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Monday, January 6, 2014

Save the Dates: Siciliano's 2014 Homebrew Events

By Steve Siciliano

Big Brew on Calder Plaza 2013
November and December are always busy months here at Siciliano’s, and I am pleased to report that this year was no exception. Judging from the number of beer and wine equipment kits that were sold over the holidays, the staff and I will be having a busy January helping many new hobbyists take their first tentative steps into the enriching hobbies of home beer- and wine-making. 

The first week of January is also the time when we begin turning our attention to the new year’s upcoming events. The dates have been set for our annual homebrew competition, the eleventh annual homebrew party and our second annual Big Brew at the Calder. Given the fact that the American Homebrew Association will be holding its annual conference in Beer City USA in June, 2014, it is certainly shaping up to be a busy and an exciting year.

The following is a list of pertinent dates for our upcoming events. Stay tuned to The Buzz for further information and periodic updates.

    • Siciliano’s Annual Homebrew Competition – Entries will be accepted from Monday, March 24th March 17 through Sunday, April 13th April 6, or until 250 entries are submitted. Judging will be held on Sunday, April 20th at the Rockford Community Cabin Saturday, April 19th, at the Guest House on Stocking Avenue.
    • The Second Annual Siciliano’s Big Brew at the Calder – Saturday, May 3rd at the Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.
    • The Eleventh Annual Siciliano’s Homebrew Party - Saturday, May 17th at Townsend Park.

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