Just a reminder that the April BFD meeting will be held this Friday at Jason and Margot Phelps’ house, 66 Hovey Rd, Londonderry, NH, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Please bring a side dish or appetizer to share, along with some homebrewed or commercial beer, mead, or cider. Hope to see you there.
So what’s with these named storms anyway? Nemo?
Due to the expected timing and path of “Winter Storm Nemo”, we’ve decided to postpone Friday’s meeting in lovely Haverhill. Hopefully
Matt and Marjorie will get a chance to host another meeting soon.
The February meeting will be pushed out by a week to FRIDAY 2/15, now at my and Lisa’s house, 391 Oak St., Manchester.
Also a reminder that we are having our NHC-BFD Selection competition that night – so if you haven’t bottled your entries yet, now you have
an extra week to do so and if need be, drop them off. We will be doing the judging first thing on Friday night, so if you have an entry
and/or can help judge, please try to arrive as close to 7:00 as possible so we can get this “work” out of the way and have meeting as
Look for another email no later than this time tomorrow – thanks for your patience and stay safe!
The first BFD club meeting of 2013 will be hosted by Eric Adriaansen, 5 Chandler Ln, Amherst NH, on Friday Jan. 11th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Note that this is a new housing development so your GPS may not find it – Eric’s house is the 3rd on the right.
Please bring beer/mead/cider and some food to share. 2013 dues are due – $20 per household.
This year’s BFD Holiday Party and Meeting will again be hosted by Michael and Berniece Fairbrother, 4 Sheridan Drive, Londonderry, NH, Saturday 12/8, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This meeting is a potluck event, so please bring a dish (and some beer) to share. A signup link has been shared via the listserv.
We will have a brief business meeting to nominate any additional candidates for club officers and to hold elections. We are still looking for a nominee for secretary. There will also be an optional beer-themed Yankee Swap with a recommended $15-20 gift value. The Yankee Swap will take place at the conclusion of the business meeting, approximately 4:00 PM.
As with all meetings but this one in particular, please plan on consuming responsibly and/or arranging for a ride home. The club-bought keg this year will be a session beer and I’d encourage you to bring something from your cellar or pickup something special from Bert’s that’s a little lower in ABV too.
Hope to see you there!
The November meeting will be held on November 9th 2012 starting at 7 pm at John and Michele Golden’s house at 15 Garrison Drive in Bedford NH.
Please bring yourself, snacks, beer, wine, mead, and cider to share.
Nominations for club officers for next year will take place.
Take RT-101 W toward Milford/Keene/Goffstown
At the intersection of 101 and 114 bear left on 101 towards Milford/Keene
At the first light turn right onto Old Bedford Rd
Take the 2nd right onto Garrison Dr.
15 GARRISON DR is the first house on the right at the bend in the road.
Where: Chris and Kalley McMath’s house – 70 Shady Lane, Barrington, NH
When: Friday, October 12th, 7-10pm
The McMath’s plan to have some German dishes and a Roggen on draft. Members are encouraged to bring other German themed food, homebrewed Marzen, or commercial examples.
Date/Time: Friday 9/14/12 at 7pm
Location: JD Doyle’s at 75 Main Street, Hollis, NH.
Please bring snacks and beer to share. See you there!
Date/Time: Friday 8/10/10 at 7pm
Location: under the hops in Bert Bingel’s Biergarten at 154 Head Street, Manchester, NH.
Please bring snacks and beer to share. See you there!
FROM I-293 EXIT 4 (QUEEN CITY BRIDGE EXIT):
Go past Applebee’s and Blockbuster on left (Second Street)
Turn left at Nault’s Honda (West Hancock Street)
Turn right at end of West Hancock onto South Main (Walgreen’s right in front of you)
Take IMMEDIATE left onto Varney St. towards the Pinardville section of Goffstown (Walgreen’s is on the corner of S. Main and Varney)
3/10 of a mile up, take first right onto Head Street. My house is the first after the park on the left. Green Ranch with tan trim
Reminder that this year’s summer party/potluck will be held on Saturday July 21, starting at 2:00 PM at the Moher’s (17 Haven Drive, Auburn NH). Please bring some homebrew and/or interesting commercial beer/mead/cider – you know the drill. We will be having a potluck dinner around 4:30 so use the signup spreadsheet here to list what you’ll be bringing for dinner or an appetizer to share earlier on:
Also a reminder that we’ll be having our BFD Hop Stoopid Challenge – bring a bottle or 2 (ideally a bomber) of your homebrew version of this hop-head favorite and we’ll have a blind tasting against each other’s and the real McCoy.
Finally, a quick public service announcement – this being a longer than usual meeting and the tendency (certainly least in my case) to want to drink beer to ward off the hot July sun, please plan ahead about getting home safely. Goes for all meetings but definitely this one. And if you need further prodding, Manchester PD will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on the 21st. They have been known to setup near the Exit 1 circle – just saying…
Where: The North’s – Manchester
When: Friday May 11th, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
What to bring:Beer/mead/cider, food, and a lawn chair