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Kevin Spatz- Memorial Benefit at Rivertown Brewing Company on 12/17

November 26, 2014 Comments off

Kevin Spatz passed away unexpectedly in October at the age of 47.  Rivertown Brewery is hosting a benefit for the family (wife Carol, son Philip – college sophomore, and daughter Elizabeth – high school junior).  All proceeds from the benefit will go to an educational trust for Philip and Elizabeth.

 

Many of us in the brewing community have very strong connections with Kevin and his family.  While our friendships started with brewing, they became much stronger through the years.  The benefit is not just about helping a fellow brewer, but is part of the bond that many of us developed with Kevin and his family through the years.

 

Kevin and Carol moved to the Cincinnati area just over 20 years ago.  In 1995 – Kevin attended his first Bloatarian Brewing League meeting – which is where Rob & I met Kevin (also our first meeting), and we quickly became friends with Kevin and Carol (and Philip and Elizabeth, of course). A couple of years later – Kevin got a job at the Samuel Adams brewery in Cincinnati – and was one of their first employees in Cincinnati.

 

When Jason Roeper – owner of Rivertown Brewing Company – started homebrewing, Kevin was one of the first Bloatarians he met.  Jason was a Sam Adams Longshot finalist in 2009, and Kevin spent a lot of time escorting Jason and introducing him to the folks at Boston Beer and other key industry players.  When Jason turned pro – he and Kevin kept in touch professionally as well.

 

Kevin Spatz – Memorial Benefit at Rivertown Brewing Company

  • Wednesday, December 17.  4 pm until close (9-10 pm).
  • In addition to the regular taps – we will have a special beer in honor of Kevin – an American Stout.  Stouts were one of Kevin favorite styles.  Fellow homebrewers Brian and Jen Becker are in town over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  When Brian lived in Cincinnati, he and Kevin often brewed together.  Their families are still close – even though the Beckers now live in Texas.  Brian, and Roxanne & Rob Westendorf will be brewing a small batch of this beer at Rivertown to honor Kevin.  Net proceeds from the nights will go to the educational trust for the family.
  • Silent auction and raffle.  Boston Beer has donated some amazing gifts for us to use in a silent auction and raffle – including several gifts with face value at least $200!  Rivertown will be adding additional items to the silent auction and raffle.  ALL proceeds from the silent auction and raffle will go to the educational trust.
  • Donations will also be accepted at the brewery during and before the event.
  • Food vendors will be present outside the brewery, with food available for purchase during the event.
  • Rivertown contacts:  www.rivertownbrewery.com

607 Shepherd Dr, Unit 6
Lockland, OH 45215
Phone: 513-827-9280

 

Many of Kevin’s co-workers at the Cincinnati Sam Adams brewery are expected to attend this event.  There will also be a group from the Bloatarian Brewing League at the event.  We would like as many people as possible to join us at the event to honor Kevin’s legacy and share our mutual love of beer and the friendships we have made through our hobby and profession. We hope you will join us there, and help spread the word about this event.

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November 2014 Bosmopolitan

November 19, 2014 Comments off

Here is the November issue of the Bosmopolitan!

November Club Meeting – Holiday and Winter Beers
November Board Meeting Minutes
Club Robust Porter Recipe Competition
Club Elections
Membership Survey Results
Club Brewing Demonstrations and Beer Education Programs
BBL Membership Cards
Flanders Red Solera


Have you recently toured a brewery, been to a new favorite beer bar, or have some other beer related news you’d like to share with the club?  Let us know and we’ll include it in the newsletter.

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Categories: BBL News, Bosmopolitan

BEERMAS 2014!

November 4, 2014 Comments off

Schedule for Beermas 2014!

Monday 12/1- Listermann’s
Tuesday 12/2- Oriental Wok- Hyde Park
Wednesday 12/3- Dean’s Hops and Vines
Thursday 12/4- Dilly Cafe
Friday 12/5- Blank Slate (NEW!)

Monday 12/8- Incline Public House
Tuesday 12/9- Ei8ht Ball Brewing (Inside Party Source)
Wednesday 12/10- Moerlein Tap Room (1621 Moore Street)
Thursday 12/11- Madtree

Monday 12/15- BJ’s
Tuesday 12/16- 50 West
Wednesday 12/17- Rivertown- Kevin Spatz Memorial
Thursday 12/18- Rhinegeist

Mark your calendars!

Ja-EEEP!

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October 2014 Bosmopolitan

October 15, 2014 Comments off

Here is the October issue of the Bosmopolitan!

As Oktoberfest season is winding down, how about one more to send it off with a bang!

October Club Meeting – Bloatarian Oktoberfest
October Board Meeting Minutes
Club Robust Porter Recipe Competition
Club Elections
Top Ten Reasons You Should Have Been at the Camp-out
Club Brewing Demonstrations and Beer Education Programs
BBL Membership Cards
Flanders Red Solera


Have you recently toured a brewery, been to a new favorite beer bar, or have some other beer related news you’d like to share with the club?  Let us know and we’ll include it in the newsletter.

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Categories: BBL News, Bosmopolitan

Bosmo’s Oktoberfest (October Meeting)

October 14, 2014 Comments off

The October meeting topic is Bosmo’s Oktoberfest. We will discuss the new BJCP style descriptions for the two types of German Oktoberfest beer, how to make them, and sample a few. Our grillmeisters will have brats and metts, sauerkraut, and large pretzels to feed the masses. Don’t miss the first ever Bloatarian Masskrugstemmen Competition (look it up!).

See you all at the Norwood Recreation Commission around 7pm.  The meeting will start at 7:30pm sharp, so don’t be late!

 

Ja-EEP!

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September 2014 Bosmopolitan

September 17, 2014 Comments off

Here is the September issue of the Bosmopolitan!

Enjoy the fall season!  A great time for a fire pit and a homebrew!

September Club Meeting – Porters and Stouts
September Board Meeting Minutes
Club Elections
October Club Meeting – Bloatarian Oktoberfest
Club Brewing Demonstrations and Beer Education Programs
BBL Membership Cards
Flanders Red Solera


Have you recently toured a brewery, been to a new favorite beer bar, or have some other beer related news you’d like to share with the club?  Let us know and we’ll include it in the newsletter.

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Categories: BBL News, Bosmopolitan

Beer & Propane 2014

August 20, 2014 Comments off

We’re back in Hillsboro again at the end of September for brewing, camping and more food and beer than any one person can handle! 

 

B&P14

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