Author Archives: Chris Rueger

About Chris Rueger

I've been brewing since about 2005, starting with extract and eventually moving to all-grain and kegging. I was president of the club in 2010, and also won the Bosco's Pro-am that year, which gave me the opportunity to brew my recipe on their 7 barrel system and have it served at the restaurant. This also gave me passes to the GABF for 2010. I love brewing any and all styles, dark, pale, ale, lager, hoppy, malty, but have not delved into sours (yet).

Music City Brew Off 2016

The 2016 MCBO Approach-eth! Come one, come all, be merry and … fall… er, maybe not. Unless you have a ride. Then its OK. We have the same lovely venue as last year, similar schedule, awesome food, and speaker TBA. Should be a great time, just like last year. For more details, please click the MCBO link in the menu at the top of the page.

Membership Renewal 2015

Just a quick note to not forget to renew your membership for 2015! You can print and fill out a membership form from the Membership page on this site, and even pay your dues online via PayPal. Just click on the Membership link on the top menu.

If you’d rather pay at a meeting, we can handle that too. Thanks for your support!

MCBO 2013 Winners

Here are the winners of the 2013 Music City Brew Off.

Category 1: Light Lager
1st – Mark Quering – Barley Mob
2nd – Jared Whalen – Northern Kentucky Homebrewers
3rd – Chris Arnt – Barley Mob

Category 2: Pilsner
1st – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd – Brad Lumley – Barley Mob
3rd – Brad Lumley – Barley Mob

Category 3: European Amber Lager
1st – Drew Neely – Barley Mob
2nd – Chris Allen – Music City Brewers
3rd – Trey Benson – MOBS

Category 4: Dark Lager
1st – James Kent – MOBS
2nd – Phil Snyder – Music City Brewers
3rd – Chris Arnt – Barley Mob

Category 5: Bock
1st – Mark Quering – Barley Mob
2nd – Geno Daniels – Music City Brewers
3rd – Brad Lumley – Barley Mob

Category 6: Light Hybrid Beer
1st – Dave Dixon – Northern KY Homebrewers
2nd – Rob Harris – Barley Mob
3rd – Evan Rouse – Northern KY Homebrewers

Category 7: Amber Hybrid Beer
1st – Chris Molseed – Hill City Homebrewers Club
2nd – Adam Steele – Bluff City Brewers
3rd – Eric Tonkin – Yeast Nasties

Category 8: English Pale Ale
1st – Dave Dixon – Northern KY Homebrewers Club
2nd – Drew Neely – Barley Mob
3rd – Jeremy Bastoky – Mid State

Category 9: Scottish and Irish Ale
1st – James Visger – Clarksville Carboys
2nd – Craig Pinkerton – Hoover, Alabama
3rd – Geno Daniels – Music City Brewers

Category 10: American Ale
1st – Danielle Dean – Mid State
2nd – Joe Pozak – Northern KY Homebrewers
3rd – Drew Neely – Barley Mob

Category 11: English Brown Ale
1st – Dave Dixon – Northern KY Homebrewers
2nd – Robert Miller – Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd – Robert Miller – Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Category 12: Porter
1st – Robert Milller – Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd – Evan Rouse – Northern KY Homebrewers
3rd – Robert Miller – Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Category 13: Stout
1st – Jeff Bergman – Music City Brewers
2nd – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd – Chris Molseed – Hill City Homebrewers in VA

Category 14: India Pale Ale
1st – James Kent – MOBS
2nd – Josanna Dixon – Northern KY Homebrewers
3rd – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Category 15: German Wheat and Rye Beer
1st – Brad Lumley – Barley Mob
2nd – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd – Mark Forrester – Music City Brewers

Category 16: Belgian and French Ale
1st – Ryan Carrick – Music City Brewers
2nd – Michael Roszkowski – Northern KY Homebrewers
3rd – Ryan Carrick – Music City Brewers

Category 17: Sour Ale
1st – Michael Semich – Mid State
2nd – Michael Semich – Mid State
3rd – Brad Lumley – Barley Mob

Category 18: Belgian Strong Ale
1st – Mark Forrester – Music City Brewers
2nd – Mark Forrester – Music City Brewers
3rd – Chris Molseed – Hill City Homebrew Club of VA

Category 19: Strong Ale
1st – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta
2nd – Art Whitaker – Mid State
3rd – Dave Dixon – Northern KY Homebrewers

Category 20: Fruit Beer
1st – Dave Dixon – Northern KY Homebrewers
2nd – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd – Philip Vacca – Mid State

Category 21: Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
1st – Jeff Hardesty – STL Hops
2nd – Matt Warren – Barley Mob
3rd – Matt Warise – Mid State

Category 22: Smoke-Flavored/Wood-Aged Beer
1st – Jeremy Taylor – Mid State
2nd – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta
3rd – Jim Berryhill – MOBS

Category 23: Specialty Beer
1st – Josiah Christensen – Mid State
2nd – Matt Warren – Barley Mob
3rd – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Category 24-26 – Traditional Mead/Melomel/Other Mead
1st – Jason Farley – Mid State
2nd – Jason Farley – Mid State
3rd – Marc Powell – Brewmasters of Alpharetta

Category 27-28 – Standard Cider and Perry/Specialty Cider and Perry
1st – Jason Farley – Mid State
2nd – Evan Rouse – Northern KY Homebrewers
3rd – Phil Snyder – Music City Brewers

Best Of Show
1st – Dave Dixon – Category 8 – English Pale Ale – Northern KY Homebrewers
2nd – Michael Semich – Category 17 – Sour Ale – Mid State
3rd – Danielle Dean – Category 10 – American Ale – Mid State

August 2013 Meeting

We are all set with a location we haven’t been to in a while. Blackstone Brewery and Restaurant on West End. Saturday August 17th, 2pm¬†start time, because that works best for them. We will likely have a nice big area to congregate in on the back left of the bar area.

This meeting will be like all the others, however, I want everyone to start thinking about the quickly approaching MCBO in November. I want volunteers to head up committees for the comp and we need suggestions on how to make this comp better than it has ever been. I received a suggestion from Tom Gentry at last month’s meeting that we do something besides a medal (or a plaque) for the 1st place winner and BOS. Music City themed belt buckle for BOS? MCBO Logo’d steins or mugs or glassware for 1st place winners? Just something different to make our competition stand out! Button up work shirts with a design on the back for the MCBO and 1st place? Get to thinking, as this comp is gonna be on us before we know it and we need to make a decision and get to ordering stuff.

SEE YOU THERE!

(posted on behalf of DaPrez – John M.)

April Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Music City Brewers Homebrew club will be held at the new Pour House in Nashville. Homebrew can be brought for tasting among the club membership. DO NOT BRING IN COMMERCIAL EXAMPLES! Meeting will start at 2pm and the Happy Hour starts at 3pm. Please be respectful of the location and staff and make sure to generously tip your waitor/waitress. See you there!

730 8th Ave South, Nashville, Tennessee

https://www.facebook.com/PourHouseBurgersBourbonAndBrews

March 2013 Meeting

The March meeting for the Music City Brewers will be held at Craft Brewed Nashville, Saturday March 9th, 2013. Plan on being there right at 1 PM and getting to club business. They have a large selection of craft beer and a home brew equipment section.

Parking can be tricky at this location. “We have 9 spots out front, about 15-20 spots out back and next door, and the side street across Franklin Pike can accommodate more cars. Parking shouldn’t be an issue. Carpooling is encouraged. People cannot park at CASHVILLE next door.

2502 Franklin Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

https://www.facebook.com/craftbrewednash

Welcome to the new site!

Welcome to the Music City Brewers, the homebrew club of Nashville, TN. Our website got an overhaul, as the old one was not very useful, so hopefully this will be up to date and filled with more relevant information. Take a look around and give it a spin. Check back every now and then as we plan on adding new features.