Events
We endeavor to keep up a certain level of activity throughout the Kingdom. Below are a few events where we will be having brewing-related classes, meetings, competitions and other various activities:

Jul 28 - Aug 13, 2017 Pennsic War Aside from the copious number of classes offered by people from all over the Knowne Worlde, there will be IKBG activities, A&S displays, and recreational events. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO START BREWING FOR THE AETHELMEARC PARTY. This year, AEthelmearc is hosting the Knowne Worlde party in conjunction with the kingdom party. The party takes place on middle Sunday from 8PM until Midnight on the battlefield. The kingdom is looking to us to be the epitome of hospitality. We welcome all donations of beverages for service at the bar, as well as volunteers to serve the beverages to the known world populous. More information will be made available here and at the Guild Facebook page as it develops.
Sep 1-4, 2017 Shoot in the Wildwood Brewing Competitions!!!
Sep 16, 2017 Summer's End A&S Competition at a wet site!!!
Oct 6-8, 2017 Crown Tournament and 20th Year Celebration Camping weekend at a wet site!!!
Oct 28, 2017 Kingdom A&S Champions A&S competition at a wet site!!!


Activities: Nothing to report at this time.

From the Guild Head:

Comments, questions, opinions, and suggestions may be shared on either the Yahoo group, the Facebook page, or directly with Wolfgang or your regional representative.

Regional Representatives have begun posting guidelines for official Guild-sponsored competitions within their regions. Check it out at the Resource page.

The charter for the AEthelmearc Guild of Brewers, Vintners, and Meadhers has been signed. We are now charged with the promotion, study, and production of fermented beverages throughout the kingdom.

News:

From Coronation (April 22, 2017): THL Elska á Fjárfelli was inducted into the Order of the Fleur d'Æthelmearc for Brewing and Household Arts.

From Bacon & Brewing Bash IV (April 15, 2017): Lady Elska á Fjárfelli won the overall competition with her hive mead. Baron Rauthbjorn Lothbroke won the Region 2 Championship with a tie between his kvass and his reduced pyment. There were ten entries from five brewers overall. A complete list will be posted soon.

From Ice Dragon (Apr 8, 2017): Lord Wolfgang passed the mantel of leadership to THL Madoc Arundel. Lord Wolfgang served as the Guild Head for more than three years, and is largely responsible for the increase in the number of brewing round tables kingdom-wide, for increasing the status of the Guild as the host of the tavern at the AEthelmearc party at Pennsic, and for researching laws and regulations in the three states with regard to the status of home brewing and brewing activities from a legal standpoint. Vivat! From BMDL 12th Night (Jan 21, 2017): Master Tofi did a class in tasting, adding various components surreptitiously to multiple bottles of the same brew, and going through tasting techniques for picking out the differences. Both Tofi and THL Madoc provided libations for the Tasters' Tavern.-->

Seeing good brewers, vintners, and meadhers recognized for their efforts is very rewarding. Remember that any member of the populace can recommend any other person for any award. You do not have to be a member of an order to recommend someone for membership in that order. Use the online award recommendation form located here to ensure that your recommendation goes to the appropriate individuals.


July 24-August 9, 2015 The IKBG meet-n-greet as well as the IKBG competition both took place on middle Sunday, hosted by our own Lord Wolfgang Starcke. THL Madoc Arundel taught classes in pre-16th c. gruit and on brewing sugars. Members of the Horse Piss Tavern had open bar pretty much every night of the war. The AEthelmearc party featured brews from numerous contributors throughout the kingdom.
August 7, 2015 The Guild sponsors both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic bars at the AEthelmearc party at Pennsic.
April 25, 2015 Region 1 hits the mark with a brewing competition in 3 parts - including Regional Champion, Lady Adrienne MacLeod.
April 18, 2015 Region 2 shines at Bacon & Brewing Bash, with 8 brewers entering 10 beverages in a round-table competition.
March 21, 2015 Guild members do well at Ice Dragon:
  • Beer/Ale Individual: Madoc Arundel for English Brown Ale
  • Wine/Mead Novice: Susan Verberg for Cyser
  • Wine/Mead Individual: Madoc Arundel for Mosel-style Riesling
  • Cordial Individual: Caleb Reynolds for Cinnamon Water
  • Non-alcoholic Individual: Caleb Reynolds for period Lemonade
January 17, 2015 The Guild sponsors the members of the Borderwatch Brewers Consortium in a Tasters Tavern and a "populace choice" competition at BMDL 12th Night.
January 10, 2015 The Guild hosts a roundtable and competition at Kingdom 12th Night, as well as cohosts a Tasters Tavern with ACG (the hosting shire.)
August 4, 2014 The Guild runs the bar at the AEthelmearc party at Pennsic, with more than 45 gallons of beer and mead.
May 18, 2014 The Guild establishes a presence on Facebook.
March, 2014 Lord Wolfgang Starcke becomes the Guildhead.
February, 2014 THL Madoc becomes the Guild Webminister.
November 2012 Sir Aengus MacBain becomes the new head of the Guild.
August 2012 The "Iron Brewer": Cherry Challenge is sampled during the Knowne World Brewer's Meet & Greet at Pennsic War XLI.
September 1, 2009 The Kingdom of AEthelmearc Brewer's Guild forms a Youth Chapter.
August 3, 2009 The Kingdom of AEthelmearc Brewer's Guild provides about 50 gallons of beverages for the Kingdom-hosted party at Pennsic War XXXVIII.
August 3, 2009 The "Iron Brewer": Pepper Challenge is sampled during the Knowne World Brewer's Meet & Greet at Pennsic War XXXVIII.
January 9, 2009 The guild now has an officially registered badge! Wear it with pride: (Fieldless) On a barrel palewise proper, an escarbuncle argent.
August 4, 2008 The Kingdom of AEthelmearc Brewer's Guild provides about 50 gallons of beverages for the Kingdom-hosted party at Pennsic War XXXVII.
August 3, 2008 The "Iron Brewer": Sage Challenge is sampled during the Knowne World Brewer's Meet & Greet at Pennsic War XXXVII.
August 6, 2007 The Kingdom of AEthelmearc Brewer's Guild provides about 50 gallons of beverages for the Kingdom-hosted party at Pennsic War XXXVI.
August 5, 2007 The "Iron Brewer": Cinnamon Challenge is sampled during the Knowne World Brewer's Meet & Greet at Pennsic War XXXVI.
June 30, 2007 The "Iron Brewer": Lime Challenge is sampled at Pax Interruptus, in the Barony of Thescorre.
March 24, 2007 The new Brewer's Guild website is launched.
August 14, 2006 Master Gille MacDhnouill transfers stewardship of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc Brewer's Guild to Brandubh O'Donnghaile and Iain Ard mac an Bhaird at court held during the Kingdom-hosted party at the Pennsic war.
August 14, 2006 The Kingdom of AEthelmearc Brewer's Guild provides almost 100 gallons of beverages for the Kingom-hosted party at Pennsic War XXXV.
December 22, 2005 The AEbrewers mailing list is formed, with over 50 brewers coming together within the first week!


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