May Meeting: Backed By Bees Mead & Last Brewer Standing Finale

Monday May 13th at 7:00 PM
Muddy York Brewing Co.
22 Cranfield Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4B 3H1  MAP

This month we have four exciting meeting elements!

We are going back to our gracious host, Muddy York Brewing Co! We request that everyone spend some money to support our wonderful host. Don't forget to buy some bottles from their shop!

First time? Read our Monthly Meeting overview!

Bringing Beer to Share: There are usually 40+ people at each meeting so we recommend bringing at least 1L of your beer if you want everyone to try it. If you want detailed feedback on your beer, consider arriving by 7 PM to ensure you get a spot in the Structured Tasting. Don't forget your recipe notes!

Don’t forget to bring your tasting glass!

Meeting Schedule

  • Structured Tasting: 7:00-7:30 PM
    • Group of veteran judges/brewers gather to give detailed feedback on member homebrew while everyone else in the room tastes along.
    • Please bring multiple bottles to make beer distribution more efficient.
    • Side conversations should be kept to a whisper so the audience can hear.
    • No Sign Up Required, first-come first-served.
  • Announcements: ~7:50 PM – Club President welcomes everyone to the meeting and makes announcements about upcoming events and activities
  • Presentation: 8:00-8:45 PM – Vincent Sowa & David Stotesbury of Backed By Bees presents Mead Making.
  • Mingle/Compete: 9:00-9:30 PM we have:
    • Last Brewer Standing: Grand Finale: Watch as Kieth Caines and Evan Bonsell face off in the ultimate test of home brewing excellence!
    • More Sampling: Stick around to socialize and share more homebrew as LBS goes on in the background
  • Last Brewer Standing Results: 9:45 PM - The moment has come - who will take home the Grand Prize??
  • Clean Up: 10:00 PM – All the fun comes at a price. Please stick around for a few minutes and help us straighten up! Your help is greatly appreciated.

Presentation – Mead Making by Vincent Sowa & David Stotesbury of Backed By Bees

Vincent Sowa and David Stotesbury are the co-founders of Backed By Bees, an apiary and start-up meadery in North Burlington. Vincent, a long-time homebrewer, was introduced to mead during his travels as a Naval Officer, and recently left corporate life to brew with some meaderies in the northeast US, and to focus on introducing light session meads to Ontario. Dave is an experienced beekeeper who has been beekeeping since he stumbled into the University of Guelph bee yards particularly late one night. Both Vince and Dave are passionate about connecting people to place through the ingredients and brews they create.

Bi-Monthly Homebrew Bottle Swap

We are moving the bottle swap to bi-monthly to concentrate demand. Just bring 6 bottles of your homebrew, and drop them off with Emily at the sign in desk. At the end of the meeting you'll have 6 assorted bottles of homebrew to bring home! No sign-up necessary!

Membership & Guest Attendance

Due to AGCO requirements for serving home-brewed beer under SOP (Special Occasion Permit), club membership is required to attend monthly meetings. However, prospective members are invited to attend their first meeting as a guest to check us out before committing to membership.

Attend once and you'll want to keep coming back, we promise!

Click here to get on the guest list for free.