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Impromptu SCUBA outing to NJ's hard cidery, Twisted Limb in Stillwater. Thanks to Frank Voris for showing us around the barn (that he built himself) and pouring samples of barrel-aged ciders. From straight cider, to lemon & ginger, to the Jersey Cocktail, we enjoyed them all and look forward to seeing Twisted Limb grow and succeed.

 

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Sussex County United Brewers and Alchemists (SCUBA) and Morris Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH) joined together again this year to brew as one in celebration of the National Homebrew Day Big Brew at The Stirling Hotel in Stirling, NJ, on Saturday, 2 May 2015.

On a perfect spring day, 55 gallons of beer representing 8 different styles were created by 14 brewers using techniques ranging from extract, to emergency decoction step mash, to the infamous "there's still 89 minutes to go" extended boil. Dozens of brewers and spectators raised a glass for the worldwide National Homebrew Day Toast at 1PM.  Thanks to everyone who came out and to the Stiriling Hotel for hosting.

 

BigBrewToastThanks to North Jersey Homebrew, Krogh's Brewpub, and Angry Erik Brewing for supporting our Big Brew.  Ten brewers created 65 gallons of wort on a beautiful (and only slightly windy) spring Saturday.  About 20 people joined in the 1PM synchronized worldwide toast to National Homebrewing Day.  We met lots of local homebrewers and had a great time geeking out over everybody's fancy brew setups.  Looking forward to tasting the results...

 

Our area has a great homebrew club scene.  Here's some info about local clubs:

(last updated 6/2013 - check club websites for accurate and up to date info)

BYOB - Back Yard Obsessive Homebrewers : meetings 1st Tuesdays 6pm at Cricket Hill Brewery, Fairfield, NJ

JHBG - Jockey Hollow Brewers Guild : meetings 1st Tuesdays at Mistucky Creek Homebrew, Warwick, NY

NJHOPZ - North Jersey Homebrewers Organization of Practicing Zymurgists : meetings 1st Wednesdays, Hackettstown, NJ

MASH - Morris Area Society of Homebrewers : meetings 3rd Tuesdays at Morris Tap and Grill, Randoph, NJ

NYCHG - New York City Homebrewers Guild : meetings 3rd Tuesdays at Burp Castle, Manhattan, NY

WHALES - Woodbridge Homebrewed Ale & Lager Enthusiasts Society : meetings 3rd Tuesdays 8pm, JJ Bittings in Woodbridge, NJ

SCUBA - Sussex County United Brewers and Alchemists : meetings 4th Fridays, Sparta and Branchville, NJ

 

For a list of clubs listed by state, go to the American Homebrewers Association Club List.