Joshua Walton & Randy Grogan for their Imperial Stout, Mark Rendon and his Irish Stout and David Bierschenk with a Irish Stout.
Shout out to the judges, Jimmy Orkin, Mike Grover, Matt Parulis, Terry Olinger and North Texas Homebrew Supply for allowing us their store for few hours. Reminder you collect Brewer Royale points for being a COC judge.
You can see the results over at coc.nthba.org and download your score sheet.
Thanks again to all who entered, the next COC will be May, registration will open May 1st and close the day of the May club meeting.
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.
Reminder, the March Club Only Competition (COC) registration closes at 5pm tomorrow, March 14th and your entries of 2 bottles need to be turned in at the club meeting at Four Bullets Brewery Tuesday evening. If you can’t make the meeting, please reach out to me and we can make other arrangements.
You can register your entry and print off labels at coc.nthba.org
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 Bluebonnet Brew-Off Login is this Saturday, the 4th. Please come help if you can.
The process involves unpacking entries, putting stickers on the bottles and sorting the entries into boxes. Then an audit step and the boxes go home with the Site Hosts. It goes pretty fast but it takes a few people.
We have been asked to get some folks there early so we can be actively logging in entries by 9am. Several of us will be getting there at 8am.
Login is at: Peace Lutheran Church, 941 W Bedford Euless Rd, Hurst, TX 76053
It is a chance to hang out with members of other clubs in the area. Come join us!
Of the January COC (did you really think you won the lottery ?)
Congratulations to Marcio Fazzani with his Old Ale, Terry Olinger with a Ordinary Bitter and Mark Rendon with his English Porter.
Special thanks to Steve Eppelman and James Smith for judging and extra thanks to Smitty for allowing us to take over his place for few hours. Reminder you collect Brewer Royale points for being a COC judge.
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.