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.
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.").
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...
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:
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
-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.
WAR OF THE WORTS- Entries Due 1/17/15-2/8/15, all bjcp categories accepted
Look through the minutes of our past meetings.
Contact the Club or Officers at: ALEiensHBC@yahoo.com
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