May 2018 Newsletter

 Hello all, i'm back, did you miss me? It's that time again when i wait till the last moment to get this newsletter done, but you're worth it, so lets get in to it. Last months meeting about barrel aging was fantastic! I for one learned a lot. We also had some really good beer after the presentation, thanks to everyone who shared. Keep it coming! I'll be talking about barrels later, so pay attention. We have another great topic for this months meeting as well, YEAST! That's right the most important ingredient in making alcohol. Without it we'd just have sweet hoppy water. Doesn't sound bad does it, but beer sounds so much better! See you there.
 Join us on Saturday May 19th as we pour some of our homebrew to the masses at the Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival in Media. Great way to get feed back on your beer. And if you donate and serve beer you get free admission! Check out the info below for sign ups. And if you're attending make sure you stop by and say hi. Hope to see you there.
 Well, i told you i had some more barrel talk ahead and here it is. I'm very excited to announce the first Bomb barrel brew for Christmas party. That's right we're filling our barrel for you. We are brewing up Bruce's Quad and filling our whiskey barrel with it. Then you guessed it, we will serve this tasty beverage at our yearly Christmas party. Can't wait!!!
 Make sure to follow us on Facebook and our website for the latest updates. Like our brewery bus tour coming soon. And our summer Bbq. More details to come in the near future.
 Next month is another Bombing Run competition. Hope you have those Saisons ready!!! 
  There are a few contests coming up like Buzz Off and the Philly Homebrew Cup. Make sure you get your beers entered and make us proud.
  It seems like the weather has changed for the better, it's a great time to get out and brew. Don't forget to support your local homebrew shop. 
                                                                                                        Cheers! Dan 

May Club Night
-Yeast with Dr. Matt Farber

May 17th. 7pm Upstairs at Sterling Pig

Join us again as we welcome back our friend Dr. Matthew Farber, to talk about one of the most important ingredients in beer making, YEAST!
  Matthew Farber, PhD is the Founder and Program Director of the Brewing Science Certificate program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where he is also an Assistant Professor of Biology.  He received a BS in Biology from Seton Hall University and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.  His research focuses on innovative applications of biotechnology for the improvement of beer production, and he is an inventor on two patent applications in brewing.  Dr. Farber is passionate about inspiring scientific curiosity through beer science and has been an active outreach educator with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute, and various homebrew clubs and bars.  He loves beer foam and loathes “juicy” as a beer descriptor.
  Can't wait! See you there. And as always CHEERS! 🍻



Join us for the 18th annual Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival at Iron Hill Media on Saturday, May 19th from 1-5pm. Enjoy food, games, music, and craft beer from over 20 local breweries. And if you donate 5 gallons of beer and help us serve it you get free admission. Sign up here.

The festival continues to grow into the premier showcase of handcrafted products from the region's craft breweries. Proceeds will benefit the Media Youth Center (MYC), which offers a wide array of recreational and educational programs for youth in addition to partnership opportunities with the community. MYC provides a safe environment for youth to expand their minds, grow their bodies and have fun. 

Tickets on sale NOW 

Participating Breweries (& Growing):

  • Band Of Media Brewers
  • 2SP Brewing Company
  • 3rd Wave Brewing Company
  • Aston Abbey Brewing Company
  • Bog Turtle Brewery
  • Brewery Techne
  • Conshohocken Brewing Company
  • Dogfish Head Brewery
  • Double Nickel Brewing Company
  • Flying Fish Brewing Company
  • Iron Hill Brewery
  • Lancaster Brewing Company
  • Levante Brewing
  • Locust Lane Craft Brewery
  • Love City Brewing Company
  • Manayunk Brewery
  • Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
  • Pinocchio’s Beer Garden To Go
  • Saint Benjamin Brewing Company
  • Ship Bottom Brewery
  • Stable 12 Brewing Company
  • Sterling Pig Brewery
  • Stoudts Brewing Company
  • Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Tuned Up Brewing Company
  • Wissahickon Brewing Company
  • Yards Brewing Company


A valid ID is necessary for all general admission.  
Designated drivers and King of the Hill members will receive a free food voucher.


 Ok bombers we are looking for brewers! We have finally decided what to do with last years 15 gallon barrel we received from the Keystone barrel competition. We are going to fill it with fellow Bomb member Bruce's Quad. If you've never tried this beer, you're missing out, it's FANTASTIC! And Bruce has been kind enough to share his recipe with us and brew up a batch for the barrel. We will be serving 5 Gallons of this at our Christmas party. Sounds great, right? Well we need 4 to 5 brewers (paid members only) to help Bruce fill the barrel. The club will provide the recipe for all grain or extract and purchase all ingredients. You will brew and ferment at home then meet up with the other brewers, and whoever else wants to help, to taste and decide which beers go in the barrel. After the beer has time to age in the barrel and is ready we will keg 5 gallons for the party and split up the rest among the brewers. Once brewers are selected we will set up timeframe for when the beer will need to be finished. We want to fill the barrel no later than July.  If we have a big response for this we will randomly choose who will get to brew. Deadline to sign up is Friday, May 18th. Please SIGN UP HERE! Can't wait to try this! CHEERS!
.2018 Bombing Run

 Congratulations to Mike Kinsley, our inaugural BOMBing Run Champion! He will be looking to defend his championship in 2018 and it's up to you to brew your best beers to take the trophy home in 2018. To that end, we have made a few adjustments to the BOMBing Run rules for this year and also have finalized the details on the beer styles for each round.

All information for the BOMBing Run will now be on our website. To keep up to date on standings, timing of beers and styles, bookmark the BOMBing Run page.

Sign up to participate in the 2018 BOMBing Run

Round 1 - IPA (BJCP 21a)- March 15th Club Meeting
Round 2 - Saison (BJCP 25b, 30a with 25b as the base beer) - June 21st Club Meeting
Round 3 - Oktoberfest (BJCP 6a) - Sept 20th Club Meeting
Round 4 - Porter (BJCP 20a, 30a with 20a as the base beer) - TBD December Holiday Party


Round 1 IPA Results

  1. Dan Copper             11points
  2. Jesse Fast               10points
  3. Michael Kinsley          9points
  4. Chris Noll                    8points
  5. Tim Downey                7points
  6. Mike Harville                6points
  7. Ed & Laureen Nelling   5points
  8. Mike Pantalone            4points
  9. Jeff Martin                    3points
  10. Sean Mellody               2points
  11. Dave Harding               1point


 CONGRATULATIONS to all! See you in June for those Saisons...




Beer is made with fungus! Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of yeast. It is believed to have been originally isolated from the skin of grapes. Yeast is added to sweet wort to start the fermentation process. Billions of yeast cells absorb sugar molecules and convert them into CO2 and alcohol. Yeast also produces a variety of flavor compounds, which have a significant impact on the flavor profile of a beer.

  • Sat 5/5- AHA Big Brew Day
  • Thu 5/17- May Club Night- YEAST w/t Dr. Mat Farber
  • Sat 5/19- Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival
  • Tue 5/22- Board of Directors Meeting
  • Sat 6/9- Philly Homebrew Cup
  • Sat 6/16- BUZZ OFF 24 Homebrew competition
  • Thu 6/21- June Club Night-BOMBing Run Competition/Saisons
  • Thu 6/26 -Board of Directors Meeting
  • Thu 6/28-Sat 6/30- AHA Homebrew Con
  • Thu 7/19- July Club Night, Christmas in July
  • Sat 7/21- Keystone Homebrew Supply- Club Barrel Brew Day
  • Tue 7/24- Board of Directors Meeting
  • Thu 7/26 Dan's Birthday!!!!!

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