First off - Peterson Homebrew Competition & Festival
Registration is open! Go get your beers entered. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. Contact John “Safe” Haven (cc’d & on meetup) if you want to volunteer to judge. Contact Gary “G2″ Gagnon (cc’d & on meetup) if you want to steward. Brew Bros get 3 free entries with a code. Send an email to Safe to request the code. Go here for more info: http://brewbrosco.com/wordpress/pabf-2013/
Next up, memberships!
It’s time to renew your BBoPP membership. (The slight increase in cost is to cover paypal fees and make handling of dues much easier.) You don’t need a paypal account. Click the appropriate button and make your payment. Do it now before your membership lapses! (If the “Pay Now” buttons below are not showing up in your email, please pay from our website: http://brewbrosco.com/wordpress/membership/membership-dues/
|| Family Membership
Brew Buddies is a new program we’re trying out. The idea is to pair inexperienced brewers with experienced ones to help spread our wealth of brewing knowledge. We’ll pair up members and then let you guys decide when and how you want to work it out. Hopefully it result in at least a couple valuable brew sessions to help our new brewers turn into experts. If you’re interested being a buddy or finding a buddy, send me an email and give me a brief description of your background. If you have a buddy request, let me know that as well.
Check out our new page for homebrewing deals, http://brewbrosco.com/wordpress/homebrewing-deals/
. Thanks to Gary, aka “G2″ for giving a great presentation on Beersmith2. If you want to buy your own copy, check out our “Homebrewing Deals” page for a great discount on Beersmith2.
Lastly, Upcoming Competitions
- Peterson! Enter now! http://pafb.brewcompetition.com
- AHA Club-only Barleywines are due at our next general meeting.
- Start brewing your extract beers now! AHA club-only “Extract beer” entries will be due late April.
- Start brewing now for Sam Adams Longshot (early May) and NHC (registration 2/26/13, entries due 3/18-3/27/13)
Keep on mashing!
President, Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak
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: