Brew Haven Monthly Meeting Minutes 2/27/2019

Brew Haven Homebrew Club

Meeting Agenda/Minutes


No Worries Brewing Company
2520 State St, Hamden, CT 06517




  • Welcome New Members
  • Dues
  • 2019 Monthly Location Schedule


Month Day Date Location
January W 23rd Rough Draft
Feb W 27th No Worries
March W 27st Tribus
April W 17th Counterweight
May T 21st NEBCO
June W 19th No Worries
July W 17th Tribus
Aug W 21st Counterweight
Sept T 17th NEBCO
Oct W 16th No Worries
Nov W 20th Tribus
Dec W 18th Counterweight



  • Glasses, Openers, Etc
  • Sensory Panel
    • No Updates,
    • Open to volunteers
  • Porter Competition
    • BJCP scores
    • 2 (mostly) equal flights with two teams of judges
    • Need volunteers for judging
      • Preference given to
      • First to BJCP certs or Head Brewer’s
      • Second those who have judged before,
      • Third to who’s stewarded, and
      • Fourth to club tenure
      • 4 judges total (flexible to 6)
    • 2 best from each flight advance to BOS.
      • If a fight has more than 2 40+ scores the third highest score will advance to BOS as a wildcard
    • Winners:
      • John O’Rourke
      • Scott Gentile
      • Matt Knight
    • Monthly Style: Barleywines



  • Recent Winners?
    • Matt Knight @ Hog River
  • CT Brew Club Competition
    • Counterweight
    • March 24th
  • Bad Sons Brewer’s Ball
    • Saturday April 27th
    • The brewery has been nice enough to offer a wort share for those who are unable to brew or would like to pick up some extra wort. I will let everyone know the date for pickup. It will be 88% roughly 2-row, 4% crystal 77, and 8% rolled oats. Obviously feel free to add specialty grains afterward. I will be sending out registration forms in a week or so. I think that gives everyone time to figure out what they’re bringing.
    • Email Justin Phillips to sign up or for more detail.


  • Charter Oak Wort Share
    • Limited to 25 entries
      • 8 spots reman open
      • Pre-registration is required
      • Remember to bring your registration form and $20.00 entry fee. Each brewer will receive 6 gallons of wort.
      • Entry fee also gets you 2 free pints in our Taproom.
      • Make sure you sanitize your vessel prior to pick-up.
    • Wort pickup is Friday March 1 12-5pm
    • Judging is Friday April 12 7:00pm
    • Contact Mike Granoth, Lead Brewer
      Charter Oak Brewing Co.



Club Events:

  • Homebrew Days
  • Westville Artwalk
    • May 10th 

Planning Committees:


  • Homebrew Con ’19 Providence, RI June 27-29
  • CT Only Club Competition


Next Meeting

  • Next meeting will be on March 27th at Tribus Beer Co. 100 Raton Dr, Milford, CT 06461


  • Monthly Style: Bitter European Beers
    • Kolsch, German Pils, Vienna Lager, Altbier
    • Brush up on your BJCP style guidelines before the meeting so we can have a fun and educational conversation


Have a topic you’d like to discuss next meeting? Got an idea for an event? Let us know ahead of time so we can get it added to the agenda! Contact


Monthly Style: Barleywines

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