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.
Here is a message from Marqus about the Bluebonnet.
We are in desperate need of volunteers for this year’s Bluebonnet. We need help with the Big Thirsty and the registration desk. If you are willing to pour beers, you need to have your TABC certification. (It takes about 2 hours and costs less than $10.) If you are willing to help with either the Big Thirsty or Registration, please contact Marqus at: [email protected]. Marqus has a spread sheet that can show you what is needed.
Bluebonnet is rapidly approaching and one of the events is the Homebrew Showcase which takes place on Saturday night 3/18. Homebrew clubs attending the event will set up booths and serve homebrew from their club members, Last year NTHBA had 9 different beers on tap, including the 2nd place best of show, Petite Saison. Immediately after the awards ceremony, attendees will have the opportunity to sample and evaluate home brew from some of the region’s best amateur brewers, and cast their vote for which home brew club makes the best beer.
NTHBA will have our 12 tap kegerator on site to serve beer from our members. Our goal is to have as many of our taps filled with as many beers as possible. It does not need to be a full keg, partial or smaller (2.5 or 1.75 gallon) kegs are fine.
If you have a beer that you are willing to put on tap, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting [email protected] . Please include what style beer you will be providing and what size. Our kegerator is setup for ball lock kegs. Please let me know if you have pin lock kegs so we can accomodate.
The first weekend of judging is in the books. We are looking for help next weekend now. Register as a judge on the Bluebonnet BCOEM site and select the locations where you can judge. https://bcoem.bluebonnetbrewoff.org/
Help is needed at these sites:
Mike Grover – North Carrollton Friday 2/17 7:00 PM Fruit Beers – 2 judges needed Saturday 2/18 9:00 AM Pale Bitter Lagers – 2 judges needed Saturday 2/18 1:00 PM Saison – 1 judge needed
Walter Hodges – South Carrollton Friday 2/17 7:00 PM Light Ale – 2 judges needed Saturday 2/18 9:00 AM English Porter and Stout – 2 judges needed
North Texas Homebrew Supply Friday 2/17 7:00 PM Strong Bitters – 2 judges needed but also need a head judge Saturday 2/18 9:00 AM Dark Lagers – 5 judges needed, one to be head judge Saturday 2/18 1:00 PM Specialty Cider – 3-5 judges needed, one to be head judge – Cider experience preferred
Mike and I are looking to fill out a few more slots for the upcoming Bluebonnet judging weekend. Review the list of open slots and register via the Bluebonnet BCOEM site – https://bcoem.bluebonnetbrewoff.org/
Judging experience is not required. Please contact me at the email address below if you can help or register yourself as a judge in BCOEM and sign up for our sessions.
Mike Grover’s Site (North Carrollton) Friday 2/10 7:00 to 10:00ish – Table 66 Sweet Stout (1 judge needed) Saturday 2/11 9:00 to Noon – Table 73 Specialty IPA (1 judge needed) Saturday 2/11 1:00 to 4:00ish – Table 89 Traditional Mead (3 judges needed)
Walter Hodges’ site (South Carrollton) Friday 2/10 7:00 to 10:00ish – Table 67 Strong British (3 judges needed) Saturday 2/11 9:00 to Noon – Table 70 American Porter and Stout (3 judges needed) Saturday 2/11 1:00 to 4:00ish – Table 71 Imperial Stout (1 judge needed)