Hello again friends and home brewers, the CMI All American Homebrew competition is back and slated to be held February 13th, 2016. We are currently accepting entries and volunteers for judging, stewarding, and cellar hands and master. Please plan to have your entries registered and submitted to a drop off location by February 7th, 2016. We are honored to be part of the Cincinnati Beer Week and the first 40 volunteers who signed up will gain free admission to the Winter Beer Fest following the competition. We look forward to celebrating the day with homebrew and craft beer! We greatly appreciate all the support and entries we have gotten thus far, but keep submitting those great brews! We are ready to judge them all!
You can find the registration page here.
For information on the Cincy Winter Beerfest click here.
We are still seeking entries for the 20th Annual Oktobersbest Competition
Please enter here before Sunday Night:
2015 marks the 20th Anniversary of one of Cincinnati’s premier homebrew competitions – the Cincinnati Malt Infusers’ Oktobersbest! We have lots of great things in store for this years competition and it all starts with entering your beers beginning September 1st. We also need lots of volunteers and judges to pull off an event like this so please register to join us as a judge or volunteer.
Registration and more info can be found on the Competition section or here
We are all set for our annual participation in the Northside 4th of July Parade. This Saturday Juky 4th, we stage in the big parking lot by the corner of Hamilton & AshTree for the Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church behind the Uhaul Store. You will want to be unloaded & park down the hill by 11:15am at the McKie Center (1655 Chase Avenue, Cinti, OH) to take advantage of the free shuttle which will run you back up the hill to the staging area.
Wear some club apparel, bring yourself a coffee travel mug. The CMI Goat will be ready to go & Vice-President Timmy McPartlin will be present with 2 kegs of his finest brown, err, “coffee”.
Afterwards, there is FREE music in Jacob Hoffner Park & we will gather around the goat to unburden it of any additional “coffee” it may hold in store for us.
If you want to come by early that morning, there will be a special keg tapping with the brewers of Mad Tree at 8:30am for Kegs & Eggs as DoublePlusGood IPA will be released outside the brewery for the first time. Wake ‘n Bake will be there to take care of all your breakfast needs.
There will be 34 taps of liquid goodness flowing at Jacob Hoffner Park July 2nd, 3rd & 4th. All beer is $4 to $6 dollars, for the best craft beer list at your music festival in town.
The weather is turning warm, birds are starting to cheep and pollen has all of our noses running which means only one thing… Its almost Brew-out season!
The 1st CMI Brewout is Sunday, May 24th at Jeff & Tammy Graff’s house.
Jeff and Tammy Graff have graciously opened up their property again for a brew out. Come out and brew out with us and enjoy the day. Also feel free to camp out.
From Jeff and Tammy….
Bring your own equipment, ingredients, propane and any homebrew you want to drink and share to our house. Brew your recipe on site and then take it home to ferment. (We have only Clermont County Municipal Water, if you do not want this water, bring your own) Members and friends are welcome to attend but be advised: This is a “beer friendly” event, children are welcome but know there will be alcohol consumed and propane burners in operation. Any unruly children or guests will be fed to the chickens. Also coming “empty handed” is not tolerated. You will be mocked and humiliated, then fed to the chickens. Brewing of your beer, mead or cider can start anytime after 9am on that Sunday. Come, relax, observe, sample, ask questions and fully enjoy the brewing experience. Tammy and I will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs and corn at dinner. If you plan on staying for the feast, make a side dish. Don’t know what to make? Let me know and I can give you some ideas.
That being said, we will need to know how many people are planning on attending.
* PLEASE, RSVP back to Jeff or Tammy if you plan on coming.* (Email, call or Facebook)
This is a rain or shine event.
Space is available for camping, if needed.
We hope you can all come out and help us celebrate the start of the Summer Brewing Season.
Jeff & Tammy Graff
3936 May Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45245
We have many Malt Infusers and Homebrewing events scheduled for the Spring so please consult the schedule regularly. Learn about growing hops at out April meeting, May brings the Big Brew for National Homebrew Day and also come visit Mt. Carmel brewing for our May meeting.
Summer events are coming too so keep checking as our Brew out schedule will be posted soon!