I saw this commercial recently, where AB Inbev touted the ingredient listing of their flagship beer, Bud Light…”four essential ingredients: Barley, Rice, Water and Hops.” Apparently yeast plays an insignificant role in the making of this carbonated beverage.
We have two samplings coming up next week, and could use some assistance. Both are on Thursday August 24th. One runs from 3:00 – 7:00, the other from 5:00 – 6:00. Please review the information here, and use the links to Doodle polls to indicate if you can participate. Please use the note function in the poll to indicate if you can be there, or just could provide a six pack or so of beer.
The North Central Research and Outreach Center (U of M) hosts an annual Visitor’s Day on the ICC campus. We began working with them last year, and served samples as tour groups showed up at our table. Tour groups will arrive with questions on brewing, ingredients, styles – the typical questions we get while serving samples. We need two people to staff this sampling, either staying the full four hours, or just working for two. The poll lets you select which. Set up would begin at 2 PM. There’s water, snacks and a dinner ticket for any brewers who participate.
The Eldercircle Harvest Dinner is an annual event that we have supported since its inception. There’s a one-hour timeframe for serving samples beginning at 5:00, then the dinner begins at 6:00. It will be held at the Luney Berries Strawberry Farm in Cohasset, 41237 County Rd 63. Set up will need to begin about 4:00. There are dinner tickets for a set number of brewers. Stay for the auction, it’s a riot!
The Doodle poll for the NCROC Visitor Day event is https://beta.doodle.com/poll/p9xkebafqg9ukfwt
The Doodle poll for the Eldercircle Harvest Dinner is https://beta.doodle.com/poll/z2i7wqvwf5gpzdys
Please contact Steve @ email@example.com for more info on either event.
The Deer River BBQ and Brewfest is just a few days away, Saturday July 15! We need YOU to step up and enter some beer for competition, and serve some samples to the public. It’s easy, there are prizes, and since this is a BJCP sanctioned competition, the judges’ notes on your beers will be mailed to you afterward. It is one of the best ways to get quality feedback on your beer.
As of 7/11/17 there are just five homebrewers confirmed as competing. This happens every year – people wait until the last minute to commit. Please consider any role – entering beer for completion, serving beer to the public, judging beer, sharing beer among homebrewers and eating great BBQ! Please contact Mike Twite ASAP to get your beers registered. (218) 259-3795, or firstname.lastname@example.org Please let Mike know as soon as you can, because the later entries come in, the harder it is to organize and run the competition.
There are 16 BBQ teams entered so far, so there should be some great eating! The event will be in a new location, on HWY 2 in Deer River, so we expect it to be the biggest yet.
The Deer River BBQ and Brewfest is an annual community event, run through the Deer River Chamber of Commerce.
Homebrew Entry Form
Homebrew Competition Guidelines
Bottle ID Forms
Schedule of Events
Big Brew 2017 will be held on May 6th.
Spook invited us to brew at his place on that day, so we’ll meet there and brew up a storm.
This will be a club member only event (you may bring a guest, but we are not advertising the location. All members are welcome, so if you need directions to Spook’s place, contact Chad or Steve and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Please RSVP if you can make it, so we can get a count for food and treats. Click here to RSVP via Doodle.
We’ll brew a club batch of one of the Big brew recipes, and you are welcome to bring your equipment and brew outside of the garage. There is plenty of room indoors for the club brew, but we won’t have a tent outside for other brewers, so plan accordingly if the weather is bad.
We hope to see you there.