We had a full house club meeting with an abundance of talent to share brewing experiences!
Joe introduced our new intra-club competition which will help our members experience the process and benefits of beer judging. I shared my web-app to help with judging documentation. Mary will be head steward for the Tampa regional National Homebrewers Competition and she invites members to volunteer to learn first hand how exciting beer judging can be!
Shaun showed us his dehydrator project for keeping humidity out of fermentation chambers. The Bootleggers Brewing Co. crew shared a couple new IPA's and talked about some upcoming events; March 8 Brew Day Benefit, Strawberry Flavors Celebrations, International Women's Day and a Porter Night!
Don't forget to attend our club monthly Brew Day at Bootleggers on the first Sunday, March 4. Consider attending the Brewers' Ball at the Riverwalk Waterworks, also March 4. We'll be doing a survey to pick a date for a Thirsty Pelican beer tour in the spring. Keep an eye out for that.
And, of course, we tasted BEER! Sours, pale ale, meed, brown, triple, IPA's, and the club project barrel aged blackberry stout!
New to brewing. So much to learn. Grateful to have this club's help!