Monday, August 19, 2013

2nd Annual DC Homebrewers and Sam Adams BBQ This Saturday


The second annual DC Homebrewers (DCHB) BBQ will be held this Saturday next door to the former Kastles Stadium at The Wharf site on the 800 block of Water Street.  It will be held from 2pm to 6pm. During the afternoon, members of the DCHB will be offering demonstrations and educational presentations, including:
Demonstrations
·         Extract Brewing with John Lutz          3:00 – 5:00 PM
·         All Grain Brewing with Jim Koebel     2:00 – 6:00 PM
·         Brew-In-A-Bag with Peter Jones         2:00 – 6:00 PM
Presentations
·         2:45 - Nanomashing: Tasting Caramel Malts - Bob Rouse, DC Homebrews Club President
·         3:15 - Homebrew Outreach and Participation Sisterhood (HOPS)
·         3:45 - Yeasts Gone Wild - Jasper Akerboom, Lost Rhino Brewing Company
·         4:15 - Brewing Historical Beers - Peter Jones, Historian
·         4:45 - Beer Judging Tips and Tricks - Jim Koebel, BJCP National Judge
·         5:15 - Hops 101 - Andrei Henry, NHC Presenter

There will also be fun activities for the entire family, including cornhole, pin the tail on the donkey, and entertainment from the Washington Nationals. A raffle will also be held with several items up for bid including Uber Gift Cards, Odyssey Cruises, private dinner from CESaute, a hat signed by Danny Espinosa, a ball signed byu Wilson Ramos, Nationals tickets, items signed by Adam LaRoche, booze, beer, art, brewing equipment, and more. Some of the beers that will be available include: Sam Adams, Angry Orchard, Flying Dog, 3 Stars, DC Brau, Bells, and Duve.

Admission is $15 and tickets are available here. Kids 10 and under can enter for free. Ticket price includes admission, a plate of BBQ (vegetarian option will be available), 2 sides, hand-crafted soda, Sam Adams beer and an additional beer ticket for one of several craft beers that will be on tap. Additional beer tickets will be available for $5. All raffle and beer sales will go to Common Good City Farm and some of the ticket sales profits are going to DCHB to further education and make more events like this happen.

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