Apr 20, 2017

BIG BREW 2017 - National Homebrew Day

Hey Brewers, it's time once again to celebrate National Homebrew Day!

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.

Please join us on May 6th, 2017 for the Basin Brewers' Big Brew! This is an event for the Basin Brewers and is in addition to our monthly meeting which will take place later in May. Thank you to our Secondary Fermenter Aaron for hosting!

Brewing: Please arrive early to set up and get started (9'ish A.M.)
Spectating: Please be present for the toast at noon!


There are 3 'suggested' recipes from the AHA:
  • Rushmore American IPA 
  • Battre L’oie Saison 
  • Klang Freudenfest Oktoberfest Lager
Find the full recipes here:
2017 Big Brew Official Recipes

Hosted by: Aaron Pachlhofer at 3520 Hyde Park Avenue Midland, TX
Click here or see our Facebook group for more details! We hope to see you there!

Mar 27, 2017

March Meat Madness was a blast!

You can't beat our meat!
The Basin Brewers 2017 March Meat Madness is done, belts have been loosened and bbq smoke has been washed out of clothes. Great fun, great meat, and great beer was had by all! (And not a single vegetable in site, at least as far as I could see)

Part of our Annual MMM get together is the "Spring Pale Off" homebrew competition. Regarding specific style, entrants brewed a BJCP Category 18B: American Pale Ale. And the winners are...

  • 🥉 3rd place - Joshua Batten
  • 🥈 2nd place - Robert Lee
  • 🥇 1st place - Justin Lowen

We had a lot of entries this year and would like to thank everyone who entered for sharing their brewing skills and love of beer with us! Great job, we raise our pint glasses to you!

Thank you to all the members and friends who came out on this beautiful spring day! The club would also like to thank Jamie Ehl with Metal EFX for giving us a place to overindulge on meat and beer, and thank you to The West Texas Jazz Project for providing us some awesome live music! We are already looking forward to next year! Cheers!

Mar 11, 2017

MARCH MEAT MADNESS!!!!

The Basin Brewers Annual MARCH MEAT MADNESS is here!

The idea is simple:
We will have a hot grill; you bring something to cook.

And by something to cook, we mean something to cook on the grill:
Meat. And meat only. Or Donuts. Donuts will be allowed. In fact; donuts will be encouraged...

Bring a side if you want, but it better have meat...and maybe cheese too. Veggies and bread optional but discouraged.

Sharing your meat will be encouraged!

The club will provide a hot fired grill, cutting boards, knives, paper, plates, and plastic utensils. We will do our best with coolers/refrigeration, tables, and chairs...but help with these is appreciated.

Please comment what you might plan to bring.

Event starts at 5:00 p.m. As always, please remember to BYOB.

Spring Pale Off
Our annual pale ale competition, The Spring Pale Off, will be judged at the March Meat Madness. It is covered in a seperate invitation through the clubs facebook page.

Please RSVP if you are coming! View the Evite here

Finally, please take a moment to thank Jaime Ehl with Metal EFX for graciously allowing us to invade his shop and have this awesome event there!

As always: Basin Brewer events and Meetings are BYOB...please be responsible

Feb 27, 2017

Fe-brew-ary Meeting Success!

Another meeting in the books and a great time was had by all! In case you couldn't attend, beers are on you next time, and here is what you missed:

  • We welcomed a couple of new members and laid out some goals for the year
  • Discussed plans for our upcoming March Meat Madness event (details to be posted soon)
  • Went over the importance of sanitation in the brewing process while recalling one brewer's "ham sandwich" beer (which sounds gross but I kinda would like to taste 😬)
  • Shared some details of The Basin Brewers involvement with CAF's Hops and Props this year
  • Talked about a future community project involving us brewers and some older folks wanting to learn how beer is made
  • Had some awesome grub provided by our hosts!


Thank you to everyone who came, and even more thanks to those who brought beer! There were some damn tasty homebrews to be had! And a huge thank you to Cassondra and Robert for inviting this rowdy bunch of beer drinkers into their home and feeding us such awesome food! If you missed this meeting, we hope to see you at the next one! 🍺


Feb 9, 2017

Fe-brew-ary meeting

Spelling is a crazy thing. Take February. Who spells "brew" as "bru?"

Anyway, you're invited to join us at the next Basin Bruers, uh Brewers meeting. Here's the details-

Robert & Cassondra Belk's House
615 East 96th Street
Odessa, TX 79765
Saturday, February 25 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.






Jan 15, 2017

Our 2017 Kickoff Set For Saturday, January 28

Brewers,

Join us Saturday, January 28 starting at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Rob Lee's home (125 S. Bentwood Drive in Midland) as he gets inaugurated as Primary Fermenter, along with his cabinet of officers.

Don't be afraid to grab the new year by the p... fermenter as we strive to make Basin Brewers great again.

Bring your homebrew, or commercial beer if you outsource your labor like Ford and the rest of the losers, as we plan a yuuuuge start to our year. It's going to be the best. Fabulous.

So join us as we wrap our totally not-tiny hands around a pint and make plans for great events. The best events. Better events than you've ever seen. Believe me, I know big events. You're gonna love it.


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