HUGE Thanks

As our year comes to a close, I just want to take a second to thank our club’s major sponsors. The club would not be what it is, or do what it does without Half Pints Brewing Company and The Grape and Grain. This year, Scotty and the Grape and Grain crew, had their hands full making up extra “club brew kits” well into the new year! Scotty makes space for the club in his busy store (sometimes unexpectedly!!) and is always available to answer questions, give opinions and sample beers.

This year, Brew Master Dave let the club into his prized, Half Pints Brewery . He guided us through a typical brew day. We milled grain, mashed a “maximum capacity batch”, boiled in his beautiful kettle and took home some fantastic wort! Dave also opens his doors to the club every other month to host our meets and hosted the clubs “year end wrap up” party. He’s always got great advice for taking your brewing to the next level.

Thanks to Dave, Scotty, The Grape and Grain and Halfpints for all your support this year. We appreciate the extra effort you put in to make our meetings and events happen. We could not have had as much fun without you!

Our next meeting will be September 11, 2012 at 7:30pm(location to be announced). I hope everyone has a fun and safe summer.

Cheers
-David

End of Another Year

This was my first year as a member of the Winnipeg Brew Bombers and I had an excellent time and learned a lot about the art and the craft of home brewing.  I had been brewing for a little while before I joined and I was told that I made good beer, but after being in the club, my brew became measurably better.  I even won 2 gold and 2 silver medals at homebrew competitions across Canada.  The seasoned brewers at the WBB were always willing to give valuable advice and valid criticisms to our beer. Sean, our vice president and resident genius gave some very informative lessons on malt even though some of the info went slightly over my head (whoosh).

The club dues were $25 dollars and we each received ingredients to make a club brew (which is well over $25) and it also helped pay for the club wind-up which was held in early June.

Also, a special thanks goes out to Nathan Koop who helmed the club for the last few years and did a very admirable job.   I appreciate your efforts.  It was a great year and I hope I can fill your presidential shoes.

Mark

Nathan toasting to the Winnipeg Brew Bombers