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Shasta Society of Brewers Newsletter

April 2017

Greetings, SSOB’ers! Welcome, members and friends of the Shasta Society of Brewers! You are receiving this newsletter because you are or have been a member of the Society of Brewers, or you have shown an interest in our society. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining at our upcoming club meeting.

To stay on top of SSOB happenings, please check the calendar on our website, www.shastasob.org and on Facebook.

(If you do not wish to have the newsletter sent to your email address, please reply to this email with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Club address is:shastahomebrewers@gmail.com.)

Upcoming April Regular Meeting – The April meeting of the SSOB will be this coming Wednesday, April 5, at 6:00pm. We will be meeting at our usual location, NorCal Brewing Solutions, 1768 Churn Creek, Redding. Meetings last until 8:00pm. (For those new to the club, our usual monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. So mark your calendars!)


Chico Home Brew Club AHA/BJCP homebrew competition. The Chico Home Brew Club is hosting its 21st annual AHA/BJCP Homebrew competition. This is a nationwide competition available to anybody in the USA. Registration is open until Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 5p, so hurry!!!

Each entry requires $10 and (three) 12 ounce bottles with all identifying marks and labels removed (entries with labels or in anything other than 12oz bottles will not be allowed), there is no limit to how many entries you can submit. Judging will be held at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Big Room on April 23, 2017 at 10:00am. For more information or to register, visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1004227899720977/ or http://chicohomebrewcompetition.com/ .

Third Friday: April. This month’s social will be from 6p-8p on April 21, 2017. The location has yet to be determined, so please visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SSOHB/ for updates.

Big Brew Day and Campout. A club-only brewing and camping event on Saturday, May 6, 2017 starting at 8a. This is a great time to brew as a club and make beers for future events. Camping is optional. For more information, visit the Facebook event at https://goo.gl/uRmvdN and RSVP with John Dotter at 530-229-4531.

Chico Beer Invasion. This two-day event in Chico will be Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, featuring a distillery tour, a special engineering tour at Sierra Nevada Brewing, beer tastings at Chico establishments, and raffles. Event cost is $25/person to cover tours and raffle items. Visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1910033672565954 or talk with Tina H.

Shasta District Fair Judging. The club needs people to enter beers, judge beers and decorate our SSOB booth at the fair. This year’s theme is “A blue-jean kinda night”. More details to follow at our next SSOB meeting. Sign up with Tina H./Sue Nickell (chairperson) at the meeting or on the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1252923958090389).

Beer entries close Friday May 19th at 6pm and are $1.00 per entry per class (one entry per exhibitor per class). Use Entry Form – A online. Entries must be delivered to the fairgrounds by Saturday, June 17, 2017 between 8am and 6pm. Judging and booth decorating will be Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 9:30am. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tina H.

2017 Homebrew Con. The 39th annual AHA National Homebrewers Conference—aka Homebrew Con—will return to Minneapolis, MN on June 15-17, 2017. Conference registration is now open. For more details and to register, visit https://www.homebrewcon.org/registration/. Registration will be first come, first served.

Facebook Group: Join and Like! – We have three facebook groups connected with our club, two are members only (closed members and Board), and one is public. It is one of the best ways to keep up with what is happening with the club and individual club members and their shenanigans. We also want to publish pictures of our group and individual brewing and fun activities, so if you have any, please share!

Tasting Glasses and T-Shirts – Tasting glasses are available for purchase for $4 from the club. Remember, a tasting glass is complimentary for a new membership!

If you are interested in a new t-shirt from the latest batch, they are available at club meetings for $20 each.

Webmaster News –If you have some news or want to write up and article, please contact Robert at brewmasterrob67@gmail.com.

He is also continuing his “Brewer’s Spotlight” series. If you want to participate, let him know and he can email you a questionnaire. If you are a current SSOB member, please join our (closed) facebook group to find out some of the latest fun and see the pictures!

Cellarmaster News – Be sure to notify the cellarmaster, Victor, at the start of the club meeting if you have some homebrew samples to share with the club. And please, bring those homebrew samples to share! Consider if you would like a critical tasting of your brew, with BJCP sheets, and if so, let the cellarmaster know. Be prepared to talk about your beer and details on your process or recipe.

Don’t Forget 3rd Friday! – Here’s how it works:

-On the 3rd Friday of each month we choose a local business that serves beer to be our host for an informal gathering.

-It will be a purely social event, centered around getting to know your fellow club members better.

-All club members are welcome to join AND encouraged to bring significant others and/or friends that like beer and would be interested in meeting some of our club members.

Feel free to send this invite to all of your cool craft beer loving friends on Facebook too!

Check the club calendar at http://www.shastasob.org/calendar/ for details as it gets closer.

Check out the March Meeting Minutes! The last month’s meeting minutes are up, so check them out! You can go to our website http://www.shastasob.org and click on the top tab for the current general meeting minutes.

Contact Us – If you have any articles you would like to submit, suggestions for topics, email changes, or other newsletter business, contact Newsletter Editor Analia Bertucci at ak.bertucci@gmail.com or 530-680-6841. If you would like to unsubscribe, then reply to this email, shastahomebrewers@gmail.com with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

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