2014 Event Calendar

Monthly meetings are normally held on the first Saturday of the month unless scheduled around another event and are hosted at Canyon Road Gastropub. Scroll down for our list of events. Bringing homebrew is always encouraged and appreciated.

Please note that we will be “passing the hat” at the August meeting to replenish our snack fund for the amazing food provided to us by Canyon Road Steak House. We ask that you contribute what you can.

Tasting:
Please bring two 12oz bottles or one 20oz (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.

Raffles:
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.

June Meeting: 14 June, Sour Ales tasting at 3pm, meeting at 4. Hosted at Canyon Road Beer Garden. Follow the link for details, directions, etc.

July Meeting: 12 July, 2nd Annual Mid-Tenn Multi-Club Homebrew Meeting at Little Harpeth Brewing. Meeting starts at 12 noon. $5 at the door to cover beer provided by Little Harpeth. This was a fantastic event last year, and it should be even better this year. Follow the link for details, directions, etc.

August Meeting: 02 August, “Meet My Beer” homebrew tasting event starts at 3pm, meeting at 4. Hosted at Canyon Road Beer Garden. Follow the link for details, directions, etc.

September Meeting: 06 September, Belgian Strong Ales tasting at 3pm, meeting at 4. Hosted at Canyon Road Beer Garden. Follow the link for details, directions, etc.

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.

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February 2014 Club Meeting

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

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

Category 13: Stouts
A. Dry Stout
B. Oatmeal Stout
C. Foreign Extra Stout
D. American Stout
E. Russian Imperial Stout

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.

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Jamuary 2014 Club Meeting

Location: Canyon Road Steak House and Beer Garden
Jan 11, 2014 from 3:30 to 7:30pm.

Style tasting: 3:30 pm
Meeting starts: 4:00 pm

Style tasting: Cat 12: Porter
A. Brown Porter
B. Robust Porter
C. Baltic Porter

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.

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December 2013 Club Meeting

December Meeting @ Canyon Road Steak House and Beer Garden
December 07, 2013 from 3:30 to 7:30pm

Style tasting: 3:30 pm
Meeting starts: 4:00 pm

Style tasting: Cat 11: English Brown Ale
A. Mild
B. Southern English Brown
C. Northern English Brown

*Club Officer nominations must be made at this meeting in preparation for elections at the January 2014 meeting. You may self-nominate.*

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.

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November 2013 Club Meeting

November Meeting @ Canyon Road Steak House and Beer Garden
November 09, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00pm
*D’oh! Forgot to post this meeting in advance. Added to maintain continuity and for informational purposes.

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

Style tasting: Cat 10: American Ale
A. American Pale Ale
B. American Amber Ale
C. American Brown Ale

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.

October 2013 Club Meeting

October Meeting @ Canyon Road Steak House and Beer Garden
October 05, 2013 from 3:30 – 7:30pm
Style tasting: 3:30 pm
Meeting starts: 4:00 pm

Style tasting: Cat 9: Scottish and Irish Ale
A. Scottish Light 60/-
B. Scottish Heavy 70/-
C. Scottish Export 80/-
D. Irish Red Ale
E. Strong Scotch Ale

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. This month’s item is an “S-biner” clip with bottle opener tabs on each end.

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.