Our club has already missed two meetings and it looks likely we'll miss a third, but we're sure everyone is still brewing and drinking good beer while stuck inside. So what better time than a quarantine for a brewing contest! This contest is being hosted by Departed Soles Brewery [www.departedsoles.com] who will be doing the judging, and the winner will have a chance to brew their beer with the professional brewers at Departed Soles on their pilot system and full-scale system! If Departed Sole
Jersey City Brew Club presents our 6th Annual Brewery Bus Trip on Saturday March 7th! This year we will be venturing north into NY to visit: * Gun Hill * Wolf & Warrior * Captain Lawrence * Sing Sing Kill Its going to be a great day of hanging out, drinking and expanding our knowledge of the great art of brewing. Your ticket includes transportation as well as refreshments on the bus. Your ticket also includes some pizza at the fourth stop (Sing Sing Kill Brewery), but we recommend you
Our January meeting is at our normal time and place - 7pm at Departed Soles. This month our brew duel is Wood-aged Beer with Cloves from Tommy Lackemann & Kyle Bouchard. We'll also be discussing the upcoming brew club bus tour which is March 7th. We'll be finalizing the breweries we're visiting and discussing tickets costs and sales. If we have enough attendance we plan to nail down some details for our proposed dues overhaul. Hope to see you there!
Please save the date of Saturday December 14th for the JCBC's annual Winter/Christmas/Holiday/Whatever Party where we'll eat some food and drink some good homemade beverages. More details will be added on Friday 12/5, so check back shortly. Our annual holiday party will be held at Melanie & Kyle's place in Bergen Lafayette on Saturday December 14 at 7pm. There is NO regular meeting this month. This year we're combining the holiday party with the bottling of the Big Brew Day brew. Come at 4 pm
We have a modified date this month due to the holiday's, however JCBC will be meeting in our regular spot at the back of Departed Soles Brewery. Please join us for the Brewers Duel: Kyle Bouchard and Greg Smith are going head-to-head on Cider with Herbs and Spices (BJCP C2E) with the featured ingredient Ginger. This should be an excellent challenge to put use in the Holiday Spirit. As a reminder, there will be no December meeting. Instead, the Brew Club is invited to the Holiday Party, which
Last year's hop and malt tasting was a fun educational event that let us smell and taste the difference between the ingredients we use. Having isolated ingredients and baselines to compare helps us understand how flavors end up in the final product. This will be very useful for brewers of any skill level, so please join us! Space is limited to 12 this year so please RSVP on facebook [https://www.facebook.com/events/408246756781693/] or email info@jerseycitybrewclub..com [info@jerseycitybrewclu
A few club members have expressed interest in learning to make cheese, so we're going to make some together! We'll be making either Feta or Mozzarella (tbd), eating some cheese and drinking some wine and beer. Cheesemaking is a science that involves a good amount of patience and work, so having a bit of company will make the process go quicker. We'll also have some fresh whey Ricotta at the end to munch on. Space is limited, so please RSVP on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/events/24706220
JCBC will be meeting in our regular spot at the back of Departed Soles Brewery. Please join us for the Brewers Duel: Dianna and Tommy are going head-to-head on English Barleywine (BJCP 17D) with the featured ingredient Blackberry. Please feel free to bring your own food and homebrew to share. We'll also have pizza for $2/slice
We're in our usual spot, Departed Soles Brewing at 7PM in the back area. At this month's meeting we'll set dates for some upcoming events such as our Big Brew Day bottling (Take two. First attempt didn't go so well), a cheese-making event, and a malt/hop tasting event. We'll also judge this month's brew duel (Tropical Stout with Passionfruit) and sample some delicious homebrews of course. You can bring your own food to Departed Soles, but we will have slices of pizza for $2.