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HHCBC Meeting at GSB – October 17th


Our October meeting is being held at Great South Bay Brewery in Bayshore on October 17.  25 Drexel Drive, Bayshore, NY

Entries for the October Club-Only Competition will be due. 

Nominations for the Officer Position elections (which will occur at the November meeting) will be open.

Available on tap will be What The Saison, brewed by club members AJ & Joe D’Amico and Russ & Danielle Malone (if it doesn’t sell out before then). What The Saison was brewed at Big Brew Day in May (which was held at GSB) and was then selected to be re-brewed by the original brewers and GSB and has been submitted to the Pro-Am competition being held at the Great American Beer Festival.

As always, the sharing of homebrew is strongly encouraged. Additionally, there will be a feedback table staffed by BJCP judges for immediate, interactive, constructive feedback. Have a question about your beer? Can’t pinpoint why it’s not coming out the way you’d like? Not sure what category to enter a beer into for competition? Bring them down and have our judges discuss your beer with you.


July 18th at Barn Shed


Our July meeting will be held at Barnshed Brewing in Bethpage. As always, bring your homebrew to share with other members. And there will be a BCJP-Judge staffed feedback table for immediate, interactive constructive feedback on your homebrew.

Reminder: Entries for the July club-only competition are due at the meeting.

June 20th Meeting at Barrier


Barrier Brewing Company in Oceanside (3001 New Street, Oceanside NY.).
June 20th 2017 starting at 7:30pm

Our June meeting will be held at Barrier Brewing Company, They’ll be opening up just for us! Please bring Homebrew. There will be a feedback table staffed by BJCP judges for any questions you have regarding off-flavors in your homebrew, suggestions for recipe development, what category to enter a beer into for competition, etc. 


Big Brew Day

We will be Celebrating National HomeBrew Day at Great South Bay Brewery!  If you’re looking Brew on National Homebrew Day, please sign up below. GSB will be providing hot water, yeast and the brew house floor. All Beers brewed at GSB will be considered for the 2017 GABF Pro-Am Category (Judge Date to be announced). Homebrews & Handgrenades will be offering 20% off all ingredients purchases for anyone who signs up to brew. Bringing your homebrew to share is strongly encouraged. We will also have a feedback table available staffed by BCJP judges for immediate, constructive, interactive feedback about your homebrew.  


Homebrews & Handgrenades – 2378 Grand Avene, Baldwin NY 11510 – (516)223-9300

Great South Bay Brewery  – 2562 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY.
Event Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017|
Start Time: 8:30 AM

 Questions or comments please email:

Brew for Autism

We will be pouring at the 3rd Annual Brew for Autism on April 22nd 2017 from 1pm – 5pm. The event is being held at the Great Hall at Sung Harbor, Staten Island NY. 

Brew for Autism is a beer culture event, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks and other Staten Island Autism non-profit organization. Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism, increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Additionally, like last year, other local non-profit organizations that work with Autism will be participating.

Tickets are Available at:

NYC Fermentation Festival

We will be pouring 8 Home brew Kegs at the NYC Fermentation festival on Saturday February 25th @ the Brooklyn Expo Center. Tickets are still available. 
YOU BE THE JUDGE! – featuring beers made with stale bread in collaboration with Toast Ale USA

“Pumpernickel Porter” 

  • Fermentation Expo – 30+ vendors from which to sample and purchase fermented goods for onsite consumption or takeaway
  • DIY Fermentation Guidance Help Desks – fermentation authorities to answer all questions
  • Educational Programming – 9+ fermentation seminars and demonstrations
  • NYC DIY Community – NYC fermentation meetup groups/organizations
  • Brewnity expo – NYC’s local homebrew clubs & supply stores
  • Adult fermented beverages – NYC made beer, cider and spirits sold by the glass (21+ only)
  • Child fermentation fun (Kraut Mob!) & education – fermented vegetable popup workshops
  • Live acoustic music by the Homebrewsicians (and more TBD)
  • Live podcast recording – Episode #200 of Fuhmentaboudit!on Heritage Radio Networn

Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased at –

Brooklyn Expo Center
Sat, February 25, 2017
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM EST