It was a gorgeous day at Marx Meadow in Golden Gate Park, where the SF Homebrewers Guild held our 2nd annual Summer picnic event. Thanks to the 70+ SFHG members, friends, and family who showed up and shared their Saturday and their homebrew with us all!
Congrats to the winners of the SFHG’s AHA-BJCP certified Tribute to America Homebrew Competition covering American Pale Ale, Amber, Brown, and Hefeweizen. The winners were:
1st – Alex Deacon’s Pale Ale
2nd – Karlo Berket & Sami Rollins American Amber
3rd – Tom Pellack’s American Brown
People’s Choice – Randy Swanson’s Coco Brown
The May 3rd Big Brew Day at Paul L’s Motobrewing space was excellent! Everyone had a blast and learned a bunch about brewing. Huge thanks to Paul & Miriam L for organizing and hosting, filling growlers, and teaching about all grain brewing! Thanks Chris C for teaching the extract brewing class! Can’t wait to try the beers. Cheers everyone!
We had another excellent SFHG Monthly Meeting at Anchor Brewing this March, featuring a talk and Q&A with the brilliant sour beer maker and co-founder of Berkeley’s The Rare Barrel. Jay is a fabulous speaker and he really dazzled the 60+ SFHG members who were on hand by talking about how he got started in the beer biz, how to make a great sour beer, and how he takes a very experimental homebrewer-like approach to making all beer at The Rare Barrel.
Other exciting news – the SFHG will be holding elections for leadership positions at our next monthly meeting. If you’re interested in giving some of your time to our amazing community of homebrewers, please check out the SFHG Charter and put your name in the ring by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, check out these great pics from our March meeting at Anchor.
Not so long ago in late 2012, the SFHG held a “Presidential Honey Ale Competition” homebrew festival. One of the categories of competition was for beer label design. The winning beer for that was made by SFHG members Paul Barnes and Colin Elliot, with the label design by Dominique Fougere. Dominique sent a copy of the label and a letter to the White House and recently received a reply back from President Obama! Check it out: President Obama’s Letter to Dominique regarding her award winning Prez Honey Ale homebrew label!
The SFHG’s 3rd annual SF Beer Week Homebrew Share at Pi Bar was tons of fun! Thanks to everyone for coming and congrats to the winners of the Griz Tribute Comp and of the People’s Choice vote. Great crowd, great beer, another super fun get together. Thanks everyone!
Big congrats to our American Homebrewers Association-Beer Judge Certification Program certified SFHG Griz Tribute Barleywine & Mild Comp winners:
1) Karlo Berket – Young Frankenstein American Barleywine
2) Arun Bhalla – Old Methuselah’s English Barleywine
3) Seth Mansergh – ‘Griz’ly Dark Mild
HM) Evan Rusackas – Old Flathead American Barleywine
The winners of the People’s Choice vote at the Homebrew Share were:
1) Open category: Chris Cohen & Tom Tripp for their “10% Milkshake” Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
2) Competition category – Evan Rusackas for his Old Flathead American Barleywine