At this weeks meeting, we judged the style of the month (STOM) which was “coffee” beer. 4 entries this month with first place going to Sean Roney with an Oatmeal Milk stout with coffee and vanilla, second place went to Kris Thompson who brewed a Coffee milk stout, and third place Ben Andrus with a Founders Breakfast Stout Clone.
Speaking of STOM. Some changes have been proposed.
- Every other month or quarterly, qualify 4 out of 6 brews
- A guided informal voting/tasting
- Have club pick the styles via voting
- Bring back style presentations and talks
- Bring back committee with 3 people, but still, have the whole club do the tasting.
Spring Ferment is officially profitable … probably! We are still waiting to finalize some bills and payments from a few vendors but this year was by far our best year. With that, the Home Brewers have decided to turn the festival and its future planning over the Coop Brewery (per Coop acceptance of course).
Our annual brew contest turn in date has been pushed back to September. We will also be limiting the number of turn-ins to 2 per brewer. We will continue to have a couple local professional brewers judge, but will also have the club judge as well.
The music brew challenge, extreme music, is being pushed back to June. So everyone will still have some time to make some Extreme Brews. I personally am excited about this one. Mine will be called “The King” and that’s all I’ll say.
Last Wednesday meetings have been canceled simply due to lack of attendance. We may push it to Fridays or Saturdays, or possible have a bi-yearly beer jam or beer-cation.
Finally, don’t forget our big brew day on April 28th at Barrel and Beam. All the cool kids are doing it!