Are you attending the Bar-B-Que and Beer Fest in Deer River

Hey fellow homebrewers and beer lovers,

It’s less than two weeks to the Deer River BBQ and Brewfest, a day of great BBQ and homebrew. The day includes a sanctioned BBQ competition and a nationally sanctioned BJCP homebrew competition. The event begins with a dinner for competitors and volunteers Friday night, followed by an informal gathering of brewers, while the BBQ folks fire up for a night-long roasting and meat smoking.

There’s unlimited camping space, free firewood, water and porta-potties.

Judging begins around noon, while the homebrewers set up to serve beer. We aim to wow people by sharing homebrews that are high quality and sometimes unique. At 3 PM the public is allowed in, and everyone can sample beer and BBQ. Typically there are over 700 people in attendance. The band fires up in the afternoon, and awards are announced during the afternoon as well. Things quiet down after the sun sets, the chandeliers are turned on, and homebrew sharing continues among the brewers. We usually end up gathered around a bonfire, and potluck a late evening meal.

It’s a fun day, and more fun if you do some camping and get the full effect of the event. Have dinner with us Friday night. Enter some beer into the competition just to see what kind of scores your beer generates. Bring some beer to share. Volunteer to be a judge by responding to David at david@oldroadbrewery.com If you are new to judging, you will be paired with experienced judges. It’s not difficult if you are familiar with good beer. You can choose which styles of beer you want to judge.

Check out the details on the web page and Facebook.

http://deerriver.org/events/event.php?number=116
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deer-River-Bar-b-que-and-Brew-Fest/206936989339452

This event is put on by the Deer River Chamber of Commerce.

We’re trying to get a count / list of who will be coming to the event on the 16th. Please comment below and let us know.

It will be lots of fun, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Relax, and Have a Homebrew!

Deer River Brew and Bar-b-que Fest

Save the date… Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Bar-B-Que & Brew FestDeer River will be smokin’ for the 6th Annual Deer River Bar-b-que and Brew Fest, Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at White Oak Learning Center in Deer River.

Fellow homebrewers are encouraged to bring their brews to share at the public tasting. You should also consider entering your beers in the competition. It is fun, and a nice way to get some good critical feedback on your beers.

More info is available as the festival website.

This is one of the most enjoyable events that our club participates in each year. There is lots of fun conversation, an amazing selection of awesome beers, and a great “after party”.

Don’t miss out.

Bulk Grain Prices!

Wine Creations in Grand Rapids is going to offer bulk pricing on malted barley (not malt extract).  To achieve these prices, Wine Creations is planning to put together bulk orders, ordering malt by the pallet, which is about 44 bags.  The prices listed here are for base malts.  Full bags of adjunct grains can also be ordered in bulk.  You can find the full list of available malts at LD Carlson’s Storefront Commerce Site. This list includes 26 malts from Muntons, 4 from Gambrinus, 21 from Dingemans, 106 from Briess, 66 from The Swaen, 6 from Meussdoerffler and 24 from Avangaard. USA malts come in 50 lb bags, European malts come in 55 lb bags (25 kilos).

Wouldn’t you like to see what 2,400 lbs of malt looks like on a pallet?

To ask questions or place an order, please call Karen at Wine Creations, (218) 326-9490.

www.winecreations.biz

Base Malts:

Briess 50 lb bags               (Wisconsin)

2 Row Brewers     $41

Pale Ale                $50

Pilsen                   $50

Vienna                 $51

Munich                $60

 

Muntons 55 lb bags        (England)

Maris Otter         $60

 

Avangaard 55 lb bags     (Germany)

Pilsen                    $41

Pale Ale                $45

Vienna                  $47

Munich Light        $47

Munich Dark        $49

 

The Swaen 55 lb bags     (Netherlands)

Pilsner                  $47

Ale                        $47

Munich Light        $47

Munich Dark        $47

 

Club Meeting April 20th @ Chad’s house

Our next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20th @ 6pm.

Chad H will be hosting the group at his house. We have a bunch of planning to do for events coming in the next few weeks, and we hope for a good attendance.

We’ll have brats, quinoa fruit salad and plenty of homebrew. You’re welcome to bring refreshments or a treat too.

Chad will showcase the Electric brewery that drives his brewing efforts.

Members can reply to the webmaster when you get the notice of this posting and we’ll send directions to Chad’s house via email.

See you Wednesday!