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February Club Meeting — Cask Ales

February 5, 2014 Comments off

February 21, 2014  —  7-11pm at Norwood Community Center

Tom Hall, General Manager (and cask beer enthusiast) of Rivertown Brewing Company … now Moerlein Brewing Company… will visit to discuss how to make Cask Ale! Come learn the techniques and equipment used to create this classic style.

Homebrewing Cask Ales with Tom Hull from Bosmo on Vimeo.

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John Zeller SmackDown IPA Tapping!

October 22, 2013 Comments off

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There will be another tapping of JZ’s SmackDown IPA at @MoerleinLH on Weds 11-6 — Pack the house & celebrate JZ with this killer IPA!!

The inaugural tapping of the commemorative JZ SmackDown IPA will occur at 5:30pm sharp Friday, October 25th at Listermann Brewing Company. Join us as we remember our dear friend and brother in beer with a pint (or four.)

Brewed at Listermann Brewing (Kevin, Dan, Chuck, etc) with contributions and in collaboration by members of BBL along with Blank Slate (Scott), Market Garden (Jennifer), Moerlein (Gregg) and EightBall (Mitch) and more, this IPA celebrates John’s epic victory in the Great IPA SmackDown of 2010 which proclaimed JZ as a real brewer and not a pussy. 


Fireside pizza wagon will be on location slinging pies

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September Club Meeting — LAGERS!

September 11, 2013 Comments off

September 20, 2013  —  7-11pm at Norwood Community Center

Are you ready to try your hand at making a lager? Intimidated by all the talk about temperature and refrigeration, not to mention the mysteries of yeast? Fear no more! Our own Mark Brzezinski will lead us through an introduction to lager fermentation. It’s timely, as you should be getting ready to brew your entries for next year’s BockFest about now!
See you Friday!

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SAVE THE DATE! Beer & Propane – Sept 27 & 28

August 28, 2013 Comments off

Come out and join us to camp, drink, eat and BREW!

Beer & Propane 2013

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July 29, 2013 Comments off

Bloatarian Brewing League presents BEER & SWEAT
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Beer & Sweat is the world’s largest KEG-ONLY (no bottles allowed!) homebrew competition by volume!

The competition takes place Saturday afternoon ending with the Best of Show judging and finally the awards ceremony in the evening. Once the awards have been given, the biggest homebrewed party that you will ever experience continues well into the evening with live music, raffles and partying!


JUDGE & STEWARD REGISTRATION: remains open until August 14 at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Sign up for a shift and receive free entry, dinner and a tasting glass!

IMPROVED VENUE! Beer & Sweat has a new home this year at the Holiday Inn near CVG Airport (just 5 minutes south of our previous location). Call 1-800-HOLIDAY and mention Beer & Sweat

All other details and updates will be made at


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July Club Meeting — Advanced Brewing Processes

July 10, 2013 Comments off

July 19, 2013  —  7-11pm at Norwood Community Center

Jim Matt, head brewer at the newest brewery in Cincy, Rhinegeist, will speak on the topic of Advance Brewing Processes: Pro tips for the intermediate/advanced homebrewer to take your beer to the next level. This is a topic change from what was previously planned… we apologize, but Jim has been a bit busy lately and could not prepare a new presenation in time.
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June Club Meeting — Brown Ales

June 1, 2013 Comments off

****DATE CHANGE**** We will meet on the SECOND Friday in June!

June 14, 2013  —  7-11pm at Norwood Community Center

You asked and we listened!
In the recent club survey, brown ales ranked highly, so the June club meeting with be all about brown ales, led by Phil Meyer.  Brew up your best American or English Brown Ale to share or bring your favorite commercial example.  Its sure to be an interesting night of discussion and tasting!

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Bloatarian Open 2013: Club-Only Homebrew Competition – May 18th

May 5, 2013 Comments off


Registration is CLOSED with 235 Entries!



The Bloatarian Open is a BJCP/AHA sanctioned Club-Only Competition. You must be a paid-in-full BBL member to enter your beer into the competition.  Members in good standing can enter an unlimited number of entries in the competition with no further entry fees.

Not yet a member? Go to to join.

This year’s competition will take place on Saturday, May 18th at the Norwood Community Center from 9am to 5pm with awards ceremony about 5:30pm. Judges and Stewards please arrive before 9am to check in and be ready to judge. We will have donuts in the morning, grilled lunch fare and snacks during the awards.

To qualify for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Listermann Brewing Company, you must do both of the following BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 AT 5PM:
• Pay your 2013 Bloatarian Brewing League dues
• Drop your entries at Listermann Brewing Company

You may also HAND CARRY your entries to the competition on Saturday morning (especially if you have kegs). If so please arrive by 8:30 to allow timely check in!!

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National Homebrew Day – May 4th

April 25, 2013 Comments off

nhdMay 4, 2013  —  all day 607 shepherd drive Lockland OH 45215

Come out and brew! Join BBL along with CMI and other local clubs as we celebrate National Homebrew Day at Rivertown Brewing Co. Bring your gear and brew, hangout, share homebrew and enjoy $1 off pints of Rivertown beers. Brewing water and electric is provided along with free yeast pitches!

Gorilla Grill will be there with free grilled eats for homebrewers (bring anything else you’d like and they will grill for you!) up until 3pm. After 3pm Catch-A-Fire Pizza Truck will be there selling their delish pies.


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Birthday Brewout at Dick Mahiques

April 23, 2013 Comments off

April 27, 2013  —  all day! at  7573 N Pisgah Dr West Chester, OH 45069

We will brew rain or shine! If anyone has a pop up shelter please bring along (Hoping for better weather this year!) Also if you have camping chairs bring them along. We have plenty of electric and water hookups. Wheel barrows will be provide to dump grains/hops into.  We will have roast beef sandwiches on kummelwick rolls. They are a Buffalo thing. I will grill sometime during the day depending on the turnout.

I plan on starting early so come early if you dare! Parking will be mostly on the road. Please DON’T park in the grass of my neighbors. Please DO bring homebrew to share and a dish to pass.

If any new brewers are wanting to see all grain brewing this is a wonderful opportunity to learn along with checking out the systems and gadgets of others ( just don’t watch Zeller! )

Hope to see everyone on April 27th!

Dick and Debbie

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