September 2017 Newsletter

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Shasta Society of Brewers Newsletter

September 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, 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:

Upcoming Regular Meeting – The next meeting of the SSOB will be this coming Wednesday, September 6, 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!)


2017 Oaktoberfest. This competition is open to German beer styles only, and the Grand Prize winner will be able to brew their winning entry at the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco. Entry dates are from August 12 to 25, 2017, competition judging is on September 23, 2017, and the awards will be announced on September 30, 2017 at the Oaktoberfest Main Stage (TBD). There are 3 entry locations: Oak Barrel in Berkeley, More Beer in San Leandro, and Hoptech in Dublin. For more information and to register, visit the event website at

Third Friday: September. This month’s social is cancelled due to a concurrent event (NCHF). Please visit Facebook at for updates.

2017 Northern CA Homebrewers Festival. The 20th annual NCHF will be September 15-16, 2017. Tickets were on sale mid-July. For more information, contact Tina H or visit

SSOB Bottle-Share and Potluck. This event will be September 22 at 6:30p. The Eckerts have offered to host the event and will be making carnitas with guacamole and salsa verde. Those going should bring 3 bottles to share and a side dish. For more information, visit the Facebook event at

2017 Redding Beer and Wine Festival. This event will be September 30, 2017 and is themed as “A Downtown Art Affaire”. Please keep checking for more information.

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

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 for details as it gets closer.

Check out the August Meeting Minutes! The last month’s meeting minutes are up, so check them out! You can go to our website 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 or 530-680-6841. If you would like to unsubscribe, then reply to this email, with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

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