One of the activities after Bluebonnet is returning kegs to all the breweries who donated beer for the Big Thirsty. The beer that is remaining in the kegs cannot be served by the brewery so will get dumped unless any homebrewers want these before they get returned. Marcus has several of kegs that will be returned later this week.
Hop And Sting – Red Velvet Cookie Ale, English Ale
Hop And Sting – Frigid Underworld, Espresso Imperial Stout
Toasty Bros -Earl The Orange Alien, Dessert Stout
Twin Peaks – Drop Dead Redhead, IPA
If you have any empty kegs and would like some of this beer, contact Marcus Burleson at 972-464-6496. He is in Carrollton.
Also, a few other commercial beers have been pulled off to kegs and will be on tap at the next Big Rig Brew. Stay tuned ….
A signup list has been create for NTHBA beers that will be on tap at the Bluebonnet Homebrew Showcase on Saturday night. If you have volunteered to bring a beer to put on our kegerator, please signup at the following link.
NTHBA will have our 12 tap kegerator on site to serve homebrew from our members. Our goal is to have as many of our taps filled with high quality beers as possible. Your contribution does not need to be a full keg, partial or smaller (2.5 or 1.75 gallon) kegs are fine. Our kegerator is setup for ball lock kegs. Please indicate in the signup list what style keg you are bringing so we can accommodate if you have a keg that is not ball lock.
Thanks for all those that are contributing. If you have any questions, please contact me, Terry Olinger, at 214-310-2494.
Hopefully, you have already registered your beers with the Bluebonnet as tables are filling fast.
If you are planning on attending the event, buy your tickets soon. Prices go after this week. VIP tickets are still available, but they will go fast. The pub crawl busses are also filling. Don’t Wait! https://bluebonnetbrewoff.org/
If you plan on volunteering to pour at either the Big Thirsty or at the Homebrew Showcase, you will need to have a TABC Sellers/Servers license. If you need to get a license, they take about two hours and there are several on-line training companies. Prices are generally around $8-$10. This link is to the TABC’s list of on-line training providers, shop around for the best deal: https://www.tabc.texas.gov/services/tabc-certification/tabc-certification-schools/ The Bluebonnet will reimburse your tuition.
With the cancellation of the Brewday at Bill Lawrence’s house, Matt Parulis’s has offered to have a beer social at his house. A beer social is like a brewday with no brewing, just sharing and evaluation of beers (or what ever you want to bring).
Since there is no brewing at the Social, it will start at Noon. Lunch will be provided by the club. Bring your homebrew, judges will be available for evaluations. Special commercial beers are also welcome. Homebrew experts will be available to discuss your brewing questions.
Bring a chair! You don’t want to stand all day.
Matt’s address is 1805 Redbud Circle in Carrollton. Noon to 4pm.
Reminder of the upcoming club brew day and AHA Learn to Homebrew Day to be held at North Texas Homebrew Supply. We currently have three brewers planning to brew on a variety of systems. Link to calendar info and address can be foundHERE.
Terry will be brewing a Czech Pils on the shop Brewzilla. (See recipe below)
Eric will be brewing a black IPA using a brew in a bag system,
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.
Come join your fellow homebrewers at the newly opened Autonomous Society Brewpub, 1928 S. Akard Street, Dallas. Long time club member Dean Weaver has opened the doors of his new venture, stepping up from home brewing to join the ranks of the professionals. 24 taps are hosting beers from various local breweries, so come have a beer and enjoy hanging out and relaxing. See you there.