This month we covered a lot of upcoming events and competitions, including deciding to send Mike Lebben's porter to the AHA Club Only Competition. Our style of the month was cream ales, so I gave a quick run-down of the style and we tried a commercial example (New Glarus Spotted Cow.) Of course everyone bolted down the calibration beer in seconds instead of tasting along with my presentation. Like herding cats I tell you! Homebrewers are a thirsty and independent lot. We had six home-brewed examples and the winner of the Golden Mash Paddle for the month was Keith Brady, with Mike Behrendt following close behind. I was totally skunked, but I'm used to it. One of our members, Matt, managed to wheedle a fantastic prize for this contest from one of the Rogue Public Houses which was really a fun addition to the paddle. I actually plan on continuing this tradition with the paddle winner getting a prize each month in the future.
|Keith shows off his prize!|
|Dead soldiers, with Scott and Mike in background|
As always, a great night and a not so great next morning! Thanks to all the old JABbers, and the new members who bring new ideas and fire to the club.