Category Archives: Past Events

June Club Meeting at Barnshed Brewing Company!

The next meeting with be on Tuesday, June 15th at Barnshed Brewing – 100 Lauman Ln, Hicksville, NY 11801.
  • Entries are due for the **Summer Club Competition **and Secondary Round of the Last Brewer Standing. If you’ve entered and will not be able to attend the meeting, please connect with a board member to make other arrangements.
  • Plenty of space remaining for those who wish to enter the Summer Club Competition! Register at http://www.hhcbc.org/competition/ – Top Prize is a $50 Gift Card to a local brewery. (For past winners, your prizes will be available at the June meeting).
  • For anyone who can, please bring two bottles of homebrew that they would like to donate in benefit to the Bay Ridge Center and Meals on Wheels, we’re collecting for Gregory Wright‘s wife, who is on the coordinating board for the event.
  • The Chairman will be revealing the ‘Summer Breeze’ edition of The Iron Brewer Team Challenge. Anyone wishing to host or join a challenge team can sign up at https://docs.google.com/…/1OtpaazNoTalo…/viewform… Ken Dalton
  • If anyone has updates or samples to share for the 45 Challenge, or any homebrew, we’ll have the feedback table open at the beginning of the meeting.
  • For anyone that signed up for the WA Meadwerks Session Mead Challenge, honey will be distributed at the meeting. Bring your own vessel to collect your honey in…If you are unable to attend, please send me a DM.
  • The raffle table will be open. Donations are welcome. We’ll have some swag and beer up for grabs.

May Club Meeting at Small Craft Brewing Co!

The fine folks of Small Craft Brewing Co. [66 Merrick Rd, Amityville, NY 11701] are hosting our next club meeting, Tuesday, May 18, 2020 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. 

We’ll be recapping the latest homebrew competition winner and hoping to discuss upcoming events and club happenings, as restrictions permit. All guests must be wearing masks, unless otherwise seated at a table. The outdoor tent will be open for seating as well.

Bring homebrew to share, sample, discuss or gain feedback.

Beer related items for the club raffle are always welcome.

Club Memberships are available. $25/Individual | $40 Family | Add $10 per person for access to the Tri-Club Benefits

April Club Meeting at Sand City South!

Join us on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021, at Sand City South (150 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757) for our next club meeting. The meeting will be from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. 

This is limited capacity event due to social distancing and seating capacity restrictions. HHCBC and AssLIHC members may sign up to reserve their seat by clicking here.

The highly anticipated opening of Sand City’s southern Long Island location took place in early March and the club is fortunate to be able to attend a limited capacity event at the brewery. We’ll be awarding the winners of the Spring Club Competition, discussing progress of the ’45 Challenge’ teams and Last Brewer Standing: Clone Wars entrants, along with some other special announcements. Bring any homebrew-related questions with you! 

Feedback Table will be open for anyone that wants to bring homebrewed samples to discuss. 

The monthly club raffle is open for donations. Some tasty beverages are up for grabs in this month’s raffle.

All attendees must follow Sand City’s guidelines, remain seated for service during the meeting and wear a mask when not seated. If you have contracted any illness, have cold symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has been sick over the two weeks prior to the meeting, please stay home. Meetings are optional attendance and open to anyone 21 years and over.

2021 Club Memberships are Open:

$25/Individual | $40/Family | Add $10/person for Tri-Club Membership

 

March Club Meeting at Noble Savage Brewing Co.

Thank You Noble Savage Brewing Co (Glen Cove) for hosting our March Club meeting! Special Thanks to Frank and Lauren for holding down the taps, serving awesome beer and providing a safe socially distanced place for us to meet. While the attendance was limited due to pandemic capacity restrictions, everyone enjoyed the evening.

We caught up on some of the members’ progress with their ’45 Challenge’ recipes—an attempt to create a winning homebrew recipe that can earn a score of 45+ in a BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition. [No easy feat!]

A few of members dropped off entries to the Spring Club Competition, with the top three entries getting a chance to have their recipe brewed at South Shore Craft Brewery, joining John DiSpirito’s Belgian Blonde in South Shore’s Homebrew Excellence Series of special releases.

The Primary Round entries of the Last Brewer Standing: Clone Wars competition were collected at the meeting, as well. 24 Entrants were split up into pairs, assigned commercial beers and challenged to recreate the commercial recipe in a homebrewed example. Winners of each paring move onto the Secondary Round in June.

 

February Club Meeting at The Brewer’s Collective!

Join us on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021, at The Brewer’s Collective (1460 N Clinton Ave, Unit N, Bay Shore, NY 11706) for our next club meeting. The meeting will be from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. 

We’ll be reviewing the upcoming homebrew competition schedule, discussing progress of the ’45 Challenge’ teams and Last Brewer Standing: Clone Wars entrants, along with some other special announcements. Bring any homebrew-related questions with you! 

Feedback Table will be open for anyone that wants to bring homebrew samples to discuss. 

The monthly club raffle is open for donations. Some tasty beverages are up for grabs in this month’s raffle.

We’ll also be selecting the winner of the special raffle for the 7.5 Gallon Stainless Steel Anvil Bucket Fermenter, donated by Tom Beach. Entries to the fermenter raffle are still open at $10/ticket. Click Here to Get Details and Sign up.

2021 Club Memberships are Open:

$25/Individual | $40/Family | Add $10/person for Tri-Club Membership

 

November Club Meeting at Ghost Brewing Co.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Join us for an eventful event at Ghost Brewing Company (25 Drexel Dr, Bay Shore, NY 11706 [Behind Great South Bay Brewery]). All in attendance must adhere to proper Covid-19 precautions and any regulations implemented by the host/venue. Be prepared to remain seated at a table for the duration of the meeting.

‘Iron Brewer’ Team Challenge Judging – All in attendance will be served tasters of each team entry and a winning ‘Iron Brewer’ will be named.

  • Several members were mailed secret ingredients and the names of other homebrewers to partner with. All secret ingredients must be used to create a unique beer that will be sampled and judged by those in attendance. The winning team is seeking to overthrow the reigning Iron Brewers: Team Dalton, Murphy & Elmore – Will The Chairman crown a new Iron Brewer? 

 We will also be . . .

. . . voting on the 2021 Club Board of Directors.

. . . collecting bottled donations for the Turkey’s Against Cancer fundraiser with the Barbeque Brethren (w/Greg Wright)

. . . collecting bottled entries for the holiday calendar (w/Kevin McKenna)

. . . announcing and signing up for future challenges and happenings

. . . celebrating the medal-winners of the LIBME Homebrew Competition

 

October Club Meeting at The Black Sheep Ale House

Join Us on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:30 PM for our next Club Meeting at The Black Sheep Ale House [78 2nd St Mineola, NY 11501]. As per current pandemic rules, all attendees must be wearing masks and following the house rules for safe distancing and dinner service, including remaining seated for the duration of the meeting and must order one food item per beverage ticket. (If you’re gonna drink, you gotta eat). There will be table service for food and beverages. Lucky for us, The Black Sheep now serves dinner; and what a tasty menu they have!

We’ll be celebrating the recent club competition winners, discussing brewing German beer styles, and accepting nominations for the 2021 Club Board Positions. Space is limited to the quantity of seats available. Please note, we may be outdoors/indoors depending on the weather. 

September Club Meeting at Bright Eye Beer Company!

Join us on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:30 PM at Bright Eye Beer Company, 50 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561. Co-Owners, Luke, Molly and Keira opened the brewery earlier this year and have some excellent beverages on tap. Luke teamed up with head brewer Brendan Maxim,  who brewed for Laguna Beach Beer Company in California and Crazy Mountain Brewing in Colorado before joining the Bright Eye team. 

Entries for the Fall Club Competition and Last Brewer Standing Secondary Round will be collected at this meeting!

August 31st |Club Webinar with Imperial Yeast

The fine folks at Imperial Yeast will be joining us for a Zoom Chat on Monday, August 31st at 7PM to share best practices on yeast handling, QC on a homebrew scale and any questions you may have regarding Imperial Yeast.  This event is for HHCBC or AssLIHC Members Only. If you have interest in joining the club, or for any additional questions send a note to hhcbc.info@gmail.com before the event.

When: Aug 31, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Registration Links will be posted to the club Facebook and Google Group announcement. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.