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Exciting Club News and Events

The Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stout that was brewed for the SOL Guest Tap is almost ready and we will have a tapping party at our next meeting on Monday February 6th at Liberty Street Brewing Company! Sons of Liberty Club members will be the first to taste this beer before it goes on tap to the general public so this is your opportunity to be one of the first to try out this great brew. I am really excited to have been able to coordinate this for the club and hope this is the first of many brews that we will be able have on tap at Liberty Street.

Also please remember that Rat Fest 2017 is coming up on Saturday, February 4th at Arbor Brewing Co. (Corner Brewery) In Ypsi. As you know we have 4 beers that we have brewed and we are really hoping that we have a strong turnout by our members.

If you are planning on attending RatFest 2017 and have yet to purchase a ticket Arbor Brewing has announced a homebrew club ticket sale competition. If you purchase your ticket at the microbrewery where the event is held tell them you’re attending as a member of Sons of Liberty HBC. Whichever homebrew club has the most attendees wins cash money. Call 734-480-2739, or visit the Ypsilanti location and ask the bartender or host for tickets.

Lastly we are working out the final details of our first ever SOL Homebrew Bash for club members on Saturday, March 11th at the Livonia VFW Hall on Plymouth Road and we will be sending out a link to an online signup form in the near future that will give details as far as cost and what will be provided as far as food and entertainment. We will need people to bring your home brew so please have something ready to share for the party. This should be a great evening filled with great beer, great food and of course great beer! So stay tuned.

March Meeting with Annette May

nh_20150706_0004_copyGreetings Everyone, As I sit here typing this the snow is gently falling outside and I am anxiously awaiting Monday to come for one reason only, our monthly Sons of Liberty Home Brew Club Meeting! That’s right! This is the one Monday a month that you can actually look forward to and this one is even more special with our special guest speaker Annette May.

As some of you know Annette is deeply immersed in the craft beer and homebrewing culture and has been for over 20 years. She is both a BJCP judge and a Certified Cicerone® as well as an instructor in the Schoolcraft College Brewing & Distillation Technology Certificate Program, and works for the Cicerone Certification® program as an exam grader and exam proctor. Additionally she founded Know Beer LLC and is the events coordinator for Fermenta, Michigan Women’s Craft Collective. In short she knows her stuff.

Annette will be sharing a small bit of her knowledge with us on Monday at Liberty Street Brewing Company at 7pm and will be speaking to us about some of the changes to the BJCP guidelines and what this means to us as brewers.

If you have a copy of the 2015 BJCP Guidelines please bring it with you for a reference. If you don’t have it yet you can download it from There are also mobile apps for download on both iOS and Android for your phone or tablet.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in attending so please share. All guests will need to bring a completed guest waiver with them to the meeting which is available on our website.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

Cheers and Happy Brewing