Join the 24th annual Big Brew on May 1, 2021

Held on the first Saturday in May, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day is an opportunity to fire up the kettle and raise a glass to the greatest hobby there is— homebrewing!

Through May 9, save $5 when you join the AHA with code BigBrew21

About Big Brew

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association created Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world.

April 2021 Meeting Recap

The weather is starting to warm up and there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. The Iredell Brewers United met on April 6th at our favorite spot, Ultimate Ales in Mooreseville. During the meeting we talked homebrewing shop and shared 14 (!) homebrews.

The 14 brews ranged from a light and sparkly Kolsh to a dark and broody porter. Tom came out the winner of this month’s competition with a great session ale.

If you’re interested in joining us next time, we will be meeting May 4th at 7pm at Ultimate Ales in Mooresville. See you there!

Caffeine Beer Challenge

The registration for the Caffeine Beer Competition is live. Go to http://beerscores.com/comp_details.aspx?id=103 and register. This is a free competition to paid IBU members and the turn in date is Nov 9th. All BJCP styles are welcomed, but please make sure you feature the coffee or tea in your style. Our special guests from September’s meeting, Jason from Free Range Brewing and Matt from Pure Intentions Coffee, will be helping judge. Rest assured, they will be looking for the way coffee or tea are highlighted in your entry.

Summer Club Competition

July is coming fast which means the IBU Summer Competition is fast approaching.

Enter your beers here!

The deadline for entries to the Rye Beer Summer Competition is July 13th. Please bring your (2) 12oz bottles to the club meeting that night with the appropriate labels attached with a rubber band. Also, remember caps must be the gold type with no writing or ornamentation anywhere. If you don’t have any, please ask a fellow brewer, stop by a homebrew store, or ask a board member. We are happy to share.

In our efforts to make the club competitions more in line with outside ones, we are using beerscores.com to register all entries. There is no charge to paid club members. Registration is quick and easy and upon completion, labels will be ready for you to print and cut out.

Judging will take place in the week that follows and winners will be announced at the club social event Thursday, July 23rd at Lake Norman Brewing. We will kick it off at 6:30PM and we will be providing finger food. We invite our rye entrants to bring some of their competition beers for the club to sample as we announce the results.

2015 Spice Rack Challenge: Results

The first quarterly internal club competition this year was the Spice Rack Challenge. Basically, the idea was to brew a beer that featured/highlighted a spice from your spice rack/cabinet. We had 12 entries from club members, which was a great turnout for an internal competition.…

Iredell Brewers United Participates in AHA Big Brew

Celebrations Held Worldwide on May 2 in Recognition of National Homebrew Day  Mooresville, NC (April 13, 2015) Iredell Brewers United will host a Home Brew Demonstration on May 2 in honor of AHA Big Brew. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual, worldwide…

Wicked Weed Happening

Last night we had an AMAZING turnout for the March 2015 IBU meeting. Evan from Wicked Weed was in the house and gave a thorough education session on Sour beers and barrel aging. He also let us sample a few sour and funky beers and gave out some swag. Also, thanks to all who brought donations for the Ada Jenkins Loaves and Fishes food drive. A special shout out to Mark, the owner of Ultimate Ales for getting Wicked Weed to join us.

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