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Chico Homebrew Club

 

Calendar - Guests invited!

 

We will be meeting the first Thursday of the month, 6-8pm,

Locations vary, please Email for next location.

 

 

 
Date
 --- 2014 ---
March 6, 2014 Meeting at Feather Falls Casino and Resort, Oroville CA 6:00 to 8:00PM
Feb 6, 2014 Meeting at Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico CA (Big Room) 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Jan 2, 2014 Meeting at Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico CA 6:00 to 8:00 PM
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~    What we did in 2013   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
December (no meeting) Re-Scheduled to January due to Christmas Party
Nov 7, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico CA 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Oct 3, 2013 Meeting at the End Zone (250 Cohasset Rd Chico, CA). 6:00 to 8:00PM as normal
Sept 5, 2013 Meeting at the End Zone (250 Cohasset Rd Chico, CA). 6:00 to 8:00PM as normal
Jan 3, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Anthony Dublay Presentation on the History of IPA (see "Chico Home Brews News" for link to his Power Point presentation). Club competition: Un-Session Beers, OG>1.040 (Categories 1C-E, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6C, 7, 8C, 9D & E, 10, 12B & C, 13B-F, 14, 15, 16, 17B, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23).
Feb 7, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Chris Witthans Presentation on Barley Wines.
Mar 7, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club competition: Barleywine Ales (Categories 19B & 10C).
Apr 4, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Apr 20, 2013 2013 Club Pub Crawl (all sold out!) - Breweries are: Ol' Republic, Auburn Alehouse, Loomis Basin Brewing Co., Roseville Brewing Co., and Track 7.
Apr 28, 2013 Final Judging at Sierra Nevada Brewery, for Chico Home Brew Club's 17th Annual Competition
May 2, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
May 5, 2013 Award ceremony @ Bob's house (2-6pm)
Jun 6, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Jul 11, 2013 Meeting a week later than usual due to July 4th. The meeting will be held at Feather Falls Casino.
Aug 1, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Sep 5, 2013 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~    What we did in 2012   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Jan 5, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club competition: Dark Lagers.
Feb 2, 2012 Meeting at Feather Falls Brewery and Casino in the Sierra Conference Room.
Mar 1, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club competition: Stouts
Apr 1-15, 2012 Beers due, for Chico Home Brew Club's 16th Annual Competition
Apr 5, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club competition: Scotish Ale
Apr 22, 2012 Final Judging at Sierra Nevada Brewery, for Chico Home Brew Club's 16th Annual Competition
Apr 29, 2012 16th Annual Competition Awards Party @ Bob's house, see club e-mail.
May 3, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Jun 7, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Jul 5, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club competition: Porter
Aug 2, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club competition: Light Hybrid Beers (Category 6), due 10/6
Sep 6, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club competition: Continued this month, Light Hybrid Beers (Category 6), due 10/6
Sep 21-23, 2012 NCHF 15 - See link on Home Page
Oct 4, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club competition: Old Style Ale (Category 19A), due 11/10
Nov 1, 2012 Meeting at Feather Falls Casino & Brewery -
Dec 6, 2012 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Dec 15, 2012 Club Christmas Party at Chris & Kristine's House. See e-mail invitation.
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~    What we did in 2011   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Jan 6, 2011 Meeting at Original Pete's Pizza, 2495 Carmichael Dr, Chico (530) 891-0611. Beer of the Month: English Pale Ales, presented by Alan Johnson.
Feb 3, 2011 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Beer of the Month: Stouts, presenter: Chris Witthans.
Mar 3, 2011 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Beer of the Month: Bock, presenter: Dave James
Mar 26, 2011 Club's Sacramento Pub Crawl (bus transportation). See link to pictures, on the homepage.
Apr 7, 2011 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Beer of the Month: Wood Aged Ales, presented by John Abbott.
May 1, 2011 Final Judging at Sierra Nevada Brewery, for Chico Home Brew Club's 15th Annual Competition
May 5, 2011 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
May 7, 2011 Natiional Homebrew Day, we will be brewing "Positively Porter", then our annual Competition Awards Party. See e-mail for informaiton.
June 2, 2011 Meeting at the Feather Falls Casino/Brewery, with Brewmaster Roland Allen. Contactl David James for specifics, if you didn't get his email.
July 7, 2011 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Voted on changes to the bylaws.
Aug 4, 2011 Meeting at Bob McGhie's house, see Joan's e-mail - Meads, presented by John Abbott, and officer nominations.
Aug 6, 2011 "Mead Day". John Abbott will be holding a mead brewing event at his home from 2-5pm. This event is open to all members and non-members.
Aug 14, 2011 IPA Fresh Hop Brew Day at John Abbott's, see David James e-mail.
Sep 1, 2011 Meeting at Bob McGhie's house, see Joan's e-mail.
Sep 16-18, 2011 NCHF 14, see link on home page.
Oct 6, 2011 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Five different ales from the NCHF "Mystery Hop".
Nov 3, 2011 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club only Hefeweizen judging, along with all the other homebrews.
Dec 1, 2011 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Dec 17, 2011 Chico Home Brew Club Annual Christmas Party ~ See e-mail invitation.
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~    What we did in 2010   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Jan 7, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Feb 4, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - AHA Club Only Competition, the theme is English Brown Ales. We will sample and vote for CHBC entrant
Mar 4, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Discuss Chico Home Brew Club's 14th Annual Competition
Apr 1, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Final Prep for Competition Judging
Apr 25, 2010 Final Judging at Sierra Nevada Brewery, for Chico Home Brew Club's 14th Annual Competition
May 2, 2010 Competition Awards Party, see e-mail.
May 6, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Beer of the Month- Scotch Ale. If you scotch ale brewed, bring it. There will be a presentation given on the style.
Jun 3, 2010 Meeting at Original Pete's, 2495 Carmichael Ave, Chico, CA. We will be judging Meads for the Club Only Competition entry for August
Jul 1, 2010 Meeting at the Graduate, located on 344 West 8th Street, Chico, CA 95928-5521 (530) 343-2790. Dave will be giving a presentation on Pilsners
Aug 5, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Beer of the Month - Sour & Wild Ales - Presentation by Gary Colburn. Due Sep 9th, Judged Sep 19th. A firm count on those attending NCHF. Club officer nominations.
Sep 2, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Beer of the Month - Dark Lagers - Alan McDonald Presenter. Club officer elections.
Sep 17-19, 2010 NCHF (See link on homepage)
Oct 7, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Beer of the Month - Light Hybrid Beer - Dawn Letner Presenter
Nov 4, 2010 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Beer of the Month - Strong Ales
Dec 2, 2010 Meeting at Original Pete's Pizza, 2495 Carmichael Dr, Chico - Beer of the Month - Porter - Jesse Smith Presenter
Dec 11, 2010 Chico Home Brew Club Annual Party ~ See e-mail invitation.
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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~    What we did in 2009   ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Jan 8, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Theme beer is Belgians, for the club only comp
Feb 5, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Theme beer is Belgians, for final decision on club only comp
Mar 5, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Theme is beer with OG > 1080 for club only comp. Discuss Final Plans for Competition judging on 3/29. NOTE: Entries due March 26th!
Mar 29, 2009 Final Judging at Sierra Nevada Brewery, for Chico Home Brew Club's 13th Annual Competition
Apr 2, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club only Extract Brews for May
Apr 19, 2009 Awards Ceremony at Dave & Diana's, see Joan's Brew News for details
May 7, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Club only Extract Brews
Jun 4, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada Brewery.
Jun 6, 2009 The Soroptomist Chico Micro Brew Fest, tickets at Home Brew Shop in early May.
Jun 18-20, 2009 2009 National Homebrewers Conference, at the Oakland Mariott City Center. We will have a booth setup and expect a great turn-out from the Chico Club.
Jul 2, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Aug 6, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Nominations for club officers. Club Only Competition will be Amber Hybrid Beers
Sep 3, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada - Elections for club officers.
Sep 18-19, 2009 Northern California Homebrewers Festival, see link on home page.
Oct 1, 2009 Meeting at Sierra Nevada -
Nov 5, 2009 Meeting at Chocolate Mystic Cafe, 788 East Ave, Chico.
Nov 7, 2009 Teach a Friend to Home Brew event at Daniel L's house. Details can be found on the CHBC Forum.
Nov 17, 2009 BreweryTour at Western Pacific Brewing and Dinning, 2191 High St. Oroville. For club members only. 7pm
Dec 3, 2009 Meeting at Chocolate Mystic Cafe, 788 East Ave, Chico.

Reporters of each style within the category will write a brief summary about the history and generic recipe on how to brew the styles.

To give you an idea of our activities, here is what we have done in the past:

  • Yeast Harvesting Demonstration

  • Tour of Feather River Brewery in Magalia

  • "Insider's Tour" of Sierra Nevada Brewery by Head Brewer, Steve Dressler

  • Taste test from a 20 gallon batch of "Generic Pale Ale" that was split into 4 carboys and pitched with 4 different yeasts  

  • Chico Brew House: Charlie Papazian and Chris White at the Chico Brew House

  • Butte Creek Brewery  tour and a talk

Calendar Updated: 6/26/13

 

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