The April Meeting was opened at 7:08 pm by the President Dave A at Kettles and Grain Home-brew Supply in Leesburg with a few announcements; Wort Share at Solace a success and competition scheduled for May 19th. Also, the Splinter Beer wood experiment will be conducted at the May meeting on 5/2. Come taste 10 beers that were aged on different woods.
In addition, an around the room introduction welcoming 3 new members, a Matt the younger, Ashley, and Shawn. 14 Howlers in attendance.
April Brewers Choice Beer lineup
Jmark – Blonde Ale, 8 lb of pale with wheat and crystal malts, Galena and Cascade hops with 3470 lager yeast. Light and ready for Spring.
Matt P – Fat Tire clone, slight tweak with a little biscuit malt to the recipe, what’s that gravity again?… pretty good beginning beer…
Matt T – Pear Saison, yes foraging on the job site and baked for sanitation, very good
Jmark – Cider with Apricot and Apple, bells saison yeast, yes was part of the pod cast Brewlosophy inspired
Matt T – Raspberry Sour – Golden Promise and wheat, of course ‘Frankenstein’ yeast, not scary at all, actually quite pleasing mmm
Don Y – NEIPA with the rage of Norwegian Voss Kveik beast of a yeast. keg hopped, yeah
Jukka – Mystery Beer, looks like a brown ale, ingredients of a brown ale; Vienna, victory, honey, midnight wheat, must be a brown ale…
Brent – Milk Stout, lactose, EKG, London Ale 013, solid milk stout
Chip – Barley Rye Porter, with a coffee addition, roasted barley, rye, rice hulls, MO, EKG hops, and it’s go time
Tom p – Another barrel aged porter, wheat whisky from West Fork in Indiana barrel, standard recipe with MO, chocolate, malts, american hops and 04 yeast, 4 months in the barrel
Chip – Imperial Oatmeal Stout – Extra Special malt, no not kidding, Xtra Special, what? a 10 gal batch with molasses to kick it up a notch
That was a good one, brewers choice always come with variety and goodness. Thanks to all brewers for the contributions and extra special award to a few brewers with multiple entries.
See you May 2nd and K & G for the Splinter Beer tasting experiment.
tom p. secretary