Brew B Q 2009 - June 6

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From Ron Smith's email:

The big day is rapidly approaching! Hopefully everyone already has this on their calendar. The past 2 year’s events have been huge successes and this year’s looks like it will be even bigger and better. Last year, we once again had about 100 people in attendance, but we would have had even more if half the state hadn’t been underwater on the day of the event. Also once again, there were about 12 or 14 Indiana clubs represented (there are now 16 clubs – I think). Clubs from the far southern and northern parts of the state both attended. Everyone that attended commented that it was a truly great event and one they were glad they didn’t miss. Let’s make this year’s event even better. Here are all the details…

EVENT NAME: Brew-B-Q 2009 – The Third Annual Gathering of Indiana Homebrew Clubs

COST: FREE - But if you can spare a couple bucks donation to help cover some expenses, that would be great.
Note: The FBI covers all the upfront costs, but some voluntary donations to try to help us break even are greatly appreciated and will insure that this great day can continue to happen.

DATE / TIME: Saturday, June 6th, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Great Fermentations homebrew shop at 5127 E. 65th Street in Indianapolis. This is just inside the NE corner of the I-465 interstate loop, so it is very convenient to get to (see directions below). Anita Johnson, the owner of Great Fermentations, has once again graciously offered up the parking lot of her facility for this gathering. Thanks, Anita!

WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT: One of the featured attractions for this event is clear from the name, Brew-B-Q. One of the FBI members, Frank Petrarca, has a giant smoker and cooks up some awesome smoked meats. Frank has been known to stay up all night the night before the event to prepare an incredible selection of smoked meats. Thanks Frank! Various FBI members will also be providing an assortment of chips and side dishes, but your contributions are welcomed and appreciated. Last, but certainly not least, there will be plenty of homebrew for sampling. Please bring whatever you would like to share. Last year, several clubs went all out, with custom jockey boxes, lots of kegs of beer, etc., and one club even brewed a batch of beer at the event out of a car (the Brewmobile) and gave away the beer as a door prize! Whether you go all out or can just show up, it doesn’t matter, just come and enjoy the day.

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