Big Brew

The annual AHA Big Brew event is Saturday May 3rd starting at 9:30am and will be hosted by Marti and Ernie at their place west of Silverdale. The worldwide Toast to Homebrewing is at 10am our time-get there early to be in the photo. Homebrewers can set up their brewing equipment on the driveway-bring a shelter in case it rains. The garage will be set up for beer tastings and food. Plenty of parking on the street. Bring your homebrews, commercial brews and snacks for sharing and a taster glass. Details are in the Newsletter emailed out 4/8.

April Meeting

The next WSB Meeting is Saturday April 19th starting at 3pm and hosted by Paul and Kathy at their place in Bremerton near the Fairgrounds. Please bring your homebrews, Spring Seasonal brews, a taster glass and snacks to share. Paul and Kathy will be providing beef and chicken enchiladas and Spanish rice. Details are in the Newsletter emailed out 4/8. WSB pint glasses will be for sale at $4.25 each. There are a few WSB tshirts left for sale at $20 each-small, medium and large. Glasses and tshirts are cash only.

West Sound Brewers to be in the Kitsap Sun

The WSB is going to be in an article for the Kitsap Sun! Each year the Sun publishs its Westsound magazine. This year it's going to include a feature on our brew club! I gave an interview over the phone today with a reporter from the Kitsap Sun. I sure hope I got all my facts right! Well, in order to make the interview complete, WSB needs a volunteer. The Kitsap Sun wants to post a picture or two of someone in our club brewing beer. They are looking for anyone brewing beer anytime between today and the end of next weekend (Sunday, March 23rd). If you are brewing during this time and would consider having a picture of your brewing in the paper, please email me at curt_dawson@msn.com. I will then arrange the get together between the Kitsap Sun and youself. If we can't get a volunteer, I will be providing pictures from our vast archive. :)

Cheers,

Curt

March Meeting

The next WSB meeting is scheduled for Saturday March 29th from 2-6pm at the Silver City Taproom in Bremerton. Please bring your homebrews and snacks to share. No other bottled commercial beers will be allowed, but you may be able to purchase Silver City beers.

Strangebrewary Results

A big Thank You goes out to Denette and Mike for letting the WSB hold their Strangebrewary event at their place. Thirteen club members brought 20 different brews to sample and then we had a vote. With a total of 8 votes cast in his favor-Curt won with his Pineapple Cream Blond. Paul received a total of 6 votes for his Cranberry Spiced Ale. Corey received a total of 5 votes for his Red India Pale Lager. Terry received 4 votes for his Juniperberry IPA and 4 votes for his Whiskey Stout #1. Mike won 4 votes for his Ginger Ale Cider. Kent won 4 votes for his Triple with Fenugreek. Lou won 4 votes for his Triple/Blackberry Fusion and Bill won 4 votes for his Double Chocolate Porter. Others who brought brews were Oggie, Andy, Jeremy, Alan and Dave. Everyone won at least one vote for one of their brews. Congratulations to all. Interesting note: Our current President (Curt), Vice-President (Paul) and last year's President (Corey) were the top vote-getters.

Strangebrewary Meeting

The February meeting will be a Strangebrewary event on Saturday Feb. 15th from Noon-3pm and hosted by Denette and Mike in Silverdale. Please bring your strange, but tasty homebrew concoction in growlers or bottles or whatever and an information sheet with the name of the brew, ingredients and what you wanted to achieve. No commercial bottles at this event. We will then have an informal vote at 2:30pm. Bread and cheese and crackers will be provided. Details are in the Newsletter that was emailed out on 1/21/14.

2014 Club Officers

At the December Meeting we elected our new club officers for 2014. President is Curt, Vice-President is Paul, Secretary is Diane and Vic is Treasurer. Jonathan was elected Beer Emperor, in honor of him promoting our club, our members and our local breweries. Congratulations to all.

December Meeting

The December WSB Meeting is Saturday December 21st from 3pm-? at Jack and Vicki's place near Brownsville. Bring your homebrews, holiday brews and a gift for the white elephant exchange. Please bring a taster glass and snacks to share. We will be electing our new club officers-starting about 5:30pm. President. Vice-President. Secretary. Treasurer. The brew-related White Elephant Exchange starts about 6pm. Gifts could be bottled homebrews, bottled commercial brews, homebrewing supplies or books, food made with beer/alcohol or other brew-related items. Value between $5 and $10. Details are in the December Newsletter already emailed out.

The January Meeting is scheduled for Saturday January 18th.

Strangebrewary will be our February Meeting. Start thinking up and testing some Strange Brews and we will have an informal voting for best brew.

November Meeting

The WSB November Meeting is this Friday, November 15th from 7-10:30pm at Don and Sarah's place in Eglon. The brew theme is Strong and Winter beers. Please bring a taster glass and snacks to share. Details are in the last Newsletter.
The December Meeting is scheduled for Saturday December 21st starting at 3pm at Jack and Vicki's place in Illahee. We will have our election of officers and a white elephant exchange.

Teach a Friend to Homebrew

The West Sound Brewers will be having the American Homebrewer's Association annual event "Teach a Friend to Homebrew" on Saturday November 2nd. It will be hosted by Curt and Diane at their place in Illahee in Curt's Social Club (garage). It will start at 10am and Curt will be demonstrating a mix of grain and extract brewing from start to finish. The recipe will be the White House Honey Ale. Please bring homebrews and snacks to share. Details are in the upcoming Newsletter. The WSB is looking forward to seeing new homebrewers at this event.
The November Meeting is scheduled for Friday Nov. 15th in the evening at Don and Sarah's place in Eglon.

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