September Monthly Meeting

The next club meeting will be on Wednesday September 19th starting at 7pm at the Pickwick Pub  at Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain. 

If you haven’t made it out to the newly renovated facilities at Samuel Adams, this is a great opportunity to not only check it out, but to get a behind the scenes look, and maybe some special surprises!

Stay tuned for details on the specific topics we will be covering, but you can be sure there will be some awesome homebrew!

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August 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Location: Craft Beer Cellar Beercierge

  • Congratulations to our National Homebrew Competition winners! And congratulations for the club as a whole for being called out at the
    awards ceremony – we were within striking distance of the Homebrew
    Club award.
  • HomebrewCon 2019 is in our backyard – Providence, RI. We should make sure to have a big presence there.-
  •  Competition season is ongoing. The next two MCAB competitions are the Blue Ridge Brew Off ( on Sep. 20, and New England Regional ( The club is going to organize and pay for group shipping to Blue Ridge.
  • Hops from the bulk hop buy are in! Get yours from J-Sap.
  • September meeting location isn’t set yet. Watch this space.
  • Possible plan for an upcoming meeting tasting: We’ll arrange to brew a very large batch that can be split to a bunch of members and ferment in various ways (temps, yeasts, ?)
  • New people introduce themselves – three tonight.
  • Advent Calendar homebrew box will be happening – if you want to participate, plan to have a case of homebrew ready for it by mid-November. Contact Nathan Williams for more information if you can’t wait until November.
  • Boston Fermentation Festival is Sunday August 26th, at the Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St, Boston). A couple of Worts will be there representing homebrewing. More are welcome! Contact Matthew Dirckx if you’re interested.
  • Treasurer’s report, for July 2018.
      Expenditures: $579.85 T-shirts, BHC medals and prize shipping.
      Income: $442.70 (membership dues)
      Net: $137.15
      Treasury total: $10822.66
  • Tonight’s activity: Saison internal mini-competition. We have 13 entries; taste them all and rank your top three. Note that the style is quite broad!
  • (after much tasting happens) Saison winners are (1) Nathan W (2) J-Sap (3) Steve S, by popular vote.