Happy Holidays from the Brotherhood of Appreciating Repeal Day!

Happy Holidays from the Brotherhood of Appreciating Repeal Day!
email repealdaypa@gmail.com for information

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window

Thursday night. Tom's house was decorated for it's yearly bacchanalia of peace on earth and good will to men as he hosted the December B.O.A.R.D. meeting for us to debrief on this past Repeal Day and plan for the next. There to was a vast array of homebrews to sample, both Tom's as well as some contributed brews. All were enjoyed fervently as we washed down a spiral ham that Tom had lovingly prepared. Thanks Tom. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to everyone from the B.O.A.R.D.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008



Saturday, December 6, 2008


More pictures will follow, but the BOARD wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the brewers and distributors, as well everyone else that supported this event.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Other than the last 2 on Ebay, they are gone. No tickets at the door. See the beer list here:
Happy Repeal Day, courtesy of the Brotherhood Of Appreciating Repeal Day.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


With REPEAL DAY 2008 not much more than a week away, things are coming together for the Shenango Valley event. The River Watchers have posted their last tickets on eBay:

Many people are wishing they had grabbed them up sooner as the tickets are pretty much gone. Please note, due to the capacity of the Corinthian, there will be NO SALES AT THE DOOR.

If you have tickets, it'll be a great time. There is still time get your fedoras and flapper dresses!

Look for the beer list here soon.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Brotherhood of Appreciating Repeal Day.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Get your tickets now...

Tickets are on sale now at Erme's and M&M Beer in Hermitage, PA or email "repealday@gmail.com" for ticket availability.  Capacity is limited so don't miss out.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

B.O.A.R.D. Member interview with Joe Biden

There goes John, once again shaping the future of America with vice-president hopeful Joe Biden. In their interview, poor Joe couldn't get a word in as John went on and on about the great things shaping up for this year's Repeal Day event!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We are getting ready.

We are planning a few new fun things for this year's event but here is the early facts about the event December 5th.

The "BOARD" of the Shenango Valley is happy to announce...their 2008
Charity Repeal Day Celebration with all proceeds benefiting the
Shenango River Watchers.


2nd Annual Charity Repeal Day Celebration and Beer Tasting.


Friday, December 5th The Beer taste will from 6 to 9pm with a cash
bar open later.


The Corinthian, Downtown Sharon, PA


The event will raise money for the Shenango Valley River Watchers
while promoting an appreciation for fine craft beers made available
through local beer distributors and microbreweries.


The BOARD (The Brotherhood Of Appreciating Repeal Day)
The history behind the BOARD...

The B.O.A.R.D. is a loosely affiliated fraternal organization founded
by a small group of friends who enjoyed good beer and good times with
higher a goal to make Repeal Day an annual celebration with a noble
cause. Vsit our website at http://www.repealday.blogspot.com

Repeal Day marks the repeal of the 18th amendment to our constitution,
representing the end of a 13 yearlong ban on the manufacture, sale,
and transport of alcoholic beverages in the United States. With the
help of several local distributors and microbreweries, we have put
together Western PA's second annual Repeal Day celebration since 1933.
Participants will enjoy samples of a wide array of craft brews poured
by experts that pride themselves on the craft. Live music from two
different bands, a light dinner, and a silent auction of beer
paraphernalia will provide diversions for all.

The Shenango River Watchers are a non-profit watershed group founded
to clean up, preserve and protect the environmental, scenic and
recreational attributes of the Shenango River. For more information
about the River Watchers visit their website at

For more information please feel free to contact the BOARD via email
at repealday@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dec. 5th 2008

Ok, the time and date are set for this year's Repeal Day Beer Taste. It's, of course, Dec 5th, 2008 at the Corinthian in downtown Sharon. Nick, Tom, and John Mik met with their great staff last night. The time for this year's event is from 6pm to 11pm with the beer taste lasting until 9pm and a cash bar open until 11pm. Some wanted longer and some wanted it shorter but in the end we came to an agreement that seemed to make sense and everyone seemed happy with the times. It will be another great event this year. Tickets will go on sale soon and there are a limited number this year so see a BOARD member to get your ticket you do not want to miss this event. The price is $25.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Reopening of Titusville Brewpub - Blue Canoe

This week marks the re-opening of the Titusville, PA brewpub, The Blue Canoe, that will feature Matt Allyn's (Voodoo) beers. Last week we took a field trip from the clone to tour the place and sample Matt's beers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Clone '08

A few pics taken at last week's clone... Thank you for a real good time. The clone grounds were impressive, weather was perfect,
and I cannot wait for next year's event.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Like a proud papa, I post the picture of fellow B.O.A.R.D. member John M. just following his interview with presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Be sure to make Thursday's B.O.A.R.D. meeting (8/21 location t.b.d.) to find out Barack's stance on B.O.A.R.D. issues and to find out how many tickets to our 12/5 Repeal Day event that Barack purchased. Where will he stay when he's here? Find out at 11. Nice job, John!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Steamy Hot July Meeting of the BOARD or a Scene from American Graffiti

July's meeting was held on the patio at Tully's. The evening featured high evening temps (80s), cornhole, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Summerfest, and as a special treat, some of Bob Bero's Hop Candy.

There was good showing by the BOARD members as well as a few people we used to know.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I Love this bar...

The June meeting at Our Gang's yielded a strong turnout and a good time. While many of us were hoping to catch a pint of Erie's Misery Bay IPA, we were not surprised to find that it had already kicked and replaced with Erie's Maibock. It was super fresh as well as the dogfish 60 minute tapped that afternoon. Discussed affairs relating to our upcoming 12/5 event which is sure to be a winner. Erie Brewing has committed to be part of the Repeal Day event (thank you Jim Hicks). Congrats to the Our Gang's gang for being crowned the Shenango Valley "Wing King" for 2008.

A bit about the picture...
This is Jack's Grille of Sharon's Chestnut Street in 1957. What a place. Not only could you get the sardine platter (.45) and 6 pack of Simon Pure (6 cans for .85), the Pirates always won when watched on that television up in the corner. To go back? I'm not sure... The world was not ready for the generously hopped beers crafted today and I'm not sure I'd be permitted to take a case of Green Flash IPA into Jack's.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hop Princess

Spring is here and the hops appear to have survived a

transfer to a new location in the yard. With any luck and some help of the hop princess, the hop crisis will be averted. Join us as we celebrate photosynthesis at Our Gang's this Thursday, May 15. See you there.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Management

Thursday's BOARD meeting was held at Chestnut and as of last Tuesday, it's under new management. The menu has changed but the cast of characters have stayed the same. We kicked the IPA and ate sandwiches.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Drink Tax

By now just about everyone knows about Allegheny County's drink tax. For those of you who do not it's 10%. So keep this in mind when traveling to Pittsburgh. There is a website trying to stop it. http://www.stopdrinktax.com/ I do not know about you but I think that is out of control. Can the government just add taxes whenever they would like? Is it only a matter of time before Mercer County taxes our drinks? I know there isn't a tax on clothes in PA because everyone needs them but doesn't just about everyone need a drink once in awhile too? Below is a video from the Pittsburgh Pirates home opener. There was a protest outside the stadium, not for the Pirates poor play but against the drink tax. A beer inside the stadium will cost you $6.75. That's $6.75 for one not a six pack.

Thanks for checking out the blog and remember the comments section is open to everyone. I believe the next Board meeting is next week the 17th.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Stadium Beer Prices

Saturday night, I attended the Mahoning Valley Thunder arena football game at the Chevy Center in downtown Youngstown. For my money, AF2 games may be the most enjoyable sporting event I've been to with the low cost ticket prices and the location close to home, you can't beat it if you're into football. It's about the tenth event I've gone to at the arena. And everytime, I come away in disbelief. How can they charge $5.50 for a Miller Lite or MGD bottle? It's not just the Chevy Center that charges high prices for beer, it's every ballpark, stadium, arena across the country. In fact, last summer I went to a baseball game in Detroit and they charge $8 per beer at Comerica Park. 8 bucks! For eight dollars, I can get a pitcher of good beer at Our Gang's. Although as Nick has pointed out with the price of water and hops going up who knows how long that will last. The Board should look into this practice and come up with a solution to the problem of high prices at arenas and stadiums. Don't get me wrong, I've bought a round or two at a ballpark, but the price of beer shouldn't be more than the ticket price for the event.

Just as a side note, for those of you who have not attended an event at the Chevy Center, you should check one out. They have had several good concerts in the past along with sporting events. It's only about 25 minutes from Hermitage and parking is always free. There isn't a bad seat in the house and with only about 5,000 seats you are always on top of the action. The Arena features your basic beer selections on the main concourse. If you are looking for something different they do feature a $8 martini at a full service bar along with other mixed drinks. The VIP lounge is very nice with a full glass wall where you can look out over the downtown. This lounge also features a few more beers on tap but nothing that will knock your socks off. Just outside the arena is several different types of bars with (dare I say) BW3-your basic franchise, Invibe-more upscale martini bar with a special back room that is actually an old bank vault, the Core-dance club, and for the younger college age crowd the Cell. The Cell is located right next to the Mahoning County Jail which is a nice touch.

If anyone would like to contact the board and be added to our email list feel free to email us at repealday@gmail.com and remember we meet month on the third Thursday.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Another Thursday Night

Another Thursday night meeting. The second of the month. This one was at Our Gangs in Sharon. Many topics discussed, from the Clone to farming in Cuba, to Barak along with talk about different beers. Also somehow, we ended up with extra pitchers on the tab.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Last Meeting

The BOARD meeting was held last Thursday at Tom's house. He is a homebrewer and has a great set up. In all four beers on tap and he served catfish and ribs. What a combo. Here a couple pictures of his taps and brewery sign.

Monday, February 25, 2008

B.O.A.R.D. Minutes- February 2008

At the February B.O.A.R.D. meeting we had the opportunity to meet with a special guest, Mr. Geoff Marenchin, a musician who was present at Iceland's first Repeal Day in 1989. March 1st, 1989 is the date when a 75-year-long prohibition of beer was lifted. Pubs, restaurants, and clubs all around Reykjavik are especially wild this night. Geoff was kind enough to share some postcards mailed to his father while he experienced the historic event. Join the B.O.A.R.D. this Friday evening (2/29/08) at Chestnut Street Cafe as we celebrate Leap Day as well as the eve our Icelandic brothers and sisters Repeal Day!
Anyway, the Thursday meeting had a good turnout as we shared pitchers 60 minute IPA and Victory Weizenbock at Our Gang's Lounge. Cheers!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.

First official meeting of 2008 was held at Our Gang's Lounge thursday night. The dogfish 60 min IPA kicked early with no reinforcements. The old Yule log remained lit as we chewed on the remaining St. Nikolaus bock and Mad Elf for the remainder of the evening. Although our next Repeal Day Celebration is some 328 days, and a leap day, 329 days away, it became clear that we must find a way to observe our Icelandic brothers repeal of prohibition of March 1st, 1989. March 1st is only a month a way. Let us tip one for our friends in Reykjavik.
It was a good time for sure. Thanks for all who came out and took such the oath. Cheers.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Race Was On

The Frostbite Foot Race was a success, dampened only somewhat by the rain. Margie dogs, pizza, and endless varieties of fried cheeses were just some of the fare greeting us at the various stops. Complimentary Penn Dark was served at the last stop. Enjoy some of the pics of the event. It will be time again next Thursday (1/17) for the BOARD to gather and start operationalizing some dreams and hopes into the valley's next Repeal Day Celebration. Location to be announced.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


It's been awhile but the BOARD is getting back together and the blog will be updated again. Sort of. Many of us are meeting for the annual Frostbite Foodtaste Footrace. Hope everyone has been training because it can be a long one.

Participating in this year's event are the ACT, 804, Billy's Black & Gold, Our Gang's Lounge, Side Pocket Cafe, The Wave, The Marigold, Chestnut St. Café, Quaker Steak & Lube, an outdoor "Tailgate Stop" catered by Penn Pilsner and Basilone's of Farrell and Tully's. The final destination of the event will be Tully's where participants can warm up and watch the awards ceremony at 10 p.m.

For more information, check out the Vindy article.


Remember it's not a sprint, it's a marathon. Good Luck to everyone running in the event and may you all make it to the finish.