Buck Creek Hop Tour

The tour was led by Dan Paca, one of the partners at Buck Creek Hops. We spent nearly 2 hrs at the hop yard learning about large scale hop farming. We plan a second tour at harvest.

Hop Plants

Dan and his son with a flat of hop plants. Close to 25,000 planted this year.

Early hop yard at Buck Creek Hops,

One of the first hop yards.

Drip irrigation

Drip irrigation

First year hop yard at Buck Creek Hops

First year hop yard at Buck Creek Hops

July Meeting – Venue Change

When: Tuesday, July 7   7pm – 9 pm

Where: Bruce’s house , 926 Pepper Dr. Iowa City

Bring homebrew to sample/critique/showoff

Topic: Since it is summer: Summer beers or your favorite canned commercial summer beer. We will be outside under Bruce’s pergola.

May Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 5   7pm – 9 pm

Where: The Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City

Bring homebrew to share. Our group has grown and a suggestion was raised at last meeting to bring 2 bottles per sample.

Topic: English Milds, Spring beers, Filmscene Movie, Cork & Bottle Tasting

April Meeting

When: Tuesday, April 7   7pm – 9 pm

Where: The Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City

Bring homebrew to share. Our group has grown and a suggestion was raised at last meeting to bring 2 bottles per sample.

Topic: Water analysis results, Cork & Bottle event, Great Taste event.

March Meeting

Meetings have returned to the First Tuesday of the month schedule

When: Tues, March 3 7pm – 9pm
Where: The Sanctuary Pub, 405 S. Gilbert Iowa City.

Since March includes St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day.
Bring a beer with either an Irish, Italian, Polish or Czech heritage to share.

February Meeting

Meetings are back to the First Tuesday of the month schedule

When: Tues, Feb 3 7pm – 9pm
Where: The Sanctuary Pub, 405 S. Gilbert Iowa City.

Since February and Chocolate are a standard pairing.
Bring a beer (commercial or homebrew) with chocolate in one form or another as an ingredient or flavor profile. (cocoa powder, cacoa nibs, chocolate, chocolate malt are just a few examples)

2015 IBU Open

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Entries are accepted Feb. 21- March 21, 2015

Judging is March 28, 2015

First Entry is $7 subsequent entries are $5

One entry per style sub-category

Register entries on-line  www.ibuopen.com

Best of Show: 6A Cream Ale brewed by Doug Karp, Wichita Homebrewers Organization

Results: 353 entries, 165 registered participants  http://www.ibuopen.com/

 

2015 BrrrFest

2015 BrrrFest: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Brrr Fest

  • Begins: 12:00 pm (Brewmaster), 1:00 pm (regular and non-drinking)
  • Ends: 4:00 pm
  • Location:  Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Exhibit Hall
  • 300 E. 9th St., Coralville, IA

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  • Food: Available for purchase, or within walking distance from restaurants
  • Restrictions: Must be at least 21 years old to enter.  IDs will be checked.
  • Limited Quantities:  BrrrFest tickets sell out annually in advance of the event.
  • Seating: A seating area will be available inside the Exhibit Hall