November SAAZ BREWZletter

November SAAZ BREWZletter

Brought to you by Platinum Sponsor


Next Meeting:

Sunday, November 19th, 2:00 pm
World of Beer, Viera
2290 Town Center Ave
Melbourne, FL 32940

Come to the next SAAZ meeting of 2017 and enjoy a beer with your SAAZ friends!
Outside food is welcome.  Also, feel free to bring along a homebrew or two to share with the group.  And while there, support our sponsor and order a draft or two from their selection.

During the meeting you can go ahead and pay your 2018 dues and and submit nominations for next year’s SAAZ officers.

This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome. Must be 21 to consume alcohol.

Officer Elections

Just a reminder, officer elections for 2018 will be taking place in December at the Christmas Party/Meading.  Start thinking of members to nominate for any of the officer positions.  If you can’t remember what the positions are, check the bottom of this newsletter.

SAAZ Intraclub Brew Challenge
SAAZ quarterly Intraclub Brew Challenges will continue in 2017. We would like to encourage more brewing in the club and provide more feedback to our brewers. Each quarter the club will announce the challenge ingredient/style and requirements.

1) Must be a current SAAZ Member with 2017 Dues paid.
2) Sign-up for the challenge at a meeting – General or Officer. The supplies for each challenge are limited and to keep things fair for all we will not accept sign-ups at any other time.
3) Must pick up special ingredient at a SAAZ Meeting (General or Officer), we will not make special arrangements to deliver items.
4) Bring 6 – 12 oz bottles or a 64 oz growler of your beer to the designated meeting for judging.
5) SAAZ will provide a prize for the winner of the challenge. We also encourage you to enter into upcoming homebrew competitions to win even more!
6) If you fail to participate in a challenge it will affect your ability to partake in future challenges.

CHALLENGE #1 – Hop Salad

For this challenge participants blindly picked three ounces of mystery hops and designed a beer around them, any style of their choosing.  Entries for this challenge were judged at our January meeting at Coasters.  The winner of this Challenge was Billy Dawson with a California Common.

CHALLENGE #2 – IRISH you were Beer!

Starting in January we began giving brewers Kent Goldings hops to use in their next brew. Beers for this Challenge must be from BJCP Category 15 – 15A Irish Red Ale, 15B Irish Stout or 15C Irish Extra Stout. The winner of this Challenge was Dan Shirah with an Irish Extra Stout.

CHALLENGE #3 – Fruit Challenge

Starting at the Spring Party interested club members can draw a fruit to use in their next brew.  Entries will be judged at the Summer Party this Saturday, June 17.  And the winner of this challenge was Eric Essenwein with a Lime Wheat beer.

CHALLENGE #4 – Operation Festbier

Starting at the July meeting interested club members can pick up some noble hops (limited supply) to be used in a German style beer.  Entries will be judged at SAAZtoberfest.
The winner of this challenge was Chris Jojola with a Maibock.  Congrats, Chris!

CHALLENGE #5 – Cooking with Beer!

Judging for this challenge will take place at the meeting on November 19th at World of Beer.


Judging for this challenge will take place at the MEADing on December 16th.

Commander SAAZ!!!

Check the results.

Woof, Wag and Wiggle
December 9th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wickham Park Pavilion
Melbourne, FL

This is an annual event that has gone on for years, hosted by Coastal Boxer Rescue.  For the first time SAAZ will be supporting this event.  We will have a table where we will be serving samples of homebrew.  If you’re able to brew up a beer for this event, or attend and help serve, please let one of our officers know.  If nothing else you’re welcome to come out and enjoy the event, bring your dog(s) and check out the awesome raffle and silent auction items.


Upcoming Events


November meeting – November  19th, World of Beer, 2290 Town Center Ave, Melbourne, FL 32940

Woof, Wag and Wiggle – December 9th, Wickham Park Pavilion, Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32901

Christmas Party/MEADing – December  16th, Webb’s House

SAAZ Library
The SAAZ Library is full of great books and magazines to help make you a better brewer. You can view the entire list of publications here. If you see something that interests you, simply send an email to the librarian with your name and the publication title, and the Librarian will bring it to the next monthly member meeting.




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Feedback/Contact Us
We need your help! We are very interested 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 to

Contact Us:

President: Brian Cavins –

First VP/Competition Coordinator: Nathan Gray-

Second VP/Party & Event Planner: Susie Markey –

Secretary/Membership: Chris Jojola –

Treasurer: Anne Gregg –

Newsletter/Webmaster: Billy Dawson –

Librarian: Brian Cavins –


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