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AHA Rally at the Green Dragon & Buckman Botanical Brewery

  • 04/27/2014
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The Green Dragon & Buckman Botanical Brewery
The American Homebrewers Association is hosting a rally at Green Dragon & Buckman Botanical Brewery.  

The Rally

Come out to the Green Dragon on April 27, 2014, for an opportunity to:
  • Participate in the Rally Homebrew Competition;
  • Meet AHA Staff;
  • Meet Buckman brewery staff;
  • Enjoy some Buckman beer samples and tasty homebrew;
  • Mingle with local home brewers; and 
  • Win great prizes from the AHA and Green Dragon!
The Homebrew Competition

Here’s how it works:
  • Entry is free, AHA Members or AHA Registered Clubs are allowed 1 entry.
  • Washington and Oregon: Entries will only be accepted from AHA Registered Clubs in WA & OR, individual submissions will not be accepted. Entries are limited to 1 per AHA Registered Club
  • All other states: Entries are limited to 1 per AHA Member.
  • Each entry must provide a minimum 5 gallons of their beer to pour at the Rally, either in bottles or kegged.
  • A maximum of 20 beers will compete.
  • Sour beers, beers made with Brettanomyces, ciders and meads will NOT be accepted for the competition. All other beer styles are welcome.
  • Deadline to enter the competition is March 31, 2014.
  • Drop-off/Shipping deadline is April 20th at the Green Dragon.
  • The rally and competition both kick off at 1pm at the Green Dragon.
  • AHA members will sample competing beers and vote on their favorite
  • The winning entry will be invited to brew their recipe at Buckman.
AHA rallies are free to current AHA members. For more information about this event, please check the AHA website.

Education topic: Open Forum!  A panel of experienced and successful OBC homebrewers will answer questions from the group in an open Q&A informal format.  Think of it as chatting about making better beer with 100 of your closest friends.

Food: We would like to have food available at this meeting, so we encourage our members to bring some food items for everyone to share. Don't forget that bringing food to share at a meeting can earn not only Karma points but also raffle tickets.  Meagan will be holding a raffle for all members that bring food items.  She will be giving away a $25 gift card and more. On top of all of this, our 2018 Burgermeister, Meagan Thompson would love the support!

Beer:  Beer is a very important part of these meetings. We wouldn’t have beer without our members. Growler fills and bottled homebrew  are highly encouraged as this is a great way to share your beer with your peers and get honest and immediate feedback. If you bring a keg of your homebrew to a meeting you will earn Karma Points! Keep in mind that we may have beer planned for the Education topic or beer from other club specific brewing events. So that we can balance the amount of beer available at our meetings It is very helpful for us to plan in advance of the meeting. If you would like to request a tap spot for your keg, or if you plan to pour a keg via a picnic tap, please let us know in advance! We ask that if you do bring a keg, that you give a brief talk to the members about the details of your beer . Please contact Club VP to see if there is room for your keg @ Brian.haslip@oregonbrewcrew.org

Please support your club and plan on attending! Guests and visitors are welcome at all "In" Meetings!

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