LAGERS June 2017 Newsletter

Another great month for the club. See below for recent happenings and upcoming events:

Upcoming Events:

July 1– Registration Deadline for Kentucky State Fair Homebrew Competition

July 17– July Monthly Meeting — Intro to BJCP hosted by Leah Dienes
July 23– Yappy Hour Recipes must be submitted
July 23– 5 Star Bulk Buy Order Deadline
August 6– Yappy Hour Brew in at Apocalypse Brew Works with Chili Cook Off!
August 9– KSF Homebrew Comp Beer Turn In
August 11,12 — KSF Homebrew Comp Judging and Awards Ceremony

Notes on Upcoming Events

July 17 Monthly Meeting— Leah Dienes from ABW will be hosting a great session for everyone to experience judging homebrew per BJCP guidelines. Don’t miss the meeting!

5 Star Bulk Buy— Justin Vasher put this together last year and is running it again for all LAGERS members. Club members will be able to order items in bulk like Star San, PBW, etc. More details will be forthcoming shortly. Orders will be due by July 23, and we will have the items ready for pick up at the Yappy Hour brew in at ABW on August 6th.  Order Form:

Speaking of the Yappy Hour Brew In— August 6th at Apocalypse Brew Works. Start time will be 8:30 AM– bring your brewing rig and be ready for a great time. Yappy Hour is a great event hosted by ABW and Lagers where we get a rare privilege of selling our homebrewed beer to support the Humane Society. Recipes will have to be submitted ahead of time to allow for ingredients to be purchase, and will be due by 7/23. We will have a sign up sheet available through Facebook and the club web page for recipe submission shortly. I know many of you have asked about the rules/restrictions/recipe guidelines– these details are being finalized and we will have the information to you shortly.

Concurrent with the Yappy Hour Brew In we will have a Chili Cook Off– this used to be an annual tradition with the LAGERS and we would like to see it become an annual event again. Make a put of your best chili and bring it to the Brew In to be judged. Judging will be people’s choice for all attendees, so even if you aren’t brewing, come out and have some chili and BRING A KEG OF HOMEBREW TO SHARE.

June Happenings:

June Meeting — Thanks to Zane Thorn for hosting our education session at the June meeting– Beer and Cheese pairings. LAGERS members quickly consumed all samples! We had another meeting with amazing homebrews brought by our members– 14 beers were submitted for our monthly comp as detailed here:

Evan Brill — Belgian Blonde
Matter Waters– Raisin Jack, Saison
Trevor Brock– Saison
Andrew Payne– Vienna Lager
Larry Ott– Meade
Brandon Schaefer– Sour Cherry Mead/Melomel
Greg Butorin and Sarah Popko– Galaxy IPA
Mike Mehring– Citra IPA
Graig Gardone– American Barleywine, Scotch Wee
Jake Wildstrom– Saison
Loren Prizant– Milk Stout
Mark Robinson– American Brown Ale

The overall winner this month was Trevor Brock with his Saison. Congratulations Trevor!
LAGERS Summer Party– Always a great time this year was a huge event. We had 22 beers on tap with multiple cold plates, and I wasn’t able to count the number of additional beers brought in growlers and bottles to share. Great work LAGERS!

As always special thanks to Goodwood for hosting our June meeting and thanks to Jon at Brewgrass Homebrew Supply for sponsoring our monthly competitions.