UPCOMING EVENTS

  • July 27th........2-9pm..............Session Fest at Bruce's
  • August 17th............................BEERSTOCK
  • August 24th............................August Meeting at Oggie's
  • January 2020.........................annual Imperial Fest
  • February 2020........................annual Strangebrewary - unusual homebrews
  • March 2020............................annual Wood Fest-homebrews aged on wood
  • April 2020...............................annual Bottle Fermented/Cask Fest homebrews

Hop Fest Winners

The winners of our June Hop Fest are: First Place with 26 points went to Dave C. for his Enabler IPA. Second Place with 24 points went to Brad M. for his GMC NEIPA. Third Place with 22 points went to Dave F. for his Hop Revenge. Honorable Mention with 16 points went to Bruce Z. for his Pliney the Elder clone. We had 10 entries and 21 club members voted. Congratulations to All!

HOP FEST/JUNE MEETING, new shirt order deadline 6/22 and SESSION FEST/JULY MEETING

The WSB will have their first HOP FEST at our June Meeting Saturday June 22nd from 2-6pm and will be hosted by Brad at his place west of Silverdale. Bring your hoppy homebrew entries in 3 22oz bottles or the equivalent and label them with the name of your brew. We will vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places and there will be prizes. Please bring a potluck dish and other brews to share. You may also want to bring a chair, taster glass and bottled water. Diane will be taking orders and payment for new WSB shirts at this meeting. More info in the 5/31 Newsletter.

The WSB will have their first SESSION FEST at our July Meeting Saturday July 27th from 2-9pm and will be hosted by Bruce at his place in Hansville. Bring you Session brew (4.5%abv or lower) in 3 22oz bottles or the equivalent and label them with the name of your brew. We will vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places and there will be prizes. Please bring a potluck dish and other session brews to share. You may also want to bring a chair, taster glass and bottled water. More info is in the 7/9 Newsletter.

BEERSTOCK is Saturday August 17th and Oggie is our organizer.

The Annual "Garden of Eatin"" Meeting is Saturday August 24th and is hosted by Oggie and Wendy and is usually a fruit themed Meeting. September Meeting will be hosted by Don and Sarah, October Meeting will be hosted by Curt and Diane and November Meeting will be hosted by Alan.

Cask Fest Winners

Thank You to All who attended and entered Cask Fest. First Place with 18 points went to Zach for his Flanders Red. Second Place with 12 points went to Oggie for his La Fin du Sobre. Tied for Third Place with 10 points each went to Steve for his Schwartzbier and Brad for his English Dark Mild. Honorable Mention with 9 points went to Oggie for his Delirium Tremens. Congratulations to All!

BIG BREW!

The annual BIG BREW! event is Saturday May 4th starting at 9:30 am. The worldwide Toast to Homebrewing is 10am our time. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 4/29.

Meetings

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Wood Fest Winners

Thank You to all who attended our annual homebrew Wood Fest and Thank You to Western Red for hosting. First Place with 24 points was Terry for his Foreign Stout with oak chips aged on Jim Beam. Second Place with 21 points (5 1st place votes) was Zach for his Oaked Belgian Dark Strong Ale. Third Place with 21 points (2 1st place votes) was Paul for his Coconut Honey Amber. Honorable Mention with 18 points was Zach for his Oaked Russian Imperial Stout. Congratulations to All! For upcoming Meetings and Sessions scroll down below.

Strangebrewary Winners

Thank You to all who joined in at our Strangebrewary Meeting. 28 people voted. In the Strangest Category: 1st Place was Smoked Sour Jalapeno Pineapple by Brad and Steve with 53 points-2nd Place was Red Fruit and Mint Imperial Stout by Alex with 41 points-3rd Place was Honey Nut Beerios by Dan with 24 points-Honorable Mention was Green Tea and Honey Pale by Alex with 16 points and Oyster Stout by Ryan with 15 points.
In the Tastiest Category: 1st Place was Sour Dubbel by Brad with 45 points-2nd Place was Fignum Opus by Dave with 28 points-3rd Place was Smoked Sour Jalapeno Pineapple by Brad and Steve with 21 points-Honorable Mention was Blackberry Weizenbock by Terry with 20 points. Congratulations to All!

New Club Officers and Upcoming Meetings

The West Sound Brewers elected new club officers for 2019: President is Dan R., Vice-President is David W., Treasurer is Vic K., Co-Secretaries are Ernie and Marti G. and Special Events Organizer is Oggie. Congratulations to All! Diane D. is in charge of ordering new club shirts.

Wednesday January 16th from 6:30-8:30pm is our next Q&A SESSION. Dave Dodge - brewer/owner of Bad Bulldogs Brewery in Bremerton will be our guest speaker and the Session will take place in the brewery. Dave will be discussing and asking for suggestions on collaborating with the WSB and is offering a dedicated tap. The brewery has a one barrel system and a three barrel system. Bad Bulldogs does offer light snacks and you may bring in your own food. Please order your beer before you enter the Session. We will also be discussing new upcoming Pro-Am competitions. Diane will also be taking orders/money for the new WSB shirts. More info is in the Newsletter emailed 1/1/19.

Saturday JANUARY 19th from 1-6pm is our IMPERIAL BREW TASTING (fka Barleywine Meeting). Bring a commercial or homebrew of any style that is 8% abv or above. Please bring a potluck dish to share and don't forget your taster glass and bottled water. There will be a TIP JAR for use of the space, so please bring small cash. Diane will also be taking orders/money for the new WSB shirts. It is highly recommended to have a designated driver since these brews are very strong. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 1/1/19.

Monday February 25th from 6:30-8:30pm is our scheduled Q&A SESSION and our guest speaker is Denver, the brewer of Western Red Brewing in Poulsbo. The Session will take place in the taproom. Come by earlier for dinner and beer: Western Red does serve hotdogs. Denver will be discussing his time homebrewing, how Western Red came about and maybe more pro-am collaborations.

Sunday FEBRUARY 17th from 2-6pm is our annual STRANGEBREWARY MEETING. This is a friendly competition with prizes for Strangest and for Tastiest Homebrew. Brew up something unusual and bring your entry in 3 22oz bottles or a growler or the equivalent and label them with the name of your brew. While we are waiting for everyone to arrive we can share other homebrews. At 3pm we will start tasting the Strangebrewary entries and take notes and then vote. We will announce the winners at 5pm. Please bring a potluck dish to share and don't forget your taster glass and bottled water. Sorry, no one under 21 is allowed in the meeting space. There will be a TIP JAR for use of the space, so please bring small cash. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 1/1/19.

Monday March 11th from 6:30-8:30pm is our Q&A SESSION with brewmaster Bill Poss of Cash Brewing in Old Town Silverdale. Come by earlier for dinner or order your beer and food at the bar before you enter the Session which will be at the back of the restaurant.

MARCH is our fourth annual homebrew WOOD FEST and will take place in Poulsbo on Saturday March 23rd from 2-6pm. This is a friendly competition with prizes for the best homebrew aged in or on wood. Bring your entry in 3 22oz bottles or a growler or the equivalent and label them with the name of your brew. While we are waiting for everyone to arrive we can enjoy the taproom beers or share other homebrews. Please bring a potluck dish to share and don't forget your taster glass and bottled water. There will be a TIP JAR for use of the space, so please bring small cash. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 2/16/19.

Wednesday April 10th from 6:30-8:30pm is our Q&A SESSION with Jeff Scott, owner and brewer of Dog Days Brewing in downtown Bremerton 260 4th Street. The session will be by the front windows. Bring in your own food and order your beer at the counter before entering the Session. Later in the year Dog Days will be brewing club member Lou's pro-am "Bosque Blond".

Saturday APRIL 20th from 2-6pm at Ernie and Marti's is our annual homebrew BOTTLE FERMENTED/CASK FEST. This is a friendly competition with prizes for the best homebrew that is bottle fermented or served from cask or vessel that does not need CO2 for dispensing. Start researching! Please bring your entry in 3 22oz bottles or cask and label them with the name of the brew. Don't forget your taster glass and bottled water. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 4/8.

Saturday MAY 4th is BIG BREW! An annual American Homebrewers Association event that is held worldwide. The Toast to Homebrewing is 10am our time. Homebrew clubs determine their own location and club members bring their own brewing equipment and brew all day. You may choose the AHA recipe or use your own. The West Sound Brewers will brew again this year in Poulsbo starting at 9:30am. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 4/29.

Thursday May 16th from 6:30-8:30pm is our May Q&A SESSION and will be at Bent Bine Brewery 23297 State Rote 3 in Belfair. Our guest speaker is owner/brewer Tim Masbruch. The Session will take place in the taproom. Please bring in your own food. Later in the year Bent Bine will be brewing club member Oggie's pro-am "Brown Malt Imperial Brown".

JUNE 22nd Meeting and HOP FEST (another homebrew competition with prizes) will be hosted by Brad. JULY 1st is the 25th Anniversary of Olympic Brewing Supply in East Bremerton. JULY Meeting and SESSION FEST will be hosted by Bruce in Hansville and we will have a homebrew small beer competition and prizes for brews that are 4.5% abv or lower. August 17th is the 10th Annual BEERSTOCK in Orting. The AUGUST Meeting is Saturday August 24th and is hosted by Oggie, the OCTOBER Meeting is hosted by Curt and Diane and NOVEMBER Meeting is hosted by Alan.

December and January Meetings

The December Meeting is Saturday December 15th from 3-7pm and will be held in the meeting space at Bad Bulldogs Brewery in Bremerton. The theme is Winter Brews (homebrews or commercial) and is also potluck. Don't forget your taster glass. We will be selecting our new Club Officers and will have our annual "Bring a Bottle - Take a Bottle" exchange. Please park in the Safeway parking lot north side.

The January Meeting is Saturday January 19th from 1-6pm and will be held in the meeting space of Western Red Brewing in Poulsbo. We are transitioning from the former Barleywine Meeting to an Imperial Brew Tasting - bring any style brew that is 8% abv or over - homebrew or commercial. Since these brews are strong it is highly recommended that you have a designated driver. Please bring a potluck dish to share and don't forget your taster glass.

More information is in the Newsletter emailed out 12/5.

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