OCTOBER - JULIA HERZ -
BEERSIDE CHAT WITH JULIA, Exec. Dir. AHA
THE BAND OF MEDIA BREWERS has booked Julia Herz, executive director of the American Homebrewers Association to join us in person for the October meeting. This informal session will give you the opportunity to meet Julia and ask your questions about the current state and future of the hobby and the AHA. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
DATE: October 19th
LOCATION: Sterling Pig Brewery. Media PA
There is a rumor that Julia might share some of her homebrew with attendees...
This year, Scott Birdwell, Vic Orlando, Paul Ward, Kevin Myers and Dave Bill poured for the club at the festival. They poured beer non-stop from start to finish. The rain didn't slow the the steady stream of people eager to belly up to the BOMB booth. Altogether, 9 beers were on tap. A special thanks to the following BOMBers who donated their time and beer to make the event a success!
Need a reason to get out of the house this weekend? Come to the Kennett Brewfest in Kennett Square, PA. There will be over 80 breweries pouring tasty beers including your favorite homebrew club...the Band of Media Brewers. General Admission starts at 1p and goes until 5p. There will be many of your favorite breweries attending and the B.O.M.B. will be pouring beers brewers by B.O.M.B. members. Come show your support and sample a few beers while you are there! CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW FOR OUR UNTAPPD LISTING.
The first annual Fire in the Hole tournament is in the can and those who came to the event...had a blast! Congrats to Tim McKeow and Bob Higgins the winners of the 1st Annual Fire in the Hole corn hole tournament. Also, congrats to runners up Robert Hennessy and Josh Kobylarz. The Sterling Pig Brewery made generous prize donations to the winners.
Round 2 of the 2023 BOMBing run took place at the home of Scott Birdwell. If you weren't there, here's what happened...
Brewers submitted their best attempt at cloning Levante Brewing Company's Cloudy & Cumbersome NEIPA. As usual, entries were judged by their fellow BOMBers in attendance. 11 teams of brewers went head to head in the first round of this year's BOMBing Run competition in their battle for the crown of Top BOMB Brewer. The results are in and as follows:
The results and full scoreboard can be found on the 2023 BOMBing Run page.
Mark your calendars!!!! The Band of Media Brewers and the The Sterling Pig Brewery have organized the first annual Fire in the Hole cornhole competition to be held at the Sterling Pig Brewery in Media PA on Sunday August 6th. The entry fee is $50/2 player team and includes for each player a commemorative T shirt and a free beer.
- 1st prize is a Sterling Pig Gift Basket
- 2nd prize is a Sterling Pig Gift Certificate
TEAM MEMBERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ENTER.
BE SURE TO SIGN UP YOUR TEAM AND PAY THE ENTRY FEE PRIOR TO AUG 24TH TO ENSURE YOUR T-SHIRT WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
The BOMB was well represented at the Lansdale Beer Fest on June 24th. Jake Wilson, Rich Sparano & Mike Herman poured their beers to give fest-goers a taste of what the BOMB is brewing. The 3 reported a strong showing at the festival and steady visits to the BOMB tent.
We were wet, damp, brewin' and chillin' all at this year's Keystone Barrel Championship brew day. This year's BOMB Barrel crew is Rich Sparano, Kevin Harkness, Mike Duprez, Mark Gibble, Adam Ritter, Alex Crowe and Dave Bill. Last year's BOMB Barrel Team placed 2nd in what turned out to be stiff competition, but year we are back and ready to compete for the top prize.
The event is comprised of homebrew clubs from around the area. Teams must brew their beer on site and then age it in a Dad's Hat Rye Whiskey barrel provided to the clubs by Keystone Homebrew Supply. Each team then brings a keg of their barrel aged beer to Keystone for the main event the following year. The beer is evaluated by a panel of celebrity judges, who crown the winner of the competition. The BOMB thanks BYOB Homebrew Supplies in Havertown, PA who helped offset our cost of the competition.
If you missed last night's meeting...you missed a lot. A few pics from the world premeire of DELCO BEER TALK at the Sterling Pig Brewery. Special thanks to Alex Crowe, Matt Farber, Brian McConnell, Christopher Devito and Tim Downey for helping make this event the success it was.