We had another very interesting meeting, still learning things about beer and brewing from our friends. We tasted six beers and talked about the future of our club. Well, almost six beers. I literally cracked mine open, the bottle broke, so any tastes were cautious sips or just a sniff of the aromatics. One of the other beers was a disappointing bad example of a manufactured beer gone wrong. Otherwise, our members continue to exceed our expectations for beers as they are meant to be, all worthy of awards!
Nov. 4 Learn to Homebrew Day was a single simple demonstration to a curious few. If we do this again next year we’ll need a higher trafficked area with beer enthusiasts to make it worth doing.
The Beerfest benefit at Southern Brewing was as it has always been, well organized and attended. We served four beers, all well received. Unfortunately, the top three crowd favorites leaned to the casual drinker side. It would be nice to have a crowd that is more enthusiastic about craft beer. There were 18 unique flavors and styles.
The next two events are:
Almost There, January 21, 2024 at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club.
Beers for Barres, February 24, 2024 at The Winthrop Barn Theater in Riverview.
As for our future of our club, we’re down to 12 paid members as we head into the new year. We’d like to grow the group. We need willing members to get more involved with attractive programs, parties, suggestions? We are going to try meeting at different days, times, and locations. We’ll encourage nearby curious observers to sample our crafts and maybe learn what all the fuss is about.
Proposed next meeting is Sat. Dec. 16, 1pm at Bootleggers. RSVP.
New to brewing. So much to learn. Grateful to have this club's help!