Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Home Brewing at Hoyne - First BrewVic Meeting in the Books

The past weekend's inaugural meeting of BrewVic is all done and was a great success. Thanks to the hospitality of Sean Hoyne we were able to conduct the meeting at the brand-new, soon-to-be-pumping-out-stellar-beer Hoyne Brewing in Rock Bay. My brew system, as well as that of Dave and Dan from Beer On The Rock were in action for all to see. My brew system is somewhat ghetto compared to the boys' rig, so people could see a couple different takes on home brewing.
We were both brewing American Pale Ale's mine being a bit hoppier and more caramelly and the boys' beer being a touch more malty and biscuity. Hopefully we will be able to try both brews at the next BrewVic meeting. The day went off better than any of us expected, with around 30 new people coming through the brewery during the day. A few people even stuck around for the entire brew session to see the whole brewing process unfold. It was awesome to see people so interested in brewing and a real statement about the viability of a home brew club on the Island. Stay tuned for details on when we will be meeting again or check into the club's new website.Check out the pics below to see some of the day's action.


  1. That was an amazing day. I can't wait to try the brews and I am very excited for what's to come with BrewVic.

  2. Thanks for showing us the ropes John, and thanks to Sean for hosting. I am looking forward to the next event.

  3. Ya it was a great day, I'll see both of you at BrewVic's next meetup.