October 2018 Newsletter


 FINALLY, Fall is here! A much needed drop in humidity and temperature, perfect for brewing! It's that special time of the year when leaves change as well as the beer menus. Bring on those darker, maltier beers we all love so much. Marzens, ambers, browns and everyone's favorite (cough, cough) pumpkin beers. Get out there and brew.

 Last months meeting, the third round of THE BOMBING RUN/Oktoberfest, is in the books. Thanks to everyone for coming out and helping us decide a winner. Our top 3 are...
1st- Mike Harville
2nd- 3 way tie Dan Copper, Jesse Fast and Mike Kinsley
3rd-Dave Harding
Congratulations to all and check below for all the results and current standings. This is getting good !!! 1 more round to go, get those porters brewed! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
We will be having another Homebrew 101 meeting this month. This time around we'll be talking about Equipment. From the basics to the advanced and everything in between. Hope to see you there.

  The next big local homebrew competition is in November. It is the Stoney Creek ABC11. Organized by the Stoney Creek Homebrewers. This year there are no limits on how many entries you can submit, so have at it. You can't win unless you enter. It is a really super way to get feedback on your beers, ciders or meads by BJCP certified judges. Good luck to all who enter!

  Also November 3 is "LEARN TO HOMEBREW DAY" Join a few of the club members at Brew Your Own Beer in Havertown while they throw some beer brewing knowledge at ya. Good way to learn. great way to spend a day. 

  As we approach the end of the year I'd like to encourage you all to consider running for the board of directors. It's a great way to have your voice heard in the decisions that affect the club. Every year we hold elections for the board positions. President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Activities Director, Bombardier and Public Relations/Social Media Director(yuck). Who will it be next year? Maybe you. Run and see. We will be creating a nominations sheet in the coming months, so think about it. It really has been a pleasure serving on the board. Hope to see some new nominees this year.

  The Bomber of the Year award. This is an award given to a member that has gone above and beyond to participate and help out when needed with events, meetings, set ups, clean ups, brew days you name it. Last years award was won by Jesse Fast. He walked away with a pretty sweet custom mash paddle among other things. Winner will be determined by the board and awarded at the holiday party in December. Who will it be this year? Maybe you! Good luck!

   This years holiday has been confirmed and will be on Friday December 21, at 7PM at Sterling Pig Brewery. Stay tuned for more details about the white elephant, barrel quad,bombing run, elections and so much more. this is a seriously busy night!

  We, the board, are still working out the details on many things. But rest assured, when we know, you'll know. Most of the up to date info can be found on our Facebook "Group" page. It's also a great way to communicate with other members, ask questions, post brew days, or just share cool stuff with others.

   Also don't forget to check the bottom of this newsletter for upcoming events. And remember to take advantage of those members only perks like the Bomb of the Month discount at Brew Your Own Beer in Havertown or the "anytime happy hour pricing on growler/crowler fills at The Sterling Pig.

  If your not a member yet you're missing out! One last thing, if you are a member of, or are planning on joining The American Homebrewers Association, please remember to put down The Band of Media Brewers as your homebrew club. It helps us out as a club. Thanks!
  And as always, CHEERS!!!


OCT. 18, 7pm at Sterling Pig Brewery
It's time for another Homebrewing 101 class. this time round we'll be talking about equipment. From kettles to kegs and everything in between. Get your notebooks, pens and pencils ready. And get your thirst quenched with some homebrew knowledge...and homebrew!!! See you there. CHEERS!



Thanks to everyone that helped out on Big Barrel Brew day. See you in April for the judging.

Beer is in the barrel along with 21lbs. of blackberries. What a pain in the ass those blackberries were!!!

.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 ups closed

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               5points
  8. Mike Pantalone            4points
  9. Jeff Martin                    3points
  10. Sean Mellody               2points
  11. Dave Harding               1point
Round 2 Saison Results

  1.  Sean Mellody          11pts.
  2. Mike Pantalone       10pts.
  3.    Laureen&Ed             9pts.   
  4. Dave Harding          8pts.
  5. Dan Copper            7pts.
  6.   Tim Downey            6pts.  
  7. Mike Harville           5pts.
  8. Jesse Fast          tie-4pts.
  9. Mike Kinsley       tie-4pts.
  10. Chris Noll                 2pts.
Round 3 Oktoberfest
  1. Mike Harville   11pts.
  2. Dan C, Jesse F and Mike K  (3 way tie) 10pts.
  3. Dave Harding  7pts.
  4. Tim Downey  6pts.
  5. Sean Mellody  5pts
  6. Mike Pantalone  4pts.
  7. Ed & Laureen  3pts.
  8. Chris Noll  2pts.
 CONGRATULATIONS to all! See you in September for those Oktoberfests…
Current Standings

  1. Dan Copper            28pts.
  2. Jesse Fast              24pts.
  3. Mike Kinsley             23pts.
  4. Mike Harville              22pts. 
  5. Tim Downey               19pts. 
  6. Sean Mellody/Mike Pantalone 18pts.
  7. Sean Mellody/Mike Pantalone 18pts.
  8. Laureen & Ed        17pts.
  9. Dave Harding         16pts.
  10. Chris Noll                12pts.
  11. Jeff Martin                 3pts.





During Prohibition, people were prescribed beer! Doctors could prescribe beer as of March 1921...until November 1921, when congress banned it once again. And no one in America ever drank again... LOL!



Bomb Of The Month!

This months Bomb of the month deal at Brew Your Own Beer.

$5 off Pumpkin, Holiday or Oktoberfest kits. 
Also, buy 5 hops, get 1 free.

Go support your local homebrew shop. And save some dough. CHEERS!🍻 ***members only***

Support Your Local Homebrew Shop!
  • Thu 10/18- Club Night, Homebrew101 "Equipment"
  • Tue 10/23- Board Meeting
  • Sat 11/3 Learn To Homebrew Day/AT BREW YOUR OWN BEER
  • Sat 11/10 SCH ABC 11 Competition
  • Thu 11/15- Club Night, TBD
  • Tue 11/20- Board meeting
  • Fri 11/23- Blackout Friday, BOMB Bar Crawl TBD
  • Fri 12/21- Holiday Party, Bombing Run Finale Porters TBD???

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