February 2020 club meeting


Thanks all for coming down to last weeks meeting at DTC. I had a great night but wont be drinking that much high gravity beer again for a while

Thanks Hilly for the detailed discussion on brewing high gravity beers and letting us all have a go at some of your cellar range. You can get a copy of Hilly's talk at the link here.

A few things to note

The first club comp is coming up in March ANZAC comp. Allowable styles are Australian and New Zealand styles from AABC and BJCP:
AABC: 1.1 [Light Australian Lager], 2.1 [Australian Lager], 2.2 [Australian Premium Lager], 6.1 [Australian Bitter Ale], 7.4 [Australian Dark/Old Ale]
BJCP: 12B [Australian Sparkling Ale], X5 (provisional) [New Zealand Pilsner]

Dropoff and People’s Choice at our March meeting.

See FB event (https://www.facebook.com/events/463346724285981/) for more details and register the entries at the comp site (https://competition.westcoastbrewers.com/)

Autumnfest now locked in for May 9 (was originally May 2 but has had to move by one week). As per last year, Ongie will be supplying some fantastic BBQ. This will be at Knobsy's house in Hilbert. It makes for a great day out. Family all welcome (https://www.facebook.com/events/2812997898763327/)

Interclub IPA competition with Northern Brewers is now confirmed for May. The format is a true club vs club competition, with each club putting forward 6 beers. To choose which beers are put forward to represent the club, we’ll be doing a Peoples' Choice round at our 12 May meeting, with the top 6 beers going through to the competition itself for BJCP judging, and a chance to win West Coast Brewers the title of Champion Club.

The theme for the competition is IPA. Allowable BJCP styles are:

  • 12C – English IPA
  • 21A – American IPA
  • 21B – Specialty IPA (Belgian, Black, Brown, Red, Rye, White and NEIPA)
  • 22A – Double IPA

The comp details are slightly different to our normal comps so check the FB post for more info (https://www.facebook.com/groups/westcoastbrewersmembers/permalink/2718313251582002/)

The 2020 WCB Barrel Aged Baltic Porter bottling session will be held on Saturday 22/02 9am at Brian Mason’s business - Midnight Printing (515 Newcastle Street West Perth).

How to get there:

  • Car: There is parking at the front of Brian’s business but is shared with other businesses in the complex or on the side street (Golding Street).
  • Train/Bus: from the Wellington Street Perth busport (Yagan Square) catch the 15, 402 or 403 buses. They run about every 15mins.

What to bring:

  • Yourself, maybe a brew or two to share

What we will provide:

  • A barrel of Baltic Porter that you will help bottle
  • all the gear
  • some food (thinking sausage in some bread) to eat at end of the bottling session.

The bottling session is hoped to take about 3-3.5 hours so hope to be eating (and sharing a drink) at 1pm
Please sign up at the FB event if you are going to be there (https://www.facebook.com/events/1093975707620819/)

Membership Fees are now overdue. You need to have paid your fees to enter club comps, take part in social events and be part of other events. You'll also get an allocation of the barrel beer this year 🙂 Those who haven’t paid, please do via Paypal (https://www.westcoastbrewers.com/product/wcb-membership-yearly/) or Direct deposit. THis is the preferred way of paying as Paypal takes out a fee if paid that way.
Acct name: West Coast Brewers Social Club
BSB: 036-074
Account No: 189605
Email Receipt to [email protected]
You MUST put your name in the reference!

Congratulations to Sam Hesford who won our early payer prize of a $50 Kegland Voucher. The club makes a small amount of money from all Kegland purchases made through our affiliate link (https://www.kegland.com.au/?cmid=U1VxL0FMYmxTRzA9&afid=QlE5cFhEL3RCbmM9&ats=Z2hGZUZ2S3NmaWs9). To use the link just click here, or follow the link on our webpage. Sam - you might want to follow up on this to make sure you get it 🙂

Next month’s meeting is 10th March. See you there.

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