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Homebrew Happy Hour at the San Diego History Center

The event will occur at the SDHC in Balboa Park on Friday, August 30, from 5:30 to 7:30.  This is not a homebrewers party, this is an event aimed at the public.  The intent is to continue to educate people who have relatively little knowledge about craft beer and the role homebrewing has played and continues to play in the craft brewing community.

The clubs that choose to participate in the event will be pouring homebrewed beverages to the attendees, and discussing how they were made, as well as their involvement in the local homebrewing community.  This is an opportunity to present homebrewing to ordinary people in the best possible light.

Participating clubs should plan to make and serve 5-10 different beverages, mostly beer, but cider and mead could also be included.  Serving will be via club-supplied jockey boxes, into SDHC-supplied sample glasses, that have the SDHC Bottled & Kegged logo.

Again, the attendees will be normal people, so attempts to outdo each other with massive IBU’s should be reserved for other opportunities.  The goal would be to present a wide range of approachable styles that would pique the interest of people who are not yet homebrewers or craft beer aficionados.   Demonstrate just how good homebrewed beers can be in a casual environment.

We do not yet know how many beers we can serve. The club will be working have base grains for up to 10 gal batches. We are going to work on sourcing yeast from White Labs as well as some hops. So you would be responsible for specialty grains only. This is to be a showcase for homebrew so bring your best and brightest (propbably means I should work on some better and clearer beer). We have some time before this event happens, so we won't need to brew until late July.

I need some help coordinating this event please let me know if you're interested in participating.



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  • Scuba S.

    Great group of people

    August 31, 2013

  • Chris B.

    I'll be serving my Black Currant Cider for QUAFF. If anyone missed out on ticket before it sold out, I think I can still get a +1 in.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know I'm a little late here, can I still help out? I have a keg of home grown fresh hop IPA I'd be happy to contribute, too.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Scotty B.

    I'll have a Summer Session Red 4.5% ready for the event ..

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Sam C

    Brewed up my Graff last night - it was spewing delicious smells from my fermenter this morning!

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I won't make this one. I have to brew myself for a paying customer. I'll see you in September. Have fun!

    August 9, 2013

  • David L.

    I plan on doing a mead.

    May 10, 2013

  • David L.

    Ask attendees

    May 10, 2013

  • Sam C

    thinking i might do a graff (malted cider) - that's always good to let people know the kind of thing homebrewers can do that you don't see often in the commercial realm.

    1 · May 8, 2013

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