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Arbor Wine & Beer Supplies Homebrewing Contest at Fatty McGee’s – 12/7/2013



This past December we were honored to be the judges for the first annual Arbor Wine & Beer Making Supplies Homebrewing Contest held at Fatty McGee’s in East Isilp, NY. The event had a great turn out and there were some truly excellent beers entered into the competition. Family and friends came down to support the brewers and in a variation on the usual beer competition theme each brewer brought growlers of their brew to share with the attendees prior to judging wrapping up. While we were a bit nervous in the weeks leading up to the event once everything got rolling and we saw people enjoying themselves it was clear that we had been part of something unique. keep reading...

First Annual Home Brew Contest at Fatty McGee’s Sponsored by Arbor Wine & Beer Making Supplies Judged by Beer Loves Company



Saturday December 7th 2013 at 7:30 pm the first annual Home Brew Contest will be held at Fatty McGee’s in East Islip, New York. The event was organized and is sponsored by Arbor Wine and Beer Making Supplies and they have asked us to be the judges. We are looking forward to meeting all of the brewers who are competing and of course trying their liquid labors of love. Two prizes are up for grabs: Most True to Style and Most Unique. Drink specials will be going on throughout the night and if we had to guess from the poster (which we do because we have no idea what the specials will be) they might have something to do with Blue Point Brewing Company beer. A homebrewing competition and specials on Blue Point beer, pretty cool eh? keep reading...

Written by A+K

December 5th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

A Briess Special Roast Special: Al Raschdorf’s Belgian Dark Mild



Al, his brewing system and pal Chris Cassatto

Today we are are proud to present an article written by Al Raschdorf. The following, well written and excellently illustrated piece details Al’s brewing of his Belgian Dark Mild for the B.E.E.R. OktoBEERfest. Please enjoy it as much as we did and thank you Al for both writing this and allowing us to share it.

“A Summer of Partying and Parti-Gyle-ing”

It had been a busy summer and the OctoBEERfest was rapidly approaching without my having brewed anything with the Briess Special Roast malt. keep reading...

Written by A+K

September 13th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

A Briess Special Roast Special: Eric Grimm’s Sourdough Roggenbier



We are very happy to share with you a piece written by fellow B.E.E.R. Member Eric Grimm. Within this entertaining article Eric expertly brings us through the brewing of his Sourdough Roggenbier (with pictures) for the OctoBEERfest. A special thanks to Eric for sharing this with us and for letting us post it here to share with you all, enjoy.

Recently, I brewed a Sourdough Roggenbier, utilizing some of the club’s (Brewer’s East End Revival) supply of Briess Special Roast. I started with the “JC’s Roggenbier” recipe from Brewing Classic Styles, which I had brewed last year for the Martha Clara event. That particular brew day was noteworthy for a couple reasons. First, all the rye malt turned into cement in the mash tun, and I was not able to run off any wort (well, just a trickle). I had to move part of the mash to a kettle with a false bottom and run off that way, repeating until I had enough wort – added at least two hours to the day. Also, that brew took Best of Show at the first annual Long Island Fair Homebrew Competition. Sometimes the worst brew days result in the best beers… keep reading...

Written by A+K

September 13th, 2013 at 2:05 pm