October Meeting

Monthly meeting Tuesday is upon us! This Tuesday we will be at Half Pints, usual start at 7:30! This month, Sean will be doing a talk on brewing! Covering almost everything from A-Z as a higher level overview. I thought this was a fantastic topic as it may help out our new members, and anyone who want to improve their process to make better beer!

Don’t forget to brew your porter for December for you chance to choose this year’s Big Brew!


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First meeting of the new season will be held September 13

We’ll kick off the new WBB season on September 13 at 7:30pm .  The meeting will be held at Half Pints.  If you were part of last seasons Oooooops competition please bring samples for judging.

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2016 Pro/Am Brew Challenge

Registration is now open for the 2016 Pro/Am Brew Challenge.  Sign up and see all the details at the official website Pro/Am .

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Tuesday March 1 meeting change of venue!

Our monthly meeting will be held at Fort Garry Brewing this month!

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Big Brew Announced – Sunday March 13th 2016

This years Big Brew will be held Sunday March 13th. Your IPA competition winner, Myles, has selected a fine German Altbier to brew!

7B. Altbier
A well balanced, well attenuated, bitter yet malty, clean, and smooth, amber to copper colored German beer. The bitterness is balanced by the malt richness, but the malt intensity and character can range from moderate to high (the bitterness increases with the malt richness).

As always, this will be held at Half Pints brewery, usually running about 9am – 4pm. Your brew master Dave Rudge has lined up some presentation with members of the Manitoba Brewer’s Association, these should be quite informative!

* This is a members only event

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December Meeting Date

There was a mistake on the event calendar, the December meeting is being held on December 8th! Bring your best IPA for a chance to have your recipe brewed at Half Pints for the club Big Brew!

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Pro/Am Challenge Complete

The Half Pints Pro/Am is now complete, a big thinks to all the organizers who put in countless hours to make the competition a huge success. And not to be forgotten are the hard working volunteers and judges who came from near and far, a big thanks to them as well!

Congratulations to our local winners, Sean Richens, Mark Borowski, Paul Mailhot, Brett Aho, Adam Olson, Jared Carlberg, Matt Hildebrand & Gille Noel and Steve Gauthier!

For full results see: http://www.compete.beer/Competition/results/1

In club news, the event calendar has been updated with some changes. Our next meeting on November 3rd will now be held at Half Pints. This is because the club competition will be held in December at Fort Garry Brewery. This years competition is BJCP 2015 category 21. IPA, so bring your best IPA in December for a chance to choose this years big brew recipe!

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Winnipeg Brew Bombers Pro/Am Challenge


Find all the info here:  Pro/Am Challenge

Register here:  compete.beer

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2015 / 2016 Season Starts Mid September!


First meeting is confirmed for Tuesday September 15th at Half Pints brewery! Start time is 7:30pm.


It has been a busy summer, but the 2015/2016 Winnipeg Brew Bomber season is coming soon! The first meeting should be held mid-September. Check back at the end of August for a confirmed date and location!

Also check out the new club Frequently Asked Question’s page under the “About” section. This should have all the information you are looking for if you want to know how to join!

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John Palmer – Next Tuesday!

Join us at February’s meeting for a Skype chat with one of the founders of North American home brewing,  John Palmer!


About John Palmer

Two score and seven years ago, two parents in Midland, MI raised a determined young boy who wanted to make things. Make things and catch fish. About this same time, he tried his grandfather’s homemade root beer for the first time, and declared it to be the “best stuff in the world!” The root beer was made in a large stoneware crock with Hire’s extract and tended to make the bottles explode, but it was worth it. As time passed and catching ever-larger fish to impress the girls seemed to lose its effectiveness, John went off to Michigan Tech to learn metallurgy. Metallurgy, snow, and drinking local beer were engaging pastimes for many years but it was finally time to leave Michigan and seek his fame in fortune in Southern California. Girls had nothing to do with it.

The local aerospace industry of Southern California proved to be a very nourishing environment for the up-and-coming metallurgist, but the lovely beaches of Orange County tended to starve a sophisticated beer drinker. It was the heyday of Corona girls serving beer with lemon, but their beauty and its style was kind of smooth after a while, give him two-hand hefty biersteins any time. It was the dark lager beer in particular that he missed, and being an engineer, he decided that actually brewing some could not be that hard. A couple trips to the local homebrew supply store and that first disappointing batch of beer was made.

Ah the twists of fate – that first batch was cidery and did not taste anything like the beer he had in mind. It made him more determined than ever to analyze the brewing processes and determine the best method for brewing his beer. And thus was born his five year mission to explore strange new beers, to seek out new recipes and new brewing techniques, to boldly explain what no one had explained before, at least not quite in the same way. Several years were spent writing and re-writing the material and then the book was published online at www.howtobrew.com, the first comprehensive brewing book on the internet. A year later, it was published in hard copy, and a few years later it was revised and How to Brew was published by Brewer’s Publications in 2006. Many people ask if brewing beer and writing about beer is his full-time job, but no, it’s is just a cherished hobby. His secret identity is being a metallurgist and quality manager for a large heat treating corporation.

John always enjoys having a beer and sharing experiences with other brewers at weekend competitions and conferences.



Also be sure to check out his new book:

Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers

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