Club Meeting, June 21, 2017
Brew Tastings - National Homebrew Conference - Member’s New Brewery
Tastings included Mary’s award winning Berliner and Strawberry sours, David’s first brew Belgian Tripel, Bob’s Barleywine, Ray’s Meed, Tom’s stout, and Stephen’s pils IPA.
Bob talked about his travels to the annual National Homebrew conference which was attended by 2600 home brewers this year! He participated in the beer judging, and attended several of the seminars. One seminar on the topic of Oxidation was of particular interest, and he shared the details of what he learned. There were parties as well, like the beer, bacon, and cheese fest. Next year’s conference is in Portland, so save up, and save the date!
One of our members is now in the process of building a new brewery in Sylva, NC. It opens in August on Main Street and will have 24 original recipe beers on tap!
Our new President put fourth several new ideas for club presentations and development such as DIY Equipment Demos, Mentor Brewing, Book and Equipment Exchanges, New Member Ambassador Pairing, and Hosting New Club Events.
Recommended Reading: Brew Like A Monk, check out our members' book exchange.
New to brewing. So much to learn. Grateful to have this club's help!