Category Archives: Past Events

February 2020 Meeting at The Black Sheep

Join Us on Tuesday, February 18th, at the place where the idea of starting this club came about…The Black Sheep Ale House | 78 2nd St, Mineola, NY 11501 – 24 Taps of well-selected craft and one rotating cask available for all to enjoy.

Meeting begins at 7:30 PM and ends at 10 PM |For the BJCP Feedback Discussion on any homebrew or styles, please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

Some tasty treats are sure to be in the club raffle. Prize Donations are appreciated.

2020 Club Charter and Tri-Club Memberships are available. Click http://www.hhcbc.org/membershipservices/ for online memberships or find Claudia at the meeting.

Meetings are Open to anyone 21 and over, interested in craft beer, cider, mead or homebrewing. Plan your safe travels accordingly; use code HHCBC1 for discount ride-shares through Lyft.

January 2020 Meeting at Destination Unknown

Join Us on Tuesday, January 21st, as we kick in the new year with DUBCO! Destination Unknown Beer Company has been turning out awesome brews, so come down and try them out as we chat about craft beer and homebrew.

Meeting begins at 7:30 PM and ends at 10PM

For the BJCP Feedback Discussion on any homebrew or styles, please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

Some tasty treats are sure to be in the club raffle. Prize Donations are appreciated.

2020 Club Charter and Tri-Club Memberships are available. Click http://www.hhcbc.org/membershipservices/ for online memberships or find Claudia at the meeting.

Meetings are Open to anyone 21 and over, interested in craft beer, cider, mead or homebrewing. Plan your safe travels accordingly; use code HHCBC1 for discount ride-shares through Lyft.

December Club Meeting and Holiday Party

Join us on Tuesday, December 17th at Barrier Brewing Co from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM for our Annual gathering of the Handgrenades Homebrew & Craft Beer Club to celebrate the past year in awards, food and well crafted beer.

During this holiday meeting/party, we’ll have our…
Annual club recognition’s…Announcement of the Intra-Club Homebrew Competition Winners..Announcement of the 2019 Last Brew Standing Champion..Preview of early 2020 Events and Homebrew Competitions Induction of new club board members and White Elephant Gift Exchange for any participating club members…


For those partaking in the White Elephant Gift Exchange – Bring a Wrapped Beer-Related Gift with approximate value of $20, get an assigned number, wait for the number to be called for the gift exchange to ensue. 

2020 Club Memberships Are Open – New for 2020, Acquire your Membership Online @  http://www.hhcbc.org/membershipservices/

$25 Individual

$40 Family MembershipAdd

$10 per person to enjoy Tri-Club/Association of Long Island Homebrew Club (AssLIHC) perks.

Meeting are open to anyone 21 and over interested in craft beer or homebrewing. Plan you travels accordingly. Barrier is a short walk from the Oceanside LIRR. For those needing a ride share, use code ‘HHCBC1’ for discounts with Lyft.

November Club Meeting at BrewSA

Join us on Tuesday, November 19th as we return to BrewSA in Freeport, NY! Meetings are free to attend and open to anyone 21 and over interested in craft beer, cider, mead. We’ll be collecting entries for the HHCBC Club Competition from any current charter members seeking some bragging rights and ribbons. The elections for the 2020 Club Executive Board will be taking place. In addition, we’ll be having a discussion on specialty grain while we sample BrewSA Beers brewed by club co-founder and BrewSA Head Brewer, Peter Tripp.

Brew for a Cure

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019…

Several of our members will be headed out to The Well, in Brooklyn, alongside our friends from other amazing homebrew clubs in the NY Area (on Learn to Homebrew Day) for a wonderful cause—“Brew for a Cure is a Charity Homebrew Competition that celebrates craft beer for a good cause. The event showcases some of the finest homebrewers that the Tri-State area has to offer as well as local breweries and business who sponsor by donating beer samples, raffle prizes, or gear… All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.”

Click here for tickets!

Great Beer Expo

Join Us, as members of the Brigade will be sampling beer and cider as The Long Island Great Beer Expo returns to NYCB LIVE on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Fall’s best beer fest will also showcase more than 60 local, national, and international breweries offering more than 100 beers for sampling.

We’ll be attending both sessions, so stop on by and ask us about learning to Homebrew—-November 2nd is also Learn to Homebrew Day. Grab a ‘How to Brew’ Poster and sign up for information on future classes and meetings with the club!

Tickets are still available for the Expo by clicking here.

Punktoberfest at Great South Bay Brewery!

The Brigade will be participating at Great South Bay Brewery’s 2019 Punktöberfest on Saturday, October 19th! Combining Beers, Brats, and Punk Rock! Celebrating the best of fall beers and great music. Local breweries will be pouring their seasonal best, local punk bands, The Samurai Pizza Cats, Flak Jacket, Dookie!, Adam’s Atoms and The Shipwrecks will be performing live, and local food trucks will be serving their take on Oktoberfest style eats!

The Club will be sampling seasonal beer and cider and brewers will be on hand to answer any questions about homebrewing! Sample 2019 GABF Entrant, Triple D’s: Deep Dark Dunkel, in the taproom–brewed by GSB in collaboration with club member, Michael Gallagher!

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October Club Meeting at Effin Beauty w/ Pilsner Urquell

Join us on Tuesday, October 15th from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM, at Effin Beauty [2562 Sunrise Hwy, Bellmore, NY 11710] as we host our October Club Meeting! In addition to the delicious food and beer menu at Effin, we’ll have a special guest speaker from the legendary Pilsner Urquell Brewery. (And perhaps a special surprise sampling of the Pils directly from Pilzn).

We’ll have a discussion on all that is Pilsner, from history to commercial examples to homebrew recipes and methods of lagering as our educational portion of the meeting.

Entries will be due for the six remaining homebrewers in the 2019 Last Brewer Standing competition. This is the Knockout Round, with only three advancing to December’s Championship Finale.

Our meetings are open to anyone 21 and over, interested in homebrew or craft beer, cider and mead, so bring a friend! For those with homebrew to share, the BJCP Feedback Table will be open for discussion at 7:15 PM.

Raffle Prizes are always welcome; We’ll be sure to have some great beer-related raffle prizes up for grabs.

As always, plan your safe travels accordingly. Use Code HHCBC1 for discount ride shares through Lyft. Effin Beauty is located just a few blocks west of the Bellmore LIRR Station.