Jan 2014

The December meeting of the First State Brewers was held at the home of Brian Verdine & Moriah Guise.

On Thursday, 12/12, four members of FSB were guests on the local radio program “Thirsty Thursdays” hosted by WDEL’s own Rick Jensen.  Scott Bieber, Brian Light, Ralph Barthold, and Amy Bullard represented the club.  This is something that Rick would like to do quarterly, with the next session having a focus on gluten free beers.  If anyone has any expertise in this area of brewing, please contact Brian Light to coordinate for next time!

Club officer elections took place with the following results:

  • President – Brian Light
  • Vice President – Ralph Barthold
  • Treasurer – Chuck McKenna
  • Secretary – Moriah Guise

Congratulations officers!

Chuck McKenna is in the process of organizing another Siebel Off Flavor Tasting in February. If you missed the last one, here’s another chance! The tasting will be held on Monday, February 10th at 6:00 PM at Klondike Kate’s in Newark, DE. The cost will be $35 per person, with minimum of 12 people.  If you are interested please get in touch with Chuck ASAP to pay for your ticket.  The cost of the kit is going up by a significant amount after the new year so Chuck would like to purchase it before then.  There is a maximum of 20 people for this event, so don’t wait to sign up or you will likely miss out – the last tasting was sold out.  Chuck created an event on Facebook – check there for details!  The address for Klondike Kate’s is 158 East Main Street, Newark, DE.

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

Roy & Theresa SimonsonIron Hill Riverfront IPA
Scott BieberIPA
Dean HutchersonGinger Beer & Sage Ale
Jason BreaultIIPA, Bohemian Pils
Tom O'SheaOaked Spiced Holiday Ale, Victory Dark Intrigue
Jeff RambergLeinenkugel's Vanilla Stout
David ReeseKolsch
Chuck McKennaPeat Smoked Stout
Zack SimonelliDFH Piercing Pils
Moriah Guise/Brian VerdineBlack IPA & Squash Ale

Special January Meeting

The January 2014 meeting will be a special event featuring Author John Palmer around Water Quality and sponsored by LaMotte, makers of the BrewLab water analysis kit.   This special meeting event will be held at Twin Lakes Brewery (4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE) on Wednesday 1/15 at 7:30 pm.

Due to space constraints RSVP’s are required and may be strictly enforced.

(A meeting notice has already been sent and RSVPs have been received.)

The following have sent their RSVP for this event:

Twin LakesJohn PalmerRSVP List
Chris SamaRobert MasonBlair Hickman
Chuck McKennaDave ClarkZack Simoncelli
Ron PriceJoseph SchönbergerRC Drummond
David HendersonScott BieberAndrew Coughlan
Dan YoppStefan TalabiscoRyan Clifford
Ian HannaAmy BullårdDaniel Howell
Kent SpriggsDavid ReeseSteve Morris
Ralph BartholdJon WillamsJoebob Jacobs
Craig WensellMrs WilliamsJerry Hill
Brian WorrilowGus ZeissigAlicia Daugherty
Scott PerlotBill KingDavid Gobris
Tammy PerlotMoriah GuiseJim Daugherty
Chris HaugBrian Verdin

If you are not on the RSVP list, we unfortunately have to ask that you do not attend. We would really hate to have to turn anyone away at the door.  :-(

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