Gatherings

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    Event History:

    December 2011 – Holiday Beer

    Meeting
    Venue: Brewery Vivant
    Date & Time: Saturday, Dec. 10th, 9:30am
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics

    January 2012 – Stout

    Meeting
    Venue: Jason W’s Shop
    Date & Time: Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Annual due’s collection, beer tasting & club discussion topics

    February 2012 – Pale Ale/IPA

    Meeting
    Venue: Jason W’s Shop
    Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics

    March 2012 – Amber/Red Ale

    Meeting
    Venue: Brewery Vivant
    Date & Time: Saturday, Mar. 31st, 9:30am
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics
    Recap

    April 2012 – Open Style (for Siciliano’s competition)

    Meeting
    Venue: Tim’s House
    Date & Time: Tuesday, Apr. 24th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics

    May 2012 – Lawnmower Beer (Clone?)

    Meeting
    Venue: Jeremy’s House
    Date & Time: Tuesday, May 29th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/may-meeting-recap-2012-05-29/

    June 2012 – Wheat Ale

    Event – Group Brew
    Venue: Brewery Vivant
    Date & Time: Sunday, Jun. 3rd, 12:00pm
    Photos: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/2012-group-brew-at-brewery-vivant/

    Meeting
    Venue: Phil’s House (Grand Rapids)
    Date & Time: Tuesday, June 26th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/june-meeting-recap/

    July 2012 – Porter

    Meeting
    Venue: The Hideout Brewing Co.
    Date & Time: Monday, July 23rd, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/july-meeting-recap/

    August 2012 – Belgian Ale

    Meeting
    Venue: Aaron & Sarah’s House (Allendale)
    Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug. 21st, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/august-meeting-recap/

    September 2012 – ESB/Brown Ale
    AHA Club Only Competition – Light/Hybrid (Cream Ale, Blonde, Kolsch, American Wheat or Rye Beer) – $7 (entry deadline is 10/6, shipped to MO)

    Event
    Venue: HopCat
    Date & Time: Tuesday, September 4th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Free discussion & beer drinking

    Meeting
    Venue: The Hideout Brewing Co.
    Date & Time: Monday, September 24th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting & club discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/september-meeting-recap/

    October 2012 – Harvest/Pumpkin Ale
    AHA Club Only Competition – Old Ale – $7 (entry deadline is 11/10, shipped to Plymouth, MI)

    Event
    The Grand Rapids Casual Beer Tasting Class Explosion of Glory
    Venue: Harmony Brewing Co. ($5 entry fee)
    Date & Time: Monday, October 1st, 8:00pm (seating is limited, so it’s suggested to arrive around 7:15-7:30 for a decent spot)
    Agenda: Adam Mills, head brewer at Cranker’s in Big Rapids, will be leading a discussion on all things HOPS!

    Event
    2nd Annual Dead End Brew & Que
    Venue: Steve & Jason B.’s cul-de-sac
    Date & Time: Saturday, October 6th, 3:00pm (as early as 11:30a-12p if you’d like to brew)
    Agenda: From Steve: “We’re asking for $5 per adult to cover the cost of food (BBQ, my neighbor is an award-winning BBQ competitor and caterer) and beer (homebrew + microbrew). If you want to bring some of your own brews to share, that would be awesome. Or that 5-gal ball-lock keg of BARLEYWINE (Jeremy) or other beer that you’re trying to empty (we’ll have a couple of picnic taps set up, plus one or two kegerators brought out into the street). And any snacks that you simply can’t live without. Plus you’ll definitely need to bring some chairs to sit on.”

    Meeting
    Venue: Jason W’s Shop
    Date & Time: Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30 – 8:00pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting and club discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/october-meeting-recap/

    November 2012 – NEW November (brewed with an ingredient you haven’t used before)

    Event
    Venue: Perrin Brewing Co.
    Date & Time: Tuesday, November 6th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Free discussion & beer drinking

    Meeting
    Venue: Matt P.’s House
    Date & Time: Tuesday, November 20th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Beer tasting &club discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/november-meeting-recap/

    December 2012 – Herb/Spiced/Kitchen Sink Ale

    Meeting
    Venue: Steve W’s house
    Date & Time: Tuesday, December 18th, 8:00pm
    Agenda: 2013 Monthly Brew Style selection, beer tasting and club discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/december-meeting-recap/

    January 2013 – Stout

    Meeting
    Venue: The Hideout Brewing Co.
    Date & Time: Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Club activity brainstorming, beer tasting & other discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/january-meeting-recap/

    Event
    Venue: Brewery Vivant
    Date & Time: Saturday, Jan. 26th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: 6:30 – 7:00pm – Arrive & mingle
    7:00 – 7:30pm – Short tour of brewhouse and brief Q&A with attending Vivant brewer
    7:30 – 9:00pm – Special Tasting Event – “Best of your cellar”
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/january-special-event-recap/

    February 2013 – Open Style

    Meeting
    Venue: Hop Scotch Children’s Store
    Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Club activity brainstorming including 2014 NHC, Winter Beer Festival, beer tasting & other discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/february-meeting-recap/

    Event
    Venue: The Mitten Brewing Company
    Date & Time: Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00pm
    Agenda: Jason W.’s Imperial Rye IPA Release Party!

    March 2013 – Open Style

    Meeting
    Venue: The Hideout Brewing Co.
    Date & Time: Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Club activity brainstorming, beer tasting & other discussion topics
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/march-meeting-recap/

    April 2013
    Styles – Light Lager & Pilsner
    Style Profiles – Munich Helles & German Pilsner
    Discussion Topic – Malt

    Event
    Venue: Brewery Vivant
    Date & Time: Saturday, April 6th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: 6:15 – 6:30pm – Arrive & mingle
    6:30 – 6:45pm – Head to the brewery for brief Q&A with attending Vivant brewer
    6:45 – 8:45pm – Special Tasting Event – “Spring Fever” (focus on bright, flavorful beers that excite the palate, yet are light enough to bring to mind the warmer months on the horizon)
    8:49 – ?pm – Michigan/Syracuse game will be on in the pub
    Recap: https://brewsquitos.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/april-special-event-recap/

    Event
    Venue: Jason W’s House
    Date & Time: Saturday, April 20th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: “The Beast of 420” Barleywine Group Brew – from Jason: “Yo! I apologize I have not been participating as much as I have been wanting to, we have been brewing 4 beers a week [at The Mitten Brewing Co.], so… However, I am planning on doing a homebrew on 4/20 (go ahead Jeremy make a pothead joke here). I am inviting anyone in the club to feel free to stop by and hang. I will provide Triple Crown Brown and snacks. My goal is to do a BIG beer, 12.5% barleywine is my goal. I am happy to brew a double batch with anyone. You bring your boil kettle, carboy, and half the cost of the beer, I will provide the rest.”

    Meeting
    Venue: John W’s House
    Date & Time: Wednesday, April 24th, 8:00pm
    Agenda: First run of new meeting format, beer tasting, and keg pickup (for those who requested them)

    May 2013
    Styles – German Wheat & Rye, Light Hybrid, Amber Hybrid & Rauchbier
    Style Profiles – Altbier & Weizenbock
    Discussion Topic – Water (https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/)

    Event
    Venue: Calder Plaza – Downtown Grand Rapids
    Date & Time: Saturday, May 4th, Time TBD
    Agenda: Siciliano’s Market sponsored AHA Big Brew for National Homebrew Day

    Event
    Venue: Johnson Park enclosed shelter
    Date & Time: Friday, May 10th, 6:00pm
    Agenda: Siciliano’s Market 2013 Homebrew Seminar featuring Stan Hieronymus

    Event
    Venue: Johnson Park enclosed shelter
    Date & Time: Saturday, May 11th, 12:00pm
    Agenda: Siciliano’s Market 2013 Homebrew Party

    Meeting
    Venue: Jeremy’s House
    Date & Time: Thursday, May 30th, 8:00pm
    Agenda: Style profiles, technical discussion, product presentation by Brett Mytys, & beer tasting

    June 2013
    Styles – India Pale Ale (IPA), American Pale Ale, American Amber Ale & English Pale Ale
    Style Profiles – American IPA variations
    Discussion Topic – Hops!

    Meeting
    Venue: Steve’s House
    Date & Time: Tuesday, June 25th, 8:00pm
    Agenda: Style profiles, technical discussion, & beer tasting

    Event
    Venue: Brewery Vivant
    Date & Time: Sunday, June 30th, 9:00am
    Agenda: Group Brew on Vivant’s patio & Special Tasting Event – “Beat The Heat”

    July 2013
    Styles – Belgian & French Ale, Belgian Strong Ale, Sour Ale, Wood Aged Beer, Fruit Beer, & Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
    Discussion Topic – Mashing & Other Brewing Processes and Procedures

    Meeting
    Venue: Gravel Bottom Brewery
    Date & Time: Tuesday, July 23rd, 8:00pm
    Agenda: Style profiles, technical discussion, & beer tasting

    August 2013
    Styles – American Brown Ale, English Brown Ale, & Scottish & Irish Ale
    Discussion Topics – Club board/officers, NHC, & Potential Club Projects

    Meeting
    Venue: Matt & Meg’s House
    Date & Time: Tuesday, August 20th, 8:00pm
    Agenda: Style profiles, technical discussion, & beer tasting

    Event
    Venue: New Holland Production Brewery
    Date & Time: Saturday, August 24th, 10:00am (9:30am registration)
    Agenda: Homebrewers United – group brew

    September 2013
    Styles – European Amber Lager & Dark Lager
    Discussion Topics – Board Election Results, NHC Project Updates & formation of Project Teams, Open Brewing Discussion

    Event
    Venue: Bell’s Brewery – Eccentric Cafe
    Date & Time: Saturday, September 14th, 11:00am
    Agenda: Pick up wort for Bell’s Homebrew Competition & Homebrew Expo

    Meeting
    Venue: Ken’s House
    Date & Time: Tuesday, September 24th, 8:00pm
    Agenda: Discussion topics & beer tasting

    October 2013
    Styles – Old Ale, English Barleywine, & American Barleywine
    Discussion Topic – Troubleshooting II

    Event
    Venue: Steve & Jason B.’s cul-de-sac
    Date & Time: Saturday, October 5th, 3:00pm
    Agenda: 3rd Annual Dead End Brew & Que – “At least 7 homebrews on tap, all you can eat BBQ and sides, Bounce House for the kids, battle for the Little Brown Jug (Minn. at UofM) on projection TV at 3:30 in the cul-de-sac, live music by Signal Trip, bonfire, and much more!
    Asking for $5/adult and $5/kid, max. $20/family, to offset costs of food and Bounce House.”

    Event – Beer City Party in the Park
    Venue: Riverside Park
    Date & Time: Thursday, October 17th, 5:00pm – ?
    Agenda: BYOB BEER . FOOD TRUCKS . MEET THE BREWERS . MI BEER FILM . AND MORE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come out and celebrate with the brewing community. There will be an open containers permit (so BYOB your growlers, 6 packs and meet the brewers!). Food trucks will be on site (Deutschman Bavarian BBQ out of Holland) and the Grand Rapids brewers will all be there! The approximate address is 3017 Monroe Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. The entrance has a sign for Ball Diamonds 2, 3 and 4. See above for map link.
    · 5PM We welcome to the public to join us and party! BYOB
    · 7PM Brewers Grove dedication ceremony. Amy Sherman will emcee this and a few brewers and a representative of Friends of GR Parks will talk briefly. A few local politicians have been invited by the brewers and may speak if they choose. I can get you names if you’d like later this week. Amy Sherman’s team will be shooting a brief film for the Great American Beer Trail to be featured.
    · Dusk the movie will begin. This will be the Grand Rapids premier of the Michigan Beer Film!

    Casual Meetup
    Venue: Osgood Brewing
    Date & Time: Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:00pm
    Agenda: Brown Ale release – first commercial beer with malt from our friends at Pilot Malt House

    Meeting
    Venue: Tim G’s House
    Date & Time: Thursday, October 24th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Discussion topics & beer tasting

    November 2013
    Styles – Porter, & Stout
    Discussion Topics – Planning for NHC & open brewing discussion

    Casual Meetup
    Venue: Mitten Brewing Co.
    Date & Time: Saturday, November 16th, 2:00pm
    Agenda: Mitten Brewing Co.’s 1 Year Anniversary Party!

    Meeting
    Venue: Nick K’s House
    Date & Time: Tuesday, November 19th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Discussion topics, beer tasting, and corned beef & cabbage prepared by the Kuzeras!

    December 2013
    Styles – Open
    Discussion Topic – Water

    Meeting
    Venue: Gravel Bottom Brewery
    Date & Time: Monday, December 16th, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Technical presentation on Water by Nick R., Judging for Gravel Bottom Brewery Club Competition, & beer tasting

    January 2014
    Styles – Open
    Discussion Topic – Planning for NHC & open brewing discussion

    Meeting
    Venue: Matt T.’s House
    Date & Time: Thursday, January 16h, 6:30pm
    Agenda: Discussion topics & beer tasting

    Casual Meetup
    Venue: The Score
    Date & Time: Thursday, January 30th, 7:00pm
    Details: Join us at The Score for our first Casual Meetup of 2014. They’ve recently expanded to feature 120 craft beer taps! Going forward, we’ll have at least one additional event per month, aside from the regular club meeting.

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