Sep 27, 2017

Lobster Boil was a Blast!

Another Basin Brewer's Lobster Boil in the books. Tons of great beer, great food, and great times! Thank you to everyone who brought sides, they were awesome! Thank you to Standard Sales for their fantastic beer donation, and thank you to Chef Michael for hosting us and doing a damn good job of cooking up some grub. And also thank you to all the companies who sent schwag for us to give away, you guys are awesome!

Congrats to our Secondary Fermenter, Aaron for winning the homebrew competition with his wood aged old ale, it was damn tasty! Thank you to all the brewers who entered a beer, we really enjoyed tasting them!

And finally, thank you to everyone who came out and made the 2017 Lobster Boil a success! There were some familiar faces, and quite a few new ones. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Sep 11, 2017

Lobster Boil 2017 is Almost Here!

UPDATE: The time to get your lobster has passed. Don't forget you can still come to the event and bring some meat for the grill. Entry cost without a lobster is $10. See you guys this Saturday!

Hello Brewers and friends, it is almost that time again, the 2017 Basin Brewers' Lobster Boil!!!

Tickets are $25 and are only available for a limited time. For more details see the Facebook group, and if you would like to purchase your ticket online ($1 convenience fee) just click here (tickets are no longer available)

NOTE: If you are entering a beer in the brew competition you need to get your entry to Nick before 10pm on Friday September 15th! See our Facebook group for more details

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Aug 6, 2017

Lobster Boil Competition: Start Brewing!

Hey Brewers! That time of year is fast approaching once again, our annual Lobster Boil on September 23rd! This year we are hosted by Chef Michael and it looks to be another awesome event! We'll have more details to soon, but for now we just want to remind you of the Lobster Boil homebrew competition. This is an open style competition so anything goes. The beers will be judged prior to the Lobster Boil itself and the 5 best will be featured on tap at the event! More details to follow, but for now, start planning your recipe and fill those fermenters!

Jul 31, 2017

It was a Cool Pool Party!

Thank you to everyone that came out for the July meeting/pool party! And a huge thank you to founder Gil for hosting! Great beer and pizza was consumed by all, and that pool feels great in this Texas heat. The August meeting is coming up on the 26th and Lobster Boil is just around the corner! We can't wait to see all you fellow Brewers!

May 30, 2017

May Meeting Success, June Roundtable Set

We had a nice low-key May meeting. Great homebrew was shared, and food was devoured! We had a BJCP practice judging and shared our results. We discussed our personal techniques and equipment, and got advice on how to improve our individual processes.

Our June meeting will take place from 2-5pm on Jun 24th at our President, Rob's, house. Thank you Rob and family for hosting!

We look forward to seeing you on Jun 24th!

May 8, 2017

Basin Brewers AHA Big Brew 2017

Big Brew 2017 was a huge success! There were some new faces, and some old faces we hadn't seen in awhile. Reds, pales, ciders, a little bit of everything was brewed. There were a few kinks (as there always are on brew day) but the recoveries are what matters and everyone jumped in to help their fellow brewers when trouble arose! It was great watching each brewer's process and how we all do things a little differently but all with the end goal of great beer!

Thank you to everyone who came out to brew and to observe. We give a huge thank you to Aaron and his family for letting us take over their driveway and yard for the day. And thanks to Joe for the midday sandwich run and to John for the donuts (can't drink in the sun all day with out some food in your gut!) See you all at the round table meeting on May 27th!

Photos from the event...

May 6, 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!