LAGERS April 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

May 15– May Monthly Meeting– “Beekeeping Basics” Ever thought about keeping bees? Wanna use your own honey for making mead? Just curious how it is done? On behalf of the Kentuckiana Beekeepers Association, LAGERS own Lara Augustine will talk about all things beekeeping, and tell you how you can get started with your own hives. Mead makers won’t want to miss this one! See also:
May 21– Spring Equipment Swap will be held at Apocalypse Brew Works Sunday, May 21st, 10 am to 1 pm. Bring it. Sell it. Trade it. Get some more. We will have BBQ provided by the club, so even if you don’t have stuff to buy/sell/trade, bring a side dish and come out and have a good time with the club!
May 14 through May 21– Spring Bulk Buy– Orders must be submitted on or before May 14! Grain will be available for pickup at ABW during the Spring Equipment Swap. Online Order Form and Grain List:
June 10– LAGERS Summer Party– Beer, BBQ and good times!
June 19– June Monthly Meeting

NOTICE FOR THE BULK BUY– You MUST be an active LAGERS member to participate. There will be NO exceptions! If you plan to buy bulk grain make sure you have renewed your membership prior to May 14th or your items will NOT be ordered.

The April meeting was well attended and our education session was great. Special thank you to Michael Vincent Taylor for sharing his knowledge and experiences on Hop Farming with our members!

We had no shortage of Homebrew at the April meeting for our first Monthly Club Meeting Competition. There were 28 entries brought by members to share with the club! The winner by popular vote for April was Creg Browne with his Wood Age Bourbon Barrel Quad!! Congratulations to Creg! Creg will be receiving a gift card to Brewgrass Homebrew Supply courtesy of John Ronayne. Thanks to Brewgrass for sponsoring the event!

Congratulations to Kenny Lyons for advancing to the finals of the NHC with his Gose. Good luck in the next round!!!

UPDATE ON GOODWOOD BUD HOPE MEMORIAL BREW OFF– Judging for the Brew Off is to be held at the Spring Equipment Swap on 5/21. Because we weren’t able to get a large number of brewers at Goodwood for the last Brew In, we have WAIVED the requirement for brewing on site. If you have a beer that meets the requirements for the competition (see link below) and you would like to enter, bring your keg to the equipment swap on May 21st!!!

Reminder– during the business portion of our May meeting we will be electing officers. Nominations were completed during the April meeting (see below). If you are interested in running for office contact one of the club officers prior to the next meeting.


President — Christopher Owen
Vice President– Justin Vasher
Treasurer– Greg Butorin
Secretary– Jason Rosenberger

Before I close out the newsletter, I want to thank Joel Halbleib and the crew at Goodwood for hosting our meetings and helping the club with setting up our monthly competition. Thank you for your support and partnership!

And LAGERS– Bring Homebrew to the next meeting. Let’s see if we can beat 28!

See you at the May meeting…..