Why Join a Local Home Brewing Club?

This week I sat down at the Hydraulic Hearth with members of three local groups to find out why a home brewer shouldn’t go it alone:

Andrew Urban of The Sultans of Swig
Devon Starks of The Buffalo Beer Goddesses
& Bill Faust of Das Hausbrauers Von Buffalo

We talked about the history of the groups and the current organizations, and for those wondering, all of the groups ARE accepting new members. To join, you should either contact them at the links above or show up to one of the meetings.

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The best kind of events are beer events!

The groups also mentioned upcoming events they are running or are a part of:

The Beer Goddesses are pouring at Buffalo Women’s Gifts on November 28th

From The Buffalo Women’s Gifts website (www.BuffaloWomensGifts.com)- 

We invite you to participate in the 18th annual event celebrating women’s creativity, Women’s Gifts.

Date: Saturday, November 28th 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Asbury Hall at Babeville (Ani DiFranco’s venue formerly known as “The Church”), 341 Delaware Avenue (at West Tupper). We are thrilled to be in this celebrated space, created by Ani DiFranco & company, which captures the spirit of Women’s Gifts.

Items for Sale: Jewelry, pottery, fabrics, glass, body care, ceramics, knitted and crocheted items, printed items, food and drink, card, notebooks, home decor, wood, intuitive readings, photography, and more!

Performances: Relativity BellyDance, Kathy Moriarty, Dee Adams, Julie Atti Rogers, and Loraine O’Donnell.

Food: Amys Food Truck!

This event is FREE to visitors. We encourage all to attend!

The Sultans of Swig are pairing with The Matt Urban Hope Center on December 5th.

From Buffalo Iron Works website (www.BuffaloIronWorks.com)-

The 1st annual Dears Beers and Cheers Homebrew Competition presented by The Sultans of Swig and Buffalo Iron Works is coming to Iron Works on December 5th! Come celebrate the repeal of prohibition with us by participating in this unique fundraiser. Homebrewers donate their beers and the community donates their money to taste said beers, with all proceeds benefiting the Matt Urban Center’s Hope House Homeless Shelter for Women and Children.

Presale tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25. Bring a unwrapped toy of $10 value and receive 10 free tickets to our basket raffle.

**1st place winner of the Homebrew competition will get a brew day with Chris Herr at Pearl St.**

 Here’s what’s happening:

  • Up to 25 homebrewers may donate their delicious creations.

  • For a $25 / $20 Presale donation to the Matt Urban Center, you can sample all of the homebrews and cast votes for the “Peoples’ Choice” best beer.

  • Certified beer judges and special guests will be judging the beers in the competition  to crown an or all “Best in Show”.

  • The brewer of the winning beer, as decided by a combined score of public voting and judges ratings, will get awesome prizes!

  • All proceeds from the event go to the Matt Urban Center’s Hop House Homeless Shelter for Women and Children. The Matt Urban Center helps families in the Buffalo area