CARBOY Monthly Mtg – Wed Nov 24th – Bond Brothers Beer Co – Cary

Thanksgiving is upon us and that means the Beer and Cheese meeting … Join CARBOY this coming Wednesday, November 24th, bring your latest creations and some cheese pairings … We’ll start at 6:30PM with some palate calibration and general jocularity, have a quick update on all things homebrew related and then pass the cheese boards and compare tasting notes.

Bond Brothers Beer Company
202 E Cedar St
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 459-2670
www.bondbrothersbeer.com/

Those attending the meeting should review the current CDC and NC protocols regarding COVID-19 to evaluate their risks in this hands on event. NC COVID-19 Protocols

Agenda:

6:30 PM – Shamrock Tastings … James will have several Shamrock Beers for your palette edification. Compare what you perceive with that of some well versed Judges.

7:00 PM – Business Meeting – A short review of current topics, pending issues and future opportunities.

7:15 – Homebrewer’s Input … Share what you’ve been brewing this fall or aging from last spring waiting for the temps to fall. Have a good cheese/beer pairing? Bring a sample.

8:30 PM – Conclude

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CARBOY Monthly Mtg – Wed Oct 27th – Brüe Print Brewing Co – Cary Taproom

Join us at new new location for some fine beers … Starting at 6:30PM … Look forward to tasting what you’ve been up to …

Brüe Print Brewing Co – Cary Taproom

3470 Kildaire Farm Rd Suite 162

Cary, NC 27518

michelle@brueprint.com

(919) 387-8075

http://www.brueprint.com/caryevents

Those attending the meeting should review the current CDC and NC protocols regarding COVID-19 to evaluate their risks in this hands on event. NC COVID-19 Protocols

Agenda:

6:30 PM – Shamrock Tastings … James will have several Shamrock Beers for your palette edification. Compare what you perceive with that of some well versed Judges.

7:00 PM – Business Meeting – A short review of current topics, pending issues and future opportunities.

7:15 PM – Beeron Gallonbelly with an overview of some great new brewing products.

7:30 – Homebrewer’s Input … Share what you’ve been brewing this summer or aging from last spring waiting for the temps to fall.

8:30 PM – Conclude

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CARBOY Monthly Meeting – Wed Sept 22nd – Oaklyn Springs Brewery 6:30 PM

This is the fourth Wednesday of the month and the spring of Fall! Join us at a new location, Oaklyn Springs Brewery … Just on the edge of our target geography, consider car pooling …

Oaklyn Springs Brewery
2912 N. Main Street, Suite 100
Fuquay-Varina, NC  27540
Info@oaklynsprings.com
​(919) 762-0049
https://www.oaklynsprings.com/

Notes from Steve Murphrey on the Forum … http://www.carboyclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=3315.0

Those attending the meeting should review the current CDC and NC protocols regarding COVID-19 to evaluate their risks in this hands on event. NC COVID-19 Protocols

Agenda:

6:30 PM – Shamrock Tastings … James will have several Shamrock Beers for your palette edification. Compare what you perceive with that of some well versed Judges.

7:00 PM – Business Meeting – A short review of current topics, pending issues and future opportunities.

7:15 PM – Homebrewer’s Input … Share what you’ve been brewing this summer or aging from last spring waiting for the temps to fall.

8:30 PM – Conclude

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CARBOY Monthly Meeting – August 25th 6:30PM Trophy Brewing & Taproom; Maywood Ave

In the throws of the Dog Days of Summer, join us at Trophy Brewing for this month’s CARBOY meeting –  Wednesday August 25th.

Trophy Brewing Company
656 Maywood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603
trophybrewing.com
919-803-4849

We will meet in the outside venue (tent and picnic tables) … Those attending the meeting should review the current CDC and NC protocols regarding COVID-19 to evaluate their risks in this hands on event. NC COVID-19 Protocols

Agenda:

6:30 PM – Shamrock Tasting … James will have several Shamrock Beers for your palette edification. Compare what you perceive with that of some well versed Judges.

7:00 PM – Business Meeting – A short review of current topics, pending issues and future opportunities.

7:15 PM – Homebrewer’s Input … Have a special summer ale that you’re boastful of? Want feedback? Need to clear the Beer Fridge? Bring samples to share.

8:30 PM – Conclude

Upcoming Calendar:

Iron Brewer … In the works, detail to follow

CARBOY Pint Night – Sept TBD Member Only

Carboy Meeting – September 22nd (4th and not the last Wednesday of the month)

CARBOY Christmas Party – December 18th … Member Only

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CARBOY Monthly Meeting – July 28th 6:30PM Cloud’s Brewing Taproom

Dog Days of Summer are almost here and that means it is Mead Time. We have a guest speaker on the delectable topic of Mead, join us for this month’s CARBOY meeting, Wednesday July 28th starting at 6:30 PM at Cloud’s Brewing Taproom.

For those that can’t make the meeting … Dial in … Audio only, no video … At 7PM …

Topic: CARBOY July 2021 Meeting
Time: Jul 28, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84962709835?pwd=djVxOWlHaEZkRTdnUzNSalF4b0dkUT09

Meeting ID: 849 6270 9835
Passcode: 0qZVES

 

Cloud’s Brewing
1233 Front St
Raleigh, NC 27609
cloudsbrewing.com/tapabout
919-747-4863

Those attending the meeting should review the current CDC and NC protocols regarding COVID-19 to evaluate their risks in this hands on event. Tables will be identified for individuals that require social distancing and the use of masks by individuals that require them are supported and encouraged … NC COVID-19 Protocols

Agenda:

6:30 PM – Shamrock Tasting … James will have several Shamrock Cast-Offs for your palette edification. Compare what you perceive with that of some well versed Judges.

7:00 PM – Business Meeting – Officer Elections … CARBOY does not run itself on AI, the current year Slate will be filled during this 15 minute session … It takes member participation to meet the Goals of the CARBOY Bylaw’s (below) … If you haven’t served in an elected or assigned leadership position in the past five years, it’s time to step forward … If you can’t be at Wednesday’s meeting, reply to this mail and let me know your preference for making the wheels turn … A Zoom login will be posted on the CARBOY Forum.com prior to the meeting.

Section 2- Goals – To engage in enjoyable social activities focused on homebrewing as a common foundation. To learn more about beer, beer tasting, beer judging and brewing techniques, based on sharing knowledge and experience. To promote the hobby and enjoyment of homebrewing. To promote the responsible use of alcoholic beverages.

7:15 PM – MEAD – Todd has arranged for our Guest Speaker, Vicki Rowe, to enlighten and excite us on all things Mead. Vicki hosts a bountiful resource on Gotmead.com that covers the Mead spectrum. She is one of the more knowledgeable mead people and best of all, she’s local. Vicki will be sharing some “special” meads to tickle your pallet.  Come and talk mead in preparation for National Mead Day (August 7th) and CARBOY’s annual Mead Celebration (August 14th).

7:45 PM – Homebrewer’s Input … Have a special summer ale that you’re boastful of? Want feedback? Need to clear the Beer Fridge? Bring samples to share.

8:30 PM – Conclude

Upcoming Calendar:

CARBOY Mead Day Celebration – August 14th … Member Only Event … To late to order shares of Honey … If you are going to attend, you need to provide Todd detail prior to August 7th … See Forum for details.

Iron Brewer … In the works, detail to follow

NC Brewers Cup … Kevin / James may require some assistance to support

CARBOY Christmas Party – December 18th … Member Only

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CARBOY June Mtg; Triangle Wine Company – Cary – Wed June 23rd 6:30-7:45 PM

Summer Solstice is behind us and time to enjoy the long evenings ahead …

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday June 23rd, for the monthly CARBOY meeting at Triangle Wine – Cary … Start time of 6:30 PM with wrap up by 7:45. Come early, enjoy some cool weather and some tasty beers on tap …

June 23rd , 2021
6:30 – 7:45 PM

Triangle Wine Company
New Waverly Place
Ste. 103-B (next to Whole Foods)
Cary, NC 27518
919-307-3966

https://trianglewineco.com/

Agenda:

Officer elections
… If you have an interest and can’t make the meeting, let me know and we’ll get you on the slate.

Homebrew tastings
Mead Day – August 14th
Competitions
Iron Brewer

If you can’t make the trek to Triangle Wine … James will have a virtual session set up for you to join

Log on to the Forum to get the sign on info

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Zoom link for tonight

See the forums for the zoom link if you can’t make the meeting in person tonight.

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CARBOY May *IN PERSON* Meeting Info

The May meeting will be back, in person, on this upcoming Wednesday the 26th. In case you’ve forgotten how this goes (its been a while), bring a tasting glass, some homebrew to share if you have it, and some money to buy a pint and support the brewery that’s hosting us. The location is:

Cloud’s Brewing
1233 Front St.
Raleigh, NC 27609

There are multiple Clouds locations, so be sure to type in the full address. The taproom will not be open to the public, just to us. The meeting starts at 7pm, but get there 15-30 minutes early if you’d like to do some sensory tasting of leftover Shamrock competition beers. We will have a laptop setup running zoom if anyone cannot make it or is still not comfortable with an in-person meeting, zoom link to follow closer to the meeting.

On a final and bittersweet note, this will be my (Andy’s) last post as club president. My wife and I are moving down to Charleston, SC this upcoming Thursday. It has been an absolute honor and pleasure to lead the club these last two years. I wish the last half of it was under better circumstances, but I still very much enjoyed our virtual meetings and brewery tastings as we all did our best to navigate a difficult time. I’ll do my best to make the meeting this Wednesday, but that rides entirely on how quickly I can pack up the apartment. Just in case I can’t make it, I just wanted to thank everyone for being so welcoming and supportive.

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Link for Tonight’s Virtual Meeting

See the forum for the link to tonight’s meeting. Starts at 7pm!

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April Virtual Meeting

Our April meeting is fast approaching, so I wanted to get some information out.

First, the meeting will be on April 28th, 7pm. Virtual meeting link will be sent out late Tuesday/early Wednesday both via this email list and on the club forums.

Second, this month we’ll be trying something a little different. We have a bunch of non-placing beer left over from the recent Shamrock competition. We’d like to use the beer as a learning and analysis opportunity for the club. Between now and the day of the meeting, if you’d like to participate, you can pick up 2-3 bottles of non-placing homebrew from the competition on James’ Hopson’s front porch. The address is can be found in the forums.

There will be a cooler on the front porch with beer in it, please take 2-3 bottles from the cooler (no more than 3, please). Note that the speed limit in the development is 20 mph, with several curves and children in the neighbor hood. Please be careful and respectful when picking the beer up. If you are planning to pick up beer for more than yourself, please email both CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com in advance so James knows to set extra beer out. If you choose to participate we’ll expect you to taste the beer during the virtual meeting and provide feedback to the rest of the group. Optionally, you can fill out an official BJCP score sheet as well. This can be an excellent opportunity to hone your tasting skills!


Besides the meeting information, I also wanted to take the opportunity to spread the word about a big brew day event coming up. Bull City Homebrew passed this information on to the club:
“Hello! I’m sure most everyone’s aware that the AHA’s Big Brew Day is just around the corner, two Saturdays from tomorrow on May 1st. As we’ve done in the past, we’re hoping to make this an opportunity to reach out to the local homebrewing community and to get together to make some beer! Please consider this an invitation to join us at the shop with your equipment–we’ll be partially subsidizing ingredient cost, and we’ll have water, ice, and the other incidentals.
After a long year, it looks like there is some sort of progress being made toward controlling the pandemic, and I’m looking forward to a busy summer of events, demonstrations, and brewdays. We’re still taking efforts to keep everyone as safe as we can: as far as that goes, we’ll be set up in the parking lot, and there will be plenty of room to spread out and relax. The big brew days we’ve hosted haven’t historically had a massive turnout–we’re not talking about Disneyworld or Mardi Gras–but I’d like to cap the number of active brewers at 8-10, just so we can ensure everyone’s personal space. So if you’re interested in coming out, please let me know!”

Feel free to circulate this to fellow club members, neighbors, anyone who’s interested! This is a great way to get normal people interested in the hobby, and a fun time to talk to some of the Triangle’s other passionate brewers. Or if you find a couple minutes on Big Brew Day to stop in and sample a beer or two, all are welcome. As always, I appreciate your support and hope to hear from you soon!”

If you’re interested, please reach out to Cole at cole@bullcityhomebrew.com


Finally, I have some CARBOY officer news. I (Andy) am moving out of the Triangle at the end of May, which means the club will need a new President. I was hoping to make it until June which would align with normal elections, but events have forced us to move the move date up. If you have any interest in the role, please reach out to me (CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com) or another club officer. I’ll save my goodbye email for next month, but know that I’m going to genuinely miss this club. Its been a wonderful experience working with everyone these last 2 years.

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