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Apr 7 14

Pints for Prostates

by Secretary

SODZ has decided to promote a fund-raiser for Pints For Prostates, by sponsoring the spring Maibock tapping at Gordon Biersch. The tapping event will be Thursday, April 17th. The tapping will follow the usual format from Gordon Biersch, running from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, with a special tapping from their keg at 6:30 PM.

Pints for Prostates is a national grassroots organization that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important message about having regular health screenings and early detection by making appearances at beer events across the country. They also support the US TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, as they support, educate and advocate for men with prostate cancer and their families. They also support the Prostate Conditions Education Council, which organizes free health screening clinics across the country.

The organization was founded by Rick Lyke in 2008, who is a beer writer and prostate cancer survivor. Pints for Prostates works with healthcare providers, organizations and suppliers, brewers, restaurants, retail stores, beer industry groups and other interested parties to bring the message of prostate health to men.

Gordon Biersch has supported Pints for Prostates in several of their brewpubs across the country, and they are very happy to see our local Gordon Biersch partner with SODZ to join in this promotion.
We plan to raise money by selling raffle tickets, having a 50-50 drawing, and having promotional materials available from Pints for Prostates at a special table. Gordon Biersch will also be contributing to this effort as well. A planning committee has been put together for the event. Tom Rees, Jeff Tayner and Geoff Towne have graciously offered their time to help plan the event. We will need the involvement of others during the event, and we are counting on every SODZ member to be a part of this special evening. Please consider bringing family members, and also potential new members.

Stewart Miller, the general manager of the Columbus Gordon Biersch, and Keith Jackson, brewmaster, are very excited about partnering with SODZ for this event. It will be up to us to make this Maibock tapping one of the biggest Gordon Biersch has ever hosted.

Don Croucher
For SODZ

Mar 25 14

April Meeting

by President

When

Monday, April 21st 2014
7pm

Where

Zauber Brewing Company
909 West Fifth Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43212

(This isn’t exactly right. The building is on 5th across from the McDonalds)

Food

Food Truck

Agenda

  • Board Reports
  • Chill Haze – Ryan Bell
  • Meet the Brewer – Geoff Towne

Club Competition

Fizzy yellow beers including Category 1 (Light Lagers), Category 2 (Pilsners) and Category 6 (Light Hybrids). Since this category includes Pilsners you can assume Jeff Lewis will enter. Why does that matter? Because this is his style, his house, his stomping ground, he knows it like the back of his hand and based on his past history he knows the back of his hand pretty well. Will your beer stand up against his? Who knows.

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Buckeye BrewCraft.

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Mar 24 14

SODZ Now on Twitter

by Secretary

SODZ is now brewing in the twittosphere! Follow us @SODZ_Homebrew.

Mar 3 14

March Meeting

by President

When

Monday, March 17th 2014
7pm

Where

The Old Bag of Nails
4 N State St #26
Westerville, OH 43081
(3rd Floor)

Food

Full service restaurant.

Agenda

TBA

Club Competition

This is a wide open category where the only criteria is that you make a beer 4% ABV or less.

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Buckeye Brewcraft.

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Feb 7 14

February Meeting

by President

When

Monday, February 17th 2014
7pm

Where

Barleys Ale House
467 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(In the basement)


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Food

Full service restaurant.

Agenda

  • Board Reports
  • Board Member Nominations
  • Measurements

Club Competition

In preparation for BBF this will be all styles British. This includes English Pale Ale (8), Scottish and Irish Ale (9), English Brown Ale (11), Porter (12), Stout (Everything but American Stout, 13E) and English IPA (14A).

The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Winemakers Shop.

Jan 9 14

January Meeting

by President

When

Monday, January 20th 2014
7pm

Where

Barleys Smokehouse
1130 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215


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Food

Full service restaurant.

Agenda

  • Board Reports
  • Pints for Prostates Fund Raiser
  • Club History
  • Electric Brewing

Club Competition

British and American Pale Ales which includes category 8 and sub category 10A.

Work Shirts

If you have ordered a work shirt and haven’t received it yet please email me me and I will be sure to bring your shirt.

Dec 11 13

Columbus Winter Beerfest 2014

by President

You know you can’t live without a little Beerfest volunteering. This post will be updated with more information in the next week or so but for now here is what you need to know.

When

Friday January 17th

Saturday January 18th

Where

Columbus Convention Center

What

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.

Caveat

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

Nov 20 13

December Meeting

by President

When

Saturday, December 14th 2013
6pm

Where

Actual Brewing Company
655 N. James Road,
Columbus, OH 43219-1837

Note: The map below isn’t 100% correct it will get you almost there, please see the directions section below for more specific directions


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Directions

The address of The Actual Brewing Company is 655 N. James Road, Columbus, OH. If you mapquest this address, it will not take you directly to their brewery. You will get there by getting on Steltzer Road, which is the north-south road which passes the Columbus Municipal Airport. Take Steltzer Road south of the airport main entrance to 7th Avenue. Turn east onto 7th Avenue, go 3/10 of a mile to Airport Plaza, and turn into it. There are two long buildings,one on either side, and 655 is about in the middle of the building to your left. Look for 655 on the door.

What

There is no formal agenda however bring chairs and if you have any folding tables those would be appreciated. This meeting is a potluck where the club provides the main course and members provide a side or desert. Because the club is providing the main course this meeting is limited to those members in good standing and their +1. Please use the RSVP form found after the Dirty Santa section so that we know how many people are coming and can purchase the right quantity of food.

Our host has three requests. Please respect their wishes:

  1. Everyone must be 21, no exceptions.
  2. Drinking and driving is a serious and deadly felony. Make appropriate travel arrangements.
  3. We’re shutting down at 11pm.

Dirty Santa

Dirty Santa is a gift exchange where you bring a large format (750ml or 22oz bomber) of beer that is put inside a gift bag. One person starts by taking a bag off the table that’s not theirs and this continues until everyone has a gift. Basically it’s a white elephant gift exchange but instead of gifting junk you are giving delicious craft beer. The only requirements for this are that you buy a quality beer and bring it concealed in a gift bag.

Club Competition

Christmas/Winter Speciality (21B), Belgian Specialty (16E), Wood Aged (22C), Speciality (23, convince us it’s Christmas).

Work Shirts

If you have ordered a work shirt and haven’t received it yet please email me me and I will be sure to bring your shirt.

Nov 1 13

November Meeting

by President

When

Monday, November 18th 2013
7pm

Where

Gordon Biersch
401 North Front Street #120 Columbus,OH 43215


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Food

Full service restaurant.

Agenda

  • Board Reports
  • Christmas Party
  • Talk (TBD)

Club Competition

The theme this time is Smoke and Roast.  This includes the following categories: Dark Lagers (Category 4), Porters (Category 12), Stouts (Category 13), Belgian Specialty (16E; Must include roasted malts to be qualified), Smoke Flavored Beers (Category 22A and 22B)

Work Shirts

If you have ordered a work shirt and haven’t received it yet please email me me and I will be sure to bring your shirt.

Oct 26 13

Learn to Homebrew Day 2013

by President

What

Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage people to homebrew. The event involves homebrewers bringing their equipment to a location and brewing beer while people new to the hobby ask questions.  More information on the event and the history of it can be found here.

If you plan on brewing please be patient when it comes time to chill your beer as this can be a bottleneck at events like this.

What we Provide

  • Hot water for mashing.
  • Cold water for chilling.
  • A place to put your spent grains.
  • Good times.

What you Provide

You will need to bring all the equipment you need to have to brew this includes but is not limited too:

  • Kettles
  • Mash Tun (If you are an all grain brewer)
  • Lauter Tun (If you are a all grain brewer)
  • Burner
  • Propane
  • Primary fermentation vessel
  • Star San or other sanitation chemical
  • etc, etc, etc.

When

Saturday November 2nd 2013
Start Time: 8am
Brewing Cut off Time: 10am (If you plan to brew start before 10am)

Where

Seventh Son Brewery
1101 N 4th St Columbus, OH 43201

Brewing will occur on the front patio/parking lot.


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Signup

If you plan to brew please signup using the form below so that we have an idea of how many to expect.