Google Group : 1st State Homebrewers

Ever wanted to ask fellow club members if anyone was brewing this weekend? Or had a particular strain of yeast? Or wanted to go to that beer even this weekend? Or had an urgent technical problem?

In an effort to foster increased intereaction amongst us FSB’ers, I have taken it upon myself to start the First State Homebrewers Google Group.

This is designed to provide up-to-the-moment info that we may wish to share with each other Re: all things beer.

In addition to the blog, this allows everyone to contact everyone else, and you will have the option to receive all updates by email instantaneously, or once a day as a bundle ~ however you like !!!

To avoid spam, etc. this is an invite only page, so feel free to share this to all members and non-members within the local community and bordering areas (Delmarva, SE Penn, NJ, etc.)

Contact me directly for an invite

See you online!

Iron Hill Wilmington Bocce & Beers

I received an email from Mark Edelson of the Iron Hill brewery asking me to share this event announcement with the club!


Booce & Beers

Iron Hill Wilmington Riverfront


— Bocce Ball Tournament with Dogfish Head

— After Bocce enjoy Reserved Beers from Iron Hill & Dogfish Head

— Corporate Headquarters

— Info

Bocce Ball Tournament with Dogfish Head


Sam DogfishJoin us on the Wilmington Riverfront Thursday August 17 starting at 6 pm for a most unlikely evening of Bocce Ball and beer drinking as Iron Hill challenges Dogfish Head Brewery in a Bocce Ball tournament.

The event will feature Iron Hill’s good friend and Dogfish Head’s founder Sam Calagione as well as the brewery staff from Dogfish and Iron Hill.

Dogfish Head

After Bocce enjoy Reserved Beers from Iron Hill & Dogfish Head


Once the Bocce tournament comes to its thrilling end, enjoy special reserved beers from Iron Hill and Dogfish Head.

Iron Hill Reserve Beers will include~~~ The Cannibal: A light bodied Belgian Golden Strong Ale with hints of tropical fruit. Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2005 GABF and a Silver Medal at the 2006 World Beer Cup~~~ Berlinerweisse: German style wheat beer, with a refreshing tart, acidic, and lemony citric fruit characteristic. The addition of woodruff or raspberry syrup can balance out the sourness.

ChateauDogfish Head Reserve Beers will include~~~ Chateau Jiahu: re-creation of an ancient beer made with rice, Wildflower honey, Muscat grapes, barley malt, hawthorn fruit, and Chrysanthemum flowers~~~ Punkin Ale: full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar~~~Red & White: A 12% abv Belgian-style Wit beer. It was brewed with the rinds of over 60 tangelos and freshly ground coriander. The beer is be aged in Pinot Noir barrels (not available in bottles).

Dogfish Head Red & White

Great Brews of America Beerfest at the Split Rock Resort

Check out this beer festival in the Pocono’s on Nov 18th & 19th!

Great Brews of America Beerfest at the Split Rock Resort
The two-day indoor festival, set in the beautiful Pocono Mountains on the dates of Nov 18th & 19th, 1-5pm, the Great Brews of America Beerfest will feature close to 50 of America’s finest classic and micro-breweries offering tastes of their latest brews. Musical entertainment will be performed on three different stages, while crafts and artwork will be on exhibition and for sale.

In addition, food purveyors will be in attendance offering selections of various delectable menus for you to choose from. Each attendee will receive a commemorative beer tasting glass to take home. Seminars on various beer related topics will be featured throughout the festival. Advanced Tickets .

A Beer & Food Matching Dinner be held on Saturday night at 7:30 providing an insight into which foods match well with certain beers. The cost of the dinner is an additional $50.00 per person. For Advance Tickets and Weekend Package information, call Great Brews of America at 1-800-255-7625

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