We have the most excellent news for our next meeting on November 7th at Oxus. Because we have a permit for the Pro/Am judging, and the permit dates overlap with the meeting, we’re going to leverage this opportunity to allow sampling each other’s homebrew at the meeting!
- Everyone who plans to attend the meeting has to sign up in advance, and be sure to arrive early enough to start by 7pm sharp.
- While everyone is welcome to attend for sampling, we’ve decided to limit only paid members being able to bring their beer for evaluation.
- Due to limited time, we expect to be able to evaluate at most 16 brews.
- To be fair, there’s a limit of one brew per person, sign up in advance
- Try to bring up to 12 bottles or two growlers to ensure enough beer is available for everyone in case we have a full house
- Everyone attending must review the code of conduct.
This is only possible because Marc had the foresight to align the Pro/Am with the regular club meeting schedule, so give him a high-five next time you see him!
REMINDER: the Pro/Am Drop-off and Mail-in window was extended to November 2nd, so get your entries in!!!
REMINDER: if you’re a paid “club kit” member and haven’t filled in the style survey yet, please do so before the next meeting. https://winnipegbrewbombers.ca/club-kit-beer-first-round-selection/
Secretary, Dan Molinski
Hello Winnipeg Brew Bombers!
The Pro/Am Brew Challenge needs judges and other volunteers. If you’re willing and able to help out in any way from November 5 to 9 at Oxus, go to the competition page on the new Beer Award Platform, and click on “I want to volunteer”. The form will walk you through all the options including roles and schedules. Note, you will need to register an account on BAP in order to submit the form.
You do not have to be certified in order to judge, but preference will be given to those who are.
Also a quick reminder, we are still looking for people to step up and fill in as the Competition Executive(s) to replace Mandy and Jeff. If you have experience co-0rdinating events and/or soliciting sponsorships, please let us know!
The field trip to Scythe Malting is set for October 28th, but we need to know if there’s enough interest to warrant getting a bus. If you plan on participating in the field Trip, please fill in the Field Trip Bus survey on the members content page.
The selection of the beer style for this year’s club kit will be done in multiple rounds through a process of elimination. If you’re a fully paid member please fill in the Club Kit Beer survey on the members content page with your ranking of the style options proposed at the last club meeting. The survey results will be shared at the November meeting.
There were twelve entries submitted, and you can choose your top-3 favorites. Please submit only once.
Submit your picks before Friday, June 5th, 11:59 pm.
Winners will be announced during the virtual club windup / brew day on Saturday June 6th.
It should be clear by now that the usual club style competition isn’t going to happen since we can’t physically meet to evaluate everyone’s Rye IPA. However, we didn’t want to lose out on the fun of the whole experience, so after some discussion the cub executives have decided to move forward with a Club Brew Photo Contest instead!
Good luck to those of you who choose to participate!
To wrap up the 2019-2020 Season we’ll be doing a virtual club windup on Saturday June 6th. It’ll be much like the virtual brew days we’ve done in the past month, but this time it’ll have a more formal agenda so that we can make some club announcements, explain a few things, do executive elections, and announce the photo contest winners!
So, we hope you will all join us even if you won’t be brewing (you could grill up your own steaks & burgers, ha ha). Meeting link and details will be provided closer to the date.
Winnipeg Brew Bombers President, Sean Ali, will be doing a talk on hops quality and bringing some examples of good and bad hops. The meeting will take place tomorrow at 7pm at Torque. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the sensory training had to be rescheduled to May. This has been updated in the Calendar of Events page.
On another note, if you’re a paid member and you haven’t been receiving emails (and you’ve checked your junk/spam folder), please contact us to let us know.
To keep our Instagram account active and interesting, we’re looking to collect some great photos of our members brew days, beer, equipment, etc!
If you’d like a chance to show off, email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be highlighted in future posts. Be sure to include your your Instagram username to receive proper credit.
Hi Folks! At the request of some members, the team scores from Beer Trivia at the last meeting have been posted under the Members Page. Check it out here.
The February meeting is fast approaching, and it will be the Sensory Training session. We’re still getting organized and trying to finalize the location, so keep an eye here on the website, on our social media channels, and in your email for updates in the next couple of weeks.
The club kits have been assembled and they’re now ready for pickup at Grape and Grain.
Just a friendly reminder that the club kits are for paid members who submitted their dues before the December 15th deadline. Unless special arrangements / discussions were made with us. Again, expect more on this soon, including the recipe being added to the website.