Learn to Homebrew Day

Saturday, November 7 at 10:00am

The goal is to teach our non-brewer friends the art of making beer at home. Learn to Homebrew Day (LTHD) was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage homebrewers to introduce their non-brewer friends and family to the most rewarding hobby, obsession and lifestyle since the beginning of time! Mark your calendars… see you there.

The Grog – 2060 Ft Campbell Blvd Suite 4 Clarksville, TN 37042

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NSBO Call for Judges & Stewerds

Hello Volunteers!

I would like to introduce you to the first annual — New South Brew Off! This is the 2015 iteration of the Clarksville Carboys annual home brewing competition. It is a fully sanctioned AHA and BJCP event, which will take place Saturday, August 22nd at Union Hall in Clarksville, TN.

This is a 6 Category competition only:

Categories Accepted

6A Cream Ale 6B Blonde Ale 6C Kolsch
6D American Wheat or Rye Beer 10A American Pale Ale 10B American Amber Ale
10C American Brown Ale 12A Brown Porter 12B Robust Porter
12C Baltic Porter 13A Dry Stout 13B Sweet Stout
13C Oatmeal Stout 13D Foreign Extra Stout 13E American Stout
13F Imperial Stout 14A English IPA 14B American IPA
14C Imperial IPA 16A Witbier 16B Belgian Pale Ale
16C Saison 16D Biere de Garde 16E Belgian Specialty Ale

Judge and Steward registration is open at the NSBO registration page. There will be a morning session starting at 9:00am and an afternoon session starting at around 1:00pm. All volunteers will receive a light breakfast and lunch. There are several area hotels within 2 miles of the competition for those of you traveling.

There will be a raffle and awards ceremony at the conclusion of judging, followed by the Clarksville Carboys first annual Club Crawl. All festivities must be wrapped up by 11:00pm.

You can register beers for entry into the competition and to volunteer, between now and Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11:00 PM, CDT.  Entries must be received by Friday, August 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM, CDT to be eligible for judging.  This year’s competition is limited to 150 entries.  Each entrant is limited to 10 entries, and may only register one entry per sub-category.

We’re looking forward to a great competition, but we can’t be successful without your help!  Please register to judge or steward as soon as possible. Please share this email with any brewers or organizations that may be interested. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!


John Lawless

Assistant Competition Coordinator



New South Brew Off

2015 Events

Clarksville Carboys meetings are held at the clubhouse behind Appleton Harley-Davidson. Thank you to the folks at Appleton for welcoming us and allowing us to meet at their facility.

July 2015 Carboy Club Meeting: This month’s meeting will be on Sunday the 12th. The tasting/ BJCP Style profile for March is Category 14  (IPAs) which will start promptly @ 3:30p.m. If you are bringing a classic example, please bring at least three 12 oz bottles or two bombers as the size of the club has grown. Follow the meeting link for map & location details.

Participation is optional, but you have to be in it to win it!

  • One 12oz bottle of a beer gets you one ticket for the beer box raffle. Put a beer in the raffle box for a chance at walking away with the whole thing!
  • Bring a few dollars for the fund raising raffle for a chance to win a homebrew related prize. Tickets are $1 each or $2 for 3.



2014 Event Calendar

December Meeting: 07 Dec, Fruit Beer tasting event starts at 3:30pm, meeting at 4. Hosted at the Appleton Harley-Davidson Clubhouse. Follow the link for details, directions, etc.

We’ve got some great brewing fun on tap to close out the year! Don’t miss “Learn to Homebrew Day”!


Learn to Homebrew Day at The Grog: 01 Nov, We’ll be setting up a couple of brew sessions at The Grog Home Brewing Supply on Ft. Campbell Blvd. to demonstrate the brewing process for people interested in learning how to homebrew. We’ll be doing one extract brew and one all-grain brew, so you can see the process as it’s done from a kit and from scratch. Also there will be some equipment demonstrations and some homebrewed beer available for tasting. Follow the link for details, directions, etc.

Update: Learn to Homebrew Day was a success! Had some new folks stop by and check us out, and got some folks interested in trying their hand at brewing into The Grog to check out the supplies and equipment. Maybe picked up a few new members as well. A great time was had by all despite the chilly temperatures. Looking to make this event bigger and better next go-round. Thanks to Paul and Penny at The Grog for hosting and providing snacks, and thanks to Jonathan White for bringing a big ol’ pot of hot Kentucky Burgoo to keep the chills at bay.


Monthly meetings are normally held on the first Saturday of the month at the Appleton Harley-Davidson Clubhouse unless scheduled around another event. Bringing homebrew is always encouraged and appreciated

Please bring two 12oz bottles or one 22oz (bomber) bottle to share for the tasting. A classic example of the month’s style is preferred. We ask that you mark the bottle with which your beer’s subcategory to make sorting the beers easier for the tasting session.

Participation is optional, but you have to be in it to win it!

  • One 12oz bottle of a beer gets you one ticket for the beer box raffle. Put a beer in the raffle box for a chance at walking away with the whole thing!
  • Bring a few dollars for the fund raising raffle for a chance to win a homebrew related prize. Tickets are $1 each or $2 for 3.

Big Brew Day 2014 is here!

One of our most fun events (imho) is Big Brew Day. Come on out and join us if you can, it’s always a great time. Details, directions & map. A celebration of National Homebrew Day, known as AHA Big Brew, is now in its 17th year. Clarksville Carboys Homebrew Club will host a local gathering on May 3, 2014.

Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), AHA Big Brew celebrates National Homebrew Day, honored on the first Saturday of May each year. AHA Big Brew brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beers simultaneously. More than 7,000 homebrewers from North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and Australia are expected to participate this year.

Clarksville Carboys is happy to invite anyone interested in homebrewing to stop by.

On May 3, friends and family gather to brew one or all of the three AHA Big Brew recipes. You are not bound to those recipes… brew what you feel. At noon Central time, we will raise our glasses of homebrewed ales and lagers for a simultaneous toast to homebrewing, a hobby that hundreds of thousands of people around the world enjoy.

“AHA Big Brew isn’t just about beer—it’s about companionship, friendship and the shared love of flavorful beer. This is a special day for those homebrewers who have been crafting their brews for those whose company they enjoy and cherish,” said Gary Glass, AHA Director.

March 2014 Club Meeting

Location: Canyon Road Steak House and Beer Garden
Mar 01, 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00pm.


Style tasting: 3:00 pm
Meeting starts: 4:00 pm

Category 14: India Pale Ale (IPA)
A. English IPA
B. American IPA
C. Imperial IPA

If you are bringing a beer for tasting, please label it with the subcategory to help speed up the tasting process. Classic examples of the categories are preferred and can be found in the 2008 BJCP style guide on the BJCP website.

Don’t forget to bring a bottle of brew for the raffle if you want in, either storebought or homebrewed is fine. Bring a few bucks to toss in the hat to cover snacks which are provided by Canyon Road.

We are also doing a raffle for beer-related swag. Standard buy-in is $1 per ticket or 3 tickets for $2. This raffle is designed to help raise funds for the club treasury which we use to fund events, activities, outings and club equipment.

If you have a beer that you want reviewed, bring a bottle and submit it to the Judge Dread program and it will be evaluated according to BJCP standards. You’ll get a scoresheet with feedback to let you know what you got right and what you missed. This is a good way to find out where your beer stands, and is a great way to improve your brewing.

Calendar entry with map & details.