On April 29th, the Tippecanoe Homebrewers’ Circle held their 1st BJCP certified competition. We had 127 paid entries, with over 87 entrants, judges, stewards and organizers participating.
The grand prize (a Blichmann Engineering Hellfire burner donated by John Blichmann himself) was won by Jarrod Doucette of THC, with a wide selection of Indiana and national homebrewer clubs and homebrewers winning or placing in 14 judging categories *(full results can be seen here). The judging was overseen by Nationally ranked judge Linda Swihart, with Jason Cooke leading the charge for stewarding. Several other THC members helped run the event, and it was a great occasion for the club to show our can do spirit in pulling it off.
We also had a lot of help from our sponsors, including Blichmann Engineering, Great Fermentations, Final Gravity Homebrew Supply, Lafayette Brewing Company, People’s Brewing Company, The Pint, and Village Bottle Shoppe. Thanks to all who assisted in making this a great event.
We plan for this to be an annual event, and will post details for Tippybrew 2018 on this site in the future.
Tippecanoe Homebrewers’ Circle will be pouring the following at Beers Across 2016.
- South West Asian Gose
- 1816 Strong Ale (Brewed with 1700 tech in a copper kettle)
- Nut Brown Ale
- Coconut Cream Ale/Coconut Cream Ale with Cocoa
- Blackberry Sour
- Noboil Sour
- Hot Mess Hard Ginger Beer
- Various Aged Meads
- English Special Bitter
- 2-3 mystery beers.
If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, follow this link for info
Happy to announce I will host a fall THC Parilla. We’ll meet 12pm-5pm on Sunday Sept. 11th at my place, (address on Facebook/Mailing List). We’ve done this several times over at Lloyd’s and always have had a good time. The basic idea is to experience a bunch of different grill meats.
Will probably have meat coming of the grill every 45 min or so and just hang out and eat and drink good beer. I have a big weber and also a smoker. Details to follow regarding signup for grill meats.
Grilling signup list
Message from Lloyd Chatham:
On Saturday, March 19th from noon to 5 p.m. I will be hosting a THC meeting at my house in honor of St. Patrick’s day. I will be serving corned beef and cabbage and vegetables, and Hugh has a leg of lamb he plans to grill at the meeting. There will be stout available for sampling, as well as other beers brought by members. You are welcome to brew here that day. A homebrew meeting is always enhanced by having a few pots boiling away! You are welcome to bring other food, though that is in no way required. Just bring yourself, stop by for a few minutes, or a few hours, as you see fit, bring any fermentable you wish to share ( commercial or homebrew ) and join us as we celebrate one of the most beer centric holidays on the calendar, St. Patrick’s Day. Slainte,
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need directions, or IM Hugh on Facebook
January 20 is the “Holiday get-together” and Beverage Exchange at LBC, 6-9pm.
We scheduled it after the holiday crush this year in the hope that there will be less conflict with everyone’s busy schedules (including LBC’s), and more people will be able to attend. LBC will be providing food for the event, to go along with the fine home brews that we will have to sample.
We will have a beverage exchange again this year, so keep some of your bottled beer, or bottle some from your kegs to take in and exchange for someone else’s fine homebrewed creations. (Max of 4 bottles recommended, unless your beverages are exceptionally wonderful! Then we want it all!). We hope to have some door prizes and a very merry time.
10:30 EST – Board bus at WEST LAFAYETTE Meijer
11:40 CST – Arrive Three Floyds. Those with limited access tickets get in line for table.
12:00 CST – Three Floyds opens – lunch for those with full access tickets
2:30 CST – Beer at 18th Street Brewing for everyone
4:30 CST – Dinner at Figure 8 Brewing for everyone’
9:00 EST – Arrive WEST LAFAYETTE Meijer
Full details and tickets on sale Tuesday (3/31) at 8:00 PM
$25 – Limited Access Club Member Price
$35 – Full Access Club Member Price
+$10 – Discounted 2015 THC Membership
Club members may buy two (2) tickets.
So what’s all of this talk about limited vs. full access tickets? Three Floyds was kind enough to reserve seating for us, but their ‘Red Room’ only holds 22 people. For those who are slow to act and miss out on the full access tickets you can still go on the trip with a limited access ticket that requires you to wait in line with the general public for a table. We will attempt to arrive about 20 minutes early so you have a decent chance of getting in at opening. Please note all tickets are non-refundable, this is a rain or shine event, and the average wait at Three Floyds is probably an hour.
Ok folks, we would like to know where you would like to go. Please select your preferred destination. Final locations for region may vary from the ones listed (except Bloomington). Bloomington would also require those attending to make sure they have a ticket to the fest, the fees we would collect would be for transportation only.
On December 18th, from 6pm-9pm we will he having the THC Holiday Party at Lafayette Brewing Company, 2nd floor. LBC is providing pizza, and we will have some raffled door prizes. Also, a bottle exchange (please don’t bring more than 6 bottles to exchange), and fun and conversation. If you would like to bring additional beer to share, please feel free.
THC had it’s annual club callout yesterday, this time teaming up with HOPS (the Purdue Student homebrew club). Hosted by People’s Brewing Company, we had 11 different batches of beer brewed (see below for list), as well as some on hand assistance from Chris Johnson of People’s who as always generously supported the clubs with base malt and yeast, as well as a place to brew.
- Alex Webster-English Brown Ale
- Dale Rahn-Imperial Amber
- Evan Macy-Citra Smash
- David Geng-Old Fuzzywig clone
- Lloyd Chatham-English IPA
- Scott Moll-Old Ale
- Iman Tabar-Fat Tire clone
- Robert Stein and Holly Hill-Double Red Ale
- Daniel Beach-IPA
- Jarrod Doucette-Imperial Oatmeal Stout
- Alan Schwab and Hugh Gardner-Pumpkin Ale