There are some exciting goings on this summer for the club. First, the next ZCZ Happy Hour gathering will take place on Wednesday, July 27th at Tamarack Brewing (the Missoula Tamarack, NOT the Lakeside one). 5:30 – 7:30 – first beer is free for all club members.
Next is the Homebrew contest at the fair. There are 4 beer categories, 5 wine categories a cider and a liqueur category. There are gift certificates from big sky brewing and lolo peak winery as prizes. Also there is no entry fee. Just remember to register online before July 25.
We are also working on a couple possible tours of the new draught works brewery. The club will get to tour the new facility and mingle with the brew folks towards the end of their construction phase, before they start producing beer. And then get to tour the place again once they start making beer so that we can sample some product. This second tour would be done before they open to the public – a sneak preview of things to come just for the club. As these events will depend on the construction progress at the brewery, we do not have definite dates yet – possibly late July/early August.
The next club meeting will be our annual summer party/bbq. It will take place on Saturday, August 20th and Asa has volunteered to host, so mark that on your calendar NOW!!!!! Directions and more details will follow closer to the event.
At the last meeting it was decided to hold a contest to be judged for the october meeting. The style will be English IPA. Please refer to category 14a of the bjcp style guidelines for judging rules on this style. There will be a gift certificate and bragging rights for the winner.
We are also starting to think about the upcoming community brew. A vote will be posted on the grupthink with a deadline of the summer meeting.
UPDATE: The grupthink is up and running. You can vote here if your a member of the club. If your a new member and do not have access to the grupthink send out a message to the brewlist and we’ll get you hooked up.
As always the best way to keep up to date on the goings on is to join the brew list and check your email.