All posts by Sam Schuster

Interclub Social

On Sunday, October 15 from 1-4PM, the Association of Long Island Homebrew Clubs (AssLIHC) will be hosting a social event for the tri-club members of BEER, HHBC and LIBME at Destination Unknown Brewery (1 S Chicago Ave, Bay Shore, NY). Members that chose the FastTrack membership will receive a bracelet which gets you free drinks for a limited time, so get there on time. All non Tri-Club members of BEER, HHCBC and LIBME are encouraged to attend this event as well (just no free drinks). Club members will have exclusive access to the upstairs of DUBCO for our party! Come down, socialize, and talk craft beer and brewing. 

May HHCBC Meeting


Our May meeting will be held at Lithology Brewing Company in Farmingdale (211A Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735). They’ll be opening up just for us! We will be doing the tasting and voting for the Cereal Killer Chopped Competition. As always, homebrew to share is welcome and encouraged. And 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.

April 2017 Meeting

For our April meeting we will be returning to Effin Gruven!  Bringing your homebrew to share is strongly encouraged. We will have a feedback table available staffed by BCJP judges for immediate, constructive, interactive feedback about your homebrew.  If you’re bringing something for the feedback table, please try to arrive a few mintues early.

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Effin Gruven.  2562 Sunrise Highway, Bellmore, NY.

January 2017 HHCBC Meeting


New Year, New Beer! Join us for the January 2017 HHCBC meeting at Croxley Ale House in RVC. We are pleased to welcome Moira Alexander from the Long Island Beekeepers Club ( who will be discussing beekeeping, honey production, and honey varieties. If you have some homebrewed mead, please bring some to share.

As always, we will have a BCJP-Judge staffed feedback table for immediate constructive feedback on your homebrew. Feel free to bring homebrew to share with other club members as well.

September HHCBC Meeting at the Black Sheep


Going back to the Sheep!  HHCBC will be returning to the Black Sheep Ale House (78 2nd Street, Mineola, NY) on Tuesday, September 20.  Come join us for at our Second Anniversary meeting!

We’re lining up our speaker.  As always, bringing homebrew to share is encouraged.  And there will be a feedback table available, staffed by BJCP judges, for immediate constructive feedback on your homebrew.

Style Class – Pale American Ale and Amber & Brown American Beers


The next entry in our Style Class series is Pale American Ale (BCJP Category 18) and Amber and Brown American Beers (BCJP Category 19).  See here for BJCP Style Guidelines.

The class well be held on June 26 at 1PM @ Homebrews and Handgrenades.

We will be covering the style guidelines for these categories, tasting commercial examples of each sub-category, and discussing what sets each sub-category apart from others.

Cost of the class will be the cost of the beer and materials.

Priority will be given to HHCBC Charter Members; non-charter members will have an opportunity to reserve tickets two weeks prior to the class if tickets remain.  Please do not reserve a ticket unless you are going to attend. Seating is limited to 12 participants; if you RSVP and don’t show, you’re taking a seat away from someone else.

Style Class – Trappist Ales

Our next installment in the style series will be Trappist Ales (BJCP Category 26).  We will be covering the Trappist Single, Belgian Dubbel, Belgian Tripel, and Belgian Dark Strong Ale (also known as a Quadruple or Quad) styles.

The cost of the class will be determined by the cost of the beer & materials.  Due to the higher cost of these beers the cost of this class will be higher than previous classes, I expect it to be in the $15-20 range.  Pizza will be served at the end of the class.

The class will be limited to 12 participants.  Please do not reserve a seat unless you will be attending.

Long Island Homebrew Interclub Social – Sunday May 1


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Our first Inter-club social event. All three clubs (HHCBC, LIBME & B.E.E.R.) will be getting together to hang out, share some homebrew, drink some great GSB beer and have some BBQ.

Sunday, May 1st, Noon to 4PM @ Great South Bay Brewery in Bayshore.

It will be a great chance to meet or get to know better your fellow homebrewers from all the major homebrew clubs on Long Island.

We will have the brewery and outdoor area (out back) at GSB. We’ll have some BBQ’s set up for grilling.

Come on down and have a beer with your fellow homebrewers!