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REMINDER – Monthly Meeting and 30th Anniversary

Oct 9, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Event  //  No Comments

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that next week on October 16, 2018, we have our regular monthly meeting where we will be announcing the slate of candidates for next year’s officers.  Voting will be held in November.  Also, we will be joined by Chris McClellan, Senior Ambassador for Guinness Brewery!

But, before that…

On Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M., we have our 30th Anniversary Party at The Well in Brooklyn.  Make sure to get tickets now for $30 as they will likely be priced slightly higher at the door ($35).  Also, we expect to have at least 30 (plus) Beers for 30 Years, so there should be plenty to go around.  These will include some special beers from our alumni brewers at Fifth Hammer, KCBC, Brooklyn Brewery, Two Roads, Descendant Cider, Yonkers Brewing, Little Fish and more.

Also, these sweet glasses will be given away to those with tickets:

Please tell your friends, post the ticket link on your social media ( ) and let’s have a great time!

As a reminder, the L train is not running next weekend but their are shuttle buses running and you can always take an Uber/Lyft!

REMINDER!! 30th Anniversary Party

Sep 25, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Event  //  No Comments

Just a reminder to get tickets for the Guild’s 30th Anniversary Party:

NYC Homebrewers Guild 30th Anniversary Party TICKETS

Also, sign up to bring beer:

When:   October 14, 2018, Noon – 5 P.M.
Where:  The Well
272 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206


Tell your friends!

Visit our Instagram and Facebook:  @nychomebrew

NYCHG 30 Year 11×17 Poster

Scan for Tickets:

NYCHG 30th Anniversary Extravaganza

Aug 14, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Event  //  No Comments

Cheers!  It’s our 30th Anniversary!!

That’s right, the Guild has been around for 30 years.  And to celebrate, we’re throwing a 30th Anniversary bash on October 14, 2018, at The Well in Brooklyn.  We’re super excited to be celebrating 30 years this year so we’re going to brew as much beer as we can and invite all our friends to come drink it!  We’ll also be featuring some very special guest beers from our friends and alumni at breweries from New York and all across the country!  We’ve got a great list of brewers who are super excited to be involved so it should be a great time.

But, we need your help!  In order to get a bunch of great beer to serve, we’d like you to brew for the party so we can get your beer served to the masses.  We also want you and all your friends to come out and enjoy the fun.  If you can/want to brew, sign up at this link: We’d love to get a huge number of beers pouring at this event so think big!

For tickets, please see the info below.  Tickets include unlimited sample pours and a 30th Anniversary glass for $30.  Hope to see you there!

What:    A freakin’ awesome homebrew festival for the NYCHG’s 30th Anniversary
When:   October 14, 2018, Noon – 5 P.M.
Where:  The Well
272 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Why:      Because BEER!
How:     Go to this ticket site and get tickets!  And tell all your friends, and their friends, and people you meet on the street or at the bar!

NYC Homebrewers Guild 30th Anniversary Party TICKETS

Manhattan Homebrew Cup

Jun 12, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition  //  No Comments

Hi all,

Draft 55 will be holding the Manhattan Homebrew Cup for the second year in a row on September 8, 2018.  Details below:

The Manhattan Homebrew Cup 

Draught 55 is proud to announce we are hosting The Manhattan Homebrew Cup for the second year in a row. In September of 2017 The Manhattan Homebrew Cup was created to bring together the homebrewers and beer enthusiasts of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs in an effort to encourage creativity with friendly competition. The competition was a great success thanks all our judges and volunteers. We are happy to announce we have decided to host the competition again this coming Fall.


The winner of the 2018 Manhattan Homebrew Cup will have the honor of having their beer brewed by Five Boroughs Brewing Company. This means that the winner will have their beer available on tap in Draught 55 and in the Five Boroughs Brewery Taproom. An incredible achievement for any homebrewer.


Date: Saturday September 8th

Time: 9am – 7pm

Cost of entry is $10 (Limit of 250 entries in this competition)

Payment must be made online.

Two 12oz glass bottles per entry will be accepted.

BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines will be used for Judging.

Winners will be announced following the judging at Draught 55



To enter your beer in this competition please register the entry here:

REMINDER – Annual Picnic – July 21, 2018

Jun 12, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Event  //  No Comments

Just a reminder, the annual picnic will be held on July 21, 2018, at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  Come one, come all, bring beer and food!!

See you there!


May 1, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

Come one, come all.  May 15 – Annual NYCHG Mead Meeting– Greg of Colony Meadery


Take the next day off!!

March Meeting

Mar 18, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

Hey everyone!  Join us at 7:30 PM on 3/20 at Burp Castle for our monthly meeting. Jason Sahler of Strong Rope will be joining us to talk about his beer and offer us some great tastes. We recently held a club brew with Jason that came out great so looking forward to having him!

REMINDERS: Homebrew Alley XII, Monthly Meeting, Ferm Fest

Feb 8, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Competition, Event  //  No Comments

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that we have Homebrew Alley XII coming up this weekend on February 9 and 10 at Fifth Hammer Brewing Co. with some great prizes offered by Bitter & Esters, Descendant CiderKeg & Lantern Brewing Company and many more!  Please come out and support us and our wonderful sponsors by attending the competition and the after party at Fifth Hammer on the evening of February 10!

Also coming up is our monthly meeting at the Burp Castle on February 20, 2018 at 7:30 P.M., where we’ll be asking Homebrew Alley winners to share and talk about their beers, processes and offer any other wisdom they can provide, so here’s to a good showing this weekend!

On February 24, 2018, we have the NYC Fermentation Festival coming up so sign up here if you’d like to join us and bring a beer to pour at the Guild table in the Brewnity section.  It should be a fun day and a great way to try some delicious food and beverages!  There’s also an interclub competition to have a beer distilled into whiskey by Arcane Distilling so let’s get some great beer pouring and take home the crown!


NYC Fermentation Festival – February 24, 2018

Jan 16, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements, Event  //  No Comments

Hi all!

The NYC Fermentation Festival is back for it’s second go ’round this year!  It will be held at the Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday February 24th from 10:30am to 4pm.

We’d like to start our 30th Anniversary year out strong so the Guild will have a booth at the festival and we hope everyone can brew and attend.  If you are interested in brewing/pouring or volunteering sign up here. Your admission is free if you bring beer or volunteer, no plus ones. You must sign up if you are participating.

The NYC Fermentation Festival Event Committee will provide tables, ice and cups.  The Guild will have a tap board and all necessary hookups.  It is up to you to bring beer and give us a strong showing!

Per John LaPolla at Bitter & Esters, who is the homebrew liaison for the festival:

We’re featuring a very cool contest this year. The club with the winning beer gets to have a beer turned into whisky by David at Arcane Distillery.  The voting will be done by the public. We’ll put a cup in front of each beer entered that they can put a ballot in like last year. Each club can choose 5 beers from what they are pouring at the fest to enter into the contest. Much thanks to David for providing this awesome prize.

  • All clubs can enter
  • The clubs pick/choose/vote/hat draw up to 5 homebrewers to represent the club.
  • People will vote for their favorite home brew, not their favorite club, this should help remove ballot stuffing.
  • The winning homebrew wins the the club brewing a beer for Arcane’s Lone Wolf program. 
  • 5 gallons of homebrew must be brewed for Lone Wolf – but it’s entirely up to the club to figure out what they want to brew. 
  • The winning brewer gets a bottle of whiskey and the club gets 2 more bottles to share. The rest will be sold at the Arcane/Interboro tap room. 
Please contact me with any questions and make sure your members sign up asap. We need to know how much room we’ll need. If you participated last year you know what a blast it was, gonna be even better this year.

Bitter & Esters
twitter: #bitterandesters
instagram: bitterandesters
So, let’s get as many people signed up as we can and get some great beers to offer to the crowd.  Also, spread the word to friends, family and strangers to come on out to the Festival and enjoy!

First Monthly Meeting of 2018

Jan 12, 2018   //   by nychg   //   Announcements  //  No Comments

Hello Homebrewers!

Happy New Year!

We are having our first meeting of 2018 on Tues, Jan 16th, 7:30pm at Burp Castle.  Our guest will be Sean Torres from Kills Boro Brewing Company in Staten Island.  

As per usual, there will be a steering committee meeting next door at Standings at 7pm.  Please join us if you would like to help out with club organization.

Other upcoming events:

Homebrew Alley XII – the deadline for our annual homebrew competition is rapidly approaching.  Make sure you’ve entered and dropped off your beer by Jan 28th.  Volunteers are needed for judging and stewarding during the competition weekend Feb 9th and 10th.  Sign up at  We also need volunteers to help sort bottles Feb 3rd at Fifth Hammer.  Bring bottles to share, we’ll feed you.

The NYC Fermentation Festival ( is coming up on Saturday Feb 24th.  We’ll be pouring in the homebrew section, start brewing!  There’s talk of an interclub competition with the winning club getting to a chance to do a collab distillation so let’s come out strong!

BJCP classes – open to all of Brewnity this year – planning to start on March 13rd and run pretty much every other week through June 26th – exam on July 8th

National Homebrew Competition –  You need to have AHA membership up to date by 1/22, the application period starts on 1/23 – the NYC regional round 1 will be 4/6-4/8

Hope to see you all Tues!