• Dec. 15th......3-7pm......Meeting at Bad Bulldogs meeting room in Bremerton
  • January 19th......1-6pm.....Imperial Brew Tasting (fka Barleywine Meeting)
  • Strangebrewary Meeting at Bad Bulldogs meeting room
  • March is Wood Fest (homebrews aged in or on wood) at Western Red meeting room
  • April is Bottle Fermented and Cask Fest
  • May 4th is BIG BREW!

December and January Meetings

The December Meeting is Saturday December 15th from 3-7pm and will be held in the meeting space at Bad Bulldogs Brewery in Bremerton. The theme is Winter Brews (homebrews or commercial) and is also potluck. Don't forget your taster glass. We will be selecting our new Club Officers and will have our annual "Bring a Bottle - Take a Bottle" exchange. Please park in the Safeway parking lot north side.

The January Meeting is Saturday January 19th from 1-6pm and will be held in the meeting space of Western Red Brewing in Poulsbo. We are transitioning from the former Barleywine Meeting to an Imperial Brew Tasting - bring any style brew that is 8% abv or over - homebrew or commercial. Since these brews are strong it is highly recommended that you have a designated driver. Please bring a potluck dish to share and don't forget your taster glass.

More information is in the Newsletter emailed out 12/5.

Pro-Am and Popular Vote Winners

The West Sound Brewers held their Pro-Am Competition on November 3rd at Western Red Brewing and 5 local breweries participated. We had a total of 21 entries. Denver from Western Red Brewing chose David C. "West Sound 'strong' Bitter". Dave from Bad Bulldogs Brewing chose Dave W. "Palace 'special' Bitter". Tim from Bent Bine chose Oggie's "Brown Malt Imperial Brown". Jeff from Dog Days Brewing chose Lou S. "Bosque Blond" trappist ale. And Bill from Cash Brewing chose Dave W. "Everyday Pale Ale". Congratulations to All!

After the Pro-Am we had a Popular Vote. First Place with 12 points went to Dave F. for his "Over the Hop" American IPA. Second Place with 9 points went to David C. for his "Cherry Vanilla Cream Ale". Tied for Third Place with 7 points was Glenn H. for his "William Wet Hop" pale ale and Dan R. for his "Good Kitty Pale Ale". Tied for Honorable Mention was Lou S. for his "Tropical Saison" and Don B. for his "Midnight Imperial Stout". Congratulations to All!

Our November Q&A Session is with club member Brad M. on Wednesday November 14th. The December Meeting is scheduled for Saturday December 15th from 3-7pm. The January Imperial Brew Tasting/Meeting is scheduled for Saturday January 19th from 1-6pm.

WSB November Meeting/Pro-Am Competition and November Q&A Session

The WSB November Meeting is Saturday November 3rd from 2-7pm. It is also the WSB Pro-Am Competition. Information and rules are in the Newsletter emailed out 10/31.

The WSB November Q&A is Wednesday November 14th from 5-9pm at Ashley's Pub in Bremerton and our guest speaker is club member Brad M. who won top places in our Favorite Brew voting at the Strangebrewary and Wood Fest Meetings. Brad will speak on how and why he got into homebrewing and about his unique high gravity brews. Bring your dinner or a potluck dish - Ashley's does have snacks available for purchase. We will have a Tip Jar out for use of the space so please bring small cash. More info in the Newsletter emailed out 10/31.

Novembeerfest Puget Sound Pro-Am

Olympic Brewing is our local drop off.....check link below for details



Lights Out - Dark Beer Only Competition

Still time to enter the Lights Out - Dark Beer Only Competition. Beers must be received by Monday Oct. 8th. See link below for details...


September Q&A, September and October Meetings

The September Q&A Session is Thursday September 20th from 6:30-8:30pm in the side diningroom of Sound Brewery in Poulsbo. Our guest speaker is Mark Hood - owner/general manager of Sound Brewery. Mark will talk about his time of homebrewing, his travel and beer influences and how he created Monk's Indiscretion. Please come by earlier for dinner or order your beer and food at the bar before you enter the Session.

The September Meeting is Friday September 28th from 5-9pm and is hosted by Alan at his place north of Poulsbo. The theme is Oktoberfest/Marzens and similar lagers and fresh hop/harvest brews. Alan will also be conducting a glassware demonstration - one brew will be placed in a variety of glass styles and you can sniff and sip to discover how the glass style affects the brew. Please bring a potluck dish to share. Carpooling is recommended. There is some parking near the house and more at the top of the very steep and long driveway. A flashlight is recommended, also.

The October Meeting is Friday October 19th from 4-9pm and is hosted by Curt and Diane at their place in East Bremerton. The theme will be IPAs, other homebrews and any BIG BREW beers if you have some left from May. Please bring a potluck dish to share and don't forget your taster glass.

More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 9/17.

Summer Meetings, Portland AHA Conference and Beerstock

The June Meeting is Saturday June 9th from 2-6pm and is hosted by Don and Sarah at their place in Eglon. We will be celebrating Don's 70th birthday and that he was also at the very first WSB meeting 26 years ago. Don still brews on his updated 10 gallon system. Belgian beer styles (homebrew and commercial) are the theme for the meeting and any homebrew is welcomed to share. Don will be cooking up a pork dish and will have some veggie sides. Please bring a potluck dish to share and don't forget your tasting glass. Also the meeting will be outside, so you may want to bring a chair and jacket. The address given is incorrect in the current Newsletter, but will be updated in the upcoming Reminder Newsletter coming out next week.

The AHA Conference in Portland this year takes place from June 28th thru the 30th and the WSB will have a booth on Club Night. Several members will be attending bringing a variety of brews to share with other clubs that Friday night.

The July Meeting is Saturday July 14th from 2-8pm and is hosted by Bruce and Dee at their place near Point No Point. Summer brews (homebrews and commercial) are the theme. This meeting will also be outside, so please bring a chair and jacket, plus a potluck dish to share.

The Bremerton Summer Brew Fest on the boardwalk in Bremerton is July 20th and 21st.

Beerstock will once again be in Orting, but will be delayed a month because of the AHA Conference being so close. The date is August 11th and the theme is "Space, where no beer has gone before". The WSB will have a double booth again and there will be camping.

The August Meeting is Saturday August 25th from 1-10pm and will be hosted by Oggie and Wendy at their place on Erlands Point. The theme will be Meads, Ciders and Wine and there will be a friendly competition for best homemade mead, cider or wine. One bottle of Mead will suffice, but Cider/Wine will probably need 2 22oz bottle or 3 12oz bottles. Oggie will be cooking up some brisket and pork. Please bring your taster glass, homebrews, commercial brews and a potluck dish.

The Q&A Sessions will start again in September. The September Meeting is Friday September 28th from 5-9pm and is hosted by Alan. The theme is Oktoberfest and Marzens. More info on the meetings is in the Newsletter emailed out 8/19.

Interbay brewery crawl and May Q&A Session

The WSB will have an Interbay brewery crawl on Saturday May 19th in honor of Paul having his pro-am Brown Ale brewed at Figurehead Brewing. We will first visit Rooftop Brewing, then Figurehead, Urban Family and Holy Mountain. We will meet at 12:15pm inside the Colman ferry terminal and then take the RapidRide "D" Line north. More details in the Newsletter emailed out 5/13.

Our May Q&A Session is Thursday May 24th from 6:30-8:30pm at Hale's Barrelhouse in Bremerton. Our guest speaker is Bill of Olympic Brewing Supply. Come by earlier for dinner - they serve soups and sandwiches - or order before you enter the Session.

Thank You to all who came out for Big Brew!. We had 5 brewers who made a total of 23 gallons. Mark brewed 5 gallons of Dusty Mud Dry Irish Stout. Curt and Terry made 10 gallons of Rye IPA. Jack made 5 gallons of Black IPA and Dan made 3 gallons of Kolsch.

Cask Fest Winners and Big Brew!

Thank You to all who attended our WSB Cask Fest. We had a tie for First Place with 19 points - Paul for his "Uplift" Best Bitter and Dan for his bottle conditioned "Good Kitty" Pale Ale. Third Place with 13 points went to Steve for his bottle conditioned Wee Heavy. We had a tie for Honorable Mention with 11 points - Ryan for his English Bitter and Dan for his bottle conditioned "Black Cat" Black Cherry Cider". Congratulations to All!

Big Brew! is an American Homebrewers Association world wide event on Saturday May 5th. The West Sound Brewers club will gather starting at 9:30am in the Keyport area. The world wide Toast to Homebrewing is at 10am our time. Get there early if you want to be in our photo. Big Brew! is club members getting together with their brewing equipment and supplies and brew all day. You can use an AHA recipe or brew your own. We then submit how many people attended and how many gallons of brew were made. Last year we had about 8 groups brewing and made about 55 gallons. Club members who don't brew may bring other homebrews and commercial brews and a potluck dish to share. Don't forget your taster glass and bottled water. There is a covered Shelter with a cement slab, electrical outlets, one water faucet, two picnic tables and restrooms. There are two other picnic tables on the grass. Dress for any weather and you may want to bring your own chair or pop-up shelters. There is also a grill available and you will need to bring your own charcoal.
More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 4/13.


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