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Oct 21 14

Lisa White of White Labs to do Q&A at SODZ Beer for Boobs

by Secretary

Time is running out.

The entry deadline for the fourth annual Beer for Boobs competition is this Sunday, October 26th. All entries must be registered in the database by that date. Please ship your entries to arrive by Friday, October 31st. Gentiles has agreed to be a drop off location for entries, so if you are unable to attend, you may drop off your entries there by Oct. 31st.

Even if you plan to volunteer and are able to get your entries in early, this will help the morning run smoother.

Entries may be registered at:

The competition will be held on November 8th at Weasel Boy Brewing Co. in Zanesville, OH. Weasel Boy will choose a beer from the best of show table to brew as a Pro Am entry in the 2015 Great American Beer Festival!

We need judges and stewards! It takes many volunteers to make an event successful and we can not do it without your generous time commitment. As an added incentive, volunteers may bring their entries the morning of the competition.

Judges and stewards may register at the same web site:

This year we will have a special guest in attendance. Lisa White, founder of Beer for Boobs and vice president of White Labs will be in attendance! We are planning a discussion and Q&A session following the competition on Saturday evening. More details will be available as plans are finalized.

All proceeds from this event are donated to Beer for Boobs, in support of cancer research organizations. See for more details.

A discounted rate is available at the Baymont Inn and Suites. Please contact the hotel directly at (740) 454-9332 to receive the special rate. Ask for the Weasel Boy rate. Do not book on line.

Oct 14 14

Beer For Boobs Deadline Coming Soon

by Secretary

This is the call for entries and judges for the fourth annual Beer for Boobs competition, hosted by the Scioto, Olentangy and Darby Zymurgists (SODZ).

The entry deadline is October 26th and the competition will be held on Saturday November 8th at Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, OH. Register your entries on our web site:
Weasel Boy will select a beer from the Best of Show table to brew for the 2015 GABF Pro-Am competition.

As always, all profits raised from this competition are donated to Beer for Boobs, started by Lisa White of White Labs.

We will also need plenty of judges and stewards. If you are able to help, please register as a judge or steward on the same web site:

See the attached flyer for details.


Sep 23 14

Learn to Homebrew Day 2014

by President


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

  • 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.


Saturday November 1st 2014
Start Time: 8am
Brewing Cut off Time: 10am (If you plan to brew start before 10am)


This year we will have two locations that SODZ will be doing Learn to Homebrew Day

Gordon Biersch

401 N Front St #120,
Columbus, OH 43215

Brewing will occur on the patio.

Glass Rooster Cannery

1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, Ohio 43074


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

Sep 23 14

October 2014 Meeting

by President


Sunday, October 19 2014

Let me repeat this is on Sunday October 19th.

The 19th! SUNDAY!


Weaselboy Brewing Company
126 Muskingum Ave,
Zanesville, OH 43701

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This will be a potluck where the club provides bratwurst and you will provide a side or dessert. Note if you plan on coming please use the form below to signup so that we know how much food to buy.



Guest Signup

Club Competition

Sep 15 14

September Newsletter Sent

by Secretary

The SODZ September newsletter was emailed to paid up members. If you did not get one in error, please contact

Sep 2 14

September Meeting

by President

What? That’s right it’s started again.


Monday, September 8 2013


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

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Be sure to eat before you come as Seventh Son doesn’t have food.


Along with the normal club business, we’ll get to hear from these folks:

  • Colin Vent – Collaboration Beers (Tentative)
  • Dan George – Using Home Grown Hops

Club Competition

All categories.

Winner will get a $25 gift card from a local homebrew store.

Can’t see this form? Click here!

Aug 25 14

North Market Craft Beerfest Volunteering

by President


Volunteering for North Market Craft Beerfest.

SODZ was contacted by the North Market to see if we were interested in providing volunteers for the breweries.  They wanted knowledgeable and passionate people (that’s us!) that could provide the best experience for the people who are coming to the festival to try the beer.  Those who volunteer will get:

  • A T-Shirt
  • Festival Pint Glass
  • 10 Tasting tickets good for the entire weekend.

If you are interested please use the form below!


Friday 9/12 – Saturday 9/14


59 Spruce Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Volunteer Form

Volunteering is now closed.

Aug 15 14

SODZ Co-Sponsoring Battle of the Brew

by Secretary

Attention all Central Ohio Home-Brewers! The North Market is excited to announce the first ever Battle of the Brew at the Ohio Craft Brew Festival. The competition is sponsored by Seventh Son Brewing, SODZ and Matt the Miller’s Tavern. This is in conjunction with the Ohio Craft Brew Festival formerly known as the North Market Microbrew festival.

For more information about the festival click here.

For more information about the homebrew competition click here.


Jul 26 14

Columbus Summer Beerfest 2014

by President

Summer Beerfest 2014 is right around the corner and they are looking for volunteers.


Volunteering for Beerfest


Friday, Aug. 15th from 5pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, Aug. 16th from 5pm – 11:00pm.


LC Pavillion Downtown.

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Don Croucher will be again organizing the volunteers so if you have a question about volunteering please contact him at Volunteers aren’t limited to SODZ members so invite your friends, spouse and whomever else enjoys beer.


Signup is now closed.

Jul 7 14

Summer Picnic

by President

Summer Picnic time!

Who is Invited?

Anyone who is a paid member and their immediate family (Significant other Spouse and children).


France’s Farm
Saturday, July 26th 2pm – Sunday July 27th 1pm

If you plan to stay over night be sure you bring a tent or are ok sleeping in your car. The house is the residence of Dan’s Uncle and we need to respect his privacy.


6934 Hillcrest Rd
St. Louisville OH 43071

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France’s Folksy Directions

  1. Just basically take 161 East to 13 North (at newark, go north).
  2. Take that for about 8 miles into Saint Louisville, turn right at Loches Rd.
  3. Turn right at Horns Hill Rd after 0.4 mi.
  4. Go left onto Hillcrest Rd 1.5 mi which is just past a little bridge. Hillcrest is a gravel road you will go straight for a bit, there will be a farm house on your right.
  5. When you come to a hairpin turn up to the left into the woods, turn left here. If you go straight, you will go into a lady’s driveway :)
  6. You go through the woods, down a hill, over a bridge, up a hill, when you come out of the woods there will be a sectional home on your right, and a split rail fence on your left.
  7. Your destination is straight ahead through the gate, do not follow the road to the right.

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 255 of acres that includes paths, wooded areas a pond and copious amounts of space to hang out. It’s suggested that you bring any folding chairs, pop up shelters 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? There are bathrooms a little off from the house with with all the wonderful flowing water your heart could desire.

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