Sunday, May 06, 2012



Here are the details for the Thursday, May 10th meeting of the Delmarva United Homebrewers. We are holding the 'DUH Throwdown' at this meeting. What the hell is that? It will be a simple beer judging competition, with a MAXIMUM of 15 entries. Everyone present for the meeting will be a judge, and will vote for the 3 beers they enjoyed the most. After all the ciphering and tallying is done, the beers with the most votes win. As always, there is fine print and details......


1. You must pay your meeting dues before you can enter.

2. One entry per brewing team (or household in most cases)

3. You must be present to enter. No third-party entries will be accepted.

4. Entries will be accepted in the upstairs dining room at Dogfish Head from 6:45pm - 7:15pm.*

* If there is an over-abundance of people with entries, we will institute a lottery system to determine who gets to enter their beer.

5. Bring at least FOUR 12oz. bottles or TWO 22oz./750ml bombers, or ONE growler. Remove any labels and black out caps, or any identifying marks.

6. If your entry needs to be served cold - bring it cold. Also, bring a very brief description of style or special ingredients or processes used.

Now, onto specifics of the evening......The crew from Brewing TV will be joining us for this meeting and have provided us with some awesome prizes to reward the winning brewers, as well as everyone who comes to the meeting. What are they? Well, to start, Dogfish Head and Brewing TV/Northern Brewer are putting out a spread of food for everyone to enjoy. Along with that, we have a pile of door-prizes to give away courtesy of Northern Brewer. The winning brewers will receive gift certificates from Northern Brewer:

1st place: $100 gift certificate

2nd place: $75 gift certificate

3rd place: $50 gift certificate

Here is how the evening is going to run.....

6:45 - doors open to the upstairs dining room. At the top of the stairs, Jess and Lori will gladly accept your meeting dues ($1, as always), and give you your door-prize ticket, as well as your voting ballot. DO NOT LOSE IT, because you only get one. If you have a beer to enter in the competition, you will then proceed to the registration table. Jim and Terry will confirm that you have paid by taking a peek at your door-prize ticket, and then will register your beer for the competition.

7:15 - Competition registration ends!

7:30 - Judging begins

8:30 - Judging ends. All ballots must be turned in by 8:30!

9:00 - Results will be announced, and prizes awarded.

Throughout all of this, we will hold door-prize drawings and the buffet of food and brewfett of beer will be available. Just like a normal meeting, feel free to bring samples of your latest fermented creations to share. We will have a table set-up for any beers that are not in the competition - our usual Brewfett.

So, that's the skinny on how this is going to go down at the throwdown. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday Night! If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a note and I'll do my best to get an answer.


Dead Terry

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


Just wanted to remind everyone about the BIG BREW DAY celebration happening this Saturday, May 5th. Brewing will start around 11am, we'll have some snacks and munchies - followed by a smoked-pork fiesta when brewing is done (around 4pm). If you are interested in brewing for the event, let me know or just show up at 11am. If you can't make it for the brewing-fest, come on by whenever you can - we'll be celebrating into the evening.

Feel free to bring a dish to share and any beverages (fermented or otherwise) that you want folks to sample. We have 2 beers on-tap and a keg of cider that I fear is on the verge of kicking - but we have some bottles to share as well as margaritas for Cinco de Mayo. Someone else can bring the Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby.
If you have any questions, need the address or directions, don't hesitate to contact us at . Hope to see everyone this Saturday!


Jess & Terry Daleiden

Jester Acres