SBE Febrewary Meeting Announcement

The Febrewary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday Febrewary 2nd @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Wood Aging Beer. The entree of the evening will be Spicy Beef & Broccoli. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf.

On the agenda:
1. Wood aging process discussion – Jeremy
2. Commercial & homebrewed samples of wood aged beer – Jeremy
3. Events Plan for 2011 – Stan
4. Upcoming competitions – Paul
5. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree if desired ($10 + tax & tip = $13)
Dues for 2011 ($25), if not already paid

Note: See comments for presentation notes.

Website Updates

I was recently elected to the position of Communications Officer and have been making many changes to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of communications both within the club and externally.  As part of these changes, I have made several improvements to the website.  The following are the most notable changes:

  • Addition of a club calendar. This is a google calendar, accessible through the Calendar menu link, that shows SBE meetings and events, as well as public beer events of interest to the homebrewing community.  The different types of events are differentiated by different colors on the calendar.  If you use Google Calendar, you can add these calendars to your own using the (+) Google Calendar button at the bottom right of the calendar.
  • Addition of a Speaker Notes page.  This page contains an archive of notes and handouts from previous meetings.  I will continue to post notes from future meetings, as well as continue working on gathering them from previous months.  These notes are also linked to in the comments for their respective meetings.
  • Notes from meetings.  Following each meeting, I will be posting information such as presentation notes, Club-Only Competition Winners, meeting photos, and announcements.  These notes will be posted as comments to the meeting announcement post.
  • A simple form for joining the SBE Associates email list.  This form is available on the About page of the site.  The associates email list is a low-traffic announcement-only list for those who are interested in getting involved with SBE and finding out about meetings.  Typically the only emails sent to this list are a once-monthly meeting announcement from our president.

I plan to continue making improvements to the website and welcome any comments or suggestions.  I can be contacted through the Contact page of the site.

Chris Banker

SBE Communications Officer

SBE January Meeting Announcement

The January meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday January 5th @ 6 p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Bock Beers. We are pleased to have a special guest speaker and QUAFF member Greg Lorton to lead the discussion on Bock Beers. The entree of the evening will be Pesto Penne with Chicken & Tomato. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Bock Beer discussion with commercial samples and homebrewed examples – Greg Lorton
2. Lager brewing tips – Andy
3. Introduction to 2011 SBE Program – Andy
4. National Homebrew Convention Event planning – Stan
5. English Pale Ale Club Only Competition – Paul
6. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrewed bock beers for main discussion
English Pale Ales for competition
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)
Dues for 2011 ($25)

Note: See comments for notes from the meeting.