We are a homebrew club located in Sussex County, New Jersey. We meet to promote our hobby, share our knowledge of brewing, coordinate beer events, and enjoy each other's homebrews. We welcome other brewers to join us.
We meet on the first Friday of every month. Join fellow beer lovers to discuss brewing, practice judging, and sample beer. Feel free to bring a friend and bring homebrew if you have some to share. Find current detailed information in Meetings.
To get the most up to date information, join our Facebook group, where events are posted and members keep in touch. You can also join our email list at Google Groups to send and receive email from all members.
Have you ever dreamed of seeing your Homebrew sporting a blue ribbon, up on the podium alongside New Jersey's tastiest tomato, most pristine pumkin pie, handsomest heifer, speediest sheep shearer, most exquisite quilt, and beardiest lumberjack? It's time to enter the NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition! See below for dates and info.
Returning to the NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition in 2018:
The Jersey Pride Category!
If you have a beer, cider, or mead that captures the essence of the Garden State, enter it into this battle for Jersey cred in this non-BJCP special category. Maybe you’ve gathered all your ingredients from Sussex County, maybe the recipe is inspired by a Springsteen song, maybe there’s Taylor Ham in the secondary, maybe you’ve aged it in a Laird’s barrel... Anything goes – you don’t need to specify a typical beer style or subcategory – but you DO need to describe the ingredient, technique, history, and/or concept that makes your brew particularly Jersey. Entries will be judged on “Jersey Pride” (concept) “Execution” (how well the concept is expressed) and “Drinkability” (technique and overall enjoyment), and will not receive normal BJCP scores/scoresheets.
Congratulations to Captain Mike Orloski, the 2017 New Jersey Homebrewer of the Year! The competition was tough this year, with the top four brewers having a beer at the Best of Show table at Motown Mash. But Mike clinched it by making an amazing show at the competition and taking 2nd Place Best of Show with his Irish Red Ale, a great culmination to his year of hard work.
Lots of activity in SCUBA recently, and here's the photographic proof.
Best of Show
|1st||Tom Jambor||Benedict Arnold||5D: German Pils||Morris Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH NJ)|
|2nd||Michael Orloski||Irish Red||15A: Irish Red Ale||
|3rd||Edward Walkowski||Baxter's Ice Cider||C2D: Ice Cider||Scranton Brewers Guild|
|HM||Dan Roebuck||Wheatwine||22D: Wheatwine||MASH|
The NJSFHC is thankful to all of the businesses who provide a treasure trove of prizes for our winners, judges, and volunteers. Take a look at our list of sponsors and be sure to say thanks by patronizing their businesses