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).
Come hang out with our friend and Grainfather National Sales Rep, Jason Stewart. We’ll have a special collab brew that Head Brewer Jacob and Jason created just for the event.
This is more of a social get together than a demo. Jason will of course be handy to answer any questions.
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.
Join us this Saturday for an ultra-exciting LIVE and in-person brewing demo! Watch the process and learn some new tips. We will have beer specials all day. Bring your friends! New to homebrewing? Come see what this hobby is all about.
This event is FREE
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