Hello again fellow homebrewers!
After nearly three long months of shelter-in-place, we are back and as thirsty as ever! As is almost normal for Indiana, we totally skipped the crisp, spring weather perfect for Maibock and Hefeweizen and went straight for humid, hot American Lager summer! I hope all of you are well and look forward to seeing all of you who are able to come this month. We will be picking up where we left off with Show-and-Tell of our wacky, awesome homebrew gear. In regards to safe-practices I would advise that everyone bring your own cup and pour your own beers to sample out so the normal set up of the sample table will be slightly modified for this month.
As most have you have probably seen, the AHA HomebrewCon that was set to take place this month in Nashville on June 18th has been cancelled. However, for card carrying members, they are still offering a digital version of the conference through virtual workshops, special guest speakers, tastings and more. Visit https://www.homebrewcon.org/virtual-expo/ for more info. Unfortunately, the Indiana State Fair also had to cancel its event for this year so there will not be a Brewer’s Cup competition this year either. However, this doom and gloom will not be centered around Big Turkey! We will be handing out ballots for the club to vote on 2 choices for this year’s competition. Likewise, we will provide a digital ballot the week of the meeting on the forum so that those that cannot attend can still vote.
***EDIT!!*** SWIRCA has announced that the Beer, Wine and Spirits event at Bosse Field scheduled for July 18th has been cancelled. I believe we should still have a cleaning day on June 27th to revive the large fermenter and still be ready once the fall comes around for Zoo Brew. More details to come soon! Once again, I look forward to seeing everyone this month. See you at Germannia!