Tuesday, December 07, 2010


The December meeting will be held Thursday, December 9th at 7pm. We will be in the upstairs dining room at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach. Bring a sample of your latest fermented creations or just come in for a night of fun - remember to bring your dollar bills for the stripper (aka meeting dues).
It's pizza night at Dogfish, so come in for dinner and the gathering. Hope to see everyone there. Merry Christmas and happy Holidays to everybody!

Dead Terry


It was held the 2nd Thursday of November at Dogfish Head in Rehoboth Beach. It was fun, and you should have been there.


Monday, October 11, 2010


IT'S OCTOBER, SO THAT MEANS WE START MEETING AT DOGFISH HEAD BREWINGS & EATS AGAIN! That's right, the October meeting is scheduled for this coming Thursday, October 14. We'll get things rolling in the upstairs dining room around 7pm.
As always, bring your latest fermented creations to share - although bringing something is not required to join the festivities. The only thing you need to bring is a dollar for each person attending (club dues). It's pizza night at Dogfish Head, so come on in for dinner and the meeting - there will be a server available upstairs to take care of our group.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday night!

Dead Terry

Monday, September 06, 2010



That's right, I'm actually posting this before the actual meeting. The usual stuff applies......bring a dish to share and samples of your fermented creations, but they are not required for your attendance. If you need directions, send me a note at D_U_H@comcast.net and I'll send you the address and directions.
With any luck, we'll be meeting back at Dogfish Head in October.

Hope to see ya Thursday!

Dead Terry


There was one.....it was fun, or so I was told.

Thursday, July 01, 2010


The July gathering will be on Thursday, July 8th. The place to be is Patti & Doug Griffith's house, home of Delmarva Brewing Craft & Xtremebrewing.com. Everything gets started at 6pm. Patti will have some fried chicken and sausages and doug will have beer to sample. Feel free to bring a dish to share, along with your latest fermented creations - but it neither is required to attend.

If you need directions, check out their website link on the right-side of the page. If that doesn't work for you, send me a note and I'll do my best to not get you lost - but it's a risky proposition. Hope everyone has a safe and celebratory 4th of July weekend - and hope to see everyone on Thursday!

Dead Terry

Sunday, June 06, 2010


Just to remind everyone who reads this drivel, the June meeting of the Delmarva United Homebrewers will be happening Thursday, June 10th. We'll be gathering at Jess & Terry's Jester Acres in glorious Ellendale, Delaware. Things will kick-off at 5pm. If you need directions, drop me a note and I'll get you here (hopefully).
I'll be smoking up some tasty critters for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to bring a dish to share, and as always, bring your latest fermented creations. The bocce court, horse-shoe pits and pool are all ready to go, so come on out for a fun evening. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

Dead Terry

Sunday, May 02, 2010


Sorry for the delay in getting the results posted, but it was a hectic work week, combined with hockey playoffs - so I'll get to the results.

We had 24 entries from across the peninsula and surrounding areas. Our 9-person judging panel split judging duites, and after 3 rounds the final results were:

1st Place: Andrew Klingbeil from Bear, Delaware (AHA member)
Beer: American-style Farmhouse Ale: a saison brewed with agave nectar and an
American hop-influence (?)

2nd Place: John Mays from Claymont, Delaware (AHA member)
Beer: 30-Minute Pale Ale: An American pale ale with orange and coriander

3rd Place: Kent Spriggs from Wilmington, Delaware (First State Brewers)
Beer: Carraway Brown Ale: An English brown rye ale

Congratulations to the winners, and a thanks to everyone who entered. We hope that everyone who was able to attend the reception had a great time. If you haven't received your score sheets back already, they will be going out very soon.

A huge THANK YOU to the judges, who took time out on a Sunday morning to come and judge the beers for us:

Karl Arnberg - Dogfish Head Brewery
Joe Baker - Henlopen City Oyster House
Chris Bisaha - Henlopen City Oyster House
Greg Christmas - Dogfish Head Brewery
Brian Connery - Dogfish Head Brewery
Claus Hagelman - Dogfish Head Brewery
Jeremy Hunt - Dogfish Head Brewery
Bryan Selders - Dogfish Head Brewery
Jason Weissberg - Dogfish Head Pub

A special thanks to Matt Patton and the staff of Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats for getting the food together for the event, and taking care of everything. Also, a thanks to Doug & Patti Griffith at Delmarva Brewing Craft / Xtreme Brewing.com for donating the bounty of prizes and door-prizes for the event.

That's it for now. Remember, next DUH meeting is Thursday, May 13th. This will be the last meeting at Dogfish Head until October, so come on out!

Dead Terry

Sunday, April 18, 2010



The Delmarva United Homebrewers and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will be a hosting a reception on April 25th, to announce the results of the Mad Brewer Competition. Everything starts at 2pm in the upstairs dining room at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach.
We will have some light fare and left-over entries, but if you wish to bring along samples of your latest creation or something you want to share - feel free to do so. Even if you did not have time to get an entry in, come on by for the festivities and the beer-talk. Celebrate with the victorious and commiserate with downtrodden.
I hope to see everyone there!

Dead Terry

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


The April meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8th at 7pm in the upstairs dining room at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach. It's pizza night, so come on in for dinner and the gathering.
We will start accepting entries for the Mad Brewer Competition during this meeting, so please bring your bottles marked in the manner described at the competition website. Also, if you are bringing bottles for sampling during the meeting, please mark them with the creators name(s) and a description of what the hell is in the container.

See You All There!
Dead Terry

Saturday, March 06, 2010


The March meeting will be this Thursday, March 11th. We'll be meeting in the 2nd floor dining room at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach. Everything gets rolling at 7pm. It's pizza night at the pub, so come for dinner and the awesome Dogfish Head beers. Feel free to bring your latest creations or just come out for the fun of it. Hope to see everyone there!!


Dead Terry

Sunday, February 14, 2010


That's right, the demand was so great that we have decided to reschedule the February meeting. All of the details below remain the same, except the date. We'll be meeting on Thursday, February 18th at Dogfish Head. Everyone think warm thoughts....and no more snow. See ya there!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February Meeting Postponed

Sorry, but the February meeting has been postponed due to obviousness. I'll post information on a rescheduled date, just as soon as we figure out what's in store for us next. As always, leave your snide comments for me at the bottom of this post.

Sunday, February 07, 2010


The February meeting will be back at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats on Thursday, February 11th. It's $6 pizza nite, so come for dinner and enjoy the ensuing stupidity. Everything will start promptly at 7pm in the upstairs dining room. Late arriving attendees will have to wait for the first television time-out before they will be escorted to their seats-they will then be ridiculed and flogged with wet noodles by the members who showed up on-time.
Topics of discussion will be the upcoming Mad Brewers Competition, as well as a slew of upcoming classes/events at Delmarva Brewing Craft/Xtreme Brewing. As many folks know, DFH has been closed for a few weeks for renovations. If this latest snow event has caused a delay in their re-opening, I will let everyone know via email and this wonderful blog where the gathering will take place. So check back here for any updates....and leave a comment, so I don't feel like I'm wasting precious beer-drinking time updating this damn blog!

Blizzardfully Yours,
Dead Terry

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I made some cards, now get back to doing what you do best.....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010



Just a friendly reminder that the January meeting of DUH will take place on January 14th at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach. As usual, things will get started in the 2nd floor dining room around 7pm. Bring your latest fermented creations, or just come out and sample the efforts of your fellow homebrewers/wine-makers/meadists. Thursday is $6 pizza night at Dogfish Head, so come out for dinner and some laughs. The Dogfish Head pub will be closing on January 19th for a 3-week renovation, so this is the last pizza night until mid-February. I suggest you get off the couch and get to this meeting!

Next on the agenda, the 7th Annual Chili Cook-off at the Shipwreck Brewing Company lounge, deep in the woods of Lewes Delaware. See the post directly below this rambling mess for more information about the Novosel's annual shindig.

Tentatively scheduled for that same afternoon (January 23), myself and club president Jim Kroon will be doing an in-studio interview on WGMD (92.7fm). We'll be discussing the joys of homebrewing, as well as promoting our wonderful little community of misfits we call DUH. Tune in, call in or just sit on your couch performing shadow-puppet shows like you usually do on Saturday night.

Finally, we are bringing back the Delmarva United Homebrewers brewing competition. Details are being worked out, but the scheduled date of judging is April 25th. Keep your eyes glued here for more details. Doesn't everyone have this page set as their homepage?

That's all for now. Thanks for taking the time to read this drivel. Now go back to whatever you were doing before you became so completely bored that you ended up on this page.

Simply yours,
Dead Terry

Saturday, January 02, 2010

7th Annual Chili Cookoff

Saturday, January 23rd.

Get ready to party in the Shipwreck Pub at John and Linda Novosel's. Bring your best chili if you want to compete for bragging rights and to get your name on the infamous "pink piggy" for Best Chili. Everyone gets to judge the top 3 chilis. If you are not bringing chili, any appetizer to share would be greatly appreciated! Drinking and appetizers start at 6 pm, and tasting of chili starts promptly at 7 pm. Please bring your chili in a crockpot with a small serving spoon. Don't bother to bring any condiments for the chili since we only use 2 oz. tasting cups--your chili has to stand on its own!

Also, feel free to bring any homebrews you want to share!

Directions: From route 24 and route 1 (McDonald's and Exxon), proceed west on route 24 about four miles to Peddler's Village. Then go one more mile on route 24 to the light. Turn right on Robinsonville Road for 1/4 mile. Turn left at the church-Conley's Chapel Road and go 1/4 mile to 32043 Conley Chapel. Driveway is on the right between two large stone walls. We are deep in the woods--you cannot see the house or pub from the street.