August club meeting and W34/70 peoples choice


Some very quick notes from the August meeting. Thanks for coming down

A few things of note:

  • Thanks to John Clark from the Royal Show for coming down tot he meeting to seek feedback on the PRBA. Great to see this sort of involvement
  • Gary Drury has managed to secure a BJCP exam date for late March 2019. This exam is the tasting component of BJCP qualifications and will be preceded with 6-8 weeks of tasting training to be held at DTC from early Feb next year. Spots are limited to 12 people and it will be first in first served. I'll open up the sign ups to financial members first before posting to the wider community. To register for the exam and pre-exam training you'll need to pay the fees (between $100 and $150 or there abouts) and complete the on-line BJCP exam. Participating in the club and state competitions is a great way to get experience if you are considering doing the exam. It's also a good time to talk to qualified judges about their experiences.
  • The club has bought a barrel to make another barrel beer. The committee is currently sorting out logistics and hope to have more details later - probably post WASABC.
  • The W34/70 peoples choice was certainly interesting. Lots of great beers. I thought that here would be a few more pils, viennas and so on but it wasn't to be. Big thanks to Mick for organising and to Neville, Chris S, Paul H and Allan for helping out on the day. Drinking from glass was pretty good

Upcoming events

  • WASABC is coming up with entries to be in by 31 August. We are still looking for volunteers for the Wednesday evening and Sunday all day sessions. If you can spare the time please head to the website and register there. Entries can be dropped off at Brewmart (Bayswater and Maddington), DTC, TWOC
  • The club mead, sour and cider competition will be held in November. I'm told there is plenty of time to get a mead up and ready for this time, but you may be pushing it for non-kettle sours. More details to come and the comp page will be updated closer to the time
  • Oktoberfest is going to be held on October 6 this year at Gary's house in Girrawheen. This is a great family day. The club will put on some meats of the German variety and all you need to do is bring a plate and some beer to share.
  • The club AGM is to be held in November. We all have the opportunity to nominate for positions on the committee to keep the club operational. This club can only continue with people putting in their time, so please consider putting your hand up. All  positions are up for grabs so please nominate if you are interested. And it's written in our club rules that if we don't get enough committee members the current committee takes the money in the bank - and we don't want that to happen 🙂
  • We will be holding a Christmas function in late November / early December. This one is not for kids.



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