Braxton Brewing Company Introduces their Brew Team!!

Braxton Brewing Company Introduces their Brew Team!!

Braxton Brewing Company located in Covington Kentucky introduces the Brew Team to the Beer Community!  Throughout the week of January 12, 2015 they introduced to the beer community the individuals helping brew Braxton’s beer. More »

Dreaded Jake Porter – Robust Porter

Dreaded Jake Porter – Robust Porter

Category 12 — Porter/12B. Robust Porter  is one of my favorite beers to brew.   My version of a Robust Porter I call “Dreaded Jake Porter” named after our chocolate lab that passed away More »

Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) – Getting Ready for New 2014 Guidelines

Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) – Getting Ready for New 2014 Guidelines

There are some major changes coming with the release of the 2014 BJCP Guidelines.   Are you ready for them?  How will they impact how you brew?  Here are some links that can help More »

Happy Brew Year 2015!

Happy Brew Year 2015!

Here is hoping all your brewing endeavors are successful ones in 2015!       Brew Hard! Dave’s Dreaded!   More »

Dave’s Dreaded Defends CMI Oktobersbest Homebrewer of the Year

Dave’s Dreaded Defends CMI Oktobersbest Homebrewer of the Year

Very excited about results of 2014 CMI Oktobersbest Homebrew Competition. Excellent Job my NKY Homebrews Guild for defending Homebrew club of the year.   Very proud of my wife Josanna for her CIDER More »

 

Vote for Roxanne Westendorf – AHA Governing Committee

Please support Roxanne Westendorf for re-election to the AHA Governing Committee.  I have served on the AHA Governing Committee in the past and it was a great experience.  Roxanne has been doing some great thing at the AHA as a representative and I would like to see her have the chance to complete the project she has started and is involved in.

Below are Roxanne’s 3 key areas of focus and her BIO –
– Better serving women & minority home brewers
– Club support
– Members support beyond the conference & competition (e.g., Research & Education Fund).

Roxanne is currently on the AHA Governing Committee and she running for re-election.

“The conference & competition are important, but we already have critical mass of folks working those areas to improve them, and I believe we need to make sure we keep an eye on areas important to the rest of our members, too.”

She has been homebrewing for over 18 years, and has been active in the homebrewing community from the beginning.  As a Past President and member of the Bloatarian Brewing League, she has led and participated in many homebrewing activities as part of the club.  These include leading competitions, doing presentations at meetings, designing a soda scoresheet (for children to use judging soda), coordinating events with other clubs, participating in brewing demonstrations & national homebrew & mead days.  She was part of the organizing committee core team for the 2008 conference in Cincinnati, and also was a presenter in Cincinnati. Roxanne has also strongly encouraged participation from women and minorities in homebrewing – whether as individual brewers or as spouses becoming part of the hobby or feeling at home during club activities.  She has strong relationships with the other homebrew clubs in the Cincinnati area, and work to support their competitions and activities in addition to those of my primary club.  Roxanne is also a BJCP Master judge and she continues to mentor new judges in competitions.  She has strong relationships with our local craft breweries, and work part time in a taproom as a Beer Evangelist – providing beer and brewing education to patrons (while serving them beer).

Roxanne is currently the Secretary of the Governing Committee – which also includes serving on the Executive Committee with our Chair,   Vice Chair and AHA Director.  She is an active member of the Research and Education Fund Committee – coaching submitters as they work their projects.  The REF is one of our new programs to provide more AHA member benefits – and the early results are very encouraging.  Roxanne also Chair the Survey Committee.  In addition collecting information to help improve our events, we work to understand the needs of AHA members so that we can better serve our members and introduce additional benefits.  The REF is an example of a program that came from better understanding the needs of our members.  She also serve on the Conference sub-committee and the Club sub-committee.

Roxanne has been attending the National Homebrew Conference and judging at the NHC first and second round competitions since 2004.  The changes in the AHA, the Conference and the Competition over the past 10 years have been dramatic and present many challenges.  As membership continues to increase, she has been working as part of the GC to improve our events and benefits to better serve the larger membership.  These challenges will not be overcome overnight – and we need to be careful that we don’t make changes that create bigger problems.  There will be some bumps in the road – but we have already made progress with programs like the REF – recognizing that AHA member needs go beyond the conference and competitions.  She would like to continue to be a part of the Governing committee as the evolution of the AHA continues.  Roxanne respectfully ask for your support.

Roxanne Westendorf

Please consider voting for Roxanne for re-election to the AHA Governing Committee elections this year.  Below is the information about this year’s elections.

American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members can now vote in the 2014 AHA Governing Committee election. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on March 31, 2014.
In this year’s election, 25 candidates are running for eight available seats. AHA members can each submit one ballot, voting for up to eight individual candidates. Please review the election details and candidates statements prior to submitting your vote.

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Dreaded Christmas Ale -SBA

Enjoy my Christmas Ale Recipe!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Dave’s Dreaded

Dave’s Dreaded wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!Enjoy this time with family and friends…  May your fermenters never be empty and your kegs always be full!!   Santa_Beer

Hope you had a GREAT 2013 brewing season and hoping 2014 brings you all the success you deserve… and make sure you …

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Dave’s Dreaded closes out 2013 strong and Wins 2013 MidSouth Series Homebrewer of the Year

Dave’s Dreaded, a member of the Northern Kentucky Homebrewers Guild,  wins 2013 MidSouth Series Homebrewer of the year with good showing at Fugetaboutit Competition hosted by Barley Mob in Chattanooga TN.  Dave “Dreaded” Dixon with 4 awards (1 – first, 2 – seconds and 1 – third).   In 2012 he finished in 2nd place in this Homebrew Series and 2011 finished in 5th place.  This Homebrew of the year awards caps off on of the best competition years in Dave’s Dreaded’s brewing career.  In addition this individual win his points in the MidSouth Series helped the Northern Kentucky Homebrewers Guild won 2013 MidSouth Series Homebrew Club of the year.

To cap off the 2013 Season Dave’s Dreaded entered the St. Louis Brews 2013 Happy Holiday Homebrew Competition.  This is the last MCAB, Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing, qualifier of the 2013 competition season.   Dave Dixon wins 2 – seconds and 1 – third place.  You have to place first to qualify for 2014 MCAB competition.

MIDSOUTH SERIES

MIDSOUTH SERIES 2013   LEADER BOARD

BREWER STATS

BREWER

POINTS

CLUB
 Dave   Dixon 

 68

 Northern   Kentucky Homebrewers Guild 
 Michael   Roszkowski 

 53

 Northern   Kentucky Homebrewers Guild 
 Robert   Miller 

 53

 Brewmasters   of Alpharetta 
 Josanna   Dixon 

 43

 Northern   Kentucky Homebrewers Guild 
 Rob   Harris 

 40

 Barley   Mob 
 Brad   Lumley 

 35

 Barley   Mob 
 Andrew   Laidlaw 

 28

 St.   Louis Brews 
 Jared   Whalen and Chris Mcgreevy 

 26

 Northern   Kentucky Homebrewers Guild 
 Marc   Powell 

 25

 Brewmasters   of Alpharetta 
 Drew   Neely 

 22

 Barley   Mob 

CLUB STATS

CLUB

POINTS

YEAR

 Northern   Kentucky Homebrewers Guild 

 226

 2013

 Barley   Mob 

 182

 2013

 Covert   Hops Society 

 120

 2013

 Brewmasters   of Alpharetta 

 117

 2013

 Music   City Brewers 

 61

 2013

 Mid   State Brew Crew 

 48

 2013

 Bluff   City Brewers 

 37

 2013

 New   London Brew Club 

 30

 2013

 Final   Gravity Craftbrewers 

 29

 2013

 St.   Louis Brews 

 28

 2013

2013 MidSouth Series full results at http://www.giannasi.com/cgi-bin/midsouth/midsouth.pl

2013 Fugetaboutit Competition hosted by Barley Mob

Pl.

Brewer(s)

Entry Name

Style

Club

1st Dave Dixon Dreaded EIPA English IPA NKY Homebrewers Guild
2nd Dave Dixon Dreaded Barleywine English Barleywine NKY Homebrewers Guild
2nd Dave Dixon Dreaded ESB Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) NKY Homebrewers Guild
3rd Dave Dixon Dreaded American Imp Ipa Imperial IPA NKY Homebrewers Guild

Full Results for Fugetaboutit 2013 – http://fugetaboutit.org/

St. Louis Brews 2013 Happy Holiday Homebrew Competition –

Pl.

Brewer(s)

Entry Name

Style

Club

2nd Dave Dixon Dreaded Christmas Spirit Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beers NKY Homebrewers Guild
2nd Dave Dixon Dreaded Barrell Aged English Barleywine Smoke-Flabored and Wood-Aged RIS NKY Homebrewers Guild
3rd Dave Dixon Dreaded Cherry Stout Fruit Beer NKY Homebrewers Guild

Full list of results can be viewed at http://www.stlbrews.org/competition/hhhc/winners/2013_Winners.html

This has been a great brewing year.   Dave’s Dreaded has captured 2 Best of Show awards, 2 Homebrewer of the year awards and won over 65 awards in 2013.   That is the way to Brew Hard!  I want to wish each and everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Brew Year….. Cheers to 2013 and may your Beers bring home GOLD in 2014!!

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Dave’s Dreaded post Wins at Music City Brew-off

Dave’s Dreaded moves one step closer to capturing the MidSouth Brewer of the Year with wins at Music City Brew-off

Music City Brew-off, a MidSouth competition, was held the first week of November in Nashville TN.  Dave “Dreaded” Dixon took 4 first place, 1 third place and Best of Show for his Dreaded ESB.  Dave’s showing extended his MidSouth Brewer of the year to 20 points going into the last competition.  There in one more competition in the MidSouth that will be held in Chattanooga TN the Fugetaboutit competition on December 7th.

Music City Brew-off Results- http://musiccitybrewers.com/?p=163

Best of Show Beer
Place Brewer(s) Entry Name
1st Dave Dixon Dreaded ESB
Place Brewer(s) Style
1st Dave Dixon Light Hybrid
1st Dave Dixon English Pale Ale
1st Dave Dixon English Brown
1st Dave Dixon Fruit Beer
3rd Dave Dixon Strong Ale

 

Current Mid-South Standing as of MCBO

2013 LEADER BOARD

BREWER STATS

BREWER

POINTS

CLUB

 Dave Dixon

 56

 Northern   Kentucky Homebrewers Guild
 Michael   Roszkowski

 36

 Northern   Kentucky Homebrewers Guild
 Robert Miller

 31

 Brewmasters of   Alpharetta
 Josanna Dixon

 28

 Northern   Kentucky Homebrewers Guild
 Andrew Laidlaw

 28

 St. Louis   Brews
 Marc Powell

 25

 Brewmasters of   Alpharetta
 Steve Brinker

 21

 Jason Farley

 19

 Mid State Brew   Crew
 Mike Castagno

 19

 Covert Hops   Society
 Joe McCusker

 18

 Covert Hops   Society

Full MidSouth Information at http://www.giannasi.com/cgi-bin/midsouth/midsouth.pl

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