Beer Quotes & Wisdom

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline-it

helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear

weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -- Frank Zappa

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

2018 December Meeting

The theme this year is Beers of the World - from 2nd tier countries.
We were looking for beers from none of the countries known for their brewing prowess.
Like Belgium, Germany, UK, USA, Canada or Mexico.

We really came through with beers from 4 continents and 12 countries.

European beers;
Iceland:   Einstok Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale 5.6 ABV
Norway:  Haand Bryggeriet Norse Porter Porter 6.5 ABV
                Haand Bryggeriet Norwegian Wood Smoked Juniper 6.5 ABV
Finland:   Sinebrychoff Porter Baltic Porter 7.2 ABV
Russia:    Jaws Brewery Looking For A Human Flemish Red 5.6 ABV
                Jaws Brewery V.I. Russian Imperial Stout  10.5 ABV
Italy:       Troll Geisha Barleywine 12.0 ABV
Holland:  De Molen Pek & Veren Smoked Stout 8.0 ABV
Greece:    Mythos Lager 4.7 ABV

Asian Beers;
Japan:     Hitachino XH Brown Ale 8.0 ABV
               Hitachino White Ale Wit 5.5 ABV
China:    Haidilao Lager 5.0 ABV
New Zealand:  8 Wired Gypsy Funk Sour Pale Ale7.5 ABV
                        8 Wired Wild Feijoa Sour 6.7 ABV
                        8 Wired The Big Smoke Rauchbier 6.2 ABV

African Beer;
Kenya:   Tusker Lager 4.2 ABV

South America;
Brazil:   Sul Americana 5.0 ABV

We also had a few non-qualified beers show up.
But not to be discriminatory, we had these as a warm up and cool down from the meat of the meeting.
Not pictured were 3 meads from Paco and a 10 year old Holiday Spiced Ale from Mike & Jason.

All told, 15 people, 24 beers & 3 meads = good meeting.

What was your favorite?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Dec. 2016 Meeting

The off-site meeting this month had the theme of German Beers.
8 of us brought in a very nice variety of beers.
21 different beers in total.
Warsteiner Premium Verum 4.8% Pilsner
Kulmbacher Edelherb 4.9% Pilsner
St. Pauli Girl 4.9% Helles
Hofbrau Original 5.1% Helles
Weihenstephaner Original 5.1% Helles
Erdinger Weissbier 5.3% Hefeweizen
Hacker Pschorr Weiss 5.5% Hefeweizen
Weinhenstephaner Hefeweissbier 5.4% Hefeweizen
Paulener Hefe-Weizen Naturtrub 5.5% Hefeweizen
Schneider Weisse Original Tap 7 5.4% Hefeweizen
Schneider Weisse Unser Aventinus Tap 6 8.2% Weizenbock
Weihenstephaner Vitus 7.7% Weizenbock
Paulener Oktoberfest Marzen 5.8% Marzen
Edelstoff Augustiner 5.6% Dortmunder
Warsteiner Premium Dunkel 4.8% Munich Dunkel
Munchshof Schwartzbier 4.9% Schwartzbier
Paulaner Salvator 7.9% Doppelbock
Ayinger Celebrator 6.7% Doppelbock
Aventinus Eisbock 12% Eisbock
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Ur-Bock 6.5% Smoked Bock
1809 Berliner Weiss 5% Berliner Weiss

Saturday, May 14, 2016

2016 Big Brew Collaboration at Half Moon.

11 brewers bravely turned out this year on a very windy and chilly morning.

John T. maxed out his mash tun inside the Half Moon, and we brewed up 120 gallons of the Half Moon's Stop Light City Red wort this year, the 9th time we've held this here.

 Several new brewers made their first Big Brew in addition to some of the usual suspects that haven't missed one yet.

As usual, it will be interesting to see what all the variations will bring.  There were added sugars, honey, spices and a plethora of hops to give each brew its own personal touch.

As usual, it is hard to get an actual good photo of a bunch of homebrewers.  They always seem to be standing around staring at the ground.
Start them young.
Start them right
Brew softly and stir with a big stick

Did I mention it was a chilly day?

Friday, April 22, 2016


Farewell to all of my friends in the club. I will miss you. Keep brewing. Jeff

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sept. '14 Club Brew

We had a demonstrative homebrew session in front of the new Backalley Brewing shop (aka Kokomo Cycling & Fitness) on Sept 28th.
We had 7 brewers set up their equipment brewing quite the variety of beers.  From sweet stouts to Belgian Golden Strong, an IPA & a sour.
Dave, Mike & Cary brewed kits.  Johnny brewed extract.  Larry, Mike & Jason went full mash & Tom did his mash at home and brought the wort in kegs.
The Margaritaville tailgate BBQ cooker Larry attached to the back of Dave's truck kept everyone well fed thanks to Susie, Kim & Jon.  Mike and/or Jason also brought some BBQ of their own for sandwiches.

We had several newbies in attendance to learn what it takes to brew.  We even had some passer-bys stop to see what was going on and ask questions.
The club bar was set up inside with 4 taps running.

After the last drop was chilled and safely put into its primary, those remaining went inside to watch the Colts pull off a nice victory.
All in all, it was a beautiful day to brew outside, good company, good food and a very good time.  We will definitely be doing this again.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Dead Spider Brewery Vent Hood

Brewery got a vent hood today at their new location. I think it turned out well considering it was a one off sheet metal job.

Warm Beer, Cold Women

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