As part of the National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) we are having some work shirts made with the SODZ logo. We will have extras made based on demand for anyone who is interested. An example of the shirt can be seen below.
Please fill out the form below if you are interested in purchasing a shirt. We will take money at any official SODZ meeting (Monthly Meeting/Iron Kettle/Summer Picnic/etc)
Is it a little convoluted to have you fill in information for a pre-order and then have you pay in a separate section? In an answer yes but damn it we are brewers not web designers.
Your options for paying for a shirt are as follows:
- Show up to a SODZ event with a check for the correct t-shirt amount payable to SODZ.
- Show up to a SODZ event with cash for the correct t-shirt amount
- Show up to a SODZ event with a credit card and we will charge it.
- Pay for the shirt via Paypal using the PayPal button below.
PayPal Payment Option
Please use the button below to pay for your shirt. Before paying please verify with a board member that we are putting together a shirt order as we do NOT plan to keep an inventory of shirts.
As you may know our May meeting is a week earlier than normal to correspond with American Craft Beer Week and initiate the week’s events at Elevator Brewery. Their week’s events are listed here.
Monday, May 13 2013
Elevator Brewery (not restaurant)
165 N 4th Street
Downtown Columbus, OH
We have a special guest this month, Don Croucher has arrange for Dan Ramos, the Ohio state legislator who is sponsoring the proposed law to increase the ABV limit for beer in Ohio to 21% to come and speak to us at Elevator. He will speak about the law, the challenges, and the opportunities it presents. It should be a very interesting opportunity for us, and a chance for SODZ to develop a relationship with an interested party in the legislature. We ask that questions be well reasoned, sensible, and on topic (let’s not get to “political”). Thanks Don!
Our second talk will be by our very own homebrewer-gone-pro/membership director Mike Byrne. He will be talking to us about setting up, balancing, and maintaining draft lines.
If you can go early I would encourage you to go to the restaurant at 161 N. High Street for dinner to show our gratitude.
See you there!
This years Big Brew is being hosted by the Columbus Brewing Company. This event is not restricted to SODZ members and I encourage you to invite people who may be interested in the hobby. Please signup using the form found at the bottom of the page so that we have a rough idea of how many to expect.
Saturday May 4th
Wort will be available from 9am – 11am.
This is a hard deadline anyone who comes after 11am will not get wort.
525 Short St,
The Columbus Half Marathon is happening on the same day so if you try to get to CBC using High St you will be less than happy. Please see the map below for an alternate route.
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What We Provide
- Wort – CBC will be brewing wort for a Belgian Blonde. The recipe can be found here.
- Water for chilling.
What You Provide
You will need to bring everything else. This includes but is not limited to:
- Hops – Even though the wort is for a Belgian Blonde you can hop it anyway you like. What makes a Belgian beer a Belgian beer comes mostly from the yeast.
- Propane Tank
- Wort Chiller
- Hose Splitters – We should have some however having more is always better.
- Folding Chair(s)
- Pop Up Tent – If it rains you have two options:
- Get your wort and take it home to boil.
- Have a pop up tent and brew underneath.
- Side Dish
- Etc, etc
Anything you need to brew at home you will need to bring with the exception of equipment used to create your wort.
In years past there was a roasted pig provided. This year we were unable to do that but a Food Truck/Cart is being lined up to provide food for anyone who is hungry. The truck/cart will be there from 10am – 12pm and the name of the truck will be provided when we know what it is.
April 19th – April 21st we will be hosting the first round judging for NHC at Weasel Boy. We still need volunteers to be stewards, judges, cellar masters/monkeys, etc, etc.
If you have sometime and would like to volunteer please go to this page and sign up.
126 Muskingum Ave
Zanesville, OH 43701
However much time you can give is appreciated. If you can only help out Friday night that’s great! Friday and Saturday? Even better.
I am pleased to announce that our April meeting will be the 15th at Barley’s Smokehouse (mmmm brisket)!
The meeting will start at 7 as usual but you are encouraged to come early and grab some food as usual, the room should be available to us starting around 6 pm.
1130 Dublin Rd
Columbus, OH 43215
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- Competition Day: Bill Bopp
- Coffee/+Beer: Me
I will also have score sheets from BBF and awards for those who haven’t claimed them.
Do you have equipment that’s gathering dust? Perhaps leftover parts from a brewery project that never took off? Are you looking to upgrade your own equipment or even start brewing yourself? Come on down to the SODZ swap meet for the opportunity to spring clean your setup!
All SODZ members and non-members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend!
Date/Time: Saturday March 30th, 2-5pm
Location: Actual Brewing Company (directions follow)
Beer: ABC will be providing some beer to sample, everyone is encouraged to bring their creations to share as well.
Food: SODZ will be providing some grilled up items, please bring a side to share.
Rules: Please fill out the RSVP form if you are attending, regardless of if you are bringing equipment. Please clean all equipment thoroughly before bringing it (this is taking place inside of an active brewery). Everything must be removed immediately from premises after the event. SODZ takes no responsibility for any monetary transactions, trading is encouraged. Please bring a folding table if you’ve got it for your equipment.
RSVP: Please fill out the following RSVP form:
Questions? Contact Mike Beargie at email@example.com | 614-370-3577 or Don Croucher at firstname.lastname@example.org | 614-309-9173
Directions to Actual Brewing Company:
655 N. James Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Located off Stelzer road (access Stelzer southbound from 670/airport exits, or via 70/james road exit northbound) Turn east onto 7th ave. Turn left into the lot with the “airport plaza” sign. ABC is in the left hand of the two buildings. We may have dock door access from the back for larger equipment.
Our March meeting will be on March 18th at the Old Bag of Nails in Westerville, 24 North State Street Westerville, OH 43081. The meeting will start at 7 pm, but people will show up around 6 to get a beer and something to eat. We will be in the upstairs meeting room. See you there!
The February meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 18th at 7:00PM:
Barley’s Ale House No. 1
467 North High Street
The room will be available by 6:00 so feel free to show up early and grab something to eat.