June Brewday is Tomorrow!

Greetings NTHBA. Reminder that tomorrow, we are having our monthly brewday at the home of Brian and Melinda Beyer. They are in Carrollton at 2117 Rheims Dr, Carrollton, TX 75006. Map HERE.

We will get started around 9AM and conclude sometime before 3. You are welcome to come out and brew, else come out and share some of your homebrew and camaraderie. Following the brewday, the Beyer’s will have their pool open for an after party. So bust out those Speedos if you care to…on second thought, “regular” swimming attire would be appreciated.

Grainfather Raffle:
Tomorrow will be the raffle for a practically brand new 110V, 9.25 gallons capacity Grainfather Electric system. You may still purchase tickets either during the brew day or online HERE. If you buy your ticket online, please add your name and email address in the “order notes (optional)” box so we can email your ticket number.

NOTE: you do not need to be present at the brew day to win, as long as you buy your ticket you can win!

Please come out and support the club if you are available.


NTHBA Bus Crawl Coming up Saturday, June 29!


Greetings NTHBA! In this month’s newsletter, I provided details about the bus crawl we have happening on Saturday, June 29 from 1-7PM. We will be visiting several breweries down the I-35 corridor. There will be 5-6 stops with a departure at 1PM and ending around 7PM. Please put it on your calendar and buy your tickets! Here is the list of breweries we will visit:

  • Depart from 3 Nations – meet here around noon for a beer and we will depart at 1PM
  • Odd Muse
  • Either Celestial or Texas Ale Project
  • White Rock Brewing Company / Manhattan Project
  • Autonomous Society
  • Return to 3 Nations around 7PM

We have procured a 39-seat bus. Tickets are $10 for club members and a guest, and $20 for non-members and additional guests. Yes, non-members can ride, so feel free to invite your friends, neighbors, siblings, parents, grandparents, etc.! Member password is 6tiruv(we will validate all member ticket sales). As of this posting, there are 15 member and 9 non-member tickets available. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!!!

As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions. My email is [email protected]. Let’s get this bus filled up this week! Hope to see you at this event!


May Club Meeting Tonight

Our club meeting is tonight starting at 6:30 at NTHBS. We will have pizza and the pale ale yeast experiment beers will be served. Bring your own homebrew and/or whatever else you like to share. Meeting will get going around 7PM.

May Brewday This Saturday!

Coming up this Saturday, May 4th, is the May brewday in honor of National Homebrew Day. Appropriately enough, it will be hosted by North Texas Homebrew Supply. Several brewers will be brewing and lunch will be served. We will get started when the store opens at 9am. Come hang out for a little while or longer, and as always, bring some of your homebrew to share.

North Texas Homebrew Supply is located at 17811 Davenport Rd Suite 11, Dallas, TX 75252. Map is HERE.

If you want to brew, or have any questions, please shoot me an email at [email protected].


Today’s Brew Day is Cancelled

Unfortunately, unless you are a duck, today’s current and future weather throughout the remainder of most of the day is not conducive to doing much of anything outside. Thus, after in depth discussions with host Jason Garland, and we have decided today’s brew day is cancelled.

Tomorrow may present a better conditions and opportunity for Jason and his team to brew the pale ale they were planning. If so, I will post another message and people are welcome to stop by his house.

Let me know if you have any questions. Try to enjoy this wet miserable day by visiting a brewery.


April Brewday THIS Saturday!

Reminder, this Saturday, April 20, is the NTHBA April brewday. Jason Garland is our host. He and two others are brewing a pale ale. At the time of this posting, we have one additional person brewing. There is a possibility of rain, but we will have pop-up shelters for protection from any precipitation. We will get going around 9AM and lunch will be provided around noon.

Jason’s address is 3122 Meadowood Dr., Garland 75040. Map is HERE.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at [email protected].


Reminder! Winter Party THIS Saturday!

Smitty here. Reminding everyone about our Winter Party coming up tomorrow starting at 6:30 PM. The club is providing a BBQ trifecta of pulled pork, chicken, and jalapeno-cheddar sausage. As always, please bring an appetizer, side, or desert. Our address is HERE.

We will award the Brewer Royale trophy and prizes along with the Big Mohunker prize. You must be present to win the Big Mohunker.

Please bring your own beverages of choice, including and especially homebrew to share. The club kegerator is not slated to be in attendance, but we do have a limited number of spare jockey boxes should you wish to bring a keg. Tap space is first come, first served, so please email [email protected] no later than 6PM today to reserve a space. If you do not let me know or we run out of available taps, you will need to supply your own gas and dispensing method.

Texas weather in January is living up to expectations tomorrow with high only in the upper 30’s. Our garage bar is climate controlled and well ventilated, so we should have plenty of room to congregate somewhere inside. Smoking is permitted in the garage bar.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected].


Recap of Tuesday Meeting/Socials Update/Upcoming Events

I covered a lot of ground at last night’s meeting and wanted to provide a recap along with a rundown of the events this month.


  • Brewdays will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month unless: 1) there is not a brewday that month, OR 2) there is a special event.
  • Brewdays will occur at the NTHBS unless someone volunteers to host at their place
  • Brewdays will require at least one volunteer to brew. Preferably, other brewers participate. You can bring your own equipment or brew on the store Gen 3 35L 240V Brewzilla.
  • See Club Calendar HERE for dates.

Club Meetups:

  • One per quarter with possibly one or two others added throughout the year. Stay tuned.
  • Q1 – Bluebonnet
  • Q2 – Pub Crawl possibly w/Dallas area clubs
  • Q3(September) – Oktoberfest @ Bavarian Grill
  • Q4 – Local brewery, likely Autonomous Society

Events this month:

  • Saturday, Jan 13 9am-3pm: Brewday at Mike Grover’s. As always, members are welcome to brew. Otherwise, please come by, socialize, and bring your homebrew for sharing and evaluation. More details HERE.
  • Saturday, Jan 20 6:30pm-???: Winter Party at James Smith’s.
    At the time of this post, the club will provide smoked pulled pork, sausage, and chicken.
    Bring an appetizer, side, or desert to share, along with your homebrew.
    We will award the Big Mohunker and Brewer Royale prizes.
    Bring your homebrew to share! Commercial beer allowed also. If you plan on bringing a keg, we have jockey boxes to serve your beer from. Please send an email to [email protected].
    More details HERE.
  • Saturday, Jan 27 8am – 3pm: Big Rig Brewday / Housewarming Party: 5pm till ???
    Some of you know that one of our longtime club members Wayne Yandell has a 1.5 bbl 3-vessel system that the club and others brew on from time to time. Several award-winning beers have been brewed on this system in recent years, including Labor of Love best of show and a Bluebonnet stein.
    A group from the club will be brewing a Czech Pilsner(BJCP 3B Czech Premium Pale Lager) on Saturday, Jan 27 starting at 8am. Anyone is welcome to attend and even help brew if you want. Wayne and his wife, Jennifer are graciously hosting a house warming party starting at 5pm as they have recently completed construction at their new residence on this beautiful property. Please RSVP to Wayne at his email address HERE. The address is HERE.

Club Parties:

I did not touch on club parties throughout the year for the benefit of anyone new. Last year, we had 4 club parties throughout the year and we plan to continue with that, assuming we get volunteer hosts. Aside from the Winter Party mentioned above, they are presently TBD as follows:

  • Spring Party: Sometime April-June timeframe.
  • Limbo Awards/Summer Party: Follows Limbo Judging in August
  • Fall/Oktoberfest Party: September/October

Stay tuned on these events throughout the year.

In conclusion, we have a busy slate of activities coming up this year. As I stated in the January Newsletter, our success as a club with these events relies on member attendance. We understand everyone is very busy and the likelihood for most of attending every event isn’t possible. Please plan to attend as many as you can. If you have ANY questions about brewdays and events, please do not hesitate to email me HERE.


September Brew Day This Saturday!

Address: 4100 Camino Dr. Plano 75074

Starting at 9AM THIS Saturday, Sep 23, Smitty will be hosting the September Brew Day. Smitty and Mike Grover are brewing a Rauchbier. Others are encouraged to brew as well.

We will provide lunch. College football will be on, and undoubtedly a cigar session will occur sometime in the afternoon. Please bring homebrew or commercial beer to share, including/especially your homebrews to be evaluated. If you have any questions, please reach out to Smitty at [email protected].


Spring Party – Saturday May 20th!

Greetings, NTHBA. Saturday, May 20th at 6PM will be the Spring Party hosted by yours truly. Our address is: 4100 Camino Dr. Plano 75074.

I plan on smoking some chicken, probably with a Tex-Mex flare, as well as my take on suadero tacos, also smoked. Suadero is its own cut of beef not readily available even in these parts, so brisket flats will be substituted. I might throw some other items on the smoker as well. Please bring an appetizer, side, or desert to share.

I have several beers on tap and the beer engine is making an appearance to serve my pub ale. My taplist can be found HERE. Of course, please bring our own personally brewed or commercial concoctions to share.

We do have a pool and aside from a current temperature of 84 degrees, is fully prepared to accept any brave souls into its cool waters. Although, the current forecast does call for only a high of 79.

If you have any questions, please shoot me an email at [email protected]. Looking forward to seeing those of you that can make it out on Saturday.