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. We will be taking orders and money at the Q&A Session on the 16th and at the Meeting on the 19th.

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 in the meeting space at Western Red Brewing 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.

Sunday FEBRUARY 17th from 2-6pm in the meeting space at Bad Bulldogs Brewery 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 your full name and 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. Please enjoy a Bad Bulldogs brew before or after the Meeting. More info is in the Newsletter emailed out 1/1/19.

MARCH is our fourth annual homebrew Wood Fest and will take place in the meeting space at Western Red Brewing. 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 your full name and the name of your brew. While we are waiting for everyone to arrive we can enjoy Western Red 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.

APRIL 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 your full name and the name of your brew. While we are waiting for everyone to arrive we can share other homebrews. Don't forget your taster glass and bottled water.

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.

JUNE 22nd Meeting will be hosted by Mike M. in Bremerton. JULY 1st is the 25th Anniversary of Olympic Brewing Supply in East Bremerton. JULY Meeting will be hosted by Bruce Z. in Hansville and we may have a homebrew small beer competition of brews that are 4.5% abv or lower. JULY is also the 10th Annual Beerstock in Orting. AUGUST Meeting is hosted by Oggie and the OCTOBER meeting is hosted by Curt and Diane.