There are several beer and homebrew related events occurring in the New York region over the next few months that we would like to highlight for our members.
Craft Beer Festivals:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s “Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot” is taking place on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM in Milton, DE. Tickets are limited (600 General Admission, 100 VIP, and 16 Super VIP) and are on sale now so if that sounds like a good day trip I’d get your tickets as soon as possible through the link above.
The Hudson Valley Homebrewers will be holding their 29th Annual homebrew competition in March. Prejudging will take place on March 3, 2019 and the main event will take place on March 9th, 2019. Registration is currently open and if you are interested in entering your beers then you should register soon. Entry bottles must be received at one of the drop off locations no later than February 21, 2019 at 7:00PM. Some drop off locations may have earlier deadlines so be sure to read the rules closely.
The New York City Homebrewers Guild will be holding their 13th annual homebrew competition in February. Judging will take place at Finback Brewery on Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th. Registration is currently open and if you are interested in entering your beers then you should register soon. Entry bottles must be received at one of the drop off locations no later than January 26, 2019 at 11:59PM. Some drop off locations may have earlier deadlines so be sure to read the rules closely.
Coney Island Brewery will be doing a wort share on February 23, 2019 at 11:00am. Wort will be 100% NY State 2-Row at about 14-15 degrees plato (1.057-1.061 SG) and each person is limited to up to 10 gallons. To participate you will need to sign up no later than February 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM and bring a sanitized container large enough for your wort. Each brewer will have 8 weeks to ferment and bottle their beers and return some beer to the brewery to be judged. The Grand Prize winner will be able to brew their beer on Coney Island Brewery’s system!
The 2019 National Homebrew Conference will be held in Providence, RI June 27-29.
This is the largest homebrew gathering in America and it is happening practically in our backyard this year. There will be close to 60 educational sessions over three days and plenty of homebrew. There are usually scheduled BJCP exams so if you have been studying up this might be a good opportunity to get that certification.
I’m definitely going to try and go this year and I hope to see many of you as well.