Category Archives: Past Events

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 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. 

August Club Meeting at Garden Social

Join Us for our August Club Meeting at Garden Social in East Meadow! Tuesday, August 18th at 7:30 PM – 1964 Hempstead Tpke East, East Meadow, NY 11554 (Behind Lidl) – – Great tap list and menu to enjoy in a socially distanced and outdoor dining venue. Bring your homebrew questions and let’s start getting ready for those end-of-summer recipe plans. 

July 18th, Imperial Stout Style Class

*For 2020 HHCBC and AssLIHC Club Members Only*

If you’re interested in a membership, please email

Current Members may sign up on the Club FB Discussion Group Invite

Hosted by Education Director and BJCP Judge Mike Murphy. This is a style class on Imperial Stout. We will discuss recipe creation and variations of the style. Due to COVID concerns this class will be limited to the fist 15 people who sign up. I am asking everyone that is coming to please bring at least 30 ounces of an Imperial stout based beer for the group to sample. I will add a few from my cellar as well. Please post what brand and type of beer you will be bringing in the comments section of the post so we can cut down on duplicates. I will have enough tables and chairs to assure proper social distancing is maintained. Please bring your own face covering and hand sanitizer. Thank you in advance!

July 21st Club Meeting at South Shore Craft Brewery!

Tired of webinars? Us too.

Join us on Tuesday, July 21st at 7PM for our in-person Club Meeting at South Shore Craft Brewery (3505 Hampton Rd, Oceanside, NY 11572). We’ll try to guess who’s hiding behind each mask, re-cap the winners of the Spring Club Competition, Last Brewer Standing Primary Round an upcoming events (hopefully).

Due to current C-19 Related Policies, this meeting will have limited capacity. Please click on the following link to reserve a FREE Ticket to attend this meeting. Once tickets are ‘sold out’, the capacity has been reached.

July Club Meeting RSVP

All attendees must be wearing masks, following all guidelines for social distancing and the host venue’s rules upon entry. No exceptions. Please use your best judgement and be kind to one another. Let’s get together to share a pint, in person. Finally.