October Meeting

The October Meeting is Saturday October 15th from 2-8pm and is hosted by Curt and Diane at their place in East Bremerton. The brew theme is Fresh Hops. Bring your homebrews or a commercial brew and snacks to share. Don't forget your taster glass. If it is nice weather the meeting would start outside. Plenty of street parking. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 9/25.

The November Meeting is hosted by Tim and Caroline on Saturday November 19th and the theme is fried foods and what brews pair well with them. There will be a few small fryers available-so bring your sweet or savory dish ready for the fryer.

The December Meeting is scheduled for Saturday December 10th and will be held in the back room of Slaughter County Brewery in Port Orchard. We will be electing our new club officers and having our annual Brew Exchange.

The West Sound Brewers 25th Anniversary celebration is scheduled for Saturday April 29th, 2017. Location yet to be determined.

Novembeerfest / Puget Sound Pro-Am

This years Novembeerfest / Puget Sound Pro-Am entry window is Oct 23rd thru Nov 7th. West Sound Brewers doing up something special for our 25th anniversay should consider entering....Olympic Brewing has been a drop off point in years past (although they haven't listed drop off points for this year yet).


September Meeting

The next WSB Meeting is Saturday September 17th from 2-8pm and will be hosted by Alan. The theme for brews and food is Oktoberfest, German or Harvest. Alan will be providing some sausages and sauerkraut and maybe bake some pretzels. There will be a grill available for more sausages or other meats. Don't forget your taster glass. Please carpool. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 9/1. Curt and Diane will host October 15th. Tim will host November and the December Meeting is Saturday December 10th at Slaughter County Brewery.

August WSB Meeting

The annual "Garden of Eatin'" August WSB Meeting is Saturday August 20th from 1-9pm and will be hosted by Oggie and Wendy at their place on Erland's Point. The theme is fruit beers and ciders. It is also potluck. Kids are welcomed. There will also be Keean the Big Giant Dog - watch your plates. Parking is limited so please carpool. So bring your homebrew, commercial brew and food to share and don't forget your taster glass. More info is in the Newletter emailed out 8/1, but that has the incorrect start time. Starts at 1pm!

The September Meeting will now be hosted by Alan on Saturday September 17th. Curt and Diane will host the October Meeting scheduled for Saturday October 15th. November will be hosted by Tim. The WSB 25 Homebrew Competition is coming up in October. Will get the details out this month.

July Meeting is Beerstock 5060-7 July 30th in Orting, WA

The July WSB Meeting will be out of the county on Saturday July 30th at the hombrew fest called Beerstock 5060-7 in Orting, WA. The WSB will be participating and organizing a booth. Booth set up starts at 11am and the event starts at 1pm. There will be over 18 homebrew clubs attending and serving homebrewed beer, cider, mead, wine or whatever from jockey boxes and bottles. The theme is Hawaiian Luau. This is an all day event with camping available. More info is listed in the WSB emails sent out on 7/8.
The August Meeting is hosted by Oggie and Wendy on Saturday August 20th and the theme is fruit beers and ciders.
The September Meeting is hosted by Curt and Diane on Saturday September 17th and the theme is Beer Olympics.

June Meeting

The June Meeting is Sunday June 26th starting at 5pm and is hosted by Jim and Nancy in the Gamble Bay area. It's a Clambake! Bring your homebrews, commercial brews, bottled water, sidedishes/snacks and don't forget your taster glass. Dress in layers for the beach. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 5/10.
The July Meeting is Beerstock in Orting on July 30th. More info on that is in the Newsletter titled Beerstock.

Ballast Point homebrew competition

Ballast Point is having a homebrew competition as part of their 20 year anniversay. A winner from 6 different regions will be picked to brew their homebrew on Ballast Point's 5 BBL pilot system. They will pay your round trip airfare and 2 night lodging in San Diego!!! Entries will be recieved May 11 thru May 25th.....http://www.ballastpoint.com/og20/

BIG BREW is May 7th!

BIG BREW is Saturday May 7th starting at 9:30am at Mike and Ilene's place in Brownsville. Jack will also help host. The annual worldwide Toast to Homebrewing is 10am our time. Bring your brewing equipment and set up near the garage or in the backyard. Brew up your own recipe or check out the AHA for what they suggest this year. Also bring your homebrews, commercial brews and snacks to share. The theme is pale ales, ipa's and spring brews. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 4/21. The June Meeting is Sunday June 26th starting at 5pm on the beach in the Gamble Bay area and is hosted by Jim and Nancy.

Thank You to all who came out to McCloud's for the WSB Homebrew Cask Fest. We voted for Favorite Cask and First Place went to Paul for his "Uplift" British Best Bitter. Second Place went to Oggie for his version of Raison D'Xtra. Third Place also went to Oggie for his Turbo Cider. Honorable Mention went to Kent for his Nigori Genshu (Cloudy Saki). Congratulations All!

WSB Annual Cask Fest April 16th

The WSB Annual Homebrew Cask Fest is Saturday April 16th from 11am to 5pm and will be held once again at McCloud's Grillhouse at 2901 Perry Avenue in East Bremerton. McCloud's doesn't officially open until Noon, but the general manager Dave (you may remember him as a long ago bartender at Silver City) will open for us and help set up the tables for us. Dave is thrilled to have the WSB use the sideroom and see what casks there will be. Brewers-please bring towels to have under or around your casks. Club members should bring their own taster/pint glasses. McCloud's will have a few plastic cups available. Please have lunch or dinner at McCloud's - we will have a server checking in on us. We will also be taking Donations for the use of the space. Thank You goes to owner Andy Graham for allowing us to have this event there. Last year we had 10 homebrewers serve up 10 different cask-conditioned ales and a cider for a total of 55 gallons and dispensed them in almost 10 different ways. More info on the meeting, cask-conditioning and how to serve a real ale is in the 3 different emails sent out 3/27.

BIG BREW is all day Saturday May 7th and will be held at Mike and Ilene's place just south of the Brownsville Marina. BIG BREW is a worldwide homebrew event and the Toast to Homebrewing is 10am our time. Last year we had about 5 homebrewers set up their equipment and brew all afternoon - there is always room for more! The AHA has suggestions for recipes or use your own. This is potluck and you can bring your homebrews or commercial brews to share.

Beerstock 5060-7 is Saturday July 30th in Orting and the WSB will be setting up a booth. About 18 clubs from around the state participate and this is where you can have any type of homebrew served from kegs/jockey boxes or served from the bottle. Some of our club members will be camping there that night. Start planning on what homebrews you would like to serve!

Wood Fest Winners

A big Thank You to Silver City Brewery and Taproom for having the WSB Homebrew Wood Fest in the brewery. Had a nice turnout with 9 homebrewers entering 12 wood-aged ales and we had 19 people vote for Favorite Brew. First Place went to Kent and Brent Reed for their LeMaitre "Big Bang" Belgian Quad aged on oak. Second Place went to Lou Strowger for his Whiskey Barrel Aged Belgian Imperial Stout. Third Place went to Dave Wainscott for his 2013 Oaked Imperial Stout. Honorable Mention went to Paul Navarrette for his Red IPA on Spanish Cedar.
SIlver City brewer Matt Riggs also chose a homebrew that Silver City will brew up on their pilot system and then serve in the Taproom and that winner is Dave Wainscott for his 2013 Oaked Imperial Stout. Congratulations to all!
Also would like to mention Oggie Ogden for his experiment with taking his base beer of Pale Ale and then aging it on 4 different fruit woods - pear, apple, plum and cherry.


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