The 8th annual Homebrew Extravaganza took place on October 18th. More than 30 brewers shared their homemade libations with close to 300 attendees. This event has taken place every year since 2010 at Little Havana, and proceeds are always donated to BARCS, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.
Homebrew Extravaganza is organized and run by Judy Neff, an accomplished homebrewer who, with her husband Rob and friend Steve Marsh, will be opening Checkerspot Brewing, hopefully by early 2018. She plans to host future Homebrew Extravaganzas at her brewery.
My friend Jason and I collaborated on a beer. We blended my gueuze with his Merlot gueuze. We called it Superfriends Sour Ale. He and I dressed as Batman and Superman, respectively, and my friend Diana dressed as Wonder Woman.
There was live music. At one point the drummer came over to the homebrew area and entertained us with some fancy stick handling.
Attendees were given chips that they could use to vote for their favorite beers. At the end of the evening the chips were counted and the winners were announced. To our great surprise, Superfriends Sour won! Here we are being awarded our prizes: a gift certificate to Maryland Homebrew and a 4-pack of Belgian ale. On the right is Judy, and on the left is Maryland Homebrew owner Chris Anderson.
Homebrew Extravaganza always happens in the middle of Baltimore Weer Week, and is considered by many to be the week's best event.