After way too many months of brewing inactivity, we will be firing up the propane burner once again. We're cookin' up a 10 gallon extract batch of the classic homebrewer's porter - St. Chuck's. Recipe is posted on the Recipator as St. Chuck's Revival. We are brewing in the wintery mix, then kickin' it on over to Winetrfest!

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There are a few sacred styles that I like to brew again and again. Although the detail of the recipe vary from time to time, the overall goal is to always have one or more (or all) of the following in the pipeline:

IBADS is a highly mobile club. As such, we will be driving/meeting all over the state this year in an attempt to spread the joy of brewing and drinking homebrew with as many breweries, clubs, and people as possible. At all of the events below, we'll be brewing and serving IBADS beer. We are hoping to share beer, share knowledge, and share good times while celebrating the hobby of homebrewing.

Here's the schedule so far. Please let us know if you are interested in attending or hosting and event!


Saturday, April 24 - BBC Taproom "Brew-In" - Louisville, KY

A forwarded message from Ron Smith of FBI and BeerMBA fame:

Fellow Homebrewers and Club Leaders,

As mentioned in a previous post, IBADS obtained a Woodford Reserve once-used bourbon barrel fresh off the line as a part of a state-wide competition. We'll be going head to head with other Indiana homebrew clubs at the Indiana State Fair.

We broke all IBADS records this weekend by not only brewing almost 70 gallons of beer, but also managing to build a barrel stand for our soon-to-be-full Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel, and getting in 3 games of beerpong.


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We just got done brewing beer and serving beer at Winterfest. Thanks to everyone that stopped by for a sample or some beer conversation. If you are interested in joining IBADS or brewing beer with us sometime soon, contact us.

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The 2nd Annual Indiana Microbrewers Winterfest will be taking place at the Ag-Hort building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indy on January 30, 2010 from 3-78pm.

There will be 31 Indiana breweries serving samples, over 200 beers to choose from, and an outdoor Firkin garden. Stef and I will be there too, pouring IBADS homebrew samples right along side the big boys!

Tickets are on sale for $30. See http://www.brewersofindianaguild.com/festival.html for more details.

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