Thanks to everyone who came out to Brew Republic Bierwerks on Saturday for the meeting. It was another great showing, with some new faces as well. Here are some notes from the meeting:
The Belgian Witbier competition was a hit, with 10 entries. Congratulations to Ed Graydon on his winning entry. For this competition, we tried a different way of determining the winner by splitting out into several tables and scoring each beer with BJCP scoresheets. This was a well-received method, and we’ll continue to build on that for our style-specific competitions. Reminder that the June competition is for session beer. Anything under 5% ABV is acceptable. This will be a popularity contest.
The Guild is now a Virginia Nonstock Corporation! As of March 13, 2017, the Prince William Brewers Guild is registered in Virginia as a nonprofit corporation. This has been a lot of work and preparation, and we feel it is essential for the survival of the Guild and its members.
Related – the new logo is finalized and is currently being converted into a vector format, so that we can use it on glasses, t-shirts, etc. We showed an example of the type of glass we’ll be printing on and ordering in the near future, for members to purchase.
Keep your eyes and ears out for details on on a club brew tour of Fredericksburg, coming up in late Spring/Summer.
If you volunteered to brew a barleywine for the barrel, time is running out to get brewing. The club is providing the yeast for the brew, so if you volunteered and haven’t received your yeast yet, please reply and we’ll set up a time to get the yeast to you. I know there were several people who volunteered and were not able to make the meeting Saturday, so we’ve got a ton of yeast left over.
Also, if you volunteered and have not gotten your ingredients yet, our friends at Jay’s Brewing have been nice enough to offer an additional discount on the base grain, given how much is needed in the recipe.