Sour Brewing Party VI: Jason Lives!!!

Great times at the Sour Brewing Party VI: Jason Lives!!! event. Weather looked nasty at first, but the sun came out and so did the sours! Thanks again to Steve for making this happen, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  Here’s a list of what was sampled:
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Brewery Beer
Brouwerij Liefmans Goudenband
Brouwerij Rodenbach Rodenbach
Brasserie St-Feuillien St-Feuillien Brune
Bruery Terreux Tart of Darkness (2015)
Circle City Zymurgy Flanders Red
Circle City Zymurgy Lambic
The Lost Abbey Devotion
New Glarus Belgian Red
New Glarus Raspberry Tart
The Sour Note. Sour Saison w/ Lemon
Three Floyds Big Tiddy Assassin
Upland Cherry Lambic (2015)
Upland Peach Lambic (2015)
Upland Way Down Yonder
Upland Vinosynth Red (2016)

All American Homebrew Competition Results

The All American Homebrew Competition was held last Saturday in Cincinnati, and we are happy to report that three CCZ members came away with medals.

Brandon Meyer won a gold medal for his “Kentucky Breakfast Quad”.

Brady Smith won a bronze medal for his California Common, “Carrollton Common”.

And I won a bronze medal for my Schwarzbier, “Black is Beautiful”.

As our club grows and matures, I hope that we enter more and more competitions and earn more and more medals. I believe the sign of a great homebrew club is the willingness to participate and succeed in competitions. Check back periodically with the “Upcoming Competitions” portion of our site for more local and regional competitions,

Full results for the All American Homebrew Competition can be found here.


Steve Kent-Goldings

First Official CCZ Meeting

Our first official meeting kicks off on April 2nd at the Upland Tasting Room on 49th and College. This is a great opportunity to find out more about what CCZ is, hear about our upcoming events, and how to get involved with our club. The event is open to all, and should be a great time. We will also be discussing membership to the club at this event, so if you are interested in joining please come out!

After we “give you the business,” we will decamp to Erik Howell’s apartment upstairs from the tasting room to have a party/bottle share to commemorate the day.

For more information on our events, sign up for our email list and/or follow us on Facebook/Twitter. I hope to see everyone there!

Upland Valentine’s Dinner Revisited

Had a great time at Upland’s Valentine’s Dinner Beer pairing this weekend. 6 courses of amazing food paired with fantastic beers. The weather wasn’t too great, but Upland still managed to pack the house for this private event.

Upland’s Valentine’s Day Beer Paired Dinner

Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day dinner idea? Upland’s Carmel Tap House is hosting a Valentine’s Day Beer Paired Dinner again this year, and it’s looking pretty fantastic. Last year’s dinner was pretty mind blowing. You can RSVP here on their event page. Space is limited, and seats are first come first serve. We went last year and had a blast.

Here’s this year’s menu:
Course #1: Raw Oysters, house mignonette paired with: Way Down Yonder Sour Ale

Course #2: Mushroom consomme, tomato confit paired with: Coastbuster Imperial IPA

Course #3: Arugula, roasted fennel, baby beets, pistachio paired with: Malefactor Sour Ale

Course #4: Sea scallops, wilted watercress, bacon, cherry tomato paired with: Wheat Belgian Witbier

Course #5: Fisher farms NY strip, sweetbread ravioli, oyster mushroom paired with: Komodo Black IPA

Course #6: Syrupticious ice cream, waffle cookie, berry compote paired with: Barrel Chested Barleywine
*Gratuity not included.