The WSB Annual Homebrew Cask Fest is Saturday April 16th from 11am to 5pm and will be held once again at McCloud's Grillhouse at 2901 Perry Avenue in East Bremerton. McCloud's doesn't officially open until Noon, but the general manager Dave (you may remember him as a long ago bartender at Silver City) will open for us and help set up the tables for us. Dave is thrilled to have the WSB use the sideroom and see what casks there will be. Brewers-please bring towels to have under or around your casks. Club members should bring their own taster/pint glasses. McCloud's will have a few plastic cups available. Please have lunch or dinner at McCloud's - we will have a server checking in on us. We will also be taking Donations for the use of the space. Thank You goes to owner Andy Graham for allowing us to have this event there. Last year we had 10 homebrewers serve up 10 different cask-conditioned ales and a cider for a total of 55 gallons and dispensed them in almost 10 different ways. More info on the meeting, cask-conditioning and how to serve a real ale is in the 3 different emails sent out 3/27.
BIG BREW is all day Saturday May 7th and will be held at Mike and Ilene's place just south of the Brownsville Marina. BIG BREW is a worldwide homebrew event and the Toast to Homebrewing is 10am our time. Last year we had about 5 homebrewers set up their equipment and brew all afternoon - there is always room for more! The AHA has suggestions for recipes or use your own. This is potluck and you can bring your homebrews or commercial brews to share.
Beerstock 5060-7 is Saturday July 30th in Orting and the WSB will be setting up a booth. About 18 clubs from around the state participate and this is where you can have any type of homebrew served from kegs/jockey boxes or served from the bottle. Some of our club members will be camping there that night. Start planning on what homebrews you would like to serve!