Well it’s your time. Calling all Rad Dads and awesome humans.
We’re celebrating our 6th Anniversary for The Homebrewer and 3rd Anniversary for Home Brewing Co.
Rad Dad Can Release;
To celebrate the good times with our friends ChuckAlek, we present to you this delightfully refreshing German Pilsner blended with Star Fruit and El Dorado hops. This beer is packed with all the juiciness to accompany any of the bad dad jokes.
We’ll be playing a special movie selected by our collaborators.
To be announced… It will be awesome.
Possibly…we hope…if permitted.
We get it Terry, we know how to make a Kleenex dance.
Have another sip of this amazing beer and put a little boogie in it.
Join us at The Homebrewer while guest instructor and local award winning cider maker, homebrewer, and competition judge Brian Trout guides us through an exploration of craft cider.
You will learn about the history and production of Cider while sampling examples of different styles from around the world. We will also teach you an easy step-by-step method for crafting cider at home. There is even an option to leave with all the supplies required to make your own 1 gallon batch of cider.
– Cider Flight
– History of Cider
– Crafting Ciders: Old World, Artisan, and Basic Methods
– Examining and Improving Cider Fermentations
– Basic Primer on Adding Herbs/Spices to your Cider
– Step by Step Walk Through of Making Your Own Cider
Two ticket options:
– Class and Equipment option $75 (1gal glass fermenter, juice, yeast, sanitizer, nutrient, and airlock)
– Class Only $45 (Multiple samples of craft cider and lecture. No equipment or juice)
*please note this workshop covers alcoholic, or “hard cider”.
Join us as we celebrate the homebrew community and its capacity for caring and charity!
Come taste 35+ unique homebrews and mingle with the homebrewers themselves.
SD Homebrew Fest 2018 is a special event during which the homebrewers and their beers are the main focus.
Proceeds go to support Friends of Jefferson, a parent organization that helps teachers bridge the financial gap for art and science projects.
You be the Judge:
Festival attendees will taste and vote for their favorite beer. Prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice (favorite at the festival), as well for the top 3 beers selected by a group certified beer judges.
Tickets are available to designated drivers. You’ll help save a lives and support our local schools!
Visit the SD Homebrew Fest website for info and tickets, or to register your beer for the competition(s).
Homebrew Competitions are a great way to receive feedback for improving your brewing techniques. The main function of a competition is to provide quality advice for making our favorite hobby all the more enjoyable.
What’s the Process Like?
Brewers sign up for each month using the links below, and drop off their beers in anonymous bottles. We review and score the beers based on brewing quality and style accuracy.
Who are the Judges?
Many of our crew are certified beer judges through the BJCP, and/or Certified Cicerones. When needed, we will also use certified judges from our fantastic homebrew community.
What Styles Can I Submit?
It depends on the month. We have a different theme each month. Click the link below for more details, and to sign up!
How Do I Compete?
Step 1. Complete a BJCP Bottle ID Form For Each Bottle – This is VERY important – we need to know what the beer is! Step 2. Click the Competition Link(s) below to enter your beer and contact details.
This is a special edition of Trivia Night! It’s a fun and stress free way to review some beer facts right before a beer exam. We know that there is a certain exam right around the corner, so we thought it would be fun to review some of the material in a more light-hearted, stress free zone.
It’s all about having fun while we learn. So all levels of beer enthusiasts should come. You probably know more than you think, and it’s a good way to learn some cool facts about beer in a non-threatening, snob-free zone. It’s a great way to learn more about the beer certifications that are out there as well!
Glitter Bat Gang –
Sour Wheat Ale Blended w/ Fresh Apple Juice Newtopia Cyder Collaboration:
Remember that one time the whole block was taped off by the Cops? They were investigating some bad guys. While they opened up a trunk, they pulled out a baseball bat covered in pink glitter…. the Glitter Bat Gang had struck again!! To celebrate those sweet but sour moments, Home Brewing Co. and Newtopia Cyder bring you Glitter Bat Gang.
We started with our Gose base beer, and added 49% fresh apple juice from Newtopia Cyder. We allowed the beer/cider mix to ferment all of the way through. The result is a hard cider/beer hybrid that bursts with fresh apple/pear/peach/bready/honey-like aromas, and drinks with a refreshing hint of lactic tartness, and a crisp/dry finish.
We think it’s quite delicious, so we’re excited to offer these to you in cans to go for the first time!