In this edition:
- Blowoff from the Prez
- Secretary’s Report
- 2013 Dues
- SAAZ Library
- Upcoming Events
- Next Meeting - May 19th
- Upcoming Competitions
- Beers Available in the Area
- SAAZ on Facebook
SAAZ Platinum Sponsor
Blow off from the Prez
Q: How do you know when a bee has had too much to drink?
A: He starts to have a buzzzzzz.
Q: What’s the difference between the NC State football team and Cheerios?
A: Cheerios belong in a bowl!
May Birthdays – Happy Birthday!
Don’t see your name (and your birthday is in May)? It could be that Kevin doesn’t have a completed membership form from you. Ask him for one at the next meeting so we can include you!
The year is almost halfway over! That means you have surely renewed your membership so you can continue to enjoy all of the fun that comes with it!
Individual Membership = $15
Couple’s Membership = $25
Lifetime Membership = $150
Dues can be paid to the Treasurer (Anne Gregg) at any club meeting or online at our website via PayPal Click here to pay.
You don’t want to miss out on the benefits of membership!
Have you ever wanted to read up on how to make different styles of beer?
Or perhaps you would like to see different techniques for brewing.
If so, the SAAZ Library may have what you are looking for!!
You can view the entire list of publications Here.
If you see something that interests you, simply send an email to SAAZLibrarian@gmail.com with your name and the publication title, and the Librarian will bring it to the next monthly member meeting.
Beer School @ The Broken Barrel Tavern
It may be graduation time for many out there, but class is in session at The Broken Barrel Tavern. We’ll have the next installment of Beer School on Saturday, May 18th.
Beer School 101 – Intro to Beer. This overview class will provide the basics of beer, styles and the brewing process. There will even be samples of each of the topics. Class begins at 12:00 noon, don’t be late or you’ll have a detention. Cost – FREE! *All participants must be 21 or older*
Beer School 202 – Sour Ales. This class will dive into the tart and tangy styles of sour beers. We’ll discuss, learn and sample (that’s right, there’s a practical component to this class too!). Class begins at 3:00pm. Cost – $10.00/person. *All participants must be 21 or older*
See you in class!
© 2012 The Broken Barrel Tavern
SAAZ has a new fundraiser and needs your help. We want to raise money to support club brewing, education and fun trips/pub crawls.
We are hosting a 4K beer run with homebrew at the start, end and each 1K along the way. We need lots of help to make this successful.
Everyone mark your calendar to help volunteer or run the Bottoms Up Beer Run 8/17/13 at 6:30pm.
I need brewers to help brew the beer for the run, SAAZ will reimburse you.
Please email Anne Gregg if you can help (email@example.com).
We realize that the beer you provide for events such as those above does not magically appear and cost you nothing. Therefore, SAAZ will be implementing a new policy to help reimburse you for the beer you bring to events.
1/2 keg – $20
Full keg – $40
All reimbursement requests can be given to the Treasurer.
Next Meeting – May 19th (Sunday)
This month’s meeting will be at Crispy’s Beer and Wine Bar in Rockledge.
Sunday, May 19th at 2pm
Crispy’s Beer and Wine Bar
604 Barnes Blvd
Rockledge, FL 32955
Click Here for directions.
As always, bringing homebrew to share is strongly encouraged, but please respect our gracious host and leave commercial beers at home.
Next-Next Meeting: June 15th (Saturday) Summer Party, 10:30am setup, noon party!
AHA Club Only
Think your homebrew club makes some pretty good beer? Have you ever wondered how it stacks up against other clubs’ beer?
The American Homebrewer’s Association Club-Only Competition (COC) program offers AHA-Registered Homebrew Clubs an opportunity to compete with other AHA-registered homebrew clubs. Each competition concentrates attention on a specific style of beer or mead, giving our club the opportunity to educate club members in these styles by focusing on them at club meetings or tasting events.
All AHA-registered homebrew clubs are eligible to compete in the COC. Each club may only send one entry per competition. So, bring your homebrew to the April meeting for the next COC!!
Hosted by Stan Backlund and the Hangtown Association of Zymugry Enthusiasts club of Placerville, CA, this competition covers BJCP categories 1-23 where 50% or more of the fermentable sugars must come from the use of malt extract.
So, bring your eligible homebrew to the April meeting and some of our resident expert judges will determine which beer should represent our club!! If your beer is chosen, SAAZ will reimburse you for shipping!!
Upcoming Florida Competitions:
A Walk on the Wild Side
Special Hoperations invites you to come take a walk on the wild side.
Special Hoperations, a homebrew club in Tampa Florida, would like to pass along the follow information regarding our upcoming Sour and Brett Beer (mead and cider, too) competition. In order to make it easy for all to enter, we are asking for only two bottles and most bottles are accepted regardless of size or manner in which the bottle was capped. It means extra work for us, but we don’t mind. We know these are time consuming beers to make and therefore we accept the extra effort and care it will take to logistically handle different bottle sizes and caps during cellaring and judging to ensure your beers are stored and served properly.
Registration opens May 3rd and closes on June 1st.
Visit http://www.specialhoperations.org/wildside/ for more details.
The 2013 Hogtown Brew-Off
Will be held again at the beautiful Kanapaha Botanical Gardens May 24-25, 2013.
Kanapaha will be the site of judging Friday and Saturday, the Wild Boar Keg Competition Saturday afternoon, and the gala awards banquet Saturday night.
Entry Window Will Open On April 22, 2013
Details of locations, times, etc. are available at http://miamihomebrew.org/
Meadllennium is one of the nation’s premier, MEAD-ONLY competitions.
Meadllennium will be held this year on June 8, 2013 in Sanford Florida.
Registration is now open!
If you are interested in coming to help judge these delicious meads, visit
our Facebook Event Page for all of the details and late breaking news.
Nice weather and good mead – what a great combination!
Check out the homebrewers association website for a list of the 2012 club-only competitions on the schedule.
Attention all SAAZ members!
Once again we will be rewarding our member(s) that has the highest point total in the Florida circuit in both the Beer and Mead categories.
Be sure to submit your favorite brews to the various statewide competitions.
Current list of competition winners:
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Craft Beers Available in the Area
Coasters Pub (Indian Harbor Beach) – Facebook
World of Beer – Viera – Facebook
Crispy’s Beer & Wine Bar – Facebook
Complete beer listing for Crispy’s is available using Findmytap.
SAAZ Platinum Sponsor
SAAZ on Facebook
Do you want to stay up to date on SAAZ events?
Then be sure to like the SAAZ page on Facebook!
Do you have some homebrew supplies that you don’t use anymore? Maybe you upgraded or maybe you prefer another product? Consider bringing your dusty supplies to the next meeting for the raffle. We have brewers of all experience levels, so I am sure we can put any brewing supplies to use!
We need your help! We are very interesting in improving the club and we’d like to hear what you think. If you have comments or suggestions about the Newsletter, Website, Activities, or the Club in general, please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All feedback is welcomed! For example you can:
- Share a topic for Beer Education
- Share your Review of a Beer
- Correct something in the newsletter or website
- Express a criticism about anything related to the club
- Offer a suggestion to improve the club
We want to hear from you! Email email@example.com.