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President’s Message: June 2018

Fellow Homebrewers,

Since our last meeting, we have had two different events: Zoo Brew, and a beer tapping at Evansville Brewhouse.

At Zoo Brew, we featured 23 different kegs and had great attendance all evening. Thanks to everyone who donated a keg and/or served a shift. A big thanks to Sky and Steve for coordinating with the Zoo to make this event happen. We have four events coming up at the end of September, so keep brewing!

If you recall our Big Turkey competition last fall, you will remember that Taylor Brummitt won with his American Wheat. Part of the prize of winning Big Turkey; aside from bragging rights, is that the winner gets to brew their recipe at a local brewery. Evansville Brewhouse has been the brewsite the past two years. Taylor’s beer was just tapped this past Thursday, so please make your way over there and order a pint of Chubbs!

In upcoming events, sign-ups are now open for Indiana Brewers Cup! If you have any beers that you have a good feeling about, you may want to enter them into the State Fair. I’ve entered beers the past two years, and I love the feedback that I get on my scoresheets. Judges often make suggestions that could help you hone in your recipe. We will be collecting entries at the June meeting. John Mullins and Taylor Brummitt will be delivering them to Indy. Be sure to thank them when you see them.

This month, at the May meeting, please join us at Germania for a Hop Swap. At the meeting, we will have vacuum sealers, scales, and bags; so bring out your bulk hops to trade with fellow club members. We won’t limit this to just hops, if you have other bulk ingredients or equipment collecting dust, feel free to bring it out to sell or trade.

As a reminder, don’t forget to start dialing in your Big Turkey recipes before this fall! The styles will be: Category 5 – Pale Bitter European Beer & Category 19 – Amber and Brown American Beer. These beers will be and will be scored against the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

As always, don’t forget to renew your dues and remember to bring can good(s) to the monthly meeting!


Important Upcoming Dates:

07/06/2018: Indiana Brewers Cup
08/xx/2018: Indy Bus Trip
09/22/2018: SWIRCA Brewfest
09/29/2018: Brew Ha Ha
10/13/2018: Evansville Wartime Museum
10/20/2018: Wandering Owl