Monday, 22 October 2012

October Meet - Thursday 25th - Update

The next meet of the group has been scheduled for Thursday October 25th, meeting initially at The Brewery Tap in Leeds, between 6.30pm and 7pm.

However, in a departure from our usual format,. we thought that it would be a good opportunity to have more of a social get-together than a structured meet. If you want to bring bottles along to swap, drop in and meet the group, or just come along and have a beer, please do, but we thought that it might be a good time to review what we've done so far, and what we're going to do next year. More of the same? A change of direction? Do we want to try and do some brewing demos at beer festivals over the next year? Shall we book plant time somewhere and do a commercial brew? Shall we register the group as a brewery and "go legit"? (please don't say yes to this - the red tape of being a gypsy brewer is torturous)

Anyhow, bring along some beers to swap (maybe let people know below what you have available to swap), some ideas, and maybe some dreams, and we'll see you on Thursday evening.


Friday, 5 October 2012

October Meet - A Call for Dates

This is a little last minute but there is still time to arrange a meeting for October. With the 24th and 25th October as potential dates.  Please comment below or on Twitter to @leedshomebrew with your preference. Thanks.

Similar format to the other meetings - 6 people presenting their beers to the group, with the option of bringing along bottles to try after the more structured bit of the night.  While we don't have a guest speaker lined up, this should provide a good opportunity to focus on the beer being presented and a little more time than usual to chat.

So, if anyone has beers that they'd like to bring along to present to the group, let us know below. We'll use the same format of first come first served, but if the number of beers goes beyond 6, we'll draw lots on the night.

18:30 Arrive and get a beer
19:00 Move upstairs to the function room
19:30 Tasting of beers
21:00 Meeting adjourned (stick around for a few more drinks downstairs)

Venue: Leeds Brewery Tap (To be confirmed), 18-24 New Station Street, Leeds, LS1 5DL.

More details to follow as they are confirmed.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Ilkley Brewery's Joshua Jane

Just a quick post to say thank you once more to Ilkley Brewery for supporting Leeds Homebrew.  The brewday was a lot of fun and we were on our best behaviour to make sure we're all invited back.  Myself and Matt Lovatt went along to Bar T'at in Ilkley on Tuesday night for the launch of the beer we brewed, Joshua Jane.  It's a 3.7% nut-brown Yorkshire Ale, brewed with Amarillo and Columbus hops. We enjoyed the beer, the pork pie and the moment.  Look out for the beer in MTT pubs this week and further-a-field beyond that.
(Photos by Ian Stevens).