Author Archives: Tim Bartlett

June Meeting – 6 / 16

Hey all!
June’s monthly meeting will be held at Tennessee Brew Works. If you have never been there, it is a beautiful facility and they have a great outdoor deck for events. Details from the email I exchanged with Tennessee Brew works:
The meeting will start promptly at noon.  Tennessee Brew works will open early for us so we can share our home-brews and have our typically meeting.
“What we propose is to schedule a private event for you on June 14 starting around 12 and lasting until 2. This would allow the members to bring their home-brews for an exchange/tasting and a social. We can arrange for a brewery tour as well! After we open the taproom at two, the outside beer would have to be removed due to our license. MCB would be free to continue your meeting and enjoy the atmosphere on our deck and taproom.”So this meeting will start promptly at noon and we will get into the tastings quickly. At 2 pm, once the taproom officially opens, we will have to put the homebrew away. We will definitely get a Brewery Tour, as they have a really interesting and unique system.See you all there!

 

May Meeting – Bosco’s Brew Off!

AHA Big Brew is a celebration of National Homebrew Day (May 3). Each year homebrewers around the world invite family and friends to their brewing site on the first Saturday in May to celebrate the holiday. Everyone is encouraged to help out with the brew, enjoy the fun and join in on a world-wide toast at noon CDT.
Learn more about AHA Big Brew. http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/national-homebrew-day/about

This year’s Big Brew beers are Pale Ale, Imperial Stout and Schwarzbier…recipes in the link below…
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/aha-events/national-homebrew-day/

We meet behind Bosco’s (on 21st ave) and we have the 2nd row of spots blocked off for us. You can bring a canopy (a bunch of members do this) and bring your setup and brew. Wort Reservations have gone out through email to all club members, but don’t let that stop you. If you want to come out and you don’t have any wort reserved or didn’t get in on the reservation, just bring your setup and brew with us! It is one of the best times we have all year as a club!

If you want to reserve wort and are a member in good standing please e-mail Karen Lassiter @ celtgirl@bellsouth.net

When: Saturday, May 3rd, starting at 8 am.

Where: Bosco’s Brewery: 1805 21st Ave S (Hillsboro Village)

 

UPDATE FROM KAREN

This Saturday will be Big Brew Day @ Boscos and I need to let everyone

know who is planning on coming that the parking situation at Boscos will be

very tight. When the construction company demolished the old structure and

then started work on the new building next door that eliminated a good portion

of parking spaces for the merchants in our area. We also share the parking lot

behind our building with Sam’s so they are entitled to parking privileges there

as well. For those coming to set up and brew, please plan on coming early to

claim a spot because we only get that first section of parking spaces for

our event.

 

If you are planning on coming to hang out, please park on the street or in

the lot next to the Belcourt. There is free street parking directly in front of

Boscos and those spaces fill up fast. The restaurant opens at 11:00 so if

you get there before then you’ll have a better probability of finding a space.

Also, the Bank of America on Belcourt is pretty tolerant of people parking

there since they are only open 9 – 1:00 on Saturday. And double up on

driving there! That will help with the parking situation as well.

 

Thanks everyone! Looking forward to Saturday! The weather is looking

good as well so we should have a good time!

 

Karen Lassiter

Head Brewer

Boscos Nashville Brewing Company

1805 21st Ave South

Nashville, TN 37212

615-385-0050

615-385-0170 fax

April Meeting – Stouts and Swaps

Michael L Shew https://www.facebook.com/michael.l.shew has graciously opened his home up to our monthly meeting! It will be the 1st Saturday in April (5th) due to some scheduling conflicts. He wants it to be a Stout theme! He will have numerous taps available to drink on during the meeting and he would like you to bring your favorite stout (whether its yours or commercial).

Our host may also have a brew day that will start earlier that morning (weather permitting). He has a RIMS system that is really interesting to see in action so if you want to observe a new way to brew an all grain batch this is the time!

In addition, he wants to have a Swap and Shop (homebrew yard sale) prior to the meeting. So starting around noon, if you have any brewing equipment that has been sitting around that you want to get rid of, bring it by and see if you can find someone to take it off your hands. One man’s useless sparge arm is another man’s Fly Sparge savior! and so on and so forth!

I also wanted to add that we might be having a judging session for the remaining NHC categories that are left after the actual competition. So keep your eyes open!

Come on out and join us! It will be a great time! Weather should be perfect!

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 @2pm

634 A Freedom Place, Nashville, TN 37209

 

Michaels number in case you get lost.

480-766-3115

March Meeting – 3/8

Chris Allen has offered to host again at his awesome home brewery! There will likely be a brew day scheduled to start early that morning and all who come are welcome to show up and watch/help and clean tri clamp fittings…lol. There is a fairly good sized patio/driveway area that we utilized last meeting for others to brew, so that will be open to those who want to set up equipment and brew as well (weather permitting).

When: Saturday March 8th, 2:00 pm.

Where: 1600 A 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

February Meeting

Boscos Nashville will be hosting the February meeting of the Music City Brewers. We have reserved the area behind the bar. Same rules as always, but no kegs can be brought to this meeting. Bottles and growlers are allowed but no kegs.

Thanks to Karen Lassiter for hooking us up with this space. It will be a throw back to the old days.

When: February 8, 2014 at 2:00

Where: Boscoe’s Nashville, Hillsboro Village, 1805 21st Ave S.

Cheers!

January Meeting – 1/11

Kevin Jones has volunteered to host at his place! And if you have not attended a meeting at his home, you should not miss this one! Kevin’s entire basement area is dedicated to his Brewery/Bar/Man Cave/Cool storage. Do not miss this event.

There is not a brew day planned at this point (mostly because when that happens Kevin isnt able to mingle with the group). So you can come out and enjoy the space, his beer and drink with friends.

So far we are not expecting to do a brew day at his home.  Please follow our facebook page for updates.
When: Saturday, January 11th, 2:00

Where: 1727 Wrencrest Dr. Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

October Meeting – 10/5

The MCB makes a return to the World Famous (or Infamous) BUNKER!

Hop God has graciously opened his place up for the October meeting. At the moment there is a tentative brew day scheduled (we will provide more details as we get closer to the meeting), and weather permitting there is room for a few people to bring there setups and brew as well (First come, first brewed). In addition, he has offered to fire up the smoker and do some wings and other stuff, weather permitting also! So this will be another event where you can bring sides that work with smoked food!

You do not want to miss this meeting!

When: Saturday, October 5th – 3:00

Where: 2707 Druid Drive, Nashville, TN 37210

September Meeting – 9/14

Come join us in White House, TN for our fantastic September meeting at Philsner’s house.  Our meeting officially starts at 3 pm but we will be homebrewing before that. Get there early enough to finish up by 3. We will be doing our usual news and sampling but Philsner will fire up the grill so we can all eat.  Bring some food if you can!

When: September 14th – brewing starts AM, meeting at 3

Where: 7775 Covington Road, White House, TN 37188

See you there!

July Meeting

When: Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Where: Mayday Brewing. 521 Old Salem Hwy, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

What: This is going to be an unprecedented event! For the first time ever we are going to have a multi-club meeting. All Middle TN (and southern KY) clubs are invited to join us! Mayday Brewery will host and it will be a great time! We will try to make this an annual event that moves around the Middle TN area! Come out, bring beer and enjoy the company of all the homebrewers in the Middle TN area, regardless of club affiliation!
Each club will be able to do the usual meeting agenda stuff (next meeting, open items, new items, upcoming events, announcements, etc), but be prepared to talk, drink and have a good time!

June Meeting And Brew Day

When: Saturday, June 15.  Brewing and grilling at 10 am, Meeting at 3 pm.

Where: 1600 6th Ave N Unit A Nashville, TN 37208

What: Chris Allen and his wife have graciously opened up their home to hosting our monthly meeting. They recently completed work on an Electric Brewery system and wanted to show it off and host a meeting/brew day.

The Brew day will start at 10 AM with the meeting taking place at around 3 pm. Chris said that his backyard and alley has plenty of space for some brewers to setup their systems and brew along. He plans to brew on his newly finished PIMP-tastic 20 gallon All Electric setup as well (see the picture at our facebook page).

He will be grilling some burgers and dogs, attendees will be responsible for bringing the sides. Check with John on what you plan to bring, so that we all don’t end up with potato salad and baked beans. Additionally, if you have a canopy (like we use for the Big Brew Day and Festivals) bring it, there is very little shade in the backyard and in June it could be nice and warm. Also, bring at least one chair for yourself.

REMEMBER–BREW DAY STARTS AT 10 AM. BUT THE MEETING WILL NOT START UNTIL 3PM.

So, come hang out with members and either brew or help someone else! Bring some beer and enjoy the day with MCB!