December Meeting

The December Meeting is Saturday December 10th from 2-6pm at Slaughter County Brewing Co. in Port Orchard. Thank You Scott Kirvan for hosting us and he would like to give tours of the brewery while we are there. The meeting will be in the sideroom and there are plenty of table and chairs and outlets for crockpots/warming trays. Bring your potluck dish and your homebrews. Don't forget your taster glass. We will have our WSB 25 Homebrew Competition award ceremony, handing out certificates to the winners of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention and Brewer's Choice. Will also hand out the judging sheets and will bring the unopened bottles from the competition. We will also be voting for new club officers and have our annual Bottle Exchange; please bring a wrapped bottle of your homebrew or commercial brew and when you leave take a wrapped bottle.

Our Annual Barleywine Meeting is scheduled for January 14th. February is our annual Strangebrewary Meeting and March is our second Wood Fest - get your homebrews in or on wood soon so it will be ready by March. April 29th is our WSB 25th Anniversary party and May 6th is BIG BREW!

November Meeting

The November Meeting is Saturday November 19th from 2-6pm and is hosted by Tim and Caroline at their place in Silverdale. The theme is fried foods and what brews (homebrews or commercial) that pair well. There will be 2 deep fryers available. Please bring your sweet or savory item mostly prepared and ready for the fryer. Also, Tim has created a homebrew calendar and will be selling them for $15 ea. Plenty of parking on the driveway and the street. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 10/31.

The December Meeting is Saturday December 10th at Slaughter County Brewery in their sideroom. Bring your homebrews and a potluck dish. We will be having our annual bottle exchange and selecting new club officers. Our Annual Barleywine Meeting is scheduled for January 14th. February is Strangebrewary and March we will have our Homebrew Woodfest again. Get your homebrews ageing in or on wood soon so they will be ready for March. April is the West Sound Brewers 25th Anniversary Celebration and May 6th is BIG BREW!

October Meeting

The October Meeting is Saturday October 15th from 2-8pm and is hosted by Curt and Diane at their place in East Bremerton. The brew theme is Fresh Hops. Bring your homebrews or a commercial brew and snacks to share. Don't forget your taster glass. If it is nice weather the meeting would start outside. Plenty of street parking. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 9/25.

The November Meeting is hosted by Tim and Caroline on Saturday November 19th and the theme is fried foods and what brews pair well with them. There will be a few small fryers available-so bring your sweet or savory dish ready for the fryer.

The December Meeting is scheduled for Saturday December 10th and will be held in the back room of Slaughter County Brewery in Port Orchard. We will be electing our new club officers and having our annual Brew Exchange.

The West Sound Brewers 25th Anniversary celebration is scheduled for Saturday April 29th, 2017. Location yet to be determined.

Novembeerfest / Puget Sound Pro-Am

This years Novembeerfest / Puget Sound Pro-Am entry window is Oct 23rd thru Nov 7th. West Sound Brewers doing up something special for our 25th anniversay should consider entering....Olympic Brewing has been a drop off point in years past (although they haven't listed drop off points for this year yet).

http://www.wahomebrewers.org/competitions/517-2016-joint-novembeerfest-a...

September Meeting

The next WSB Meeting is Saturday September 17th from 2-8pm and will be hosted by Alan. The theme for brews and food is Oktoberfest, German or Harvest. Alan will be providing some sausages and sauerkraut and maybe bake some pretzels. There will be a grill available for more sausages or other meats. Don't forget your taster glass. Please carpool. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 9/1. Curt and Diane will host October 15th. Tim will host November and the December Meeting is Saturday December 10th at Slaughter County Brewery.

August WSB Meeting

The annual "Garden of Eatin'" August WSB Meeting is Saturday August 20th from 1-9pm and will be hosted by Oggie and Wendy at their place on Erland's Point. The theme is fruit beers and ciders. It is also potluck. Kids are welcomed. There will also be Keean the Big Giant Dog - watch your plates. Parking is limited so please carpool. So bring your homebrew, commercial brew and food to share and don't forget your taster glass. More info is in the Newletter emailed out 8/1, but that has the incorrect start time. Starts at 1pm!

The September Meeting will now be hosted by Alan on Saturday September 17th. Curt and Diane will host the October Meeting scheduled for Saturday October 15th. November will be hosted by Tim. The WSB 25 Homebrew Competition is coming up in October. Will get the details out this month.

July Meeting is Beerstock 5060-7 July 30th in Orting, WA

The July WSB Meeting will be out of the county on Saturday July 30th at the hombrew fest called Beerstock 5060-7 in Orting, WA. The WSB will be participating and organizing a booth. Booth set up starts at 11am and the event starts at 1pm. There will be over 18 homebrew clubs attending and serving homebrewed beer, cider, mead, wine or whatever from jockey boxes and bottles. The theme is Hawaiian Luau. This is an all day event with camping available. More info is listed in the WSB emails sent out on 7/8.
The August Meeting is hosted by Oggie and Wendy on Saturday August 20th and the theme is fruit beers and ciders.
The September Meeting is hosted by Curt and Diane on Saturday September 17th and the theme is Beer Olympics.

June Meeting

The June Meeting is Sunday June 26th starting at 5pm and is hosted by Jim and Nancy in the Gamble Bay area. It's a Clambake! Bring your homebrews, commercial brews, bottled water, sidedishes/snacks and don't forget your taster glass. Dress in layers for the beach. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 5/10.
The July Meeting is Beerstock in Orting on July 30th. More info on that is in the Newsletter titled Beerstock.

Ballast Point homebrew competition

Ballast Point is having a homebrew competition as part of their 20 year anniversay. A winner from 6 different regions will be picked to brew their homebrew on Ballast Point's 5 BBL pilot system. They will pay your round trip airfare and 2 night lodging in San Diego!!! Entries will be recieved May 11 thru May 25th.....http://www.ballastpoint.com/og20/

BIG BREW is May 7th!

BIG BREW is Saturday May 7th starting at 9:30am at Mike and Ilene's place in Brownsville. Jack will also help host. The annual worldwide Toast to Homebrewing is 10am our time. Bring your brewing equipment and set up near the garage or in the backyard. Brew up your own recipe or check out the AHA for what they suggest this year. Also bring your homebrews, commercial brews and snacks to share. The theme is pale ales, ipa's and spring brews. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 4/21. The June Meeting is Sunday June 26th starting at 5pm on the beach in the Gamble Bay area and is hosted by Jim and Nancy.

Thank You to all who came out to McCloud's for the WSB Homebrew Cask Fest. We voted for Favorite Cask and First Place went to Paul for his "Uplift" British Best Bitter. Second Place went to Oggie for his version of Raison D'Xtra. Third Place also went to Oggie for his Turbo Cider. Honorable Mention went to Kent for his Nigori Genshu (Cloudy Saki). Congratulations All!

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