Welcome Current, New or Prospective Member!
Because the Jockey Hollow Brewers Guild is a diverse club with many different things to offer our members, I’d like to provide an overview of the JHBG for new and prospective members so they can get a sense of what we’re all about. Hopefully, you will both understand what we do and find an aspect of the club that appeals to you and encourages you to be an active member during your time with us. We are an educational, informative, and welcoming band of brewers.
In Meetings: Our meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month at Mistucky Creek
Warwick, NY. We typically start around 7:00 pm. The meeting may contain educational presentations as well as announcements that are of an interest to our members so check out our Events
page for the latest news about what is planned. Before and after the business portion of the meeting, we usually start with the education portion and a style of the month tasting. After our members typically enjoy socializing discussing techniques and brewing experiences while “showing off” their homebrew or other commercial beer that they have brought. This is a great opportunity to get some feedback on your beer. Not sure if your creation tastes quite right, or wondering if it fits a particular BJCP style? We have experienced brewers and judges who are happy to help. Please let people know if you’re looking for constructive criticism or just offering some beer; we’re happy to help, but nobody wants to offend someone who was just looking to share the wealth.
Do you have to bring homebrew or other beer to a meeting? Absolutely not. Maybe you haven’t had time to brew in a while or you feel your latest creation isn’t up to par. No big deal. But just remember that we are BYOB and it’s always better to give than to receive.
Out meetings and Extracurricular Activities: A few times each year, we my hold meetings at places other than at Mistucky Creek and typically restrict these events to our current members only. We also like to organize local brewery tours, and present brewing demonstrations. We are always planning other fun activities so watch your emails and the website for updates. Remember to check the the events page for clarification.
American Homebrewing Association Events: We help support three American Homebrewer Association events each year and are always looking for more of our members to come out and help at Mistucky Creek. Big Brew for National Homebrew Day,
Mead Day, and Learn to Homebrew Day
are great ways to get involved.
Are you just getting into homebrewing and want some help? Give
Mistucky Creek a call and see when their next brewing demonstration is or contact anyone at JHBG
Homebrew Competitions: One of the best ways to achieve brewer fame and notoriety is to do well in local homebrew competitions. There are numerous homebrew competitions throughout the year in our area and most offer incredible prizes for the winners. The
JHBG website is a great place to check out upcoming events.
Opportunities to get involved: The JHBG is an organization that runs on the hard work of volunteer members who donate time and energy for the benefit of all. If you would like to get involved in the club, please don’t hesitate to
contact a board member to let us know how you can help. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and see how the club runs. It’s a great first step toward running for a board position in the future as well!
Looking forward to seeing you at a meeting.
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