2015 Events

The Clarksville Carboys have a new home! We are now meeting 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.

January Meeting: 03 January, Kicking off 2015, “Project Strain” comes to fruition. This month’s tasting will be the different beers produced from the wort made at the Project Strain club brew session in November. 1 20-gal batch of wort, 9 brewers and 9 yeast strains. Should be interesting and provide a great opportunity to learn more about the effect that yeast has on the finished taste and aroma profile of a beer.

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

Tasting:
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.

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.

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.

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.

Calendar entry with map & details.

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.

Calendar entry with map & details.

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.

Calendar entry with map & details.

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.