Brewfest Volunteers Needed

The organizers of the Syracuse Beer Festival are in need of volunteers, who are at least 21 years old, to pour at the event. The brewfest will be on Friday, November 7 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the On Center in Syracuse. Volunteers will need to be there at 4:30 pm to give time to get to your area, and receive brief instructions. All volunteers will receive a free shirt and souvenir glass. Family, and friends are welcome to volunteer too!

Upcoming Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that our next club meeting will be this Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm at our regular location, The Polish Home in Syracuse. Our commercial beer tasting style will be Octoberfests. We will be having a presentation on Beer Smith, a recipe builder and brewing aide software. Hope to see you all there!

Sarah, SCBC President

Gordon Biersch Tour and Meeting Tomorrow

Just a reminder our monthly meeting will be at Gordon Biersch in Syracuse tomorrow at 7:00 pm. We just have space for 50 people, and asked if you wanted to attend to contact us through email or Facebook. We believe we have responded to everyone who contacted us to sign up. If you asked to sign up, and did not receive a response, please respond to this email, or comment below if you are reading this on Facebook. We will be meeting by the inside entrance in front of Gordon Biersch. The brewer will be sharing samples of a few selected beers, and will give a brewery tour to our group.

Sign Up Gordon Biersch Tour

Our meeting next month will be at Gordon Biersch in Syracuse. We will get a tour of the brewery, and will get to sample some beers. Due to space and code regulations, it will be limited to 50 people. If you would like to, and are able to attend, please just respond to this email. The first 50 people to respond will be able to attend. Hope to see you there!

Sarah, SCBC President

NYS Fair Homebrew Competition Results

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category/table.
Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up during and after the ceremony. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.
Art and Home Center Theater - NY State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd Syracuse, NY 13209
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM, EDT

Thanks To All Who Participated in the New York State Fair Homebrew Competition
There were 279 entries judged and 174 registered participants, judges, and stewards.
Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Beer

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Sean Coughlin Abbey Cat 18E: Belgian Dark Strong Ale UNYHA
2nd Rob Sells Old And In The Way 19A: Old Ale North Chautauqua Home Brewers
3rd Mark Zambron The Watcher 15A: Weizen/Weissbier Niagara Association of Homebrewers
4th Rob Sells Summer Schwill 6C: Kolsch North Chautauqua Home Brewers

Upcoming club meeting and annoucements

Just a reminder that our monthly club meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, July 8, at the Polish Home starting at 7:00 pm.  Chad Meigs will be presenting about hops!   We will be sampling summer beers in our commercial tasting.

Judging for the New York State Fair homebrew competition is going to be this weekend.  If you are able to you host a judge traveling from out of town please reply to this email, or contact Brent Blanchard directly.


Just a reminder that the next meeting is this Tuesday, June 10th, at 7:00 pm. We will be having an informal discussion on what to do with spent grain.  If you have any suggestions we would love to hear them at the meeting.


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