Free Beer!

There is some leftover commercial beer from the Bluebonnet. Steve Littel was the beer wrangler and want to get ride of the beer. Here is the note from Steve.

We have a few extra gallons of brew leftover from the Bluebonnet and want to offer it up to the Club members. Anyone who wants any beer can come by the Homebrew Store Friday or Saturday with their Corny Kegs, Growlers, etc. We’ll have the equipment set up to transfer the beer. The following is available; Twin Peaks Drop Dead Redhead Pale Ale (10 gal), Twin Peaks Light Lager (12 gals), Vector Bullpen Light Lage (10 gals), Tupps East Side Lager (3 gals), Four Corners Tangerine Honey Rye Lager (3 gals).

Thanks,

Steve

Bluebonnet Volunteers Needed. They need help from the NTHBA!

The Bluebonnet Brew-Off is in desperate need of volunteers for the Bluebonnet Awards weekend this weekend. You can work as little as an hour and it all helps. Please sign up! You will find it is actually a lot of fun.

We will also need other clubs help when we host the Bluebonnet next time so let’s help out the Knights of the Brown Bottle this year!

From Reni:

It’s that time, we need your help to have a successful Bluebonnet 2024!

Big Thirsty and the registration desk are looking for volunteers. There are multiple time slots for Friday and Saturday. All you have to do is fill in your name next to the time slot you would like to work.  All shifts are an hour, but feel free to sign up for more than one shift.  All materials and directions will be set-up for you. 

To sign up to volunteer, open the attached spreadsheet and add your name and requested information. There are two tabs, please make sure you are signing up on the appropriate sheet – Registration Desk or Big Thirsty (see bottom of the sheet).

If you are signing up for the Big Thirsty, please either send a copy of your TABC certification to me or bring a hard copy with you to the event, thanks.

IF you have any questions please feel free to reach out and ask to [email protected]. And yes, you may forward this to spouses or friends in order for them to sign up!

See you soon,

Reni Morriss

Bluebonnet Brew-Off Donations Coordinator

Bluebonnet Club Beers for Homebrew Tasting

We need beer for the Club Kegerator on Saturday evening at the Bluebonnet Brew-Off. Right now there is only beer from Terry and me. We need to fill up the 12 faucets. You can reserve you faucet at this link. Get your beer registered here: Click me Now.

Please bring your best beer. We want to show the participants which club brews the best beer and that is the NTHBA. If we overflow the 12 faucets we will work to switch kegs out and give every one some faucet time.

The kegerator is set up for ball lock kegs. If you have pin lock kegs, make a note in the spreadsheet.

Jimmy (The Dataguy)

March 2024 Newsletter is Published

I was tardy is getting the newsletter published. We had it ready a week ago. Here is the link to the newsletter: Click me for the newsletter

Quick Sips for March:

WhatWhereWhenTime
Officers MeetingLockwood DistillingMarch 5th6:30pm – 8:30pm
Club MeetingNTHBSMarch 12th6:30pm – 8:30pm
Bluebonnet Brewoff AwardsHoliday Inn AllianceMarch 23rdNoon – 10:00pm
Quick Sips

These and other events can be found on our Club Calendar.

Bluebonnet Brew-Off judging is done. Thanks for your help with Bluebonnet Judging. Special Thanks to NTHBS for hosting the Dallas side judging location.

Cheers,
Jimmy

BJCP Judging (Tasting) Exam March 10th

I will be hosting a BJCP Judging Exam on March 10th at North Texas Homebrew Supply. I currently have 7 commitments which leaves 5 open seats for the exam. If you would like to take the Judging Exam you will need to pass the online exam in advance.

Please contact Jimmy if you are interested in taking the Judging Exam at [email protected].

The cost for the Online Exam is $10 for one take or $20 for three takes.
The cost for the Judging Exam is $40 for non-BJCP and $15 if you are already BJCP. BJCP folks can take the Judging Exam again to improve their Judging score.

The link to the Online Exam is: http://bjcp.coursewebs.com/

NTHBS has been hosting a BJCP Style Class for the last couple of months. If you are familiar with the BJCP Styles, you can probably pass the online and Judging Exam.

Bonus: If you judge 3 tables at the Bluebonnet this year and pass the Judging Exam, The Bluebonnet Brew-Off will give you $100.

Jimmy

Help with the Bluebonnet Brew-Off

A couple of items related to Bluebonnet Judging.

James Lallande is our Head Judge this year and is working on scheduling judges. There is a page on the Bluebonnet website: https://bbbrewoff.com/bluebonnetbrewoff/judging-assignments/ that shows the current judge assignments. You can go to that link and see where you have been assigned.

We currently do not have enough judges for Wee Heavy and Smoke beers. If you are not already assign and can judge that day, please contact James at [email protected] and update him on your availability.

Last, for our BJCP/Experienced judges, We need a backup Site Head Judge if Fritz is unavailable. The role is just to resolve any judging issues like wrong category clarification. If you are willing to be the backup Site Head Judge, please contact James at the email address above.

Thanks, Jimmy

February 2024 Newsletter is Published

Here is the link to the newsletter: Click me for the newsletter

Quick Sips for January:

WhatWhereWhenTime
Officers MeetingBavarian GrillFebruary 6th6:30pm – 8:30pm
Club MeetingBitter Sisters BreweryFebruary 13th6:30pm – 8:30pm
Quick Sips

These and other events can be found on our Club Calendar.

Bluebonnet Brew-Off judging starts this weekend. We will be judging at NTHBS Friday nights and Saturdays for the next few weeks. Judging will improve your brew as it introduces you to styles and problems. Please come out and help.

You can register your availability at: Click Me

Cheers,
Jimmy

Bluebonnet Brew-Off Help at Login

We will be logging in the entries for the 2024 Bluebonnet Brew-Off this Saturday February 3rd. We will need help. If you can come out we would really appreciate it. If you have never been to the competition login, you can learn what goes on before judging. How we create anonymous entries and sort into Tables (medal categories).

It usually does not go past about 1:30pm. We move really quickly.

We also might need help getting entries that were dropped off at North Texas Homebrew Supply to login. We had about 15 case boxes this weekend but more will be trickling in. We are also getting Kettle to Keg’s drop offs that need to be transported to the Church. If you have a truck and can help move entries, please contact Jimmy at [email protected]. We may need covered beds or tarps as it looks like rain on Friday and Saturday.

The login location is Peace Lutheran Church. We start at 9am. The address is:
941 W Bedford Euless Rd, Hurst, TX 76053

Cheers,
Jimmy