Time to fire up the brew kettles zymurgists!
The English IPA contest is just around the corner and judging will take place at the october meeting. So break out the fuggles and the gypsum. This is a great way to have others judge your beer honestly and get some useful feedback. There will also be a prize for the winner, not to mention bragging rites and the instillation of fear into your fellow brewers who hope to win the community brew. Speaking of which…
It’s official the 2011 community brew category is Belgian Specialty Ale, aka category 16E from the BJCP style guidelines. These are the beers many of us started brewing in order to emulate, and this is the ultimate test to see if you succeeded. So make them belgian and make them special. Belgian IPA? Hell yeah! Saison de stout? Bring it! You have four months to prepare your masterpiece(s). So Fire em up!
For those who are a little more interested in drinking beer….
Its Time for another Homebrew Club Happy Hour!!!!! It will be on Tuesday, September 20th, and this time we are going visit another one of our newer establishments, Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula. The two previous happy hours seemed to work well, so we’ll stick with the same program, 5:30 – 7:30, first beverage is on the club for all current dues paid members.
For anyone not yet familiar with their location – it’s in downtown Missoula – 424 North Higgins – right next to Charlie B’s (south side) – on the SECOND FLOOR, so you need to go UPSTAIRS, above Sapore Restaurant.
A big thanks again to Pat for organizing the happy hour! (not to mention hosting the summer party) You da man! Pat!