June Meeting Recap

Huge thanks to Restoration Brew Worx in Delaware for hosting our unofficial June meeting! What a great evening spent together with our friends the Delaware Ohio Homebrewers (DOH) and the Homebrewers of Powell (HOPS).

The meeting started with a general intro from SODZ President Eric Sass. Each club in attendance had the opportunity to speak a bit about themselves--maybe each will gain some cross membership! There are certainly no rules about how many homebrew clubs one can be a member of!

SODZ meets the 3rd Monday of each month at a rotating list of breweries and other locations. SODZ typically meets between September and May, with other events announced as they occur.

HOPS meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, year round, primarily in the Delaware County area.

DOH meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, also about September through May, and they try to offer technical talks at each of their meetings.

Watch out for that third week of the month, it seems!

We were also fortunate to be joined by Zachrich Hop Farm, who will graciously be hosting our summer picnic later in July. They shared that the simplest way to get to their property is to just Google the hop farm. They are located near Mechanicsburg. They will be having their open house that day with live music and a food truck. SODZ members are welcome to hang out through the entire evening.

Vice President, Jason Wing, also spoke about the upcoming Homebrew Con in Pittsburgh, which was June 23rd through 25th this year. Multiple members from both SODZ and DOH were in attendance (check out our social media for some highlights).

Our Club Contest theme for June was American Pale Ales

Total entries: 6

1st place - Jim Sudduth - Too Much CR60 Pale Ale

2nd place - Chris Tudijanac - Hedonistic Harvest APA

3rd place - David Curran - Why So Dark

Congratulations to all the winners!

Mark your Calendars for the September club competition We are thrilled to be hosted by the Germania Society in Columbus. The theme for this club competition will be German style beers. If you plan to enter a lager, it might be time to get lagering!

Other Upcoming Events:

Zachrich Hop Yard and Summer Picnic-- July 23rd. This will be SODZ's Summer Picnic for 2022. There will be freshly harvested hops + the opportunity brew-on-premise for club members. There will also be food and camping is encouraged. Stay tuned for a follow up email in the coming weeks before the event with additional details

May Meeting Recap

Huge thanks to Ill Mannered Brewing for hosting us this month, and for allowing us to be a featured part of their Columbus Craft Beer Week activities! They gave us an overview of their brewing and barrel-aging set ups, incredible samples, and a tour of the brewery. Definitely a top notch start to the week.

As this was the first meeting of the new SODZ year, and with the new board, President Eric Saas began with introductions of the board members and a quick rundown of the benefits of membership.

Current Board: President--Eric Saas

Vice President--Jason Wing

Secretary--Jessica Clark

Membership--Mitch McGreal

Treasurer--Stacy Groene

SODZ is the Columbus-area homebrew club. We meet on the 3rd Monday of every month, September through June. Members get to meet, interact with, and work with experienced brewers and learn from all kinds of homebrewers from unique backgrounds.Perks include volunteer opportunities at events in the area, our equipment lending program, and the monthly club contest, among many others.

Club Contest Theme for May: Yellow Fizzy Beers Total entries: 9

1st place - Chris Tudijanac - Pils Urquell clone

2nd place - David Curran - Belgian Session

3rd place - Mitch McGreal - Ponset Pale

Congratulations to all the winners!

June's club competition will be a SODZ vs DOH throwdown. The style is American Pale Ale. Bring your best APAs, but no hazies please.

Upcoming Events:

Barley's 25th Homebrew Competition--Entries accepted May 17th-21st, 11 am to 5 pm, judging begins May 28th. No cost to enter.

Afternoon with the Brewer's @ Barley's-- June 5th from 1 to 5 pm. The winner of the competition will be announced.

Iron Kettle @ Hoster's--June 4th. Starts at 9 am but can arrive as early as 8 to set up. RSVP to Ryan Bell by May 29th to reserve a kit. Bring your own yeast.

June SODZ Mtg -- June 20th, 7 pm. Unofficial summer meeting at Restoration Brew Worx with the Delaware Ohio Homebrewers.

Homebrew Con in Pittsburgh, PA--June 23rd-25th. Multiple SODZ members will be in attendance.

Zachrich Hop Yard and Summer Picnic-- July 23rd. This will be SODZ's Summer Picnic for 2022. There will be freshly harvested hops + the opportunity brew-on-premise for club members. There will also be food and camping is encouraged.