Wanting to try and get out and meet some new people in the community but also want to gain some additional knowledge so I figured it might be time to check out some homebrew clubs. Are there any out there in the Aurora area?
It's easier if you signup for their mailing list. They don't send a lot of crap like other places do and you'll also get updated on the events.Somehow I keep missing the gatherings at brew hut, and i always keep meaning to do them. Kinda wished they were more often.
I'll have to check their board next time I'm in there.
Next homebrew night at the brew hut is Sept 19th. They only do it every couple months, late in the month, on thursdays. I, too, would like to meet up with other homebrewers, maybe something more informal. I only started in June.
Haha, not even sure my own reasons. I have been brewing for about 2 months. Kit, to extract, to partial/steep, now all grain. But I do not have the time, energy, interest, nor funds to start messing with water chemistry.Hernando said:This is how I feel. Probably for different reasons then you. I have been brewing for a year now but I have been a bit too self-concious to actually go to a brew club.
This is why I don't want to commit to a club yetBut I do not have the time, energy, nor funds...
I don't mean to horn in, but I wouldn't mind getting in on some of this action if we could avoid the postage. Just swap locally? And if only five or six do it you could up it to a six pack each. Just thinking.On the Christmas note, we are doing the 12 beers of Christmas but locally, if you have any interest let me know. There are only 4 of us so currently the four beers of Christmas but we would love to get a few more peeps involved.
That sounds completely do-able. It is really Hernando's call.chessking said:I don't mean to horn in, but I wouldn't mind getting in on some of this action if we could avoid the postage. Just swap locally? And if only five or six do it you could up it to a six pack each. Just thinking.
This is exactly what and why we are doing this locally. Nobody want to drop $100+ in shipping. Currently there are 4 of us and my batch is already fermenting. I can PM you later with the remaining beers for you to choose from.I don't mean to horn in, but I wouldn't mind getting in on some of this action if we could avoid the postage. Just swap locally? And if only five or six do it you could up it to a six pack each. Just thinking.
Hey Sinkman it would be great to have you along. The majority that are in so far just started brewing this year so they are up for a challenge and enjoying it. I will post a new thread ( https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f227/local-12-beers-christmas-346641/ )for this as I unintentionally jacked this thread so my apologies OP, Riored4v. With a list of what's taken and available. I think the majority of us live close or near Aurora but I am sure we can find a common meeting place.I am definitely down for a local 12 beers of Christmas. Does anyone have an idea about what they would like to brew? Some of them should be in a carboy soon.
I live in Golden and have also had some trouble getting into a club. Most of the clubs that meet nearby or fit my schedule seem to have stopped updating their pages. The bigger clubs like Foam on the Range don't fit into my schedule or require a bit more of a driving commitment than I would like.
Anybody interested in meeting someplace in Denver? There are plenty of breweries that would accommodate a small club, I'm sure.
That actually sounds like a pretty cool and like a fun thing to do.Thanks. Un-derailed. Still throwing that out there, though. I know Great Divide does a monthly meeting with a brewer where they bring out a few experiments and encourage discussion. Usually degrades into a bunch of people talking, but if you work at it, it can be a great experience. That could be a good place to start, club-wise.
I would be interested. My stout isn't quite ready maybe in a week or two. And I have an IPA that is ready. I am getting ready to go on a backpacking trip and I will get in touch with you once I return.I don't have a huge pipeline as of yet but I am working on it.I have a bunch of inventory, if anyone wants to trade. I am in southeast Aurora.
Dry stout (more like guiness)
Caramel IPA with all home grown hops (Centennial and Cascade)
last year's Quadrupel Belgian
Apricot Ale from Williams
misc IPAs from last year
If your still interested, I'm planning to go to the home brewers nite at the Brew Hut in Aurora. Thursday 20 Sept from 6pm to 9pm. Bring some of your beers and taste some of mine. Ive never been, but the guys tell me its a great time to talk brewing, and share each others product. Even if you don't have any ready, come anyway. Its a chance to meet and talk to people who think beer. I will be the guy with the stupid look on my face wearing a Pink Floyd t-shirt.Wanting to try and get out and meet some new people in the community but also want to gain some additional knowledge so I figured it might be time to check out some homebrew clubs. Are there any out there in the Aurora area?