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 of homebrewing.
We are happy to announce that Nocterra Brewing Co. has agreed to host our groups (HOPs, SODZ, DOH) for National Learn To Homebrew Day! This event will be held in the rear lot behind Nocterra, on Saturday, November 7th, starting at 9am!
- Nocterra will provide 10lb base malt + Cali ale yeast pitch to each brewer
- We need to give a count per club of participants, and if they need yeast and/or grain – trying to let them know a week ahead of the event.
- We are hoping to host individuals who are either new to, or interested in learning more about brewing. Try and think about bringing a new or non-brewer who is interested in learning.
- Hot 180-degree water will be available for you at the brewery, so getting to mash temps will be fast!
- Bruce and Bryan will brew as well, and will live stream it on Facebook for those that want to attend remotely
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 for well brewed beer.
Brewers who enter beers into club-only competitions will not only be evaluated against the classic style that they have entered, but they will also be awarded for winning in the categories.
It is HOPs’ intent to provide feedback on all entered beers in the form of score-sheets, which contain scores & comments for aroma, appearance, flavor, mouth-feel, and overall impression.
The styles for each Quarterly competition were requested and agreed upon by our membership as follows for the 2020 calendar year:
FEBRUARY 18, 2020:
MAY 19, 2020:
AUGUST 18, 2020:
HOPstoberfest Celebration – September (T.B.A.)
NOVEMBER 17, 2020:
Happy Brewing, and good luck!
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:
A special THANK YOU to our host – Nocterra Brewing, and to our competitors~! Thank you for participating! Here are some images from the night’s events – we look forward to next year’s cookoff!
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 champion!
Prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third places. The Champ will receive a $50 gift card for Nocterra! Winner will be judged by all attendees by casting tickets for their favorite vote!
The only rule? Your chili MUST contain an identified beer; either home-brewed or commercial works.
ENTER ON THE FORM BELOW today, and join us November 19th at 7:30pm to compete!
Spoons, napkins and small cups will be provided for serving your chili. Bring the chili hot, and ready to eat. Crockpots are recommended! **Chili MUST BE ready to serve – we will not be cooking at the competition!
Want to compete, and enter a chili in the competition? SIGN UP HERE!
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 – you should be! You are missing some awesome events, like this 15 bbl brew day on Nocterra’s awesome system! Keep your eyes peeled here, and at https://powellbrewers.com for details! Join up soon, if you’d like to participate!
We’ll be brewing our Club Recipe for a Honey Blueberry Ale
Are you looking to build a Keezer for your kegs? We did just that – check out our project!