by Eivind Sandstrand in Misc Beer Talk Oct 5.

Places to Get Your CO2 Tank Filled 13 Replies

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

ALEiens WORK SHIRT Preorders! 7 Replies

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

AHA RALLY at Flying Fish! 4 Replies

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

Kombucha 4 Replies

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

Keystone Club Barrel Brew! 1 Reply

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

2014 BIG BREW DAY National Homebrew Day 8 Replies

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

Protecting hop shoots/sprigs 3 Replies

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

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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OCTOBER MEETING:

IRON BREWER JUDGING

10/28/14

Hulmeville Inn

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NOVEMBER MEETING:

CONSHOHOCKEN BREWING COMPANY

11/18/14

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DECEMBER MEETING:

HOLIDAY MEETING!

12/16/14

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JANUARY MEETING:

IRON BREWER JUDGING

1/27/15

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FEBRUARY MEETING:

HEAVY SEAS BREWING

2/24/15

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