New Club Officers

The West Sound Brewers have elected their new Club Officers and a "Congratulations" goes out to Jack our new President, Kent our new Vice-President and Dave who will help us with the Newsletter. Vic is still Treasurer and Diane and Marti are still Co-Secretaries.
Our Annual Barleywine Meeting is scheduled for Saturday January 17, 2015 from Noon-6pm and will again be hosted by Vic and Mary.

December Meeting

The December Meeting of the WSB will be Saturday December 6th from 1-9pm and hosted by John and Emilia near Indianola. We will have elections for our Club Officers and also our "Bring a Bottle-Take a Bottle" gift exchange. Please bring your homebrews, commercial brews and a potluck dish to share. Plus bring a taster glass. There will also be a grill available to use. There are still a few WSB items for sale and hopefully our new WSB stickers will be available and they will be 25 cents each. More info is in the Newsletter that was emailed out 11/22.
Our annual Barleywine Meeting will be on the weekend of the MLK Holiday in January. February will be our second annual Strangebrewary event and we will vote for Strangest and then Tastiest Brew. March is Homebrew and Pi(e). April is Cask Fest and we will vote for Favorite Cask and May is Big Brew.

WSB November Meeting

The November Meeting is Saturday November 15th from 1-6pm and will be hosted by Alan at his place in Lofall. The theme will be Seasonal Brews. Please bring a taster glass and your homebrews, commercial brews and snacks to share. There will also be WSB pint glasses, tshirts and hoodies for sale.

Congratulations to Tim for having the favorite Oktoberfest and to Ryan for having the favorite Fresh Hop brews at our last meeting. And a big Thank You to Dan the bar manger at Silver City Taproom for allowing us to have the meeting in the brewery. The meeting was well attended and nice to see new club members. The food was delicious.

The December Meeting will be Saturday December 6th and will be hosted by John in Indianola. We will have our "Bring a Beer-Take a Beer" gift exchange and will also have our elections for new Officers.

Oktoberfest Meeting

The WSB Oktoberfest Meeting is Saturday October 25th from 2-8pm and will be held at the Silver City Brewery Taproom in Bremerton. Please bring your homebrewed Oktoberfest/Marzen/Fresh Hop beers to share and we will have an informal voting for best brews. You are also welcomed to bring any other homebrews - no commercial beers at this meeting, please. Please bring snacks to share - there will be room for crockpots (maybe filled with already cooked brats or sausages?/!). And this will also be a good meeting to share your homemade mustards.

The November Meeting will be hosted by Alan. The December Meeting will again be hosted by John and will feature winter brews and we will have our Bring a Beer-Take a Beer Exchange. January is our Barleywine Meeting (homebrews and commercial beers). February is our Strangebrewary event (homebrews only). The March Meeting is scheduled for Saturday 3.14.15 as our Homebrew and Pi(e) Fest - sweet or savory pies!

The Club would like to bring back Cask Fest and that would most likely be held in April. Big Brew is the first Saturday in May and hopefully that will be held at Olympic Brewing Supply.

September Meeting

The WSB September Meeting is Saturday September 20th from 3pm to whenever and is hosted by Curt and Diane at their place in East Bremerton. The theme will be Oktoberfest and/or Pumpkin brews. A grill will be available. Since it is harvest season - maybe bring your homemade pickles or other canning/preserves to share. Hopefully it will be nice weather and we can sit outside. Please bring a taster glass, your homebrews and snacks to share. Details are in the September Newsletter.

The WSB Oktoberfest/Meeting is Saturday October 25th from 2-8pm and will be held at the Silver City Taproom in East Bremerton. Please bring your homebrewed Oktoberfests/Marzens/Fresh Hop brews and we will have an informal voting on favorite brew. No other commercial brews at this meeting please.

August Meeting

The August WSB Meeting will be Saturday August 16th from Noon-9pm and hosted by Wendy and Oggie in their Garden of Eatin' in the Erland's Point area. They will have smoked brisket and salmon and a grill available for members who want to bring their own meats and veggies. They will have on draft the Goldilocks Cider from Six Knot, A Golden Strong Ale from Valholl and homemade sodas. Please bring your own taster glass, bottled water, Homebrews or commercial Summer brews and snacks to share. Details are in the latest Newsletter.
The September Meeting is scheduled for Saturday September 20th and hosted by Curt and Diane.
Saturday October 25th will be the WSB Oktoberfest/Marzen/Fresh Hop meeting and will be held at Silver City Taproom in Bremerton.
Never too early to start thinking of or tinkering with your recipe for our Strangebrewary event next February. These are brews that don't fit in the standard brew categories.

July Meeting

The July Meeting will be on Saturday July 26th starting at 2pm and hosted by Kent and Lori in their backyard, near the Fairgrounds. The theme will be ciders, meads and sours. Please bring your homebrews or commercial brews, a tasting glass, snacks to share, and maybe a chair. Details are in the July Newsletter.
The August Meeting is scheduled for Saturday August 16th and hosted by Oggie and Wendy in their garden.
The club will be having an Oktoberfest/Fresh Hop homebrew event in October at one of the local breweries. It will be similar to our Strangebrewary event and we will have an informal vote on favorite brew.

June Meeting

The June WSB Meeting will be hosted by Don and Sarah at their place near Hansville on Saturday June 28th from 1pm to 5ishpm. The theme will be Belgian style beers. Please bring your homebrews, Belgian style beers, a taster glass and snacks to share. Details are in our last Newsletter.
WSB Pint Glasses are still available for $4.25ea. at the Meeting.
Sad news to report: one of our WSB members - David Middleton - just passed away and we will be collecting donations in his honor at the Meeting. David and Phyllis attended previous and last year's Big Brew event and always attended Oggie's August Meeting. They were also regulars at the Heads Up Brewery.

May Meeting

The May WSB Meeting will be held on Saturday May 31st starting at 2pm and will be hosted by Lou Strowger, Jr. at his place northeast of the Fairgrounds. Bring your favorite homebrew or commercial brews that go with BBQ, a taster glass and snacks to share. Details are in the last Newsletter and a Reminder Newsletter will be emailed out soon. WSB Pint Glasses will also be for sale at $4.25 each.

The June WSB Meeting may take place on the weekend of the 28th.

The club will be having an Oktober/Fresh Hop/Harvest Fest in mid-October. Similar to our Strangebrewary event. Bring your homebrews in bottles, growlers or kegs and we will have an informal vote for favorite brews.

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.

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