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Beer Society Meeting TONIGHT!


Just a reminder that this months meeting will be TONIGHT since next Thursday is Thanksgiving. Hope to see you all at 28 North Gastropub to try another great beer. You will also get the story on how the beer was named. 

Added by Amanda on November 19, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Guinness Oyster Fest at Public House

Added by Amanda on September 22, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

New Belgium Launch Week Activitie

Attention Erie Beer Society Members,

We know you love craft beer more than the average Joe. So, to help celebrate the launch of the newest craft…


Added by Amanda on August 27, 2015 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Membership Renewals

Hey beer fans,

We started our dues program last July, so if you paid via credit card, your card will be automatically dinged for the $12 annual fee. You get to keep the classic brown card.

If you paid cash for your membership, we'll add an expiration date to your current card and give you a new card when it's time to renew. (we've been watching you).

Renewals start in mid-July, so keep an eye out for the notice. If you have any…


Added by Jeff McCullor on June 24, 2015 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Upcoming June 6 Brewery Bus Trip

Good Morning All,

I have just setup a bus trip to Cleveland! The trip is a 9am to 9pm route of several breweries in the Cleveland area. Tickets are $35 and that covers your fee to ride on the bus and a few beers to sip on the ride out. Stops include Market Garden, Great Lakes, Nano, Fat Heads, and Bottle House. 

If you are interested or want to hear more I will be at the meeting Thursday.

Carl Z

Added by Carl Z on February 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

We've come so far, let's keep it going

Greetings beer fans!


Our very first attempt at this new thing dubbed “Erie Beer Society” took place on December 17, 2009 at

The Sandbar on West 8th Street. If I recall, about 35 people showed up, which far exceeded the whopping 13 that RSVP’d. We knew we were on to something the next month when we literally packed U Pick 6 on upper Peach Street.

Erie Beer Society has featured 54 meetings in total (counting this month’s at Calamari’s) and a…


Added by Jeff McCullor on June 26, 2014 at 9:51am — 8 Comments

April Meeting @ Park Place

I should state right out of the chute, this was my first meeting of the EBS. I walked in not knowing what to expect or even what the meetings were about.  I "did" have my own agenda in mind and that was to meet others that had experience in home brewing  or knew people that did.

Now regarding the beers that were sampled: truthfully the first beer was not something i would seek out (this is only because i tend towards IPA's and Stouts...) i did enjoy it but i don't think it would be a…


Added by Scott Kennedy on April 24, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

off-flavor seminar

The Meadville Brewing Society is planning a beer off-flavor seminar. An american lager will be paired with off-flavors to help you learn about what shouldn't be in our beer. If you have any interest please contact Date and time to be announced after getting 15-20 people involved. This is a preparation class for the Beer Judge Certification Exam. Learn more about the tests, learn how to pass them. this would be a one day, probably 4-5 hour seminar. Hope to see you there!…


Added by Jessica Chaffee on September 28, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"You Otter Be There" night, a success

Last night was our first ever Erie Beer Society field trip - to the Erie Otters game against the Saginaw Spirit.  For our little group, which isn't so little anymore at over 1,600 members, this was a first - a group outing somewhere outside of the usual monthly meeting.

Here was the deal, for ten bucks you got a game ticket, beer and some food.  The unconfirmed attendance was around 200 people I believe, which was phenomenal.  The hockey game turned out to be pretty…


Added by Jeff McCullor on January 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What great beer festivals have you attended?

Its been a wild summer for us and with fall just around the corner, we thought a list of summer's great area beer festivals would be useful for everyone.  It wouldn't be hard to attend a fest every weekend between Erie, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

So, what fun fests have you attended this summer?  Post your photos and comments!

May the beer be with you,

Added by Jeff McCullor on August 20, 2012 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

Did you go to the Erie Micro Brew Fest?

I went (and poured some Rye PA) and I thought it was a great event.  The BrewErie at Union Station was PACKED with beer enthusiasts.  Like, concert packed.


Did you go?  What did you think?  If you took any photos click the handy 'Photos' button at the top of the page and add them…


Added by Jeff McCullor on April 18, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

A Great Time at Skeeter's

For all those who attended our meeting at Skeeter's last night, thanks!  As I circulated around I heard good things about the beer and the venue. 

Demo, from Magic Hat Brewing Co., was our first Black IPA we've sampled (also known as Cascadian Dark Ale in some circles) and I think it was very…


Added by Jeff McCullor on March 30, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

EBS Member, Ray Barber, Featured in Lake Erie Lifestyle

One of our own has been published!


Ray Barber, an Erie Beer Society member since January, 2010 was featured in a great February Lake Erie Lifestyle Article.  If you've had the joy of talking with Ray at any of our meetings you're aware he knows historical local beer history and brewerania.  


In fact, the article describes how Ray had to…


Added by Jeff McCullor on January 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why Untappd is Amazing

If you've ever been with me while drinking a few brews you've seen me "checking in" on Untappd, an app for exploring and sharing new beer with your friends.  If you have a phone you can take advantage - you don't even need a smart phone, dumb ones work too.  Here's how it works:


  1. Buy beer.
  2. Access Untappd (Use their native apps or visit
  3. Find your friends.
  4. Find your…

Added by Jeff McCullor on January 24, 2012 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

Oh hello 1,000

Well we did it.  We hit and quickly surpassed 1,000 Erie Beer Society members.  Our lucky number 1,000, Carolyn Kuhl, was gracious enough to stop by today and pick up her prize.  Thank you everyone for helping make this organization great.  We have a lot more beer to sample and more beer-related events in the coming months so stay tuned fellow beer-lover!


Here's Carolyn with her sweet…


Added by Jeff McCullor on November 3, 2011 at 1:10pm — 2 Comments

Official Shirts Available

Our official brown Erie Beer Society t-shirts are now available!  You too can own these high-quality, super-classy, uber-cool shirts like the EBS staff.  Get yours here

Added by Jeff McCullor on October 28, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Almost There!

We're almost to 1,000 beer-loving Erie Beer Society members!  Just a few more sign-ups and I'll get to award a prize pack containing:

  • Long Trail Brewing camp chair/cooler
  • Long Trail Brewing hat
  • Magic Hat Kindred Spirits Unite T-shirt
  • Magic Hat Kindred Spirits Unite pint glass
  • bottle opener keychains
  • Erie Beer Society stickers (8 of them because they're awesome)



Added by Jeff McCullor on October 28, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

'Chew On It: Beard Vs. Food' reviews some local brews

I had the distinct honor of traveling around Erie with my co-worker and sampling some of Erie's local brews.  We visited Erie Brewing Co., Lavery Brewing Co. and The BrewErie at Union Station.  You can read the full story here.

We are all really lucky to have some great beer producers so close to us.  Plus, they're all easily accessible - just walk in to each brewery and…


Added by Jeff McCullor on October 6, 2011 at 11:39am — No Comments

Tell me how it is

Hey fellow beer fans,


After 21 months of operation, Erie Beer Society has recently surpassed 900 members!  WOO HOO!  We have sampled a lot of different brews at many of Erie's favorite drinking holes.  We have t-shirts and beer steins and a snazzy looking website (if I do say so myself).


My question to you is, what do you want us to do?  A brewery excursion?  Beer and cheese pairing sessions?  A beer festival?  Add a comment on this blog post…


Added by Jeff McCullor on September 7, 2011 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

International IPA Day!


Do you like drinking IPAs (India Pale Ale to the uninitiated)?  Maybe you've never tried one?  Well, today is your day.


Today is International IPA Day - a grassroots/social media effort to broaden the conversation surrounding IPA-style beer...and coincidentally it's my favorite style.  You can read about the founding bloggers here:

Tell us what your…


Added by Jeff McCullor on August 4, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

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