MEGA Newsletter – November 2015

MEGA Newsletter – November 2015

Next Meeting is Sunday, November 8

2:00 pm
Fiddler’s Hearth, South Bend

Tasting Styles: Browns and Ambers

November Meeting Agenda

  • Start Meeting
  • Education:
  • Feedback Tasting of Monthly Styles
  • News
    • Old Business
    • New Business
  • Feedback Tasting of Homebrews
  • Door Prize Drawings
  • Tasting of everything else

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Club News & Upcoming Events

Nomination for Officers Election

Nominations will be submitted at the November club meeting for President, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you are interested in running for one of these positions and want to learn more, please plan on attending the November meeting. The current officers are willing to remain in their positions. You will also be able to make nominations via the MEGA website. A special email will be sent to club members in November.

Learn to Homebrew Day

Saturday, November 7 at Michiana Brewers Supply, Downtown South Bend

Starting at 10:00 am

Aaron Goldstein, MBS owner, is graciously hosting the event this year. Aaron will be providing a main dish and encourages all attendees (brewing or not) to bring side dishes and homebrew. Club members will be brewing beer on-site and answering questions about homebrewing. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is an annual AHA coordinated educational event designed to share our love and passion for brewing with others. If you would like more information on attending or participating in the event, contact Aaron directly at

Hair of the Dog Party

Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Crooked Ewe, Lincolnway East in South Bend

6:00 – 11:0 pm (times to be finalized soon)

Click here for the sign-up sheet

HofD is MEGA’s annual post-holiday party and takes the place of our January meeting. This is our opportunity to share food, fellowship, and of course … homebrew! This year we are featuring a Best of Show Homebrew Competition at the party. Details of the competition will be discussed at November meeting and on the website forum. This is a BYOB party and also a potluck food pitch-in. Parking will need to be down the street at the OJS bldg. If possible, car pool as much as possible. We don’t want to fill up the parking lot or across the street.

Hair of the Dog Activities

  • Bring Plenty of Change and Small Bills
  • Bring a Dish to Share (and homebrew)
  • Door Prizes and Raffles
  • Dart Game with Prizes
  • Pull Tab Raffles
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle Items, Including Pounds of Hops, a Bottle of Black Tuesday, Brew Pot from Spike, and much more!


South Bend Brewfest

Saturday, January 23 at Century Center, South Bend

1:00 – 4:00 pm

MEGA has been asked again this year to serve homebrew at a booth at this event. We need volunteers to provide beer and to serve at our booth. All booth volunteers need to have an Indiana Pourers License.

Click here to sign-up to participate in this event.


Shelf Ice Brew Fest

Saturday, February 20 at Uptown Arts District, Michigan City

1:00 pm

MEGA is currently working with organizers and is hoping to have a booth to pour homebrew, as well as provide pouring volunteers. More information will be available soon.


Upcoming Craft Beer Events

Michigan Food, Beer and Wine Fest

Saturday, Nov. 7, 5-10 pm

Flint Farmer’s Market, Flint, MI

Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, Nov. 7, 12-6 pm

Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest

Saturday, January 30, 1-7 pm

Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN