DRAFT Night Out – November 14th

Come on out November 14th at 6PM with your family, friends, and fellow homebrewers to Hairless Hare Brewery in Vandalia! Known for their high quality ales and delicious pizza, Hairless Hare has been a long time sponsor of DRAFT. Let’s pay them a visit and drink some wonderful beer!

Hairless Hare serves delicious pizzas, wings, and other appetizers! Come hungry!

For up to date information and communications, please visit the Facebook event!

DRAFT Meeting – November 19th

Think you can tell the difference between an imitation lager and the real thing?

Join the DRAFT club at our next meeting on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 PM at Warped Wing Brewery to put your skills to the test!

You and your friends are invited to participate in a sensory experiment to determine if two beers from a split batch using two different fermentation methods are indistinguishable in taste.  The event will include a discussion of the methods, impacts, and statistical analysis of the results.

Additionally, this meeting is the judging of the iron brewer competition! This go-around is the root and tuber experiment. Bring two of your best samples of a beer brewed by you with a root or tuber. A panel of judges will taste and grade your beers. The winner will choose the subject of our next iron brewer! Please label your beer with what it is (descriptive name/style) and a way to identify the brewer.

And as always, we’ll have a bottle share! Bring a couple homebrews and ask for feedback from your peers.

Cheers!

DRAFT Night Out – October 23rd

Come on out October 23rd at 6PM with your family, friends, and fellow homebrewers to The Barrel House! Heralded as the day drinking capital of Third Street, this fine establishment has graciously supported multiple tables at Brewfest and many other events DRAFT has hosted. Let’s pay them a visit and drink some wonderful beer!

The Barrel House does not serve food but carry-in are allowed! Local suggestions are:

  • Pizza Factory
  • Taqueria Mixteca
  • Smokin’ BBQ
  • Arepas (closes at 7PM)

For up to date information and communications, please visit the Facebook event!

DRAFT Club Meeting — Oct 15th

Come out for our monthly DRAFT Meeting! This month we’re back to our normal host, Warped Wing!

The meeting will begin with a bottle share. Bring a couple homebrew for feedback from your peers.

Ashley will be accompanied by Joe in giving one of his famous talks on mead-making for beer makers! This talk is intended to show you what equipment you can reuse from your beer making process to make mead. ‘Tis the season!

We’ll get an update on another lager brewing experiment this month with results at the November meeting.

The next iron brewer judging will be at the November meeting. Ashley and Tom picked roots and tubers as the theme! If you need ideas, they suggest checking out either The Homebrewer’s Almanac or Stephen Buhner’s Sacred and Healing Herbal Beers. You can also ask on the DRAFT Facebook group.

Ale-O-Ween is in two weeks! A number of our members will be attending and/or volunteering! Please contact Brian or the event organizer, Mary, if you’d like to volunteer!

Stay tuned for some future posts about club night out events for the rest of the year!

Cheers!

DRAFT Night Out – September 27th

Come out September 27th with your family and friends to Eudora Brewing Company for a DRAFT Night out event! Have a pint with your fellow homebrewers and explore another one of our wonderful Dayton area breweries. Thursday is Eudora’s day to infuse one of their beers with a special ingredient. Seems like a good day to come out!

Eudora is setting up their second location as of this posting so we will be visiting their original location located at

We organize these events to thank our generous sponsors throughout the year. Sometimes we even get a treat when we attend as a big group. This time, the brewer will be swinging by to get to know us and answer any questions we have about the brewery or brewing in general!

If they have a tap open, an infusion will likely be on tap for us.

As for food, they are looking into a food truck but we can carry in.

Check here for up to date event information on Facebook.

The Prez says: Aug 2018

Homebrewers! We are gearing up for several events through August and September that I would like to highlight heading into the weekend before our monthly club meeting.

First off, please note the location change from Warped Wing to Branch & Bone for this months meeting, this Monday August 20th, 7-9pm. This change is only for this months meeting due to Dayton Beer Week events at Warped Wing. For additional info and discussion see our FB event page Here.

Up next will be our Club Night Out, but during the day this time, at Yellow Springs Brewery, Saturday August 25th, 1-3pm. Come out to join fellow club members and enjoy a pint or 2 in support of one of our generous sponsors. For additional info and discussion see our FB event page Here

Attention Mead makers! The 2018 Lithopolis Honeyfest is just around the corner, and along with the festival Brothers Drake Meadery sponsors a home-brew mead competition. Entries are due by September 1st. Check the link Here for all the info! 🐝

Last but not least our annual Brewfest competition is just around the corner (9/8/18 @ Columbia Hall)! Entry registration and drop off is open through 9/5@7pm. Get those beverages ready and enter early and often! We are looking forward to another great event this year, with judging kicking off around 9am on the 8th. After Best of Show judging is complete we open up the hall (around 5pm) for our chili cook off, followed by awards and raffle prizes! Please consider judging or stewarding the competition, bring your best pot of chili to share, and a bit of cash for raffle tickets to support the club. Check the link Here to register entries, and to regis to judge or steward.

Cheers! 🍻

DRAFT Club Meeting — August 20th [BRANCH & BONE HOST!]

Come out for a unique DRAFT Meeting! This month our normal hosts, Warped Wing, are having an event on our typical meeting Monday and Dayton’s newest brewery, Branch & Bone have graciously offered to host us!

The meeting will begin with a bottle share. Bring a couple homebrew for feedback from your peers.

The DRAFT Iron Brewer competition will be taking place at this meeting! The last round of competition was won by Nate Pahl with his pale ale that went on to take 2nd in the American Ales category at the Ohio State Fair homebrew competition. Winning our iron brewer competition gives him the privilege of choosing the next theme. He has decide we should all brew with a floral component to our beer!

This month, Ashley will be giving a talk on sours! Come learn!

This weekend is likely the last weekend to get something brewed up for the competition if you keg!

Check Here for more information and discussion.

Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill – DRAFT Night Out

Time for our second DRAFT night out of the year. On February 27th from 6-8PM, let’s meet up for a pint (or two!) at Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill to thank one of our great sponsors!

There are a number of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and small entrees available for purchase. Check out their website for more information!

If you can’t make it on the scheduled date, swing by at your leisure to let them know you’re there from DRAFT and thank them for their sponsorship.

See you there!

Homebrew Competitions 2017

January

Hop Yard 62 HOP Off Home Brew Contest – Porter

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

February

All American Homebrew Competition

February 18: Cincinnati, OH • AHA/BJCP Comp

SODZ British Beerfest Competition (BBF)

February 18: Columbus, OH • AHA/BJCP Comp

March

Bockfest

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

April

Upland Brewing Co. UpCup

April 29: Bloomington, IN • AHA/BJCP Comp

TippyBrew (And All Styles Too)

April 29: Lafayette, IN • AHA/BJCP Comp

June

Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition

June 3: Columbus, OH • AHA/BJCP Comp

 

More competitions can be found below 

AHA & BJCP Calendar