Last year Bob McIntire offered a class on brewing water chemistry. I attended and learned a lot. Well, he’s offering it again on February 16th.
He’ll teach you how to read your water test results, and the basics that you need to get your brewing water right. You do not have to be a chemist to take the class, as he’ll show you some basic techniques and chemicals that you can use to dial in your Ph levels, hardness and alkalinity. He’ll even provide a handy free water chemistry calculator that you can use to guide you in adjusting the properties of your water.
The class will be held at Wine Creations, 814 NE 4th Street, Grand Rapids.
Town Hall brewery in Minneapolis will be showcasing their special barrel aged beers again this year during the week of February 18th.
Several members of the club have carried on a tradition of going down to the Cities on Friday of that week, so we can taste all of the beers released. Everyone is welcome to join us, the more the merrier. Really, we mean it! Send a note if you are interested in carpooling.
We usually find a little time to hit one of the other breweries along the Green Line, and find more good food. Don’t miss out on this fun event.
The people at Guinness, Ireland's most famous brewery, estimate that in Great Britain alone, 92,749 liters of beer each year are lost in beer drinker's moustaches and beards. They estimate that each pint (approx. ½ l) is raised 10 times, and each time, 0.56 ml is absorbed into the facial hair.