ALEiens Homebrew Club

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*Drop off kegs at:

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company starting on 6/10-6/17

909 Ray Ave, Croydon, PA.  Someone should be there M-F brewing, call to check 215-458-7081 & they are open for tasting hours: Wed-Thurs 4-7pm; Fri-Sat 12-7pm; Sun 12-5pm

Naked Brewing Company- starting on 5/28-6/16, EVENINGS ONLY & feel free to call & bug Brian: 267-575-0166

51 Buck Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA (between Street Rd & County Line Rd)

*The beers will be sampled on 6/18, mainly looking for any infection issues.


AHA Beer Services Labels:

Club Night & Liberty Well Social Club:

  • Please download thefollowing excel or zip file for labeling your beers for club night and the social club.
  • To generate your label, choose your club name from the drop down list and whether the beer is for club night or the social club.
  • Print the generated label and tape to each keg or case. PRINT LANDSCAPE format on your printer!

-Download the Excel file HERE
-Download the Zip file HERE


Beer Labeling Instructions:

1. Each beer (KEG AND CASE) must have it’s own label. SEE IMAGE BELOW

2. Select the proper label file above based on where you are serving your beer.

3. Choose your club or seminar at the top-most drop-down.
Clubs are listed in alpha-order. Seminars are listed in alpha-order by speaker last name.

4. Choose where you will serve this beer. ALEIENS ARE CLUB NIGHT ONLY
This only applies to Club Night & Liberty Well Social Club labels.

  • If your beer is only goi
    ng to Club Night, use the Club Night drop-down. ALEIENS ARE CLUB NIGHT ONLY
  • If a beer is only going to Liberty Well Social Club, use the Liberty Well Social Club drop-down.
  • If a beer is going to Club Night & Liberty Well Social Club, use the Club Night &  Liberty Well Social Club drop-down. Beer Services will deliver it to both events.

3. Type in your name, mobile phone and beer info.

4. Print your label. Print LANDSCAPE FORMAT on your printer.

5. Cut your label down as much as possible. Then, sandwich it between clear packing tape and attach it to the keg handle or case box.
See the photo on this page.

6. When applying the label, place it facing out, hanging off the keg with the text facing up. If using cases attach the label to the long side of the box.

7. Repeat as needed. Each beer must have it’s own label. SEE IMAGE BELOW.


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Comment by Natalie DeChico on June 10, 2013 at 1:51pm

If you have already dropped off your kegs at NCBC or Naked BC, we will label them for you with the NHC specific tags. 

Comment by Natalie DeChico on June 9, 2013 at 6:13pm


Comment by Jeffrey Lewis on March 20, 2013 at 5:32am

I'll brew a robust porter (or something close to it) for the present.

Comment by Natalie DeChico on March 20, 2013 at 12:54am
So in the running we have IPAs, Saisons, Porters as the most mentioned. Who would want to brew the past, present, or future style of said beers? We'll go with which ones have more takers? And we could definitely get yeast from McKenzie need be. And there are fun new hop varieties at a lot of local stores.
Comment by Matthew Knuttel on March 19, 2013 at 12:41pm

yeah, i think it would be best if we picked 2 or 3 styles that have changed drastically over time -- porters/stouts are definitely one as they started out as big, dark, brett-laden beers (from barrels).  doppelbocks would be interesting cos they were originally extremely sweet and under-attenuated, but lagering would pose issues for a lot of aleiens im sure.  saisons would definitely be a good number 2.  ipa's? i dunno, like it seems mostly its the hop varieties that have changed (with a slight increase in size as of late), and im sure there would be a few off-the-past/present/future contributions there anyway.

Comment by Jessica Streeter on March 13, 2013 at 11:06pm
I think we mentioned saisons - that would be a nice evolution, esp in june

Comment by Glenn Locke on March 7, 2013 at 8:34pm

Evolution of porters?  I would brew one for the NHC.  I have a recipe for an East India Porter that I'd like to try again.

Comment by Blaise Fougere on March 7, 2013 at 2:05pm

Future- Belgian IPA??? I'm good for 2 Corney Kegs!!

Comment by Natalie DeChico on March 7, 2013 at 11:44am
Moving forward with the draft list for NHC. We discussed picking 2 styles to feature for the evolution of that beer style. Example: IPAs, past/present/future. Then the rest of the beers on tap can be whatever you want to brew. So we need ideas for what two styles we are going to show the evolution of. Ideas? And would you be interested in being 1 of 6 to brew one of those beers. Go!

Comment by Jeffrey Lewis on February 16, 2013 at 3:20pm

Maybe if we get a better idea of what people are already brewing, everyone else will get a better idea of what they will brew.


I plan on brewing a Belgian Dubbel (for the past), a Robust Porter (for the present) and an Old Ale (for the future, in the future I envision people using more real fruits for the taste rather than expecting to get the flavors from roasting grains (which wastes energy)).


Any comments?

Comment by Glenn Locke on January 21, 2013 at 6:35am


I like the past, present, future idea.  I agree with Jeff that future beers may be tricky, but I think it will be a good challenge.  I know you are concerned that we won't have enough beer, but I think the club just needs a little shake up. I'm not sure who is following the NHC threads and we can get everyone fired up at the January meeting. 

Also, it may be a little early for people to know what they are brewing yet.  I plan on brewing for the event with my brother, but we haven't worked out the style, etc.

I'll see you on Tuesday unless my new arrival comes a little early (my wife is expecting)

Comment by Jeffrey Lewis on January 19, 2013 at 7:16pm

I'm curious, are you going to send an 'official' e-mail to everyone to get an 'official' idea about who wants to brew?  I know Neil would like to brew but he's never indicated it.  Or we could wait for after Tuesday's meeting when we'll have a better idea about how many die-hards we have.


By the way, are we still teaming up with the Pale Ales?

Comment by Natalie DeChico on January 18, 2013 at 1:01pm
Time wise, I just don't think we have enough time for a competition to see who gets to use a pin. We can sell $5 raffles to have a chance to fil one and the $ will help go towards building our booth. Since we don't have any money yet. And people just don't seem to be interested as in other clubs.... There are the same 4 people posting on here about brewing. So if it stays like that, we won't have much beer.

Comment by Jeffrey Lewis on January 18, 2013 at 12:55pm

Personally, if I had access to a couple of pins, I would have a one brew contest and earn the chance to fill them, this way there is a way better chance a very good brew will be in them.  Or you could raffle them off, after all, you are the one with the access to them.

Your past present and future of brewing sounds pretty good but the future brew will have to be 'out of this world' original...sounds challenging.

I still would rather be served by a Klingon.  I'm in touch with someone at CBS who deals with allowing Star Trek characters to be used.  They might want a fee, if so that idea is out.  I'm not even attempting to contact Disney for Star War characters, beer and Disney don't mix.

I will definitely be brewing but will they be good enough to represent the ALEiens?

Comment by Natalie DeChico on January 15, 2013 at 10:28pm

I also have access to a couple pin (5 gal casks).  I would like to somehow raffle off the chance to fill one of these bad boys with your brew to tap at the festival.  It requires cask conditioning and parts that I can get from Weyerbacher.  

Comment by Natalie DeChico on January 15, 2013 at 8:58pm

Thinking since we are the ALEiens, our booth should be the PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE of brewing!!  We can pay homage to the past/colonial times, brew some current styles and favorites, and then try to really push ourselves and brew some futuristic styles.  Future meaning what new styles do you see emerging in the years to come?  We currently see session brews coming back, lots of coffee and collab brews, so what's next?  Pale stouts?  Mead/beer blends?  Any new hop or yeast varieties we can experiment with?  New and experimental hops and yeast would be fun to get a hold of.  Who will definitely be brewing??

Comment by Glenn Locke on December 12, 2012 at 12:43pm
Yup. I plan to be there in Dec and Jan. I look foward to discussing further.

Comment by Jeffrey Lewis on December 12, 2012 at 12:19pm


     The concept of brewing a collection of beers intended to be enjoyed on one day is appealing to ALEiens, that's why we are doing the NHC.  A collection of beer from only one brewer isn't what I call the 'call to brew,' again, too limiting.  If after the NHC you would like to brew them, I'm in, but not for the NHC representing the ALEiens, there are way too many styles to choose from.  You and anyone else could get together and brew them to enter them in the contest to represent us at the NHC!

     Are you going to show up at the December, January, and/or 'week early' January meeting(s)?  We can discuss this further.


Comment by Glenn Locke on December 12, 2012 at 6:56am

Fair enough, Jeff.  I agree that Stone is too west coast for the NHC.  I don't agree that the concept is not Aleien.  I've only been an Aleien since April, but I would think that the concept of brewing a collection of beers intended to be enjoyed on one day would be appealing to Aleiens. 

I think Mike or Natalie suggested brewing colonial styles.  I think this would be a fun theme for a big brew day.  There is plenty of room for interpretation and creativity with these styles.



Comment by Jeffrey Lewis on December 12, 2012 at 12:07am


     We aren't on the west coast and since I lived there for 18 years, believe me, you don't want to (unless you are wealthy).  I believe that ALEien members want beers that WE brewed from our own recipes or someone else's.  Brewing beers from one brewery is  I know Stone is popular but it's not East coast, Philadelphia, or ALEien.






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