LAGERS Halloween Party & First Annual Great Pumpkin Brew-Off

Come One, Come All to the Annual Halloween Costume Party
Hosted by Leah Dienes!

New:  First Annual Great Pumpkin Brew-Off !!

Friday OCTOBER 31, 8PM

Food and Homebrewed Beer will be in abundance for those of you who venture out IN COSTUME to 1665 Story Ave.
(where Brownsboro Rd. turns into Story Ave.)
right behind the guard-rail and the flashing yellow light.

It is a red shotgun house. You can turn right onto Story off of Brownsboro and park in the parking lot next to the small park.

If you don’t like homebrew, BYOB :)

Any and all are welcome, so get working on your costumes!

See you at the Party!

Link to Facebook Event Page:

LAGERS/Tail-Spin Ale Festival Competition

For anyone who wants to enter, we are having a competition to find a LAGERS homebrewed beer recipe to be used to make the signature beer for the Tailspin Ale Fest. They definitely want a “local homebrewed” beer, which is great for the Club. We are looking for a “winter warmer” style ale from a LAGERS member to be brewed by the winning brewer at/with Apocalypse Brew Works to be served as the signature beer at the Tailspin Ale Fest. Essentially, the wining recipe will be brewed by ABW and served at three events, including a release party, and Friday session and a Saturday session at the Tailspin Ale Fest. Additionally, part of the batch of beer brewed by ABW will be oak aged and served at the Friday session. The judging committee will consist of 1-2 people (each) from the Tailspin group, ABW and LAGERS. Here are the rules if you want to enter:

  1. You must be a LAGERS member.
  2. 3 bottles of homebrew must be turned in to ABW by November 28th.
  3. You must be willing to give your winning recipe to ABW to be made as the Tailspin Ale.
  4. You may submit only 2 different styles (unique entries) of winter warmer.
  5. Must be willing to assist in a writeup about the winning beer and recipe to be published in advertisements and publications about the Tailspin Festival and release party.
  6. Entries must follow the guidelines below:
    • Contest entries will be accepted for any style of winter warmer, including:
      • American, Belgian and UK style high gravity ales
      • Spiced and/or unspiced ales
      • Ales with a minimum of 8% alcohol with a maximum of 12% alcohol
    • In general, we are looking for:
      • Old ales
      • English barleywines
      • American barleywines
      • Scottish Wee Heavies
      • Stock ales
      • Winter spiced ales
      • Christmas spiced ales
      • Strong Belgian ales
      • Strong Belgian dark ales
      • Strong Belgian spiced ales
      • “Imperial” version of other beer styles (e.g., Imperial porter, stout, etc.)
    • Entries not accepted will include:
      • Lagers
      • IPA’s/DIPA’s
      • Fruit beers
      • Sours/lambics/brett beers
      • Wheat beers
      • Standard ABV ales

Please email if you have questions. More information will be sent out to competitors as the turn in date approaches. There is no fee to enter, just a lot of pride on the line for the winning brewer.

If you wish to enter, please fill out the Google Form at:

LAGERS/Gordon Biersch Pro-Am

We are having a Pro-Am competition with Nick Landers, the brewmaster at Gordon Biersch, to create a locally inspired, homebrew based beer for them to serve as their local/special release lager. We are asking anyone interested to turn in a “Reinheitsgebot-style” beer to compete to be brewed as a 15 barrel batch by Gordon Biersch. The winning brewer will get to brew with brewmaster Nick at GB and have their homebrew recipe served as the winning Pro-Am beer at the Louisville location. Here are the details:

  1. You must be a LAGERS member
  2. You must submit 3 bottles per entry
  3. You are limited to 2 unique entries
  4. Entries must include your name, email address and recipe
  5. You must be willing to assist in a write-up about the beer for local advertisements
  6. Beers must be generally fall within the Reinheitsgebot guidelines, but feel free to take some liberties within the guidelines if you wish. For this competition, this means:
    • All malt only: no adjuncts (sugar, treacle, molasses, honey, fruit, corn, rice, etc.)
    • Late hopping/Whirlpool hopping is fine, but no dry hopping
    • Only WLP830 yeast can be used (GB house yeast)
    • No additions of any ingredients beyond the whirlpool
    • Nothing can be added to the fermenter, except yeast
    • No oaks chips, wood staves, spirals, etc.
    • Gravity must be under 1.070 (17 ° P)
    • ONLY EXCEPTION: Dry spices (vanilla, chocolate, pepper, etc.) are allowed up to and including in the whirlpool.
  7. Entries are must be submitted to Nick at GB by January 2nd. Judging will be on January 3rd. Judges will include both LAGERS and GB representatives. You can ship or deliver your entries to:
    • Nick Landers
      400 S. 4th Street
      Louisville, KY 40202
      C/O Pro-Am

The winning beer will be decided on January 3rd, and the winning homebrewer will brew with Nick shortly thereafter. The Pro-Am beer will be served at a release party in March and continue until sold out. Please email if you have any questions. More information will be sent out to competitors as the turn-in deadline approaches. There is no fee to enter.

If you wish to enter, please fill out the Google Form at: