Club News

After way too many months of brewing inactivity, we will be firing up the propane burner once again. We're cookin' up a 10 gallon extract batch of the classic homebrewer's porter - St. Chuck's. Recipe is posted on the Recipator as St. Chuck's Revival. We are brewing in the wintery mix, then kickin' it on over to Winetrfest!

As mentioned in a previous post, IBADS obtained a Woodford Reserve once-used bourbon barrel fresh off the line as a part of a state-wide competition. We'll be going head to head with other Indiana homebrew clubs at the Indiana State Fair.

We broke all IBADS records this weekend by not only brewing almost 70 gallons of beer, but also managing to build a barrel stand for our soon-to-be-full Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel, and getting in 3 games of beerpong.


We just got done brewing beer and serving beer at Winterfest. Thanks to everyone that stopped by for a sample or some beer conversation. If you are interested in joining IBADS or brewing beer with us sometime soon, contact us.


The 2nd Annual Indiana Microbrewers Winterfest will be taking place at the Ag-Hort building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indy on January 30, 2010 from 3-78pm.

There will be 31 Indiana breweries serving samples, over 200 beers to choose from, and an outdoor Firkin garden. Stef and I will be there too, pouring IBADS homebrew samples right along side the big boys!

Tickets are on sale for $30. See for more details.

From Bob Ostrander over at

Anita Johnson and I are working with John Kruse of Brown Forman to get used-once Woodford Reserve barrels to Indiana Homebrew Clubs for a club competition at the Indiana State Fair Brewers Cup. Here's what we're planning.

What: Brewing some big hoppy beers
How: 5 pounds of hops, bitch
When: Jan 9, 9AM-6PM
Where: m1's house in Indy

Current plans are to brew 2 or 3 IPAs and a big porter. More pending participation. I believe we have 3 fully functional AG systems available to brew... we just need carboys to dump it in!

Brewed 4 10 gallon batches Saturday in m1's back yard. We had 2 systems running in staggered fashion. Here's what we brewed (My FG and ABV included):

Marty's Ultralight Ale - OG: 1.040 - FG: 1.008 (4.3%)
Wit's End - OG: 1.048 - FG: 1.014 (4.5%)
IBADS Red - OG: 1.056 - FG: 1.013 (5.7%)
CHIPA - OG:1.059 - FG: 1.010 (6.5%)

Fermented at 69F for a week and crash chilled. I like's em FRESH!


Crown Brewing is pleased to announce that it will be having its first ever "Crown Challenge" PRO-AM .

EVENT DATE = September 26

The competition is open to homebrews only. No entries brewed with professional assistance, on professional equipment, or at a commercial brewery are eligible.

For all rules, regulation and to download a registration form, please visit,

Crown Brewing ~ Crown Point
(219) 663-4545

M1 and I will be brewing Tuesday, June 23rd at my house in Memphis, IN. Short notice, and a strange date, but any and all are welcom to join us. We'll probably be brewing up some OHP, workign on some equipment that needs attention, and planning IBDAS's rise to the top of the homebrewing world.

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