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Draft Feb 2020 meeting

Our 2nd club meeting of 2020 is coming up on Feb 17th. For this meeting we will meet at Texas Beef & Cattle Co. (1101 W. Third St.). They are normally closed on Mondays but their owner James Nuñez reached out to the club about hosting a meeting with us. We will enter through the front entrance, and there is parking in the rear. We will follow up on our Saison talks from last month with our Iron Brewer competition: SHV Saison! We are also sure to have plenty of other homebrews there to share, and James will have some pulled pork sliders for us to enjoy. 🍻

Draft Club Meeting – January 2020

Hello Dayton Draft crew! Our first club meeting of 2020 is tonight, 7pm at Warped Wing. Just a reminder since they are open for business on Mondays now, we will meet in the back private area and must keep our homebrews back there. Members are welcome to visit the open taproom otherwise. We will have a bottle share as well as a short talk on Saison styles of beer and upcoming homebrew events. 🍻 Draft Meeting – January 2020

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!

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! 🍻

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!


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! 🍻

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

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

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

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.