UPCOMING EVENTS

  • April 20..6:30pm-8:30pm..Q&A Session with Lou @ Sound Brewery Restaurant in Poulsbo
  • April 29....3pm-8pm..............25th Anniversary Celebration - See Newsletter for location
  • May 6.......9:30am-6pm........BIG BREW! @ Slaughter County Brewing Co. in Port Orchard
  • May 24.....6:30-8:30pm........Q&A with Mike Hale at Hale's Barrelhouse in Bremerton
  • June 25....noon-8pm............Beach Party with Jim and Nancy
  • July 8....................................Meeting @ Ryan's
  • July 22.....1pm......................Beerstock

Big Brew! with a View!

Big Brew! with a View is Saturday May 6th starting at 9:30am at Slaughter County Brew Co 1307 Bay Street in Port Orchard. The Toast to Homebrewing is at 10am. Bring your brewing equipment and set up on the waterside patio. We will also have a homebrew exchange (Bring a Bottle-Take a Bottle) (or Growler). Make your the bottles are labeled with your name and the name of the homebrew. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 5/5.

Cascade Cup

Link to this years Cascade Cup Competition.....http://cascadebrewersguild.com/competition/
Entries due by April 23rd.....Still plenty of time to enter!!!!!!

The West Sound Brewers will soon be celebrating their 25th Anniversary

The West Sound Brewers were first established on May 2nd, 1992. Brewers and homebrewers got together and formed the club with Don Spencer, now Brewmaster of Silver City Brewery, as the first President. Don Wyatt, founder and brewer of Hood Canal Brewery, was also President and Treasurer. Other early club members went on to brew at Pyramid, Fish and Snoqualmie Falls breweries. Current club members brew at or founded Sound Brewery, Rainy Daze Brewing, Slaughter County Brewing and Silver City Brewery.
The WSB meet once or twice a month to share homebrews, whether it be beer, cider, mead, wine or liqueurs. In January we celebrate Barleywines, Strangebrewary is February, Wood Fest is March, Big Brew! is May, July is Beerstock, August is the Garden of Eatin', November is "Learn to Homebrew" and we also have Cask Fest, homebrew competitions and Seattle brewery crawls. Another addition to the club is Question and Answer Sessions with guest speakers or one of our seasoned homebrewers. We usually meet at one of the club member's home, community center or at a local brewery.
Olympic Brewing Supply in Bremerton has been serving Kitsap Peninsula homebrewers with all their brewing needs for beer, cider, mead, winemaking, soda making and liqueurs since 1994. The West Sound Brewers and Olympic Brewing Supply invite you to Learn to Homebrew and help celebrate the West Sound Brewers 25th Anniversary!

Second Annual Wood Fest 3/18

The Second Annual Wood Fest Homebrew Meeting is Saturday March 18th from 3-7pm at the Silver City Brewery and Taproom in Bremerton. The meeting will take place in the brewery and is a 21 and older establishment. We will be voting for Favorite homebrew that has been aged in or on wood. Bring your Wood Fest homebrew in a growler or 3 22oz bottles, or the equivalent. Please label them with your name and the name of the homebrew. You may also bring other homebrews or Silver City beers that you may have been cellaring (no other commercial beers, please) to share while we wait for club members to arrive. We will start tasting the wood-aged homebrews at 3:30pm, take notes and then vote at 6pm. We will announce the Favorite winner at 6:30pm. This is also Potluck with plenty of room for crockpots or warming trays. Don't forget your taster glass and bottled water.

Strangebrewary Results

It was a wonderful turnout for the Fourth Annual Strangebrewary Meeting that was hosted by Mike and Denette. We thank all the homebrewers that brought a total of 19 entries and 21 people voted. First place votes are 3 points, Second Place are 2 points and Third Place is one point. In the Strangest Homebrew category: First Place went to Dan R. for his Bird Bath Cock Ale with 29 points. Second Place went to John J. for his Peanut Butter and Jelly Pale Ale with 24 points. We had a tie for Third Place with John J. and his Orange Mojito and Quentin F./Christian B. for their Chai PA with 14 points. Honorable Mention went to Paul N. for his Belgian Chocolate IPA with 9 points.
Tastiest Homebrew category: First Place went to Paul N. for his Belgian Chocolate IPA with 28 points. Second Place went to Terry C. for his Belgian Raspberry Wit with 27 points. Third Place went to Dan R. for his Bird Bath Cock Ale with 12 points and Honorable Mention went to Quentin F./Christian B. for their Chai PA with 10 points.
Congratulations to All!

Strangebrewary Meeting

The WSB Strangebrewary Meeting is Saturday February 11th from 2-6pm and is hosted by Mike and Denette. Brew up something unusual. We will be voting for Strangest Homebrew and Tastiest Homebrew. Please bring your homebrew in a growler or 3 22oz bottles (or the equivalent) and label them with your name and the name of your brew. Bring a potluck dish to share and don't forget your taster glass. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 1/17. Woodfest is March - homebrew aged in or on wood.

Barleywine Meeting

The annual Barleywine Meeting is Saturday January 14th from 1-6pm in Silverdale and is hosted by Mary and Vic. Bring your homebrewed or commercial barleywine and a potluck dish to share. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 1/3.
Congratulations to our new club officers: Terry was voted in as President, Curt was voted in as Vice-President, Vic is still Treasurer, Marti and Ernie are still Secretary and Technical Support.
Strangebrewary is scheduled for Saturday February 11th in Silverdale. This is an 'anything goes' homebrew competition. Any type of brew that is not to style and is very tasty. Please bring 3 22oz bottles or a growler labeled with your name and the name of your brew. We will be voting for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. This is also potluck. Wear your best beer loungewear, hats and accessories.
March is our second Wood Fest - a homebrew that is aged in or on wood. Please bring 3 22oz bottles or a growler labeled with your name and the name of your brew. We will be voting for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
April we will celebrate 25 years of the WSB. Don Spencer of Silver City Brewery was our first club president.
May 6th is BIG BREW!

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!

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