We enjoyed our monthly meeting full of exciting information about competitions, conventions, and BEER! Seven members attended plus visitor Paul from Pinellas who brought us a check for participation in Best Florida Beer. His club recommends using it to subsidize educational efforts such as getting more members to certify as judges. That may be just the encouragement a couple of us need to take the next step now that we've learned so much from Joe's competition team meetings.
One of Joe's beers placed 3rd in the Kansas NHC competition! Congrats, Joe! He reminds us that the Sunshine (Orlando) competition is open, and Hogstown (Gainsville) opens soon. See www.Reggiebeer.com for more info. Joe will be judging at Hogstown. An important tip is to enter your beer into the correct style. At the last competition the judges noted that a beer entered into the Belgian strong style and only scored in the 20's would have scored in the 40's if it was entered as a Belgian Golden!
NHC is in Rhode Island at the end of June. Join us! We'll be taking lots of beer to share on Club Night from our Beer Booth with a Village People theme! LOL!
And, of course, we tasted some excellent beer, including Brian's porter, a barrel aged imperial stout that Pete picked up in Nashville, Joe's dark mild, and Mary's Belgian bret and sour.
Next meeting is May 15. Put it on your calendar now, and bring a friend! If you're not a member, do you love trying various beer styles? Thinking about home brewing? Just curious? Attend your first meeting FREE!
New to brewing. So much to learn. Grateful to have this club's help!