Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fwd: BREW-B-Q - Please Confirm Receipt and Potential Headcount

Hey crew, please see the note below.  Collectively, there has been a lot of effort to get Indiana Homebrewers toether for an annual event.  This year's BBQ is Oct. 8th.

What we need is everyone who is planning to attend to RSVP.  Please let me (or Ron) know asap.  Thanks!


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From: Ron Smith / MarketWise Solutions <>
Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM
Subject: BREW-B-Q - Please Confirm Receipt and Potential Headcount

Indiana Homebrew Clubs,

Below is the email I sent out last week with the details of this year's "Brew-B-Q".  Please let me know that you have received this with a quick email response, and also let me know if you think some members of your club will be attending (and maybe a guess at how many – you can update this later when you know more, but we are trying to get a rough estimate for planning purposes).

Also, please double check your club listing at the bottom of this email, and let me know if it needs any corrections (also let me know if I'm missing any clubs you know of).

Hopefully we will have another great turnout this year !


Ron Smith



Indiana Homebrew Clubs,

Hopefully everyone already has Saturday, Oct 8th on their club calendars for this year's Indiana Homebrew Club Day / Brew-B-Q, which will be the 5th Annual event!  Everyone is excited about the move to the cooler Fall date, so it should be a great time!  This year's event will be jointly hosted by Great Fermentations and Bier Brewery, which are in the same building in Northeast Indianapolis.  Both businesses will be open, so you can do some shopping at Great Fermentations and do some sampling and get a growler or two at Bier Brewery, which is making some awesome small batch beer.  The plan is basically the same as previous years…

--- Make sure your club knows about the event!!!
--- The event is all about celebrating homebrew club life, and our hobby of brewing beer, as well as to get to know other clubs and club members from around the state in a fun, non-competitive environment.
--- Have as many club members as possible attend the event (they will be glad they did).
--- The event runs from 2:00 to 7:00, but feel free to arrive around 1:00 to set up if needed.
--- Bring beer to share with others.  Some just bring bottles and coolers and others go all out and bring lots of kegs and elaborate bars, jockey boxes, etc.  Do whatever you want, just come and bring some beer.
--- Bring a pop-up canopy or two in case it rains (it is a rain or shine event) and some chairs, your favorite drinking vessel, etc.
--- Wear your club shirt, if you have one, so we know what club you are in / where you are from.
--- FBI club member, Frank Petrarca, along with some helpers, works for days preparing a big spread of smoked meats that is awesome!
--- Other FBI club members bring various side dishes, and the club provides buns, sauces, etc.
--- I usually acquire a lot of door prizes from area breweries, liquor stores, etc., so lots of door prizes are given away (feel free to bring anything you would like to donate to the prize list).
--- The event is free to attend, but donations are very welcomed to help us pay for the meats, supplies, the port-o-let, etc. (we just want to break even… or at least not lose too much J).
--- Lastly, please drink in moderation and don't drink and drive !!!

As everyone who has attended previous Brew-B-Q's knows, this is a really fun day and one not to miss.  Please let your club know about it and plan on attending.

If possible, please let us know approximately how many people from your club will be attending.  Just send me a quick email.

Below are the clubs I am aware of and that I am contacting.  Let me know if I am missing any.  Also, please provide any missing information or correct any mistakes.

- Bloomington Hop Jockeys – Bloomington

- Columbus Area Classic Alers (CACA) – Columbus

- Dubois County Suds Club – ??? – NEED LOCATION

- Duneland Homebrewers Association (DHBA) – Valpo / Michigan City

- Foam Blowers of Indiana (FBI) – Indianapolis / Central IN

- Fossils (Fermenters of Special Southern Indiana Libations Society) – New Albany

- Homebrewers of Preferred Suds (HOPS) – Angola

- Howard County Homebrewers – Howard County

- Illiana Beer Rackers Union - ??? – NEED LOCATION

- Indiana Brewing and Drinking Society (IBADS) – Indiana

- Jasper Homebrewing Club – Jasper

- Kosciusko Kettleheads – Warsaw ???

- Mad Anthonys Serious Homebrewers (MASH) – Fort Wayne

- MECA Brewers – Central Indiana

- Michiana Extract & Grain Association (MEGA) – Mishawaka

- Midwestern Order of Nin-Kasi (MONK) – Indianapolis / Central IN

- Muncie Indiana Brewers (MIB) – Muncie

- Ohio Valley Homebrewers Association (OVHA) – Evansville

- St. Gambrinus Benevolence Society – Bloomington

- St. Munsee Order of Brewers - ??? – NEED LOCATION

- Tippecanoe Homebrewers Circle (THC) – West Lafayette

- Wabash Valley Fermentation 'N Ale – Terre Haute ???


Ron Smith
MarketWise Solutions
599 Industrial Drive, Suite 201
Carmel, IN 46032