DRAFT’ers. We have great news. Our Saisonfest website is finally up and ready for entries. Be sure to get brewing and start getting bottles ready for competition. Registration is open and active at the link below. Please be sure to enter as all proceeds go to Dayton Children’s Hospital. Cheers!

Homebrew Competitions 2017


Hop Yard 62 HOP Off Home Brew Contest – Porter

January 14: Grove City, OH • AHA/BJCP Comp


All American Homebrew Competition

February 18: Cincinnati, OH • AHA/BJCP Comp

SODZ British Beerfest Competition (BBF)

February 18: Columbus, OH • AHA/BJCP Comp



March 3,4,5: Cincinnati, OH (more details to follow)

Wizard of Saaz X

March 25: Akron, OH • AHA/BJCP Comp

AHA National Homebrew Competition First Round – Indianapolis

March 17: Indianapolis, IN • AHA/BJCP Comp


Upland Brewing Co. UpCup

April 29: Bloomington, IN • AHA/BJCP Comp

TippyBrew (And All Styles Too)

April 29: Lafayette, IN • AHA/BJCP Comp


Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition

June 3: Columbus, OH • AHA/BJCP Comp


More competitions can be found below 

AHA & BJCP Calendar

Fresh Hop Brew out at Little Miami Farm


Fresh Hop Brew Out! 

Come join DRAFT & Little Miami farms this Saturday at 10am for a brew out with fresh hops and great company.  Little Miami Farms will provide lunch, water, and fresh hops (up to 1 lb.) for those attending. Free and open to the public.




· Arrive anytime after 10am
· Lunch served around Noon
· Lunch, bottled water and fresh hops compliments of Little Miami Farms
· Chinook, Cascade and Zeus (CTZ) hops are mature and ready to pick
· Suggest bring your own water for brewing since we have well-water and it’s pretty “hard”
· On the other hand, well-water will be great for chillers since its always 53 degrees
· We have a few shade trees, but those with a pop-up canopy might want to set them up
· We will proceed rain or shine
· Bring a fishing pole if you want to fish – pond is stocked with bass and bluegill
· Bring along some previously made beers to share with friends…or make new friends
· Directions on LMF website – 3391 Cemetery Road, Spring Valley OH 45385


Please send a quick email to so we have a headcount for lunch.



Upcoming Events in the Dayton/Cincy Region

Here is a list of all of DRAFT’s upcoming events and beer related events in the Dayton & Cincy Region.  Hope to see you all out there!



23 Jul – DRAFT Hops Beer Dinner with Fifth Street Brewpub and Little Miami Farms

29-31 Jul – Dayton Celtic Festival

Aug 6 – DRAFT/Brewtensils Brewout

Aug 6 – Great American Beer Tasting – Fifth Third Field

Aug 13 – DRAFT Fresh Hops Brewout at Little Miami Farms

Aug 13 – Fresh Hops sale at downtown Troy Farmer’s Market

Aug 15 – DRAFT August Meeting – Iron Brewer: Kettle Sours

Aug 20 – Beer and Sweat – Keg only Comp

Aug 26 – Craft Brew at the Zoo – Columbus Zoo

Aug 27 – AleFest

Sep 3 – DRAFT/Brewtensils Brewout

Sep 10 – DRAFT Brewfest – Columbian Hall – $6/entry – AHA/BJCP

Sep 16-18 – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Sep 23-25 – Beer and Propane Campout Cookout/Brewout/Blowout (21st Anniversary!)

Oct 17 – DRAFT October Meeting

Oct 29 – Dia de las Vercezas – Top of the Market – Dayton

Nov 21 – DRAFT November Meeting

Dec 19 – DRAFT December Meeting

2016 Member Survey

Good Morning Brewers!

DRAFT has now published a survey we would like to you participate in for feedback on the club, new ideas, and our mentor-ship program.  There are 8 questions in total and your feedback is very beneficial for keeping this club up to date and always growing!

D.R.A.F.T. 2016 Member Survey




Cincy Brewery Trip with Boston’s!

Hello Craft Brew Heads,

One of our sponsors are heading south of town for a brewery tour and you can join in on the fun! Boston’s Bistro is taking a bus of beer lovers down to Cincy to sample from 6 different breweries.  Boston’s always does a great job on these brewery tours and they are always a blast!  Check out the flyer attached for a list of breweries and call Boston’s to reserve a spot on the bus! (937) 461-1002.



bostons trip

Brewing With Probiotics

Dear Fermentation Technologist,

One of our own has started his own brewing blog, Mr. Jhon Cambell!  Jhon works at Osborn Brewing and has been feeding his passion for sours by brewing up some interesting and delicious batches.  Hopefully you were lucky enough to try his Smoked Stout Sour, Golden Sour, or his sour aged in a Merlot Barrel at our January meeting!  Jhon gave me a breakdown of his blog and I am excited to dive in. Especially the ‘Brewing with Probiotics’ article as to bring a new flavor profile to my gose beers. I would like to encourage you all to check out the blog and take a look at his research and experiments. Use the hyperlink below and enjoy!

Jhon’s Brewing Blog

Jan. 16th Beer Events

Brewers & Craft Beer lovers, it’s a great  weekend to be in Dayton!  Warped Wing and Trolley Stop are getting ready for a tap take over and a birthday party. Check out the details below or follow the links to facebook for more on the event! Cheers


1. Trolley Stop- Three Floyd’s Tap Take Over –Trolley Tap Take Over

530 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio 45402

This event will start at 3pm at Trolley, be sure to show up early because once these kegs are blown, they’re gone!  Check out the list below:

Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger
Three Floyds Alpha Klaus
Three Floyds Alpha King
Three Floyds Artic Panzer Wolf
Three Floyds Dreadnaught
Three Floyds Gumball Head
Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout
Three Floyds Wig Splitter
Three Floyds Yum Yum
Three Floyds Amber Smashed Face
Three Floyds Zombie Dust

2. Warped Wing’s Anniversary Beer Bash 2.0-Warped’s Beer Bash

26 Wyandot St, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Check out the list of beers that Warped will be tapping and the schedule of live music!  Be sure to swing in for a great time!


1st Meeting of 2016

January 18th marks the first meeting of 2016!  It will be at 7pm at Warped Wing Brewing Co. (26 Wyandot St, Dayton, OH 45402).  Anyone is welcome, and please feel free to bring a friend and get them interested in the joys of homebrewing.  The first 3 meetings are free to attend, and after that membership fees will be due. The agenda for the first meeting is below:


Homebrew Social:
For the first half hour of the meeting, we will hang out, meet and greet old friends and new while sharing our own homebrews. Essentially this is the time to geek out about our hobby for a bit! New members, keep an eye out for the board members who will be introduced during the announcements; any of them will be happy to introduce you around! And don’t forget, this is a club of homebrewers, so please bring in your homemade fermented beverages to share!

Tasting Panel (TBD):
This is a break-off group that provides an opportunity for new and seasoned homebrewers to give each other feedback, and learn how to give feedback on the homebrew you bring. It will be run by an experienced BJCP judge.  This group is more in-depth and direct than our beer social portion of the evening, but still not formal. If you’d like to get and/or give direct feedback on homebrew, this is the group for you. If you have homebrew with a defect, bring it here! This is an excellent opportunity to learn about defects, to experience them, and to learn how to avoid them in the future.  Furthermore, this group will give you exposure to keywords that are typically used when judging and/or analyzing beer.  The overall goal is to build your experience as a judge so you can apply your skills to your own homebrew and/or commercial brews

This month will be a bit different, as we will be presenting the idea of a mentor-ship program. This will be for all levels of brewing from beginners looking to do their first batch of extract, all the way up to all grain brewers looking to experiment with sours.  The goal is to determine what members are looking to learn from this club and what skills and knowledge each can bring to the club.

Iron Brewer:
The iron brewer has been pushed back to February. If you have not yet brewed for this event, there is still time! The guidelines for the beer is Honey needs to be evident.  Best of luck, brewers! If you enter the competition, don’t forget to have an idea prepared for the next Iron Brewer, as you just may win and choose the next brewing guideline!