Author Archive for: nickyd
About Nick DeFrancisco
Founder of HOPs, and an Experienced Homebrewer. Owner of Evolution Brewing. Also interested in Winemaking, Mead, and learning about Distilling.
Entries by Nick DeFrancisco
Learn to Homebrew Day: November 7th In 1999, Learn To Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association to promote the most rewarding, and delicious activity of all time — homebrewing. On the first Saturday in November, thousands of people celebrate Learn to Homebrew Day. Homebrewers worldwide brew beer and learn about the hobby […]
There is nothing more important to a brewer’s development than real time feedback from a beer that they’ve brewed. Our Club-Only Competition is open only to HOPs members, and will be held each quarter at our monthly club meetings. It is meant to provide brewers with valuable feedback, constructive criticism, recommendations for improvement, and recognition […]
The First Annual HOPs Beer Chili Cookoff was a HUGE success! And awesome fun! There were so many great varieties entered, and I didn’t find a single one I didn’t love! Congratulations to our winners, by public ballot vote: 1st Place: Tony Furbee (Sweet Baby Jesus Peanut Butter Porter – Brisket and Pork Chili) 2nd […]
Join us at Nocterra Brewing Co. for our first-ever BEER CHILI COOKOFF! You love Chili? You love beer? Combine the two in your favorite recipe, and compete against others to be the GRAND CHAMP of chili! Enter a chili of your own, or just show up for some awesome food, and cast your vote for […]
Free Entry, and awesome prizes! This will be a Public Judged (ticket vote) competition, open to any beer style. Must be able to supply 24 12-oz. beers to enter, and can serve from bottles or a keg. Details can be found below! For any entry questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be canning our Club’s Brittberry Ale with Bruce at Nocterra, on Thursday, August 1st @ 3:00pm! Be there, and participate! Kegging will be after, or possibly the next day, so we will be able to enjoy the fruit of our labor sometime next week!!
Hey, HOPheads! Exciting News!! Talked to Bryan Duncan at Nocterra Brewing Co. last night, and we have finalized our club Brew recipe details, and we are working on finalizing the date! Looks like we HOPheads will be brewing at Nocterra on July 1st, 2019, starting @ 3:00pm! If you aren’t a HOPs member yet – […]