Come have some fun with the Red Ledge Brewers. We will be chartering a bus for a day of visiting different breweries in the Grand Rapids area. We will be visiting the new Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Perrin Brewing Company, and Rockford Brewing Company. Please join us for a day of Great Beer, Good food and company. Tickets cover safe travel from The Red Salamander to all 3 breweries and back. Beer and food are extra. You can bring beer and food on the bus.
Cost is $34.75 per person. If you bring 10 people (including yourself) you get 1 free ticket.
For Tickets Please Visit: https://rlbus052013.eventbrite.com/
Cash will not be taken on the bus! You must sign up and pay at Eventbrite for a ticket. If you are unable to purchase a ticket online, please contact RedLedgeBrewers@gmail.com. No refunds will be issued unless the trip is cancelled.
Check out the brewery websites:
Grand Rapids Brewing Company: http://grbrewingcompany.com/
Perrin Brewing Company: http://www.perrinbrewingco.com/
Rockford Brewing Company: http://rockfordbrewing.com/
2013 Pale Ale Competition Results
1st – Dave Kippen
2nd – Jim Clark
3rd – Todd Kelly
4th – James Humpula
5th – Thom Cannell
Congrats to the top 5 brewers! Thanks to everyone who entered their beer.
Next competition will be in June with Maibocks.
January: American Rye
February: Winter Warmer
March: Competition Month – Pale Ale
April: American Amber
May: Cream Ale
June: Competition Month – Maibock
August: Sour Beer / Gluten Free Beer
September: German Wheat
October: Competition Month - Sweet Stout
November: BIG Beers 7% ABV or Higher
December: Christmas / Cider / Mead / Spiced Beers
On Saturday, November 10 the Delta Township District Library hosted its second annual Home Brew Beer Contest & Tasting. Over 60 people came to the library to taste nineteen beers made by local home brewers. Winning the contest was Brandon Scott for his Coffee Stout Beer.
Read the entire article on the Delta Township Library Website.
It’s that time of year again! Iron Brewer Competition!
Last year we saw Red Ledge Brewers Team “Brew Godz” win with ginger root as the secret ingredient. Good luck to all the teams that participate this year!
Iron Brewer is October 20th. Meet in the Red Salamander parking lot at 10 am to start setting up.
Cost per group is $30, this pays for the ingredients and utilities such as water. Each group (usually teams of 4 depending on how many people we have) will brew and submit only 1 beer.
Iron Brewer Shirts will be offered at cost. Last year we had long sleeve shirts for 7 bucks each.
No use of smartphones, computers, recipe books or magazines to formulate recipes. We suggest studying “Brewing Classic Styles” or “Designing Great Beers” the night before.
Keep in mind to bring all of your brew equipment and be prepared for anything. For example, last year a zester/grater would have come in handy with the the ginger root.
Last, style points count! Costumes, face paint, props, etc., are encouraged and points will be awarded as such.
We understand this may fall on an extremely important college football game, MSU vs. UofM. So, we will put into place a way we can at least listen, if not watch, the game during the brew.
Any other questions? Please email us at The Red Salamander.
With a style as open and popular as American IPA, it comes to no surprise that we had a lot of tasty entries. There was a total of 17 brews entered in the July contest which sets the record again! Cheers to everyone who brought beer and to everyone who judged this tough competition.
1. James Bennett
2. Dave Horn
3. James McNabb (tie)
3. Eric Sutherland (tie)
4. Paul Johnson
5. Damien Thomas
We had a great March meeting and competition. There was 13 entries, which is a record number for the Red Ledge Brewers competitions. Thanks to everyone who brought beer to compete. Also, thanks to all of the members and friends who joined the meeting to help judge. We hope we can continue this kind of enthusiasm in our club and homebrewing in general. Cheers!
2012 Brown Porter Competition Results:
1. Mitch Keesler
2. James McNabb
3. James Humpula (tie)
3. Tyrell Simkins (tie)
4. James Bennett
5. Eric Sutherland
[From the Cass River Homebrew Club website]
This is a Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned event. The 5th annual competition will be held On March 2, 3 and 4, 2012 at Sullivan’s Black Forest in Frankenmuth, Michigan. First, second and third place medals as well as the Best of Show winners in the beer and mead/cider categories will be awarded at the award ceremonies at Black Forest on March 4th, and at the World Expo of Beer© in May, 2012. New this year, several category gold medal winners will be selected to brew Pro-Am beers at various Michigan breweries. In keeping with the theme of the World Expo of Beer©, Homebrew at the W.E.B is open to Homebrewers from anywhere within the United States, Canada or abroad and we are accepting entrees in BJCP categories 1 through 28. Keep checking back for more information about entry drop-off locations
We are thrilled to announce that the beer selected as Best of Show will again be brewed by and served on tap at Midland Brewing Company of Midland, Michigan, our Platinum Sponsor again this year. Entries will be accepted Feb 6 – 19, 2012. The Best of Show Grand Prize will be a $1,000.00 gift certificate to be spent online for homebrewing supplies and merchandise! The Best of Show Mead/Cider winner will receive a $500.00 online gift certificate!
For more info, please view the post here: http://crhbc.com/pages/competition.php
Congrats to Brew Godz for winning this year’s competition. Their ginger beer was well balanced and was enjoyed by the entire club.
Brew Godz Team was a two man team: John Edwards and James McNabb
Good luck next year, Brew Godz!
The Red Ledge Brewers bring in the new year with some well deserved awards!
Spirit of Homebrewing Award: Caroline Kiley
Awarded for her commitment to the club and the world of hombrewing. While not able to drink most beer, you can find Caroline at every club meeting and brewing event! Congrats and thank you Caroline!
Members of the Year: Dan & Sonia Buonodono
Awarded for their contribution year after year to the club. Dan and Sonia have done a lot for the club including hosting Fire Brews and providing food and beer for club events. Dan holds the Past President board position and is a constant source brewing knowledge. Thanks Dan & Sonia for all you do!
Homebrewer of the Year: Joe Merriman
Congratulations to Joe for his excellent homebrew this year. Joe nearly swept the three competitions this year by winning the Southern English Brown and German Pils styles. All of his brews are terrific examples of the styles while being unique. Joe is also a valuable member of the club, holding the treasurer position. Great brewing Joe!
2011 Competition Results
1st: Joe Merriman
2nd: Mitch Keesler
3rd: Eric Sutherland