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13 June 2024, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Pirate's Cove

Chesapeake, VA

We want to thank John and his staff at Pirate's Cove for once again hosting our brew meeting and for supporting our club. They have excellent food and a great craft beer list, so please make sure to take care of them this evening.

We have one new members since our last meeting - welcome (again) to Brandon Burrow. Brandon signed up at our May meeting at Voodoo Brewing Co.

Tonight’s Raffle:

We are going to have a 50/50 raffle using raffle tickets. As the name implies, half will go to the winner, and half to the club. We will be coming around with the raffle tickets. One ticket is $1, Six tickets for $5.

You can pay cash or via PayPal. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

  • Next barrel fill

    • Wee Heavy v4

      • Joe will sample on July 20, 2024

      • This barrel will be up for sale, once emptied, to club members having the right of first refusal for $50. Please reach out to Joe to purchase the barrel

  • Looking aheadto Fall/Winter 2024

    • The Porter/Bourbon barrel double brew is moving forward​

      • Looking for a Chocolate Imperial Stout recipe. If you have a favorite one please reach out to Joe Luchansky​

      • The plan is for these barrels to come from A. Smith Bowman and will be open to any homebrewer in the area - so pass the word around!

  • Summer 2024 - Barrel Aged Mead

    • Possibly make this mead on National Mead Day 08/03/2024 or 08/04/2024

    • If made then, would be looking at mid-September/early October 2024 barrel fill

    • Looking into a bulk honey purchase for the mead barrel brewers to split

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report

Sample glasses for sale - $5 each


Swag order is in with the vendor. Will advise when we get the order. Your payment will be due at that time.

7CB and 757 Events:
06-22-2024     Honey Festival @ Virginia Beach Farmers Market
06-27-2024     Virtual Happy Hour with MHP presentation by Brian McCrickard
       Link for the Google Meet will be sent via email and located on the FB event
07-11-2024     Club meeting @ Redwood - Norfolk
       This meeting will also be our next in-house competition night. Any style base beer but you must use 1 pound of coffee in your recipe.
        Food for this meeting MUST BE PRE-ORDERED AND PRE-PAID. Food deadline will be Friday 07/05/2024. You will be receiving an email about food options/pricing. We are looking to keep it around $20 per person.
07-27-2024     7CB Norfolk Pub Crawl
       Tentative schedule:
         Start 11:30 at Makers. Then on to Rip Rap, The Veil, Armed Forces, Benchtop, Smartmouth
08-03-2024        National Mead Day. Details on a club mead making day will be coming soon
08-04-2024        1st Hampton Roads Honey Fest @ St. George Brewing
08-08-2024     Club meeting @ Armed Forces Brewing Co - Norfolk
09-12-2024     Club meeting @ TBA
10-10-2024     Club meeting @ Post Secondary - Portsmouth
10-13-2024     Brew Day 2024/7CB Swap Meet
        Hosted by Joe Luchansky in his backyard
        Open to all homebrew clubs in the 757
        In addition to a small home brew competition, we will also possibly holding a bbq competition
        Please bring food and home brew to share
Fall 2024         7CB members, friends, and family camping weekend in Virginia Beach. Details TBD

Thanks to everyone who attended our 7CB night out at the Tides game.

Homebrew Competitions:

Quick reminder about SHA and HRBC competitions. Remember to check our Facebook page and meeting minutes on the website for the link to the current competition document. This is the best way to keep you up on current upcoming competitions and registration deadlines.

Recent Competition Winners
      HRBC Competition #3 - Lawnmower Beers:
Dempsey Smith - Best of Show Kölsch

      Brewers East End Revival 27th Brew Off - NY homebrew competition:
Dempsey Smith - 1st place Australian Sparkling Ale; 2nd place American Lager

      NHC Round One:

Brandon Christian - 1st place Spice, Herb, & Vegetable Beer (Mexican Chocolate Stout)

Brian McCrickard - 1st place Scottish & Irish Ale (Scottish Export)

Master Homebrewer Program
    7CB as a club has purchased a membership to participate in the MHP. Which means that it is FREE FOR YOU! Not only will you be individually ranked, listed, and accoladed but the club is also in an overall competition with other homebrew clubs.


     When you sign up (FOR FREE) for MHP, you will be issued an individual member number. From there, you enter that number into the competitions when available and your score sheet is supposed to be automatically uploaded into the system for you – but always double check. If you don’t enter your member number at the time of competition registration, then you have the ability to upload your scoresheet directly into the MHP website.


     Please plan on attending our virtual happy hour this month, 06/27/2024, as Brian McCrickard will be giving a visual presentation on the Master Homebrew Program. We will have his computer screen on display for you to see how the website actually works.

Current MHP Rankings:

     Madden - Novice

     Christian - Distinguished

     McCrickard - Recognized

     Dempsey - Recognized

     Luchansky - Novice

     Bruce Enzmann - Unranked

     Nate Stallings - Unranked

Upcoming CompetitionsRegistration currently open for Fugetaboutit! 2024 (SHA circuit)
                           as of 06/10/2024 only about 12 entries available
             Registration currently open for North Georgia Home Brew (SHA circuit)
                           as of 06/10/2024 only about 40 entries available
             06/14/2024 registration open for Blue Ridge Brew Off (SHA circuit)
             06/15/2024 registration opens for JRHB Dominon Cup (SHA circuit)
              July 2024 club meeting – the in-house coffee competition
              07/17/2024 HRBC Comp #4 Classic IPA at Brew & Bottle
                             21A American IPA, 21B Specialty IPA (NO HAZYs), 22A Double IPA

Social Media:

Facebook barrel page is where you will find the polls for upcoming barrel recipes, as well as working barrel specific information.

The updated beer competition spreadsheet link is pinned to the top of our main Facebook group page and here.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_odQzKbxbJEM2giCmdVcqlgHuw04l6v2/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=116183407254269551820&rtpof=true&sd=true

Education:

Brian McCrickard talks about mash temperatures and pH levels and their affect on your beer.

 

In House Competition:
The next in-house competition will be held at our July 2024 meetingany base style (brewers choice) but you must use 1 pound of coffee in your recipe. Good Luck and Happy Brewing!

NEXT MEETING - 11 July 2024 18:30 @ Redwood Smoke Shack - Norfolk

9 May 2024, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Voodoo Brewing Co.

Virginia Beach, VA

We want to thank Voodoo Brewing for hosting our brew meeting and for supporting our club. They have excellent food and a great craft beer list, so please make sure to take care of them this evening.

We have two new members since our last meeting - welcome to Jacob Shawler and Sam Davies. Jacob is with us tonight!

Tonight’s Raffle:

We are going to have a 50/50 raffle using raffle tickets. As the name implies, half will go to the winner, and half to the club. We will be coming around with the raffle tickets. One ticket is $1, Six tickets for $5.

You can pay cash or via PayPal. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

  • Next barrel fill

    • Wee Heavy v4

      • Barrel fill date: 05/18/2024 Saturday @ Noon

      • Iron Clad Distillery in Newport News is the barrel for this round. Joe picking up barrel 05/11/2024

      • This barrel will be up for sale, once emptied, to club members having the right of first refusal for $50. Please reach out to Joe to purchase the barrel

  • Looking ahead

    • The Porter/Bourbon barrel double brew is moving forward​

      • Looking for a Chocolate Imperial Stout recipe. If you have a favorite one please reach out to Joe Luchansky​

      • The plan is for these barrels to come from A. Smith Bowman and will be open to any homebrewer in the area - so pass the word around!

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report

Sample glasses for sale - $5 each

Swag order is being placed this week!

7CB and 757 Events:
05-18-2024      In person social hour @ Tides game - Norfolk
05-18-2024     Wee Heavy v4 barrel fill @ Wine & Cake Hobbies starting at Noon
06-13-2024     Club meeting @ Pirate's Cove - Chesapeake
06-27-2024     Virtual Happy Hour
07-11-2024     Club meeting @ Redwood - Norfolk
                 This meeting will also be our next in-house competition night
08-08-2024     Club meeting @ Armed Forces Brewing Co - Norfolk
Fall 2024         7CB members, friends, and family camping weekend in Virginia Beach. Details TBD

Fall 2024         Big Brew Day 2024/7CB Swap Meet Hosted by Joe Luchansky in his backyard.             Open to all home brew clubs in the 757 area. In addition to a small beer competition, we will also be holding a baby back rib competition.

Homebrew Competitions:

Quick reminder about SHA and HRBC competitions. Remember to check our Facebook page and meeting minutes on the website for the link to the current competition document. This is the best way to keep you up on current upcoming competitions and registration deadlines.

Recent Competition Winners
      Cask Beer Blitz:
Joe Luchansky - Best of Show Mead/Cider and 1st place Cider with his take on the club barrel cider
Dempsey Smith - 2nd place Kölsch
Brandon & Carla Christian - 3rd place American Porter, 1st place Mexican Chocolate Stout
Brian McCrickard - 3rd place Scottish Export, 3rd place club barrel Belgian Strong, 3rd place Cider

      Colonial Cup:
Brian McCrickard - 2nd place Best of Show/1st place Wood-Aged club barrel Belgian Dark Strong
 7CB swept the Specialty Wood-Aged Beer category! McCrickard also took 3rd place in this category
Brian & Beth Madden - 3rd place American Porter
Brandon & Carla Christian - 2nd place wood-aged, 2nd place Shwarbeir, 1st place Mexican Lager
Dempsey Smith - 3rd place Blonde Ale

       Port City Plunder:
Brandon & Carla Christian - 3rd place American Porter, 3rd place Mexican Chocolate Stout, 3rd place Vanilla Bourbon Stout
Brian McCrickard - 1st place American Pale Ale, 3rd place New World Cider
Bruce Enzmann - 2nd place Märzen
Dempsey Smith - 2nd place Strong Bitter, 2nd place Kölsch

Upcoming Competitions
     05/15/2024           HRBC Comp #3 Lawnmowers Beers in Virginia Beach, VA
                                              Kolsch, German Pils, Cream Ale, Blonde Ale
     05/27/2024           registration opens for the US Open (SHA circuit)
     06/01/2024           registration opens for North Georgia (SHA circuit)
     06/15/2024           registration opens for Dominion Cup (SHA circuit)
     July 2024 club meeting - the in-house coffee competition

Social Media:

Facebook barrel page is where you will find the polls for upcoming barrel recipes, as well as working barrel specific information.

The updated beer competition spreadsheet link is pinned to the top of our main Facebook group page and here.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_odQzKbxbJEM2giCmdVcqlgHuw04l6v2/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=116183407254269551820&rtpof=true&sd=true

Education:

Brian McCrickard talks about the methods and practices of dry hopping your beer

 

In House Competition:
The next in-house competition will be held at our July 2024 meetingany base style (brewers choice) but you must use 1 pound of coffee in your recipe. Good Luck and Happy Brewing!

NEXT MEETING - 13 June 2024 18:30 @ Pirate's Cove Restaurant

11 April 2024, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - 1608 Crafthouse

Virginia Beach, VA

We want to thank the amazing staff at 1608 for once again hosting our brew meeting and for supporting our club. They have an excellent food and a great craft beer list, so please make sure to take care of them this evening.

We had two guests attend this meeting, Josh the guest of the Christians and Joe the guest of Joe Luchansky.

Tonight’s Raffle:

We are going to have a 50/50 raffle using raffle tickets. As the name implies, half will go to the winner, and half to the club. We will be coming around with the raffle tickets. One ticket is $1, Six tickets for $5.

You can pay cash or via PayPal. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

  • Next barrel fill

    • Wee Heavy v4

      • Brew by date: 04/28/2024 Sunday

      • Barrel fill date: 05/18/2024 @ noon Saturday

    • Imperial Yeast is sponsoring this barrel. So free yeast! Joe will distribute to the brewers. Please contact Joe Luchansky in order to get your yeast if you didn't attend this meeting.

    • Iron Clad Distillery in Newport News is providing the barrel for this round

  • Looking ahead

    • The Porter/Bourbon barrel double brew is moving forward​

      • Looking for a Chocolate Imperial Stout recipe. If you have a favorite one please reach out to Joe Luchansky​

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report

Sample glasses for sale - $5 each

Swag order reminder – order any hats or shirts or other gear SOON. We will be placing an order in the upcoming month, so get your order in. The club will put the order together and pre-pay. Payment due at pickup. You should have received the links for the apparel and a pdf order form in your email. If not, please see Beth. Please email your completed order forms to Paul Wilson at pdlmwilson@verizon.net

2025 club dues will be $30 for individuals and $50 for households

7CB and 757 Events:
04-25-2024     7CB Virtual Happy Hour via Google Meet

              Link for this meeting will be sent out the day before the event and is already located on the Facebook event page. Joe Luchansky will be running beer trivia based on the game Beer Nerd.
05-04-2024     Big Brew Day at Brew & Bottle in Newport News

              Starts at 10:00. Brandon, Carla, and Brian McCrickard are all planning on brewing. Come out and support 7CB and Tuan
05-09-2024     Club meeting @ Voodoo Brewing Co - Virginia Beach
05-2024          In person social hour @ Tides game - Norfolk
                Brian McCrickard is still working on this event, but we are anticipating it being sometime the weekend of 05/17-19/2024
05-18-2024     Wee Heavy v4 barrel fill @ Wine & Cake Hobbies starting at Noon
06-13-2024     Club meeting @ Pirate's Cove - Chesapeake
07-11-2024     Club meeting @ Redwood - Norfolk
                 This meeting will also be our next in-house competition night
08-08-2024     Club meeting @ Armed Forces Brewing Co - Norfolk
Fall 2024         7CB members, friends, and family camping weekend in Virginia Beach. Details TBD

Fall 2024         Big Brew Day 2024/7CB Swap Meet Hosted by Joe Luchansky in his backyard.             Open to all home brew clubs in the 757 area. In addition to a small beer competition, we will also be holding a baby back rib competition.

Homebrew Competitions:

Quick reminder about SHA and HRBC competitions. Remember to check our Facebook page and meeting minutes on the website for the link to the current competition document. This is the best way to keep you up on current upcoming competitions and registration deadlines.

Recent Competition Winners
     HRBC Comp #2 If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap - Christian 1st place, McCrickard 2nd place

Upcoming Competitions
     04/19-20/2024     CASK Beer Blitz at St. George Brewery in Hampton, VA
     04/20/2024           Lowcountry Libations Colonial Cup in Charleston, SC
     05/04/2024           Wort City Brewers Port City Plunder in Willmington, NC
     05/15/2024           HRBC Comp #3 Lawnmowers Beers in Virginia Beach, VA
                                              Kolsch, German Pils, Cream Ale, Blonde Ale

Social Media:

Beth talks about 7CB Facebook pages, Instagram page, Google Drive competition document, Google Meet link for next social hour, and Rich's newsletter.

Facebook barrel page is where you will find the polls for upcoming barrel recipes, as well as working barrel specific information.

The updated beer competition spreadsheet link is pinned to the top of our main Facebook group page and here.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_odQzKbxbJEM2giCmdVcqlgHuw04l6v2/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=116183407254269551820&rtpof=true&sd=true

Education:

Joe Luchansky presents How To Make A Starter

 

In House Competition:

The in-house competition of British Brown Ale and GO! We have four commercial examples to try to style notes.

RESULTS - we had our first even tie. Paul Wilson and Rich Hart have won the British Brown Ale in-house competition. So they had to agree on the next style or theme, and they have made their selection.
The next in-house competition will be held at our July 2024 meeting - any base style (brewers choice) but you must use 1 pound of coffee in your recipe. Good Luck and Happy Brewing!

NEXT MEETING - 9 May 2024 18:30 @ Voodoo Brewing Co

14 March 2024, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Studly Brewing Co

Chesapeake, VA

We want to thank Blake and the amazing staff at Studly for once again hosting our brew meeting and for supporting our club.

Tonight’s Raffle:

We are going to have a 50/50 raffle using raffle tickets. As the name implies, half will go to the winner, and half to the club. We will be coming around with the raffle tickets. One ticket is $1, Six tickets for $5.

You can pay cash or via PayPal. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

  • Next barrel fill

    • Wee Heavy v4

      • Need more brewers for this one - please go to the 7CB Barrel FB page to sign up or email us if you want a spot​

      • As of this posting, there are 7 to 9 brewers already signed up

      • This beer will be going into either a Deep Creek Distillery or A. Smith Bowman barrel

  • Last barrel is still up for sale

    • Can't put another beer into it - but it will make a nice planter or art piece

    • Please reach out to Joe for purchase, it is currently at Wine & Cake

    • Tarnished Truth High Rye Bourbon barrel - $40 for any club member

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report

Sample glasses for sale - $5 each

Swag order reminder – order any hats or shirts or other gear SOON. We will be placing an order in the upcoming month, so get your order in. The club will put the order together and pre-pay. Payment due at pickup.

We will be sending a digital copy of the order form that you can fill out directly on your phone or computer, as well as links to the current catalog

PAY YOUR 2024 DUES! – no later than 03/31/2024

7CB and 757 Events:
03-29-2024     7CB night out with at the Admirals game.
04-11-2024     Club meeting @ 1608 Crafthouse
04-25-2024     7CB Virtual Happy Hour

              Look for a link on the Facebook event and in your email
05-04-2024     Big Brew Day at Brew & Bottle in Newport News
05-11-2024     Club meeting @ TBD
Fall 2024         7CB members, friends, and family camping weekend in Virginia Beach. Details TBD

Fall 2024         Big Brew Day 2024/7CB Swap Meet Hosted by Joe Luchansky in his backyard.             Open to all home brew clubs in the 757 area. In addition to a small beer competition, we will also be holding a baby back rib competition.

Homebrew Competitions:

Quick reminder about SHA and HRBC competitions. Remember to check our Facebook page and meeting minutes on the website for the link to the current competition document. This is the best way to keep you up on current upcoming competitions and registration deadlines.

Master Homebrewers Program – 7CB is now an official club level member, which means you get all of the benefits of being in the program without having to pay for it. Once you sign up for MHP, they will issue you an individual member number for you to include on your homebrew competition entries.

The Lincolnton Festival weekend is coming up soon. Friday night is a bottle share party. Then Saturday is the big homebrew event. We are trying to fill up the tap board with 6 kegs. Let Brian know if you’d like to go to the festival, and/or if you’d like to donate a keg of your best homebrew to serve.

Education:

Brian McCrickard talked about recipe development

 

In House Competition:

The next in-house competition style will be British Brown Ale and will be held at our April 2024 meeting.

NEXT MEETING - 11 April 2024 18:30 @ 1608 Crafthouse

08 February 2024, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Thin Brew Line Brewing

Virginia Beach, VA

We want to thank Raf and Thin Brew line for once again hosting our brew meeting and for supporting our club.

Tonight’s Raffle:

We are going to have a 50/50 raffle using raffle tickets. As the name implies, half will go to the winner, and half to the club. We will be coming around with the raffle tickets. One ticket is $1, Six tickets for $5.

You can pay cash or via PayPal. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

  • Next barrel fill

    • Waiting on a fresh bourbon barrel from Deep Creek Distillery

    • Shooting for March 2024 fill

    • Wee Heavy v4 and Imperial Stout are on the voting list so far but feel free to add your own suggestion

    • Need more brewers for this one – please go to the 7CB Barrel Facebook page to sign up and vote on the style of beer

  • Future 2024 barrel fill

    • Joe is trying to acquire a port wine barrel and a bourbon barrel at the same time

    • Imperial Stout has been suggested to be the style

    • Port barrel will require 60 gallons. Bourbon barrel will require 55 gallons.

      • Will need roughly 12 brewers for the port barrel and 11 brewers for the bourbon barrel

      • Open to all homebrew clubs around the 757 area

    • Proposed timeline is Spring 2024 for a Winter 2024 empty target date

  • BARREL FOR SALE!

    • Tarnished Truth High Rye Bourbon barrel is up for sale - $50

    • Please reach out to Joe for purchase, it is currently at Wine & Cake

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report

Sample glasses for sale - $5 each

Swag order reminder – order any hats or shirts or other gear SOON. We will be placing an order in the upcoming month, so get your order in. The club will put the order together and pre-pay. Payment due at pickup.

PAY YOUR 2024 DUES! – no later than 03/31/2024

7CB and 757 Events:

02-22-2024         ExBEERiment online social hour. We will be sending out a Google Meet link for this meeting via email as well as on the Facebook event page. ALL BREWERS WELCOME – even if you didn’t participate in the nibs ExBEERiment feel free to join us online and enjoy some beverages with the group
03-14-2024      Club meeting @ Studly Brewing Co.
03-29-2024     7CB night out with at the Admirals game.
04-11-2024     Club meeting @ 1608 Crafthouse
05-04-2024     Big Brew Day 2024/7CB Swap Meet
             Hosted by Joe Luchansky in his backyard.
             Open to all home brew clubs in the 757 area.
             In addition to a small beer competition, we will also be holding a baby back rib competition.
Fall 2024      7CB members, friends, and family camping weekend in Virginia Beach. Details TBD

Homebrew Competitions:

Quick reminder about SHA and HRBC competitions. Remember to check our Facebook page and meeting minutes on the website for the link to the current competition document. This is the best way to keep you up on current upcoming competitions and registration deadlines.

Master Homebrewers Program – 7CB is now an official club level member, which means you get all of the benefits of being in the program without having to pay for it. Once you sign up for MHP, they will issue you an individual member number for you to include on your homebrew competition entries.

The Lincolnton Festival weekend is coming up soon, talk to Brian McCrickard for more detailed information to participate. He is planning on going for the weekend with the clubs tapboard and tent. Friday night is a bottle share party. Then Saturday is the big homebrew event. We are trying to fill up the tap board with 6 kegs. Let Brian know if you’d like to go to the festival, and/or if you’d like to donate a keg of your best homebrew to serve.

Education:

Brian Madden gave a quick presentation on adding finings via a closed transfer method.

 

In House Competition:

The next in-house competition style will be British Brown Ale and will be held at our April 2024 meeting.

NEXT MEETING - 14 March 2024 18:30 @ Studly Brewing Co

11 January 2024, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Wasserhund Brewing Co

Virginia Beach, VA

We want to thank Wasserhund Brewing for once again hosting our brew meeting and for supporting our club. They have great food and excellent beers, so please make sure to take care of them this evening.

Tonight’s Raffle:

We are going to have a 50/50 raffle using raffle tickets. As the name implies, half will go to the winner, and half to the club. We will be coming around with the raffle tickets. One ticket is $1, Six tickets for $5.

You can pay cash or via PayPal. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

  • Tarnished Truth High Rye barrel – Belgian Strong Ale

    • Barrel fill at Wine & Cake Hobbies on 11/18/2023

    • Tried a sample last weekend and it’s ready to come out of the barrel

      • Empty date 01/20/2024 @Noon

  • Next barrel fill

    • Shooting for February 2024 fill

    • Wee Heavy v4 has been suggested to be the style

      • Stay tuned to the FB 7CB barrel page and your email for details

    • Trying to acquire either a Deep Creek or Iron Clad barrel

  • Future 2024 barrel fill

    • Joe is trying to acquire a port barrel and a bourbon barrel at the same time

    • Imperial Stout has been suggested to be the style

    • Port barrel will require 60 gallons. Bourbon barrel will require 55 gallons.

      • Joe would like to open this up to other local homebrew clubs to participate

    • Proposed timeline is March 2024 for a Winter 2024 empty target date

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report

     Sample glasses for sale - $5 each

     Swag order reminder – order any hats or shirts or other gear tonight. We will be placing an order soon and tonight is the last night to get your order in. The club will put the order together and you will pay when we get your order to you.

PAY YOUR 2024 DUES! – no later than 03/31/2024

7CB and 757 Events:

01-13-2024         VooDoo Brewing Co opens @ Noon. 300 Constitution Blvd Virigina Beach
02-01-2024         1st Annual Hampton Roads Kickoff to Homebrew @ 7pm at Tradition Brewing Co
             Hosted by Brew & Bottle this event will have games we can compete in as a club, give aways, and raffels. Come join us and represent 7CB.
02-08-2024         7CB February Club Meeting @ Thin Brew Line Virginia Beach
              …ExBEERiment brewers please bring bottles for member distribution
             …brewers - if you need bottles, the club will purchase for you – please see Paul for details
02-XX-2024         ExBEERiment online social hour. Exactly TBD.
05-04-2024         Big Brew Day 2024/7CB Swap Meet
             Hosted by Joe Luchansky in his backyard. We will have more details as we get closer but keep this date on your calendar. Joe has plenty of power in his backyard brewhouse, so bring your gear and let’s brew.
Fall 2024              7CB members, friends, and family camping weekend in Virginia Beach. Details TBD

Homebrew Competitions:

Quick reminder about SHA and HRBC competitions. Direct members to check our Facebook page and meeting minutes on the website for the link to the current competition document.

We  will be posting the Seven City Brewer of the Year point criteria soon. So that members know how many points are associated with what type of event. You will find this on our Facebook page, the website, and in your email inbox soon.

The Lincolnton festival weekend is coming up soon, talk to Brian McCrickard for more detailed information to participate. He is planning on going for the weekend with the clubs tapboard and tent. Friday night is a bottle share party. Then Saturday is the big homebrew event. We are trying to fill up the tap board with 6 kegs. Let Brian know if you’d like to go to the festival, and/or if you’d like to donate a keg of your best homebrew to serve.

Education:

Remember that all members of the club can post content to either of our Facebook pages (Seven City Brewers page and the Barrel fill page). Share that knowledge or cool homebrew/beer stuff.

 

In House Competition:

Tonight's in house competition is Winter Warmer “Christmas Ale” – vote for your favorite.
Tasters Choice was how we scored.

The winner was Will Cline and he chose British Brown Ale as the next style. The Brown Ale competition will be held at our April 2024 club meeting. Get brewing!

NEXT MEETING - 08 February 2024 18:30 @ Thin Brew Line Brewing

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