Fifth Street Brewpub – Jackie O’s Tap Takeover – You can help!!!

FSB Jackie O's Tap Takeover

Hello Homebrew Aficionados,

DRAFT has been invited to collect Dayton’s best homebrews for this event!  The beer will be used to create gift baskets, which will be awarded during the raffle.  This is your chance to use your homebrew to help a great cause!  Beer may be dropped off at any of three locations for this event.  You may drop donations off to Chad Klehamer at BrewTensils, to Darren Link at Fifth Street Brewpub, or to the DRAFT Holiday Party (Columbian Hall, Friday , December 12, 2014 @ 6 p.m.).  Please make sure your submissions are clearly marked with the beer’s style and your name.  To ensure that there is enough time to sort the submissions, make sure your beers are submitted by the end of business on Sunday, December 14, 2014.  Thank you for your continued support and generosity!  Cheers! Jeff Schell – DRAFT President 2014

DRAFT Family Holiday Party – Columbian Hall – Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 @ 6 p.m.

Take a break from the stress of holiday shopping and join fellow homebrewers for the annual DRAFT Family-Friendly Holiday Party on Friday, December 12, 2014.  We will be opening the doors of the Columbian Hall (4704 Burkhardt Ave., Dayton, OH 45403) at 6 p.m. for this special event.  Members and guests are welcome to enjoy a dinner of succulent ham, provided by DRAFT.  Those in attendance are encouraged to bring a side dish and homebrew to share with fellow guests.  Results of the 2015 club officer election will be announced.  There also will be door prizes and raffles, as well as a mystery bottle exchange (if you wish to participate-not obligatory).  Cheers!

BrewFest 2014 Results

Best of Show (Sponsored by Belmont Party Supply) – John Mulligan – German Pilsner

Second Place – Ashley Whitney Rawls – Cherry Mead

Third Place – Shannon Speight – Northern English Brown

Honorable Mention – Bryan Lang – Spice, Herb, Vegetable

Best of Dayton (Sponsored by Boston’s Bistro and Pub) – Ashley Whitney-Rawls

Best of DRAFT (Sponsored by Yellow Springs Brewery) – Jim Scofield

Results for each flight are posted at  Scoresheets, plaques and medals will be sent via US Mail on Monday, September 15.  Thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors, volunteers and entrants.  You made this year’s BrewFest competition one of the best ever!  Cheers!

LAST CALL for BrewFest Entries – Deadline Sept. 3, 2014

Good Day Brew Fans!

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for entering DRAFT’s BrewFest is fast approaching.  If you haven’t registered your beers at and shipped your entries by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, you could be shut out.  So, enter today!  Don’t hoard your Helles or bogart your Bock.  Tis the saison to enter your beers into this month’s leg of the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year circuit!

SPECIAL NOTE:  As noted on the BrewFest website, entries must be dropped off at BrewTensils, 2617 S. Smithville Rd, Dayton, OH 45420 by 7:00 p.m. on September 3, 2014.  THE ONLY EXCEPTION that will be made to this rule is for OUT OF TOWN volunteers, judges, and stewards.  This is done as a professional courtesy and is extended to them for their service to DRAFT.  Thank you for your understanding.

Jeff Schell – DRAFT President 2014



DRAFT Monthly Membership Meeting Friday, August 8,

DRAFTS next membership meeting is this Friday 8/8 at 7PM.

DRAFT meets every second Friday of the month at the Columbian Hall (4704 Burkhardt Rd., Dayton, OH 45403).  Our meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a social hour.  At 8:00, there is usually a brief educational presentation and business meeting.  The rest of the meeting is a continuation of social time with tasting, sampling and conversation for all.  Your first two meetings are free, so I encourage you to see if our club meets your expectations (risk free).

DRAFT Membership Meeting Friday July 11, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014 is the annual DRAFT summer cookout.  Festivities will kickoff at 6:30 behind Columbian Hall.  The club will be providing burgers, buns, plates and utensils.  The rest of the menu is up to you!  Each member is encouraged to make their specialty and bring it to the party.  Past experience has shown that everyone pulls out all the culinary stops for these cookouts.  This is family friendly event, so bring the whole crew!  There will also be a corn hole tournament and lots of tasty homebrew.  Cheers!

DRAFT meets every second Friday of the month at the Columbian Hall (4704 Burkhardt Rd., Dayton, OH 45403).

DRAFT’s 2014 BrewFest

Registration is currently underway for judges, stewards and entries for DRAFT’s 2014 BrewFest!  This year’s BrewFest will be held at the Columbian Hall (4704 Burkhardt Rd., Dayton, OH 45403) with judging beginning at 8:00 a.m.  The website for this year’s event is  Submit your entries as soon as possible to ensure your spot.  Cheers!