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

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

Warm Beer, Cold Women

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