VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 9AM Saturday, we need a couple people (2-4) to help set up our tent and tables. It won’t take more than 30 minutes, but the tent is huge. We only have about 6 tables so that won’t take much time at all.
WHEN TO BRING YOUR BEER: We’ll be serving from about 1-5. Please bring your beer by NOON. If you can’t bring your beer personally, or will be held up, bring your beer to The Thirsty Quaker, and I’ll bring it over in the morning. My shop is already turning into a keg camp, I won’t mind a few more.
WHAT THE FESTIVAL WILL PROVIDE: Tables, ice, tubs, cups, signs.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: Your beer, bottle openers, a jockey box if you have one, any CO2 tanks/regulators (if you have spares, I’d appreciate it).
IF YOU DON’T HAVE 5 GALLONS: Bring some beer anyway, it will be a fun day and we can share, whether it’s a full 5 gallons or just a few bottles you have lying around.
OTHER STUFF: If you’re bringing beer, you don’t have to pay, of course. If you want to volunteer to help serve beer, let us know. And remember, we’ll be serving as a group, so we can all switch off and walk around and enjoy the chili and music.
The JCBC will be serving up flights of homebrew at the street fair going on at Grove St & Newark Ave in early May. This awesome street fair is being put on by 4th Street Arts, and will feature music and chili! It’s not a contest, we’ll all be at a couple tables together working a few jockey boxes, so don’t worry about having to hunker down and talk about your beer the whole time, we can all work together.
Also, brewers will be compensated for the grain, hops, yeast, and whatever else they put into their beer (about $50 / beer, I believe). Nice!
The JCBC has grown a lot over the last few years, and we have a big crowd at all our meetings now, and big crowds at our contests and other events. It’s great to see the homebrew community growing and getting involved.
We’ve talked about dues for a while, and at the last meeting we came to an agreement. The fee is a nominal $10 per year (due by the March meeting), but will help us make everyone official JCBC members, and will come with a lot of great benefits:
Priority discounted access to JCBC events like tours and contests
Exclusive access to things like our BJCP study group or our homebrew library
You don’t have to be a dues-paying member to attend our monthly meetings, but by joining up, you’ll help ensure we can keep doing cool things for our club, like the vans we rented to transport everyone to the NYCHG’s 25th anniversary party at Brooklyn Brewery.
So please attend the next meeting you can and bring $10 for your annual dues (see Kendall).
The cost covers 11 weeks of beer for each meeting, snacks, our meeting space, and other study materials (books, etc). The first class will be on February 26th, and space is limited. We also have several experts from the field lined up that will give talks and guide us through fun tastings!
Even if you’re not interested in judging, this will be a great opportunity to learn about how small changes in the homebrew process can lead to great beer or bad beer.
Registration is limited to dues-paying members of the JCBC only! If you are not yet a dues-paying member, please bring your $10 annual dues to the February meeting (February 19th), or Contact Us.
The Jersey City Brew Club elected officers for the time in the club’s history at our last meeting on November 20th. Each candidate had a chance to address the group and all members in attendance cast their votes while sampling their fellow members’ hard work.
The election results were as follows:
President / Treasurer: Kendall Eskew
Secretary / Sergeant at Arms: Kyle Bouchard
Events Chair: Diana Dale
There were two other positions offered to support the online presence of the club. These were volunteer roles offered to the group for anyone interested.
Social Coordinator: Sarah Burrough
Webmaster: James Connors
The meeting minutes are posted to JCBC’s Facebook Group here.
We hope to see all members, current and prospective, at Hopscotch this coming Wednesday (December 18th) for our December monthly meeting. All are welcome but please RSVP to the Facebook Event if you can so that we can have a rough headcount.
The JCBC is having its first ever officer elections at our next meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:30 pm at HopsScotch. Even if you are not always active with the club, please attend so we can get your feedback and so you can hear some words from our nominees. We would love to have a great turnout, and there will even be free food and beers for everyone in attendance.
Here are the nominations that were given at last month’s meeting. If you would like to nominate someone not on the list, please comment here. If you can not attend the next meeting, please fill out the form at the bottom of this post for an absentee ballot.
President / Treasurer – This officer will lead the club in general direction and work with the other officers, as well as manage the club’s funds.
Secretary / Sergeant at Arms – This officer will take notes during meetings, as well as set the agenda and conduct the meetings.
Events Chair – The events chair will be in charge of planning and running events. However, they will not be responsible for running all events. Individual events (like group brews, tours, or parties) should be run by volunteers, and the chair will help coordinate.
Volunteer Positions (un-elected):
Webmaster – will post info this website and the facebook group
Social Coordinator – will manage the mailing list and facebook group
Event Coordinators – these will be volunteers to run individual events like a group brew or party.
The JCBC is getting a few vans to take our brewers, volunteers, and drinkers to the NYCHG’s 25th Anniversary Party at Brooklyn Brewery. If you’d like to hitch a ride with us, sign up for a ride here!
If you’re not brewing but want to attend the event, make sure to buy a ticket now, as they’re going to go fast. A bunch of local homebrew clubs and shops will be there, and it’s going to be a great time.