The 2015 IHBOTY award circuit is complete.
Congratulations to Aaron Reif, member of the Iowa Brewers Union homebrew club and Des Moines homebrewer.
The 2015 THIRSTY Classic has come to a close.
Paul Kay of Burlington MOB for his Best of Show Winner, Liquid Raisins, 19B (English Barleywine)
Results are available 2015 THIRSTY Classic Results
Thank you to our co-sponsor Millstream Brewing, judges, stewards and entrants.
Tuesday, Dec 1
7 – 9pm
Where: Iowa City Brewlab 505 E. Washington, Iowa City
Topics: THIRSTY Classic, winter beers and Iowa City Brewlab
Online entries accepted November 16 – 27
Entries are capped at 150 this year.
Entry fee this year is $7
Judging is Saturday, December 5, 2015 and is held at Millstream Brewing
The 2008 BJCP guidelines will be followed.
Judges and stewards are needed for this event as well. Sign up online
Millstream Brewing Company is co-sponsoring this event again.
A Homebrew tasting event~~
Sunday, November 22 2- 5 pm
Trail’s End Bike & Triathlon Shop 498 1st Avenue Coralville, IA
Profits support the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation
Admission includes beer sample glass and samples of local homebrew
Early bird admission online: $15 Door admission: $20
Food provided by The Bar’ber Shop
Must be 21 years old to enter the event.
IDs will be checked at the door.
Tickets are nonrefundable and limited to 75.
Tuesday, November 3
7 – 9 pm
Upper level 30 Hop, Iowa River Landing Coralville
Topic Trails End tasting event
THIRSTY Classic, competition Dec 5
Tuesday, October 6
The Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City
Theme: Oktoberfest biers and Pumpkin Beers
When: Tuesday, September 1 7- 9 pm
Where: The Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City
Topic: Your definition of a Lawnmower beer.
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.
Dan and his son with a flat of hop plants. Close to 25,000 planted this year.
One of the first hop yards.
First year hop yard at Buck Creek Hops
Tour Buck Creek Hopyard
Saturday, June 25
Meet at Buck Creek Hops at 11am
Directions from Iowa City: Highway 1 North, East on Morse Road, North on Turner Ave NE, approximately 1 mile turn East into a Driveway that has a steel shed and a construction sign out front.