November COC and 2022 Brewer Royale Winners!!!

We judged the final 2022 Club Only Competition last night. Thanks to John Sutton and Eric Morgan for judging. Special thanks to Eric for letting us judge at North Texas Homebrew Supply (17811 Davenport Rd Suite 11, Dallas, TX 75252).

We had a terrific year with the COC this year. The six competitions all had good turnout. The entries last night had outstanding quality.

Thanks to all that entered and judged this year.

The November COC winners were:

NamePlaceStyleBeer Name
Douglas Hicks1stBelgian Blond AleBlond Without the E
Jimmy Orkin2ndWeissbierMouth Breather
Terry Olinger3rdDoppelbockSaboteur
November 2022 COC Winners

Now to the 2022 Brewer Royale winners. The Brewer Royale rewards club members for judging and winner in the COC, winning 1st place in competitions in the Lone Star Circuit and winning in the National Homebrew Competition.

Brewer Royale winners receive a gift certificate to North Texas Homebrew Supply (17811 Davenport Rd Suite 11, Dallas, TX 75252). The first place winner also wins a travelling and keeper trophies presented at the club’s winter party.

Our 2022 Brewer Royale winners are:

Mark Rendon1st19
Douglas Hicks2nd18
Terry Olinger3rd11
2022 Brewer Royale Winners

All the points and styles reset for 2023. The next COC will be in January, due at the January club meeting.

The next external competitions are:

  • Operation Fermentation, entry closes December 16.
  • Bluebonnet Brew-off, entry closes January 30.

As always, I look forward to your feedback. If there is anything you want to change in the Brewer Royale for 2023, let the officers know.


November 2022 Newsletter is Published

The November Newsletter is available here, Click Me.

We have our club meeting next Tuesday the 8th at North Texas Homebrew Supply. We only have 4 members running for the 5 officer positions. We need one more member to run for a position for the 2023 year. The Officer job is not difficult and does not take much of your time. We would like to see some newer members with new ideas come help run the club.

This link opens a PDF file that describes the Officer positions. Click Me

The ballot for the vote at next week’s meeting will have a write in line for the 5th candidate. Please consider running for one of the Officer roles.

The Club’s forums are available for discussions. We have not had many posts. Please ask and answer questions in the forum. Subscribe to updates for the forums that you are interested in.

Brewing Equipment from Past Member

We have a past member, Rett Blankenship, that has a bunch of brewing equipment he would like to move to a new owner. He would prefer to move everything in one lot.

Here is a picture of everything:

Rett Brew Gear

If you are interested, please contact Rett at: 214 929 5745 or email [email protected]

October 2022 Newsletter is Published

The October Newsletter is available here, Click Me. Check the club calendar for events. We have Officers Meeting, Club Meeting and a Brewday at Chris Van Allen’s in Wylie this month.

The Club’s forums are available for discussions. We have not had many posts. Please ask and answer questions in the forum. Subscribe to updates for the forums that you are interested in.

September COC Results, Brewer Royale Statistics and Website Comments

The September COC was judged last night by John Sutton and Terry Olinger. Special thanks to our judges as they make the COC work. The Winners are:

PlaceNameBeer NameStyle
1stMarcio FazzaniNew TalentEnglish Brown Ale
2ndDouglas HicksKeep On Keepin’ OnBiere de Garde
3rdMark RendonMarktoberfestMarzen
September COC Winners

The Brewer Royale Spreadsheet has been updated and the overall standings can be viewed here: Overall Standings.

Website Comments Policy Change

We decided to open up the club website to allow comments to Blog posts. Blog posts will be open for comments for 2 weeks after a post is made. If the post generates significant comments, we suggest taking the topic to the club’s forums so we have the discussion in the system that makes searching and commenting better.

So comment away!

Our ACCF Winners

Congratulation to the our members that won in the Alamo City Cerveza Fest 2022! Winner are listed below:

TablePlaceBrewerEntry NameStyle
Table 6: Some Like it Wild1stDouglas HicksMy Wife Says This Is The Winner23A: Berliner Weisse
Table 12: Belgian, Hammy and so Refreshing1stDouglas HicksBeepa Beepa Yeah24B: Belgian Pale Ale
Table 16: Lowish ABV Belgian2ndDouglas HicksSaison Grande25B: Saison
Table 20: ‘Amburger and Fries2ndTerry OlingerIrish Spouse15A: Irish Red Ale
Table 20: ‘Amburger and Fries3rdMark RendonAmerican Brown Ale19C: American Brown Ale
Table 21: Haze Bros Not Allowed2ndMark RendonBritish Golden Ale12A: British Golden Ale
ACCF 2022 Winners

Doug will get credit for his 2 1st place wins with 2 points in the Brewer Royale!

The Belgian Brew Brawl and the Dixie Cup will report winners later this year.

Club Meeting Tonight and Website Notification Changes

There is a club meeting tonight at The Londoner in Addison. The meeting will start at about 7p, folks arrive starting about 6:30p. The Londoner is at:
14930 Midway Rd
Addison, TX 75001

The method of notifying members of new WordPress posts changed today. We now have an opt-out model. You will be included by default. If you do not wish to be notified of new posts, please email [email protected] and we will switch you to the non-notified users. But the best way to stay up-to-date on club happenings is get these notifications.

I am also interested in what you think of the format for the notification email. The notification is customizable. I tried to make the notification look like the old notification method.

I hope to see you at the meeting tonight!