Past Meetings


  • July – Rare and interesting bottle share
  • June – Style profile – Saisons
  • May 15 – Annual NYCHG Mead Meeting– Greg of Colony Meadery
  • April 17 – Cuzme!!!  Fifth Hammer Brewing Company  Yum!
  • March
  • February
  • January


  • December  – Annual NYCHG Holiday Party – held at Fifth Hammer Brewing Company, yay Cuzme!!
  • November 21 – Christopher Sheldon from his new cidery, Diner Brew Co!
  • October 17 – Kevin from Island to Island Brewery shared interesting and delicious beers and ciders, thanks!
  • September 19 – Joined by Nick Griffin, Head Brewer, and Karl Knoop, Operations Manager, of Five Boroughs Brewing Co. who shared a bunch of delicious beers with us including an IPA, Gose, Hoppy Lager and Pilsner and discussed their facility and tap room located in Sunset Park.  Thanks guys!
  • August 15 – Brettanomyces experiment!  Club members brewed multiple versions of the same base beer pitched with 100% Brett or Brett blends from The Yeast Bay and we sampled each version along with a version made with Belle Saison yeast.  Incredible variation just from the different Brett strains and blends and some very tasty beer!
  • July 18 – Joined by Eric Hernandez of Coney Island Brewery who discussed their Brooklyn facility and the wonderful beer they are making. Reminder that next month we will be having a club Brett experiment.
  • June 20 – Joined by Jeff and Brett from Keg & Lantern Brewing Company who served up some of the excellent new beers they are producing and let us know about the new facility they will be opening in Red Hook.  Congrats!
  • May 16 – Annual NYCHG Mead Meeting – Joined by Dylan Sprouse of All-Wise Meadery who shared a bunch of interesting and experimental mead including a tobacco mead and discussed how All-Wise is developing.
  • April 18 – Joined by Merlin Ward of Wartega who talked about the various herb, spice and fruit beers they make, the brewery in Industry City and shared some delicious beer with us!
  • March 21 – Joined by Raphael Lyon from Enlightenment Wines who shared a variety of meads and spoke with us about his processes and facility in Bushwick.  Get over there and check it out!
  • February 21 – Joined by winners from Homebrew Alley XI, including Oskar Norlander who took second place in the European Sour Ale category with a mango lambic, Japheth Fitzpatrick who took second place in Fruit/Fruit & Spiced Mead category with a cyser, Phil Clarke, who took second place in Traditional, Spice, Herb or Vegetable and Specialty Mead with his butterbean blossom honey mead and second place in Alternative Fermentable & Specialty Beer with Honeylingus, and Bill Carley who took three first place ribbons in European Sour Ale, Strong Ale and Traditional, Spice, Herb or Vegetable and Specialty Mead with a gueze, barleywine and an orange blossom mead, who spoke about their winning beers and brewing processes and shared beverages with us.
  • January 17 – Introduced new officers: Jon Voris, President (who didn’t show up on his first day in charge!); Oskar Norlander, Vice President; Jon Pisiewski, Secretary; and Andie Davies, still reigning strong as Treasurer.  Dan Jansen, Brewmaster of Blue Point Brewing Company, joined us and shared three beers from Blue Point’s innovation lineup including Citrus Plunge IPA, an orange-infused IPA, Plum Oyster Quad, a Belgian style quad with local oyster shells and plums, and a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Sour Cherries.


  • December 18 –  Annual NYCHG Holiday Party at  Jimmy’s No. 43 – Club officers for the new year are announced: President, Ed Kurowski; Vice President, Zack Kinney; Secretary, Chris Pagnotta
  • February 21st – NYCHG member run meeting (winners of Homebrew Alley VI; brewing for competitions): Ed Goldberg, Keith Koval, Zack Kinney, Fritz Fernow, Oskar Norlander & Guild President Mary Izett (urban brewing: brew in a bag)
  • January 17th – Michael Kane of Kane Brewing Co.