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Dec 17 14

Columbus Winter Beerfest 2015

by President

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.

When

Friday January 30th
Saturday January 31st

Start time isn’t yet known but know that you need to show up an hour before the doors open for the VIP’s.

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

Can’t see the form below? Click here!

Nov 26 14

December Meeting

by President

When

Saturday, December 6th 2015
6pm

Where

Land-Grant Brewing Company
424 W Town St,
Columbus, OH 43215

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 form below so that we know how many people are coming and can purchase the right quantity of food.

Other stuff to know is that we will be in the Brewery (not in the tap room), we will have a keg of beer from Land-Grant and most importantly for some of you the OSU game will be on in the tap room. Let me repeat, if you are planning to watch the OSU game why not come and watch it with us at Land-Grant.

You are allowed to bring homebrew but please be discrete.

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) bottle of commercial beer and put it 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).

Nov 10 14

November Meeting

by President

When

Monday, November 17th 2014
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)

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: http://beerforboobs.sodz.org/

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: http://beerforboobs.sodz.org/

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 http://www.beerforboobs.org/ 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: http://beerforboobs.sodz.org/
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: http://beerforboobs.sodz.org/

See the attached flyer for details.

beerforboobs2014

Sep 23 14

Learn to Homebrew Day 2014

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

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

Where

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

http://glassroostercannery.com/

Signup

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

When

Sunday, October 19 2014
12:30pm

Let me repeat this is on Sunday October 19th.

The 19th! SUNDAY!

Where

Weaselboy Brewing Company
126 Muskingum Ave,
Zanesville, OH 43701


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Food

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.

Agenda

TBD

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 secretary@sodz.org.

Sep 2 14

September Meeting

by President

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

When

Monday, September 8 2013
7pm

Where

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


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Food

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

Agenda

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

What

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!

When

Friday 9/12 – Saturday 9/14

Where

59 Spruce Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Volunteer Form

Volunteering is now closed.