Sorry for the late notice but Pike’s Peak had a scheduling conflict with us meeting on Tuesday the 7th and we had to reschedule the meeting for Wednesday the 8th at 6:30pm.
January 29, 2012
January 26, 2012
Just got word that the bottling date for the Olde Broale will be Feb. 10 at 9am at Rockyard Brewing. As a reminder, this beer was part of Rockyard’s Homebrewers Gone Wild Series, it is one of Johnny’s recipes and will be sold in stores soon. The beer will debut at the Peterson Air Force Base party and will be available on cask the next day at the Firkin Rendezvous!
You’re all invited to come help bottle the beer at Rockyard, Feb. 10 at 9am.
Rockyard is located at: 880 Castleton Road, Castle Rock
January 20, 2012
Edit: An online entry form is available at http://pafb.brewcompetition.com. This is the recommended means of entering homebrew into the competition, as it saves everyone a lot of time.
Here are details on entering the Peterson Air Force Base Homebrew Competition as well as information about the Award Ceremony and Festival:
The Peterson Air Force Base (AFB) Homebrew competition is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned event.
All BJCP including mead and cider
Entries: Entries will be accepted Jan 25 – Feb 2, 2012. Entry fee is $5 each and $20 for unlimited. You can only enter one beer per BJCP sub-category.
Each entry consists of two (2) bottles, entry fee and an entry/recipe form. Each bottle must have a bottle ID form attached with rubber bands. Bottles must have no labels, or other identifying markings (besides the bottle ID form). Entry/recipe and bottle ID forms can be found at these websites:
DROPPING BEER OFF
(8 AM to 4 PM) or ship your beer to the club by Feb 2nd:
260 Glasgow Ave
Peterson AFB, CO 80914
ALTERNATIVE DROP OFF LOCATIONS
In Colorado Springs: check out our Facebook Group Page and ask who’s house you can deliver to.
Outside Colorado Springs: Hop to It! (Boulder); Stomp Them Grapes (Denver); Hops & Berries (Fort Collins); The Brew Hut (Aurora).
Judging will take place on Feb 11, 2012 at the club. Judging is in accordance with the BJCP guidelines.
AWARDS & FESTIVAL!
5:30PM on Feb 17 at the Peterson Club. $9 for Peterson Club members, $12 for everyone else.
This is the fun part! Homebrew entrants, judges and stewards get into the festival for free!
We are asking that all entrants bring some of their brew to share with other brewers and festival attendees. Those who bring to share get a guest in for free! Recommend you bring at least 24, 12oz bottles, a couple growlers or the keg equivalent to share on Feb 17, 2012. Ideally, it would be some of the beer you entered in the competition. You’ll be serving next to some of our local micros. All brewers will be responsible for dispensing their beer to festival guests. Size of pour will be no more than 2 oz. The Peterson Club will provide booth space for each entrant to serve their beer – call the Club to let them know that you need booth space.
Peterson Club: 719-574-4100
January 20, 2012
Kjell Wygant of Rockyard Brewing invited the homebrew club to a friendly in-club competition as part of Rockyard’s Homebrewer’s Gone Wild Series. Members were to brew up either Old Ales or Wee Heavy Ales, the best beer would be chosen by the Rockyard brewers and then our club would get to rebrew the selected beer on the commercial system at Rockyard. As it happens, our now-ex-president JohnnyBrew made the beer that won. It will be called “Olde BroAle.” Here are some photos of the brew day, more can be found on our Facebook group page. Bottling day will be announced shortly, so check back here, and then the beer will be released with a big party. We’ll keep you posted but here’s the photos:
January 19, 2012
Brew Bros of Pikes Peak (BBoPP) General Membership Meeting Minutes
18 Jan 2012
Approximately fifty members attended the first meeting of 2012 held in the pool hall at Phantom Canyon brewpub. The meeting was called to order by ex-president John Garbett (AKA JohnnyBrew). He remarked on the progress the club had made in the five years he presided and introduced the new president, Steve Maszkiewicz (AKA ShoeBrew).
Shoe thanked Johnny for his service and introduced the new officers:
Vice President and Secretary – Rich Mock (AKA DinoBrew)
Treasurer, Membership and Equipment Custodian – JohnnyBrew
Special Events Coordinator – Michele Gandy (AKA HardlyBrew)
Competition Coordinator – Scott Buckholz (AKA BuckBrew)
Educations Directors – John Landreman (AKA LandyBrew) and Mike McGuckian (LeftyBrew)
IT Director – Stephen Shelton (AKA AtorBrew)
Johnny reported for his various positions. Membership cards will be distributed at the next meeting. Rocky Mountain Brewery will not sponsor us this year. They will be replaced by Pikes Peak Brewery where members will get a second beer on the house. The treasury contained $1843 at the beginning of the new year. Our grain mill drill had to be replaced bringing the total down to $1785. The influx of annual dues should put us past $2000. Johnny arranged for new club t-shirts at a member cost of $10. The membership approved a complementary shirt for new members. Johnny also arranged for club pint glasses which will be available at the next meeting for $2 each.
Ator announced that the new club website was up at www.brewbrosco.com The site will include an event calendar. Rather than send e-mail blasts to old, incorrect address lists, please send any general information to Shoe at firstname.lastname@example.org — he will send to all members. The club has a Facebook presence at Brew Brothers Homebrew Club and will soon have Twitter account. Feedback is always welcome.
Mike Bordick (AKA AxeBrew) reported on the seventh annual Peterson AFB homebrew competition and fest for BuckBrew who was not in attendance. This is the biggest event for BBoPP and many volunteers are needed to pull it off. Entries are due on 2 Feb with drop-offs at Pikes Peak Brewing or the PAFB club for those that have base access. There will be a road trip with a pub crawl to Denver to pick up enries on Fri, 3 Feb. Volunteers are needed for sorting which will take place at the club on 4 Feb. The main judging session will be at the club on Sat 11 Feb. Depending on the number of entries there may be an additional session on Fri, 10 Feb. For those that don’t have base access, you need to provide personal info to Axe. Contact him to get involved at email@example.com.
Johnny reported that the club brew (Olde BroAle) at Rockyard Brewery in Castle Rock will soon be ready for bottling. Volunteers are needed for this operation.
Shoe reported for Matt Baldwin (AKA CrackBrew) on the club firkin. The membership approved purchase a full firkin (>10 gal) for approximately $200. As equipment custodian, Johnny will keep it as his house. We need to discuss how we will use this at the next meeting.
The membership approved the purchase of ten bronze plaques to recognize our sponsors at an approximate cost of $10 each. Johnny will purchase and club reps will present at the appropriate time.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM and the raffle and socializing began. The next meeting will be held at Pikes Peak Brewery in Monument on Tues, 7 Feb at 6 PM. We’re looking for other places to meet on the south side. Please let Shoe know if you have access to a suitable facility.