Beer Quotes & Wisdom

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline-it

helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear

weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -- Frank Zappa

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I have made a table top display for the bar that explains the whole obsession we seem to have with  Purina checkerboard green tower.  I have placed it on and you should be able to access it by clicking the link to the right called "The Legend of the HCHBC Logo".

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Beer Tower

The tower for the club bar is reaching its final stages.  Painted, hardware installed and ready to be mounted.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Larry Barnhart's Half Moon Guest Brew

Larry Barnhart's REALLY Big Brew from Howard County Home Brew Club on Vimeo.

Now that Larry's award winning Susie's Sweet Stout is going on tap at Half Moon, take a look at all the hard work that went into making it. Brewer John Templet was very gracious.... and let Larry do most of the work. "It's only fair" is probably what most of the home brew club members would say. The brew went off without a hitch, except for maybe taking a little longer than what John is used to. 

Tho as "they" say, the real proof is in the pudding.... or in this case the dark, sweet beer on tap. Get a taste before it's all gone.

Unless of course Larry decides to repeat at this year's state fair and win again. ;-)

(If you are on a slower connection turn HD off, which will speed up the playback.)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May Meeting

It was a rather small group by recent standards.  12 of us eventually arrived bringing 9 beers to taste.  They included an Alt, an Amber, Thistle Dew Ale, a Pale Ale/IPA that Tom F. is having trouble deciding which catagory it should be entered in.  2 Hefeweizens (1 regular, 1 hefty), Bourbon Barrel Stout and a Brown Ale that'll knock you're socks off at 9%.

Brent has finished the club bar and Tom has brought in the taps and tubing for the tower that Larry is preparing for his wife, Susie to paint.  Larry also brought in one of the tap handles Cary has made with the logo Larry had Stoops Laser Engraving make on it.

It is hoped it will be completed by race weekend this month to get its trial run at Brent's race party.  Its first public appearance will be June 12th at the Brew-B-Q in Indy.  Other uses planned for this year will be the the Ales For Tails fund raiser on une 24th, the Indiana Brewer's Cup Awards dinner where Larry's Susie's Sweet Stout and the club's Bourbon Barrel project will be served, and the club's Halloween party in October.  For those who are supplying kegs at these events, you will need to supply the correct fittings for the kegs i.e. pin or ball lock.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ready for hardware

Friday, May 7, 2010

Be(er) Prepared

I was a track meet at Taylor High School taking some photos and I saw this guy with a shirt on from Sanibel Island. They get some storms there from time to time, always good to be ready with your storm plan.

Warm Beer, Cold Women

Beer Is Good