Thursday, May 31, 2012

On Saturday September 1, Sustainable Settings will host "Slow Money" author Woody Tasch, for a Regional Gathering from 10 am to 4 pm.  Tasch's book Slow Money has inspired an emerging network of investors, donors, farmers and entrepreneurs committed to building local food economies.  It's the beginning of the "nurture capital industry".
The annual Sustainable Settings Harvest Festival will follow, from 4 pm to 9 pm, featuring some great local chefs, Aspen Brewing Co's beer, and Big B's new Hard Cider, as well as their entire line of organic ciders.
RF HAMS members are invited to serve homebrew at the event.  Each brewer will receive two free tickets to the Harvest Festival, which is well known for its culinary prowess.  Jeremy and I have both brewed for this event in the past couple of years.  The food is superb, and the bluegrass lawn dancing after dinner is great fun.

Anyone wishing to brew for this event may contact Brook Le Van directly at:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Waldorf School's "Full Moon Feast" Homebrew Label Contest - winner

The vote is in, and the winner of the Waldorf School fundraiser, Guest Homebrew Label Contest is Sam Houston's "Sweet Beaver Creamy Maple Brew", which will be brewed and bottled by Wes MacCachran, and labeled by MT.
Congratulations Sam!

Runner up is Ginger Janssen's "Honey Ginger Porter" label.  Nice label, Ginger!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Team Brew: Whiskey Barrel Baltic Porter

Seven homebrewers in the Homebrewers Club got together and brewed a 55-gallon batch of Baltic Porter, and aged it for a couple of months in a decommisioned barrel from Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey.

MT helped them to create a label for the bottles they planned to put away, and even labels for the kegs they planned to fill.

Tony May created the "pigman in a barrel" club logo for the label.

Let's see if the brewers can save enough bottles to submit to a few competitions!

Yay  TEAM!

Monday, October 5, 2009


It’s your last chance to taste this Ale, and TEN
other Wonderful Beers brewed just for you
by the Roaring Fork HAMs Homebrewers Club!
Here’s How You Get On The Guest List:
(click invitation to enlarge)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bad News

Hello club,

Our primary location for the Homebrewers Ball has been cancelled. We will not be using the Harley Davidson location on Oct 3.

Presently, the Glenwood Youth Hockey club is reeling. At this time, they are looking for a new location, and seems that they cannot use the Glenwood Rec Center either. I will learn more shortly, but now also appears they will be changing the date as well.

Keep that beer cold. I believe it is their intent to have a fundraiser and participate with the homebrew club.

This is a new experience, for them and us.

hang in there...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Email List Thing!

Hi all! We've got a new way of managing the email list, through a Yahoo group. I think it'll be great. You should already have an invitation in your email to join, if you don't let me know or follow the link and request to join. Then you can select how, when, and where you want to receive messages and such.

See everyone at the meeting tomorrow.

3rd Annual Homebrewers Ball - Homebrew Log

2009 Homebrewers Ball Beer List

Wes MacCachran: California Red Ale
Ladd Epp: Pomegranite Wheat
MT Belgian: Saison Ale
Jeremy West: (some fantastic Ale!)
Jeremy West: Root Beer
Rita/Wes: (some fantastic Ale!)
Tony May: (some fantastic Ale!)
Cody/Bob: Irish Red
Landon Anderson: Alt or ESB
Mike W: (some fantastic Ale!)
Paul S: (some fantastic Ale!)
Tom S: (some fantastic Ale!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Group Grain Purchase

Trying to get together a bulk grain purchase - need to get a minimum of 500# to make the shipping worth while. Contact me for a price list. We can split a few sacks of specialty grain if we can agree on a particular type or 2. I can get just about any Maltster: Breiss, Crisp, Castle, Durst, Global, Gambrinus, Maltexo, Rahr, Simpson, Weyermann.

Let me know!


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Snowmass Chili & Brew Festival: KUDOS Homebrewers!

Dear Editor:
The signature summer kick-off event, Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest, June 5-6, was a smashing success! It couldn't have been such an enjoyable, entertaining, and tremendous weekend for all without everyone's dedication, hard work and community support. It was so great to see friends, families, locals, media, and out-of-towners enjoy the frothy brews — over 100 different flavors — delicious chili — over 50 different kinds, and amazing music — the best of the best, rock on Fanny Hill! Despite the rainy weather on Friday, the die-hards still danced through the night and Saturday couldn't have been better with sunny skies and mountain music to celebrate.
We have so many individuals and groups we would like to give a huge thanks to: The Aspen Skiing Co. for all their hard work on the site-set up, the talented Alchemy sound crew, the extremely organized ticketing office, Lamas Events clean-up crew, the bar staff, the TOSV Police and Fire Department, TOSV Transportation Department, RFTA free bus service, TOSV Planning & Public Works Department, the local ticket outlets, local newspapers‚ support, our extremely talented and devoted marketing company, Promotional Concepts, the entire Mountain Groove Productions Inc., the enthusiastic and talented Town of Snowmass Village Marketing, Special Events and Group Sales team who worked together to produce an remarkable event.
The volunteers this year were better than ever and we are so appreciative of all your hard work and getting involved with a signature town event. We can't thank you enough!To all the local cooks and homebrewers who participated this year, it was so much fun to have you as part of the festival Saturday.
Cooks: We love the returnee cooks and also, the new ones every year, your chili was delicious.
Homebrewers: It's such a great component to have you involved and this year we had more participants than ever! A special thanks to the Roaring Fork HAMS Homebrewers Club for gathering your homebrew enthusiasts and your excellent display of home-brews.
The Sixth Annual Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Festival was a success because of each and every one of you! We had a wonderful turnout, phenomenal responses about the beer, chili, and most importantly the music, so thanks again for your efforts and contribution of time. Our biggest heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who attended the weekend, we loved seeing you enjoy yourselves in our gorgeous Rocky Mountain town!
Cheers till next year!
Josh Behrman

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Snowmass Festival This Weekend!!!

The Snowmass Chili Pepper and Brew Fest is this weekend, Friday and Saturday the 5th and 6th. It's always loads of fun, and there's lots of great beer, music, and Chili to go around. The homebrew competition is on Saturday this year, instead of Sunday. There will be lots of us there with the tap station and some great beers. Hope to see you all there!