If you’ve found your way here then you know that you are part of an elite set of volunteers, a crack team best equipped to help people navigate the waters of craft beer.
Friday August 14th
Saturday August 15th
There will be VIP sessions each night, beginning at 6:30 PM, with the regular session beginning at 7:30 PM, and running until 11:00 PM. Expect to show up at least an hour early to make sure you get your assignments.
More will be put here when I have more specifics but I’m assuming this will be the same deal that’s happened years before. As a volunteer you will get a t-shirt, some food, money for parking, beer and quite a bit of fun.
In previous years we’ve had some issues where volunteers have signed up and then not shown up. If you choose to sign up please treat this as a commitment. If you can’t volunteer for some reason please notify the volunteer organizer Don Croucher
Forty-eight SODZ members went on the brewery tour and all I can say is “WOW”. The sheer size of this place is awe-inspiring. Everyone was very impressed not only with the scale but the attention to quality and detail. The mashtun’s are bigger than my house and they have six of them! Like they said, they do the exact same thing us homebrewers do, just on a bigger scale. If you ever get a chance to go on this tour jump on it. A big thanks to Tyler Hunter and his crew for taking time out of their busy day, giving us the tour and being gracious hosts.
Twenty-five SODZ members made it out to the Glass Rooster in Sunbury, OH. We smoked four pork shoulders and 4 kegs of beer on tap and about 10 or so growlers. Thanks to everyone that shared their beer and food. Special thanks to Will and Rachel Shiel for setting this up and extra special thanks to Rachel’s aunt Susie for allowing us to use their property and facilities.
Seven brewers participated in the Iron Kettle and brewed with this year’s secret ingredient. Corn Flakes!
The winners of the judging portion of the contest are:
- Steve Henry – Pre-Prohibition Lager
- Ryan Torres – Light Sour Ale
- Stacy Groene – Cream Ale
!!!DEADLINE, LAST CALL, 24 HRS!!!
We have a lot of people signed up, we will try to make room for everyone but may not be able to. We will try though, so if you are interested but haven’t signed up yet do it NOW. I am cutting off the sign-up and sending in the list tomorrow at 9pm.
I will contact everyone to update them, after I hear back from AB.
See you this weekend at the picnic! (DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE PICNIC!!!)
Who is Invited?
Active (current on dues) SODZ members get first priority. If there is enough space, spouses will also be welcome. We will notify you if this is the case.
There are only about 30 spots available on the tour, so sign up fast!
Monday, July 20, 7pm
Anheuser-Busch, Columbus Brewery
What to Bring
Wear long pants (preferably jeans) and closed toed shoes (no sandals or high heels). Do not wear jewelry.
AB will provide safety glasses, ear plugs and paper hats. If you do not want to wear a paper hat, bring your own hat or foil cap.
Come help SODZ member Justin Molenaur celebrate winning the Elevator Homebrew contest by drinking some of his tasty beer: North of Lane Pale Ale.
Monday, July 2nd 2015 5pm
161 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
The June meeting at Restoration Brew Worx in Delaware, OH was well attended with about 40 some SODZ and DOH members. This was the first of hopefully many more joint club meetings with the Delaware club.
The newly opened Restoration Brew Worx is gorgeous and well worth the trip up. They had multiple Belgians, IPAs and a few German and English styles on tap. Frank Barickman gave the most in-depth tour of the brewhouse I have ever heard.
Bill Bopp is gauging interest in a BJCP Mead exam coming up soon and maybe another BJCP Beer exam next year. Contact Bill for more details.
Don’t forget to sign up for the SODZ picnic!
Cowtown Cup (aka. AHA Big Brew contest) Results
- KC Dunstan, American IPA, Columbexley IPA
- Carey Hall, American IPA, Midwest IPA
- Gautam Bagchi, American IPA, Udderly Hoppy
Most Creative: Will Shiel, DIPA, Creativity
Summer Picnic time!
Who is Invited?
Anyone who is a paid member and their immediate family (Significant other Spouse and children).
Saturday, July 18th 2pm – Sunday July 19th 1pm
If you plan to stay over night be sure you bring a tent or are ok sleeping in your car. The cannery is a business and we need to respect their property.
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, Ohio 43074
What to Bring
The club will provide a main course, you will provide a side/desert and any beer you want to share. The location is on a farm with a small pond, a big bonfire ready to go and copious amounts of space to hang out. It’s suggested that you bring any folding chairs, pop up shelters, bug spray, sun tan lotion, plenty of homebrew to share and anything else you require if you are a person who enjoys to sit outside, not on the ground and not in direct sun. If you choose to stay the night there will be a bonfire and much more socializing. In the morning we will do some cleanup and head home.
Iron Kettle Beers
Those who brewed beer at Iron Kettle will be bringing their beer to share and be judged. If you were at Iron Kettle an can’t make it then you will need to make arrangements to have someone else bring your beer.
I can’t stress this enough but if you even think you might be staying the night bring a tent or have the expectation that you will be sleeping in your car. What about bathrooms you may be wondering? The club is renting a port-a-potty and bringing large tanks of water for hand washing and clean up.