June 2018 Meeting Minutes

Welcome to Barrier Brewing Co!

  • Thank you to everyone a Barrier Brewing Co for hosting today’s event!

Since we last met….


  • Saturday, May 19th Bay Fest – 8 Beers Offered; Thank You to Eric Sowa, Dani & Russell Malone, Jason & Martin Scott, Mike & Anne Gallagher , AJ and Erin D’Amico and Claudia!


  • Saturday, May 26th Bottle Swap at Mike Murphy’s – Thank you to Mike and Val for hosting! Club members were able to bring rare beers and homebrew to share, discuss and sample in Mike’s backyard. Great time had by all!


  • Saturday, June 16th, Last Swap at the Shop – Thank you to Peter Tripp for all the years of hosting bottle swaps at Homebrews & Handgrenades. June 16th marked the last time the group was able to get together to share homebrew in the confines of the shop that inspired the beginnings of our Homebrew Club. In recognition for his commitment to the club, a certificate of appreciation was presented to Peter Tripp along with a gift certificate to Sesame Place, for the Tripp Family. 
  • Upcoming Events




    • NHC Homebrew-Con – Chris Bonacorsa is making final arrangements for Homebrew Con this year. If anyone is interested in attending, please connect with Chris.
    • July 1, 2018 – Barnshed Brewery Corn-Hole Tournament 
    • July 8, 2018 – Social Brew Day [John DiSpirito]
    • July 14, 2018 – John Palmer at the Brewer’s Collective [Peter Tripp] – Limited Space for a Social Brew Day, All are welcome to the Q&A Session with a homebrew legend!
    • July 21, 2018 – Club BBQ [Eric Sowa Hosting in Seaford, NY] Sign up for potluck and attendance has been posted on the Club Facebook page and Google Group.
    • August 11, 2018 – LI Craft Classic
      • 8 Kegs, 8 Brewers; Co-Brewers can purchase $25 VIP Tickets for entry.
      • Already have 6 Kegs, 10 Attendees.
    • Sept. 23, 2018 – Taps and Talons
      • Already 6 Kegs, 1 Pin Cask
    • Sept. 29, 2018 – Pour the Core
      • Already 6 Kegs, 11 Attendees
    • October 13, 2018 – PunktoberFest
      • Already 3 Kegs, 5 Attendees

Stay connected on the Facebook Group Page for upcoming events!

Club Competition. Three Rounds in 2018.

Deadlines in March, June, November.

March 20th Deadline for the First Leg of the Competition – Winner Chance to Brew at 1940’s Brewery. March Club Meeting, Congrats John Smith, English Brown being brewed at 1940s!

June Meeting Deadline One Month Away! Get those entries in!


Iron Brewer Competition. [A message from The Chairman]

**Congratulations to Team Chili-Pepper, led by Dr. Beer**

Next Competition TBD



Volunteers for 16 Member Brew-Off in the inaugural HHCBC Last Brewer Standing competition!

All Sixteen Contenders signed up before the meeting ended.


Contact John DiSpirito if you have any entries that you would like to share with the class of future BJCP judges as they prepare for the tasting exam in August.


  • Sign Up Sheet – AJ and Claudia [AJ]
  • AJ has club shirts available for purchase.  


  • See Claudia after the announcements to sign up or renew for 2018.
  • $25 Charter Membership
  • $35 Charter + Tri-Club
  • $40 Family Membership
  • $50 Family +Tri-Club

Thanks to Barrier Brewing Co!


Nassau County Homebrew & Craft Beer Club