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!

Cheers,

DRAFT

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

 

Cheers!

D.R.A.F.T.

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.

Cheers,

DRAFT

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

Educational:
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!

 

Brewfest 2015 Winners

Brewfest 2015

DRAFT is proud to congratulate the following winners in our annual homebrew competition:

  1. Ashley Whitney-Rawls (D.R.A.F.T.): 28C Soured Fruit Beer, Sour Blonde aged on black and red raspberries, Best of Show
  2. Kevin Kluner: C2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices, Dry hopped cider
  3. Jim Scofield (D.R.A.F.T.): 13A: Dark Mild, Best of Dayton
  4. Bill Carleton (Annapolis Homebrew Club): 34B Mixed-Style Beer, Belgian Rye Pale Ale
  5. Mark Agostino (Chicago Beer Society): 3D Czech Lager, Czech Dark Lager
  6. J. Scott Thompson (D.R.A.F.T.): 18A Pale American Ale, Blonde Ale, Best of D.R.A.F.T.

Yellow-Springs Brewery selected 5D, German Pils, by Michael Wilcox (Wichita Homebrewers Organization)
Fifth Street Brewpub selected 24B, Belgian Pale Ale, by Eric Dye (D.R.A.F.T.)
Toxic Brew Company selected 30A, Russian Imperial Stout aged on ghost peppers, by Jim Scofield (D.R.A.F.T.)

Thanks again to everyone who participated as entrants, judges, stewards, and moral supporters, and thanks for working with us through the technical glitches. We hope to see you back next year for Brewfest 2016!

DRAFT Tasting Panel

Each monthly meeting features a tasting panel where members can bring in a finished beer and get honest direct feedback from our more experienced members, many of whom are BJCP-certified. 2-4 members will have the opportunity to sign up to participate in each panel, which ensures that each brewer and each beer gets the attention required to make this panel worthwhile. You will learn how the tasting panel approaches evaluating a beer and hear them describe their impressions and how they arrived at them. Please be prepared to describe your beer for the panel to help them focus their feedback on what will most improve your brewing. Bringing this Tasting Panel Form will provide all the info the panel needs.

February 2015 Monthly Meeting

Dear Fermentation Technologists,

After searching long and hard for a new venue, we finally found one that was both inviting and free! Warped Wing Brewing Company has graciously opened their doors to us as a meeting venue. This decision for the new venue also comes with a change in the day we meet.

So, without further adieu, our February meeting will be at Warped Wing Brewing Company (26 Wyandot Street, Dayton, OH 45402) on February 16th at 7pm.

From here on out our meetings will be on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm. The board and I do not think this will be an issue at all because the homebrew club should be an educational environment rather than the drinking club it has become. Therefore, meeting on Monday nights shouldn’t be an issue.

We know that Monday nights might not work for some people and we are sorry but we trying to accommodate the majority. Thank you for understanding.

Here is the agenda for the February meeting:

Homebrew Social:
For the first half hour of the meeting we will hang out, meet, and greet old friends and new members alike. Try other’s homebrew and have others try yours. Essentially 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 and homebrewer’s homebrew, so please bring in your homemade fermented beverages to share!

Education:
Our very own Vice President Chris will be showing you and discussing how he made his homebrew gadgets, from temp controllers to hop backs. This is a talk you won’t want to miss if you are on a shoestring homebrewing budget.

Tasting Panel:
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.

Style of the Month:
This month we will be discussing the IPA style. We will provide a recipe that everyone can brew or you can learn how to brew your own. We will try commercial examples and homebrew examples in June so this will prep you for that.

Upcoming events:
March: Iron Brewer – liquor beer put any liquor in any style of beer (no whisky/bourbon/scotch)

April: Amber Ales style of the month, bring your homebrew examples and we will taste them alongside commerical examples. We will be designing a Brewtensils club kit from the entries.

So grab your homebrew and a friend and join us for a night of camaraderie! I look forward to seeing you all the 16th!

Cheers,
Mike Barnhart
DRAFT President 2015