3/16/17 Meeting Notes

First off let’s congratulate Scott for winning the “Iron Brew” competition and all of the other members who participated and judged!  Who knew you could make an IPA with crabs and Simcoe hops?

Mojo Java Brew Day is scheduled for this Saturday, March 18th 2017.  Start time is 7-7:30am at Crafty Ales & Lagers.

April’s meeting is scheduled for 4/20/17 and the location is TBD right now.  Stay tuned for future updates.

“Big Brew for National Homebrew Day” at Crafty Ales & Lagers is scheduled for 5/6/17.  We are looking at brewing the “Rushmore IPA” but scaling the recipe to a 20 gallon batch with the various equipment club members have.  More details to come as we get closer to May.

UNYHA’s 39th Annual Homebrew Competition is set for 5/6/17.  Details can be found here.

Geneva’s Beer Week 2017 is scheduled for April 17th – 23rd.  More information can be found on their Facebook pageNOTE – For the homebrew competition at Geneva’s Beer Week only “Browns” and “Stouts” will be accepted.


2/16/17 Meeting Notes

There are three (3) home brew competitions coming up.  Details within the links below if you’re interested in entering.

Round Two of the Iron Brew Competition will take place in next month’s meeting (3/16/17).

  • Winner’s bracket will brew with any seafood of their choice and use Simcoe hops.
  • Consolation bracket will brew with any citrus fruit and tea.

Mojo Java Club Brew Day is scheduled for 3/18/17.


November Meeting 11/17/16

As always, we’ll be meeting at Crafty Ales and Lagers on 11/17/16 and “officially start” around 7pm.

This month’s meeting we will be enjoying our brews from our “Iron Brew Competition” that some of our members participated in.  The brews and information are:

Tony vs. Paul – Red X Malt and Lucky Charms
Tim vs. Scott – Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and Experimental Hop (must have no name just a number)
Derek vs. Adam – Jalapeños and Capri Sun (yes the children’s drink and any flavor)

There will be a panel of judges (from other local breweries) sampling the beers from each of the three groups.  Come in, watch the judging and enjoy a pint of great beer from Crafty’s while enjoying the show!  May the best beer win! See you there!

Crafty Ales & Lagers
2 Exchange St.
Phelps, NY 14532

National Learn to Home Brew Day

Thank you to the kind folks at Crafty’s Ales & Lagers, Finger Lakes Fermentation League did a common mash with their (Crafty’s) mash tun but everyone performed separate boils. Members of brew club added their own hop additions, other ingredients and yeast based on their preference and the OG from their runnings collected from the mash tun. 

In December (monthly meeting) the group will bring their brews from today’s event to share with everyone. 

AHA Learn to Homebrew Day

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is having its annual Learn to Homebrew Day on Saturday, November 5.  We’ll be participating in the event by brewing with a “common mash”.  With the help of Crafty Ales and Lagers, we’ll make a single large mash, then split it into a number of different beers!

We’ll be mashing in around 8am and the day will last until about 1pm.  See you there!