Bottling Day for the 100 Hop Group Brew

We actually ended up with 102 hops, because we are bad at counting. Bottling day will be Thursday May 10th, at Craig’s house (if you came to brew day, it is the same location), by the intersection of 1st St and Madison Ave in Hoboken. Email or check out the facebook group.

As a reminder, if you helped out on brew day, you will get a bottle to take home, and if you help out on bottling day you’ll get another bottle to take home. The rest of the bottles will be distributed or shared at another time.

100 Hop Brew

Its that time again, time for another group brew!

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 @ 2PM
Hoboken, by Madison St & 1st St

This time around we will be doing a special brew day with 100 different types of hops! Those who come to the brew are each designated one bottle once its all done and of course pick through some interesting hops that remain to take home; those who come to bottling day will also be designated one bottle. What will this taste like? Only one way to find out!

Group Brew at Craig’s house (please RSVP on facebook for address details) or email We will send out the address Saturday night.


Here’s our recipe:
23 lbs Maris Otter
2 lbs Caramel 20L
1.071 OG ~ 8% abv
75 IBUs (hop additions will have to be tweaked a bit depending on exact AA% of each hop
Safale US-05 yeast

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March 19th Meeting – Kombucha, 100 Hop Brew, and more!

Our March 19th meeting will be at our usual spot. We have some exciting stuff this month, so do your best to attend.

Agenda for the March Meeting:

  • Nominations for officers (elections in April)
  • Kombucha Q&A with a professional kombucha maker. Please comment on Facebook or email us ( if you would like a free scoby, and comment if you have any topics you’d like to cover.
  • Brewery Bus Trip on April 7th (tell your friends to buy tickets!)
  • Group brew – 100 Hop IPA – scheduling and hop discussion
  • National Homebrew Competition submission period – shipping & drop-offs start 3/19. Kendall will be driving submissions out to Fifth Hammer Brewing if you want to avoid shipping.

April 7th JCBC Brewery Bus Tour

Tickets are available now for all dues paying members for the April 7th Brewery Bus Tour.  Those lucky folks have one week head start before they become available to the non dues member public.  Just one of the perks to always being a dues paying member!
Tickets will be open to the public on Thursday March 1st at Noon.

Get your tickets here

This year we will be traveling to Brix City, Fort Nonsense, Manskirt and Czig Meister.

Your ticket includes the bus fare, a tour at each brewery and non-alcoholic drinks for the bus ride.  We will also have some free beer, as we always do.

Here’s a summary of the day:

Depart Jersey City @ 11:30AM
Fort Nonsense Brewing Company
Czig Meister Brewing
Manskirt Brewing
Brix City Brewing
Arrive back in Jersey City @ 8PM

Monday 2/20 Meeting Prep Notes

Don’t forget that our meetings are now on the 3rd MONDAY of each month at Atlas Pub (by the Grove St PATH). This month we’re going to discuss our upcoming Brewery Bus Trip on April 8th (member pre-sale starts this week). We’ll also talk about upcoming homebrew events like this weekend’s Fermentation Festival. This month we’ll also finally judge the Scotch Ales brewed for the Brewer’s Duel!

Upcoming Homebrew Contests in the area

A couple of homebrew contests coming up that we missed during the meeting:
NYCHG Homebrew Alley. Dropoffs until 1/28 (Thirsty Quaker is a dropoff spot)
Hoboken Beer & Chili contest, March 10th.
National Homebrew Competition signups start TODAY (1/23)

Poll for the JCBC Brewery Bus Trip – April 7th

Poll for our April 7th Brewery Bus Trip! All of these breweries are on approximately the same route, so the travel time will be the same regardless. Now we need member feedback on where the club should visit. Also note that Czig Meister and Manskirt are across the street from each other.

Vote on Facebook

Manskirt (Hackettstown)
Jersey Girl (Hackettstown)
Czig Meister (Hackettstown)
Fort Nonsense (Denville) (opens Jan 27)
Brix City (Little Ferry)
Alementary (Hackensack)
Magnify (Fairfield)
Cricket Hill (Fairfield)

Brew Club Holiday Party Friday 12/15

The Jersey City Brew Club is having our holiday party on Friday 12/15, starting at 7PM! We’re going to have a fun night of food and drinks with friends and brewers. Even if you’ve never come to a meeting before, you are welcome to join us to make some new friends and try some great homebrew.

Feel free to bring along any brews you want to share – food dishes are welcome too! The party will be at a club member’s house by Journal Square Square – by the intersection of Vroom St and Summit Ave. For the exact address, please join the JCBC Facebook Group, or email us at