We have many events related the the New Jersey State Fair Homebrew Competition coming up. We'll need volunteers to pick up beer and prizes, to sort beer, to run the grill at the Judging, and to brew and hand out beers at the Awards Ceremony. To see the schedule and sign up, go to the "Member Activities" navigation bar to the right/below, and select "NJSFHC Volunteering" link. See you there!
We are a homebrew club located in Sussex County, New Jersey. We meet to promote our hobby, share our knowledge of brewing, coordinate beer events, and enjoy each other's homebrews. We welcome other brewers to join us.
We meet on the first Friday of every month. Join fellow beer lovers to discuss brewing, practice judging, and sample beer. Feel free to bring a friend and bring homebrew if you have some to share. Find current detailed information in Meetings.
To get the most up to date information, join our Facebook group, where events are posted and members keep in touch. You can also join our email list at Google Groups to send and receive email from all members.
Have you ever dreamed of seeing your Homebrew sporting a blue ribbon, up on the podium alongside New Jersey's tastiest tomato, most pristine pumkin pie, handsomest heifer, speediest sheep shearer, most exquisite quilt, and beardiest lumberjack? It's time to enter the NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition!
Our 20th! annual competition is open to all amateur homebrewers, and it is a qualifier in the NJ Homebrewer and Homebrew Club of the Year competitions.
Currently there are three New Jersey based BJCP/AHA sanctioned competitions: the Skyland Region Taste of the Town hosted by NJ HOPZ, the NJ State Fair hosted by SCUBA, and Motown Mash hosted by MASH. These three competitions will count towards the New Jersey Homebrewer of the Year and the New Jersey Homebrew Club of the Year. See below for rules, seasons, and more details.
Results - New Jersey State Fair Homebrew Competition - 2015
Best of Show
|1st||Michael Marino||Full Steam Ahead||7B: California Common Beer||The Brewing Network|
|2nd||Alex Rystrom||Hilltop IPA||14B: American IPA|
|3rd||Caitlin Orloski||Maibock||5A: Maibock/Helles Bock|
|4th||William Carley||Culture Of Personality: Raspberry||17F: Fruit Lambic||New York City Homebrewer's Guild|
Table 1: Light Lager and Ale - Styles 1, 6A (9 entries)
|1st||Neal Shannon||Shannon Lager||Premium American Lager|
|2nd||Richard Coleates||Yellow Dog Helles||Munich Helles|
|3rd||Michael Marino||Give 'em Helles||Munich Helles||The Brewing Network|
The Best of Show winning beer will be brewed at Krogh's Brewpub in Sparta and receive a trophy. Winners and volunteers will receive medals and prizes. Full information and registration here.
Impromptu SCUBA outing to NJ's hard cidery, Twisted Limb in Stillwater. Thanks to Frank Voris for showing us around the barn (that he built himself) and pouring samples of barrel-aged ciders. From straight cider, to lemon & ginger, to the Jersey Cocktail, we enjoyed them all and look forward to seeing Twisted Limb grow and succeed.
Sussex County United Brewers and Alchemists (SCUBA) and Morris Area Society of Homebrewers (MASH) joined together again this year to brew as one in celebration of the National Homebrew Day Big Brew at The Stirling Hotel in Stirling, NJ, on Saturday, 2 May 2015.
On a perfect spring day, 55 gallons of beer representing 8 different styles were created by 14 brewers using techniques ranging from extract, to emergency decoction step mash, to the infamous "there's still 89 minutes to go" extended boil. Dozens of brewers and spectators raised a glass for the worldwide National Homebrew Day Toast at 1PM. Thanks to everyone who came out and to the Stiriling Hotel for hosting.
Thanks to North Jersey Homebrew, Krogh's Brewpub, and Angry Erik Brewing for supporting our Big Brew. Ten brewers created 65 gallons of wort on a beautiful (and only slightly windy) spring Saturday. About 20 people joined in the 1PM synchronized worldwide toast to National Homebrewing Day. We met lots of local homebrewers and had a great time geeking out over everybody's fancy brew setups. Looking forward to tasting the results...