LAGERS May 2017 Newsletter

May has flown by! See below for info on upcoming events and highlights of club happenings for May:

Upcoming Events:
June 10– Brewers of Central Kentucky (BOCK)– Bluegrass Cup at Rock House Brewing in Lexington. Judge/Steward in the morning and finish the day at the LAGERS Summer Party!

June 10– LAGERS Summer Party– Beer, BBQ and good times!
June 19– June Monthly Meeting — Beer and Cheese Pairings hosted by Zane Thorn
July 1– Registration Deadline for Kentucky State Fair Homebrew Competition

July 17– July Monthly Meeting — Intro to BJCP hosted by Leah Dienes
August 21– August Monthly Meeting — TBD

Notes on Upcoming Events–


The Club will be providing Rosenberger pulled pork, as well as plates, cups, utensils and such. We ask you to bring a dish based on the first letter of your last name.

A-F: Appetizers/Breads
G-L: Deserts/Cookies
M-S: Casseroles/Sides/Soups
T-Z: Vegetables/Salads

Bring a keg of homebrew. BRING a keg of Homebrew. BRING A KEG OF HOMEBREW. If you don’t keg yet, then bring some bottles to share. We will have the MONSTER club cold plate set up so please show off some of your finest. ALSO bring a picnic tap along just in case we are overwhelmed with kegs and don’t have enough room on the cold plate.

Cellared Beer Tasting
If you want to participate (and you do!) bring a bottle of a beer you think will age well to be cellared. We will be opening and tasting each of the bottles brought to last year’s party to find out which ones have aged well. Always a fun event so don’t miss out!

If you brewed a beer for the Bud Hope Brew off bring your keg to the summer party, we will have the judging sometime during the party.

May Happenings:

May Meeting — Lara Augustine and her friend from the Kentuckiana Beekeepers Association provided the club with a very detailed presentation on beekeeping. Thanks to Lara and our guests for a thorough and informative session! The business portion of the meeting was concluded quickly with the installation of our officers for the next year– Christopher Owen as President, Justin Vasher as Vice President, Greg Butorin as Treasurer, and Jason Rosenberger as Secretary.

For our Monthly Club Homebrew Competition the winner was Brandon Schaefer with his Cucumber Mint Kolsch! Congrats to Brandon!
LAGERS Bulk Buy– the bulk buy was a huge success, thanks to all of the club members who participated. Thanks to our friends at Apocalypse Brew Works for helping the LAGERS club with this event!

LAGERS Spring Equipment Swap was held on May 21st. In spite of some rain in the morning we had a great day — some brewing equipment changed hands and we had a great Pulled Pork lunch.

Congratulations to LAGER member Craig Gardone for his gold metal at the MCAB competition. His winning beer was a Wee Heavy, nice work Craig. Hope we get to try that beer at one of our upcoming events!

Thanks to Goodwood for hosting our May meeting and thanks to Jon at Brewgrass Homebrew Supply for sponsoring our monthly competition.

Hope to see all of you at the Summer Party!