CMI Zoom meeting with author Stan Hieronymus

The Cincinnati Malt Infusers have invited Draft homebrew club members to join in on their online zoom meeting with author Stan Hieronymus. Stan is known for many titles such as “Brew Like a Monk”, “For the Love of Hops”, among many others. The meeting is scheduled for 7/9/2020 at 7:30pm. If you are interested in joining the meeting, please email me at, and I can forward you … [Read more...]

Brewout @ Brewtensils – July 11th, 10am-5pm

Our friend Mike Schwartz, one of the first pioneers of craft beer and homebrewing in the the Dayton area, is hosting a brewout on Saturday July 11th at Brewtensils. If you want to come and brew there is plenty of space in the lot behind the store to set up. I’d recommend bringing a small table, lawn chair and cooler of cold beverages in addition to your brewing equipment. There are available … [Read more...]

Draft Club update – July 2020

Just to keep everyone up to date on club happenings, the Draft club officers will be having an online meeting this Tuesday to discuss the potential for future meetings and competitions. Our goal will be to discuss options that are achievable while including safety guidelines that must be met. While I am hopeful that we will be able to hold in person meetings again soon, we must not do so at the … [Read more...]

Saisonfest 2019

Saisonfest is our annual charity homebrew competition catering to saisons only. This year's charity is Urban Garden. Saisonfest is a great chance to brew a unique saison and dabble with farmhouse varieties. From imperial to wild we have a category for all styles of saison! Please consider entering for a great cause or come out and judge and taste some first class saisons from across the nation! … [Read more...]

DRAFT Meeting – January 21

Come out for our first monthly DRAFT Meeting of 2019! 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. J We will have a talk on kegging beer presented by Josh Sharp following our bottle share and announcements of upcoming events. Cheers! 🍻 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]