Well I bet a pot a gold! Green beer! is this blasphemy?! No it’s the luck of the Irish!
Come join us this St.Patty’s Day weekend we’ll be cheers-ing with green magical beer!
CHEERS TO THE LEPRECHAUNS AND US!!!
Council Brewing Co. Collab:
To appease the Council of Ni! we have partnered up with our lovely friends at Council Brewing Co to make a fun take on the Belgian Wit style. We are using some very cool Norwegian Yeast from Omega Yeast Labs, and we certainly cannot forget the shrubbery! We will be using a delicate amount of elderberry (you, know how your mom smells), and some white sage (because it’s San Diego).
We’ll have to watch a movie right? Can you guess which one?
Arrive by 6pm to get grab a pint and your 4-Pack of cans, and to get a good view.
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.
2018 Homebrew Competition Lineup:
August: Session IPA vs American Pale Ale
September: Cal Common/Marzen/Festbier
October: Saison vs Trappist Single
November: Fall & Winter Specialty Beers
December: Stout vs Porter
Come in and Enjoy the Olympic Spirit:
Come in any time during the Olympics and take on one of our many challenges to test (or show-off) your beer geekiness.
How does it work?
It’s pretty simple. Come in to enjoy some lovingly crafted beers, and ask for the Beer Geek Olympics Menu. You can participate in any or all of the contests. Results will be tracked throughout the games, and the results will be posted once the official Olympics end.
The Categories Are:
- Tasting – Put your tongue and nose to the test! Events in this category will require knowledge and experience with Styles, Off Flavors, Yeast Strain, and Hop varieties.
- Brewing – This is where brains meet braun! Events in this category are a bit more physically demanding and will require the skills necessary to see a brew from start to completion. Contestants will write recipes, breakdown kegs, and identify raw brewing ingredients.
- Beer Geekiness – Yeah you can drink and brew, but now you can drink and think. This category will require you to have knowledge of BJCP beer styles, Current commercial offerings, and how the world views them.
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!
We’ll keep your stash cold for you. Order Now.
Join us as we celebrate our beautifully quirky neighborhood. We’ll be hanging out in our backyard, and enjoying a film. Bring your own snacks and a warm blanket.