2016

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  • Sat
    23
    Jan
    2016

    Tour of Fanatic Brewing Co.

    3:30

    2727 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

    Come get a tour of Fanatic with Marty Velas!

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016

    Apple cider event

    2pm

    Hardin Valley Casual Pint

    It is my pleasure to announce that the Tennessee Valley Homebrewer's club will be holding an Apple Cider Event at 2 pm on February 13, 2016, at the Hardin Valley Casual Pint. The event's purpose is to share tips on making apple cider and sample some cider made by club members. There will be a presentation on beginning apple cider making that includes a summary of the recent club members cider making methods poll.

    We look forward to seeing you there. Also, there's nothing stopping you from bringing a growler of your non-cider home brew to share with the group.

    For more information, you can contact Tom Brandeis

  • Sat
    20
    Feb
    2016

    Ice Brew & BBQ

    8 AM - 3 PM

    Dennis Collins' House
    10933 Twin Harbour Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37934

    Google Map Link

    Ironically, we were snowed out at last year's Ice Brew. It was a sad say, but we are back to try again. It will be cold and we are brewing outside (hey, what part of ICE BREW was unclear?) so dress appropriately. There is a heated basement right next to the brewing space for the sissies.

    I will be brewing on a HERMS type system designed and built in 2001. The brewing schedule will be roughly as follows:

    8:00 AM - Mash in
    10:00 AM - Sparging
    11:00 AM - Commence the boil
    12:30 PM - Chilling
    1:00 PM - Pitch yeast

    Details about the system and it's components can be found here.

    We will target lunch around 1:00. I'll be serving smoked pork shoulder with a few homemade sauces. A Perfect Potluck page has been set up for folks to bring side dishes and snacks. Click here to sign up for something.

    Come to the gate at the bottom of the hill on the right side of the house (no one is going to answer the front door). Lastly, BRING A GLASS or else you get a plastic cup. See you at at the ICE BREW!

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016

    Lager Competition

    3-5pm

    Hardin Valley Casual Pint

    Right now we have 6 brewers and 8 beers signed up. Last minute entries are welcome but please submit them by 2/21. We will be meeting February 27th at 3pm at the Hardin Valley Casual Pint. Bring a growler or 3 bottles of your entries and I’ve got a bracket-style (head-to-head) competition planned!

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016

    Silver Soldering Demo

    3:00 - 5:00

    Hardin Valley Casual Pint

    Mark your calendars for this coming Saturday (march 5th). Tom at Casual Pint Hardin Valley is hosting us yet again as David Disney will be doing a silver soldering demonstration for club members. Even if you’re not currently looking to upgrade or update any of your brewing equipment, this is a technique that you will want to come watch and geek out about. It’s certainly an arrow worth having in the quiver for any unforeseen future projects.

    We will be in the back room from 3-5pm, so come out and have a beer with us and watch a very cool and useful demonstration. Don’t be shy about bringing some homebrew to share, but make sure to buy a couple pints from our generous hosts.

  • Tue
    08
    Mar
    2016

    Monthly Meeting

    5:30

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

    The monthly meeting! Same time, same place. 2nd Tuesday of the month.

  • Tue
    12
    Apr
    2016

    Monthly Meeting

    5:30

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

    The monthly meeting! Same time, same place. 2nd Tuesday of the month.

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016

    Big Ass Brew

    8:00 AM until the beer is done.

    Graham's House at 4821 Tomache, Knoxville TN

    We will be brewing a 20 gallon batch of lager on the club's system

    Club is providing brats, peppers, and onions. Please bring a side dish to share with everyone

    Bring some homebrew to share as well!

    Brewing 20 gallons of lager for the Big Ass Pig Roast.

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2016

    National Homebrew Day

    1-4pm

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

     

    Save the date! National Homebrew Day is Saturday, May 7th. If you’re unfamiliar with the occasion, I took the liberty of lifting a quote from the AHA website: 

     
    In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.
     
    Tennessee Valley Homebrewers will be participating by doing a 5 gallon Brew In A Bag (BIAB) demonstration at Casual Pint Hardin Valley on the afternoon of May 7th. An identical beer was brewed/kegged weeks ago and will be used to provide free samples to the general public (and us) while we brew. All the specifics will be hammered out and announced soon, but make sure to plan on being at CPHV the afternoon of 5/7.
     
    Don’t forget to invite non-club members. These outreach events are a great way to attract new potential homebrewers and club members, not to mention new customers for our gracious hosts.
  • Tue
    10
    May
    2016

    Monthly Meeting

    5:30

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

    The monthly meeting! Same time, same place. 2nd Tuesday of the month.

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016

    Homebruin Cup VI Awards Ceremony

    4pm

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

    Come share a pint with us as we announce this year's winners and hand out the medals. 

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016

    4th Annual Big Ass Pig Roast

    10:00 AM until

    Paul Hethmon's Oak Leaf Brewery, BBQ and Pizza Oven

    Our annual event to taste the results from the Big Ass Brew and roast a whole pig. What more can you ask.

    Potluck Sign Up

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  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016

    4th Party at Don's

    5pm

    Hey everybody! My address is 265 Hilltop Dr Lenoir City,TN 37772 my cell is 865-363-1958 if you need to call for any reason. We are going to get started around 5-or-6 ish on the 4TH. Gong to be fairly simple, Hamburgers ,dogs and sausages on the grill. Bring fireworks if you want. There is usually a lot going off all around my house I'll have some White Mule and some IPA on tap. Hope to see you there! Don

  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016

    Club Brew Out

    9:00 AM Paul Hethmon's Oak Leaf Brewery 11029 Farragut Hills Blvd Farragut, TN 37934 We will be brewing in the comforts of air conditioning using my single level system. The tentative plan is to brew 10 gallons of an IPA using the new Loral variety. Lunch plans are uncertain but will involve some sort of potluck. I don't have much beer on tap, please bring homebrew to share. Please walk around the left side of the house, through the gate and in via the patio entrance.
  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2016

    Club Meeting

    5:30 PM The Casual Pint of Hardin Valley 10677 Hardin Valley Rd Knoxville, TN 37932 This is the regular monthly meeting of the club. We get together at the Casual Pint, drink a few of their finest, share some homebrew and occasionally win the Tuesday night trivia contest.
  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016

    Learn to All Grain Brew

    9:00 AM Sustainable Future 201 Ogle Avenue Knoxville, TN 37920 DELAYED!!! Moved to either the 17th or 18th, check back for the final date. We're going to have an educational brew out where we concentrate on the all grain brewing process. So if you've only been doing extract so far, or just want to sharpen your all grain skills, this is the day for you. We will be providing in depth information on the process.
  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2016

    Learn to Homebrew Day@FS

    10am -3pm

    8805 Kingston Pike Unit 104
    Knoxville, TN 37923

    Come join TVH as we brew out in front of FermentStation. We will be starting our 10 gallon all grain demonstration around 10am. There will be staff on hand to help you if you are just getting started or considering brewing for the first time. More advanced brewers are welcome to join us to see the club's system in action.

  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016

    Christmas Party

    6:30

    265 Hilltop Dr
    Lenoir City TN 37772

    Don and Nicole have been kind enough to host our party again. You know the drill by now. Please sign up to bring some food. We will have the LTHB beer on tap feel free to bring some stuff to share!

  • Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016

    Monthly Meeting

    5:30

    Casual Pint Hardin Valley

    Monthly Meeting! Same time, same place, every 2nd Tuesday.