Co-founded by 3 Eastern Shore of Virginia home brewers as a way to encourage the exchange and growth of brewing knowledge in the Virginia and Maryland Eastern shore region. As a natural spin off of this, we hope to encourage growth and exchange of ideas. Membership is open to all interested brewers, present and future.
Goals for 2015:
- Conduct at least 6 homebrew club meetings:
- Relay information about specific beer styles to educate the brewers about specific style traits, ingredients, and historical significance
- Through homebrew experiments, show how different processes and ingredients can have an impact on the flavor, aroma, mouthfeel, and appearance of beer.
- Have a "guest speaker" at one meeting (or at a local brewery) where a special topic on brewing can be explored and professional experience can be shared with the club.
- Promote the club through participation in the Good Beer Festival, Brewgrass, and/or the Pocomoketoberfest.
- Represent the club at one AHA sanctioned hombrew competition and/or rally.
- Increase club "membership" and interest via the above two bullets, and through social media and other avenues.
Goals for 2014: ALL COMPLETED!
Become a registered AHA club Conduct 3 “quarterly” homebrew meetings (in order of importance?) Perform a “homebrew” tasting at each meeting, with emphasis on the pros and cons (where does the beer fall in line with the style, what off flavors/aromas can be perceived and how do we prevent those in future batches?) This serves to educate the homebrew club members on picking the right ingredients as well as improving brewing/fermenting procedures and techniques Perform a “commercial” tasting at each meeting, with emphasis on perceiving the noted flavors and aromas of the particular style, and as a comparison to homebrews of the same style Relay information about specific beer styles to educate the brewers about specific style traits, ingredients, and historical significance Perform at least (1) homebrew experiment where we judge similar beers with minimal factors changed (malt/hops/yeast/or simply different brewers/setups).
Newsletters and Subscription:
Spring 2014 Newsletter
Summer 2014 Newsletter
Fall 2014 Newsletter
2015: Issue #1 Newsletter
2015: Issue #2 Newsletter
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