April Brewday THIS Saturday!

Reminder, this Saturday, April 20, is the NTHBA April brewday. Jason Garland is our host. He and two others are brewing a pale ale. At the time of this posting, we have one additional person brewing. There is a possibility of rain, but we will have pop-up shelters for protection from any precipitation. We will get going around 9AM and lunch will be provided around noon.

Jason’s address is 3122 Meadowood Dr., Garland 75040. Map is HERE.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at [email protected].

Cheers!
Smitty

April Club Meeting Update / Reminder

Hello Everyone — Meeting tonight at Happy Hippie arriving at 6:30p and starting business at 7pm. Address: 500 Lockwood Dr, Richardson, TX 75080

Happy Hippie has now a new schedule, which they will be OPEN for the public today with an Open Mic event in the main tap room.

We will be seated at the outdoor covered patio by the side entrance. With that said, dress appropriately.

See you all there

Marcio

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 Volunteers needed

Hello All, Please find below bluebonnet communication requesting volunteers for Big Thirsty and Registration desk. If interested, follow the procedure and add your name in the google sheet (link below)

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. And yes, you may forward this to spouses or friends in order for them to sign up!

See you soonReni MorrissBluebonnet Brew-Off

Donations Coordinator

Club Meeting Tomorrow

Hello everyone, it is the time of the month for us to get together in our monthly club meeting.

As a reminder, tomorrow’s meeting will be at NTHBS where you can bring your Homebrew to share and taste delicious Homebrew from others. Club will provide food, meaning come hungry and thirsty!

When: March 12, 2024

Where: North Texas Homebrew Supply at 17811 Davenport Rd Suite 11, Dallas, TX 75252

Time: 6:30pm

See you all there tomorrow!

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

Limbo Challenge!

It is time to start planning for the 2024 Limbo Challenge. While we just finished with all of the Bluebonnet judging, it takes time to plan and prepare to ensure the Limbo competition runs smoothly. We will begin preliminary planning at our March officer meeting on 3/3. The contest dates have been set, the next thing is to review the categories to determine if any changes are wanted, and review other contest other parameters so we can update our website with the 2024 contest information. We want to complete this far enough ahead of entry dates so brewers can plan their brew days .

If you are interested in assisting with Limbo planning, please send an email to: [email protected].

Terry Olinger
2024 Limbo Challenge Director

Recap of Tuesday Meeting/Socials Update/Upcoming Events

I covered a lot of ground at last night’s meeting and wanted to provide a recap along with a rundown of the events this month.

Brewdays:

  • Brewdays will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month unless: 1) there is not a brewday that month, OR 2) there is a special event.
  • Brewdays will occur at the NTHBS unless someone volunteers to host at their place
  • Brewdays will require at least one volunteer to brew. Preferably, other brewers participate. You can bring your own equipment or brew on the store Gen 3 35L 240V Brewzilla.
  • See Club Calendar HERE for dates.

Club Meetups:

  • One per quarter with possibly one or two others added throughout the year. Stay tuned.
  • Q1 – Bluebonnet
  • Q2 – Pub Crawl possibly w/Dallas area clubs
  • Q3(September) – Oktoberfest @ Bavarian Grill
  • Q4 – Local brewery, likely Autonomous Society

Events this month:

  • Saturday, Jan 13 9am-3pm: Brewday at Mike Grover’s. As always, members are welcome to brew. Otherwise, please come by, socialize, and bring your homebrew for sharing and evaluation. More details HERE.
  • Saturday, Jan 20 6:30pm-???: Winter Party at James Smith’s.
    At the time of this post, the club will provide smoked pulled pork, sausage, and chicken.
    Bring an appetizer, side, or desert to share, along with your homebrew.
    We will award the Big Mohunker and Brewer Royale prizes.
    Bring your homebrew to share! Commercial beer allowed also. If you plan on bringing a keg, we have jockey boxes to serve your beer from. Please send an email to [email protected].
    More details HERE.
  • Saturday, Jan 27 8am – 3pm: Big Rig Brewday / Housewarming Party: 5pm till ???
    Some of you know that one of our longtime club members Wayne Yandell has a 1.5 bbl 3-vessel system that the club and others brew on from time to time. Several award-winning beers have been brewed on this system in recent years, including Labor of Love best of show and a Bluebonnet stein.
    A group from the club will be brewing a Czech Pilsner(BJCP 3B Czech Premium Pale Lager) on Saturday, Jan 27 starting at 8am. Anyone is welcome to attend and even help brew if you want. Wayne and his wife, Jennifer are graciously hosting a house warming party starting at 5pm as they have recently completed construction at their new residence on this beautiful property. Please RSVP to Wayne at his email address HERE. The address is HERE.

Club Parties:

I did not touch on club parties throughout the year for the benefit of anyone new. Last year, we had 4 club parties throughout the year and we plan to continue with that, assuming we get volunteer hosts. Aside from the Winter Party mentioned above, they are presently TBD as follows:

  • Spring Party: Sometime April-June timeframe.
  • Limbo Awards/Summer Party: Follows Limbo Judging in August
  • Fall/Oktoberfest Party: September/October

Stay tuned on these events throughout the year.

In conclusion, we have a busy slate of activities coming up this year. As I stated in the January Newsletter, our success as a club with these events relies on member attendance. We understand everyone is very busy and the likelihood for most of attending every event isn’t possible. Please plan to attend as many as you can. If you have ANY questions about brewdays and events, please do not hesitate to email me HERE.

Thanks!
“Smitty”

September Brew Day This Saturday!

Address: 4100 Camino Dr. Plano 75074

Starting at 9AM THIS Saturday, Sep 23, Smitty will be hosting the September Brew Day. Smitty and Mike Grover are brewing a Rauchbier. Others are encouraged to brew as well.

We will provide lunch. College football will be on, and undoubtedly a cigar session will occur sometime in the afternoon. Please bring homebrew or commercial beer to share, including/especially your homebrews to be evaluated. If you have any questions, please reach out to Smitty at [email protected].

Cheers!
Smitty

2023 Oktoberfest Follow up

Hello everyone, great meetup at 2023 Addison Oktoberfest.

Thanks for all that attended this event. Check some pics in the link below.

Click here

If you forgot to bring your stein home please contact me – I have 5 steins that were left on the tables at the event.

Cheers, Marcio