Aug 2012

The July meeting of the First State Brewers was held at the home of Jason Breault.

Brian Light volunteered to host the August meeting. (However since the meeting, Brian had something come up and can’t host. Instead, the August meeting will be held at the home of Joebob Jacobs.)

The September meeting will be held at the How Do You Brew store.

The October meeting will be held at the home of Bill King.

Steve Powell from Argilla Brewing attended and proposed a collaboration brew with a recipe to be designed from a consensus of FSB members on Facebook.

Bill King is a grandfather as of 10:59am July 19th. Congratulations to Bill!

Scott Bieber & Kent Spriggs announced they were asked to participate as novice judges at the Battle of the Brews. (It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it!)

Reminder, a $1 donation is requested at meetings to help cover the cost of website maintenance.

Here’s the attendance and beers brought by club members.

JoeBob JacobsPirate Porter, Saison Du Manor, Presidential IPA, Orange Blossom Lager
Tammy PerlotBlackberry Wit, Chamomile Wheat
Scott BieberKölsch, German Lager, IPA
Bill KingBlonde, Gluten Free, Vienna, Westvleteren 12
David ReeseKölsch
Dan WightmanStrawberry Blonde, Infectious IPA
Michael DenkoRaspberry Scotch/Strong Scotch
Jamie HendersonCream Ale
Steve PowellPizza
Jim KohlerCitra IPA
Jon ShueyBelgian Tripel (Brother Tun), Lemon Grass Wheat, Mead
Mike KohlerCitra IPA
Brian LightCherry Wheat, Roasted Jalapeno Pale Ale
Laura Palmer & Joel WildLips of Faith - Tart Lychee, Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Saint Somewhere Saison
Chris HigginsDIPA, CACA
Roy & Theresa SimonsonBanana Bread Clone
Harold WilliamsWarsteiner, Cherry Pilsner, Rye Ale
Marty DrinanTim's IPA & Full Sail Wreck The Halls
Kent SpriggsOak Pumkin Ale, Kölsch
Jason BreaultBlack IPA, Waffle Cone Porter, Belgian Dubbel, Belgian Trippel, Simcoe Screamer American IPA, and a Double IPA

As a fun way to learn brewing terms and study for the BJCP Entrance Exam, Scott Bieber designed the following beer quiz. I urge you all to take this quiz and test you knowledge! Beer Quiz

Tuesday, August 28th is the date of the Argilla/FSB collaboration brew release party at Argilla’s. More info on that will be sent out as we near the date.

Congratulations to the First State Brewers who received awards at the Battle of the Brews homebrewing competition at the Delaware State Fair in July!

Light Lager and Pilsner
1st place: Bill King, Bohemian Pilsner

Light and Amber Hybrid
1st place: Scott Bieber, Kölsch

European Lagers
3rd place: JoeBob Jacobs, Doppel Vision

English Pale Ale
1st place: Brian Verdine, Dam Yankee

Honorable Mention: Scott Perlot, Blackbird Porter

Indian Pale Ale
2nd place: Chris Higgins, DIPA

German Wheat and Rye
1st place: JoeBob Jacobs Hefewiezen

Fruit Beer
2nd place: David Francis, Rasbeeree
Honorable Mention: Tammy Perlot, Blackberry Wit

Best of Show
2nd place: Brian Verdine, Dam Yankee

You can view the complete results here!

By the way, if you haven’t joined the First State Brewers Facebook Group, you are missing out on a lot of great brewing discussion! We have lots of fun, too! This is different than the Facebook Page we have. The Group allows us to interact with one another. :-)

The August meeting will be held at the home of Joebob, Jacobs on Friday, August 24, at 7:30pm. NOTE, this is NOT the 3rd Friday of the month as usual.

JoeBob lives at 648 Churchmans Rd, Newark DE 19702.


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