Big Brew! and Cask Fest winners

Saturday, May 2nd, is Big Brew! It will be hosted by our president, Jack, at his place near Brownsville. The brewers can set up their brewing equipment on the driveway starting at 9am. A few pop-up tents will be available. There is plenty of parking across the street at the church. The world-wide Toast to Homebrewing is at 10am. There are a few recipes on the AHA website or use your own. A few brewers will be making Mojito beers and that recipe will be in a Newsletter. Please bring your homebrews, commercial brews and snacks to share and a taster glass. Maybe a few chairs and pop-up tents. Be prepared for any weather. Big Brew usually lasts until 6 to 9pm.

Thank You to all who came out for Cask Fest and to the 10 homebrewers who made a Cask for us. A big Thank You to Andy Graham at McCloud's Grillhouse for allowing us to have the Fest there. Twenty two people voted for Favorite Cask and the winners are: Third Place went to Kent for his Vanilla Oatmeal Stout with 7 votes. Second Place with 8 votes is Jason for his English Bitter. A tie for First Place with 11 votes each is Oggie for his Peary Mortem pear cider and Curt for his Dark Mild. Congratulations to All! We definitely would like to see this Fest continue.

Seattle Beer Week is May 7th through the 17th. Silver City Brewery was chosen to make the official SBW beer and it is a lager. Brewmaster Don Spencer is our club's first president. The SBW Kick-Off celebration will be at the Rhein Haus (formerly Von Trapp's) on Capitol Hill with the Silvery City Brewery crew. Join in if you can.

The May Meeting is May 30th and hosted by Lou at his place near the Fairgrounds. Homebrewers are welcomed to bring kegs of their brew to be dispensed through the two large kegerators that Lou has. Or - there could be a WSB Pub Crawl to Ballard. The June Meeting is June 20th hosted by Mike and the July Meeting is July 25th hosted by Curt and Diane.

Remember next March is the WSB Wood Fest. Start planning and aging your brew in wood barrels or on wood chips. Maybe have an Irish theme for St. Patrick's Day.