Club meetings this quarter will be April 18, May 16 and June 20, all at Deja Brew in Shrewsbury. Check our web page, call Strange Brew or call Deja Brew for directions.Club Meeting Minutes and Upcoming Events
The following are the minutes for the March 2006 club meeting:
The Annual Pub Crawl was set for April 8th, 2006. All club members and their guests are invited to attend. We'll meet at the Alewife 'T' station, outside the turnstiles @ 12 noon. We will try to keep to the itinerary shown below so people can join up mid way through the day. Spouses and guests are more than welcome.
Directions to Alewife - From 128 (or anywhere else), take Route 2 into Boston/Cambridge. Not too far after the road narrows down to two lanes, you'll see an exit for Alewife Station on your right. Take and enter the parking garage. After parking, follow signs to "TRAINS." After going downstairs, open your eyes! We'll meet right in front of the turnstiles.
National Homebrew Day - The club is planning a club brew day to coincide with National Homebrew Day on May 6th in the Strange Brew parking lot starting at 10:00 AM. We hope all club members can attend this event. Brewing is set to get underway at 10:00AM and expected to wrap-up in the mid-to-late afternoon.
Pale Ale was voted the beer style for the May meeting. All club members are encouraged to brew and bring a Pale Ale whether it be an American Pale Ale, an English Pale Ale or, if its all you have, an Imperial Pale Ale will probably do. As always, homebrews are preferred but commercial examples will do nicely.
Wheat Beer was voted the beer style for the August meeting. Come to the May meeting to find out about this exciting style!
NERAX is May 3rd-6th. Details at http://www.nerax.org/home.htm. Send an email to the group if you're interested.
The Beer Summit is April 14-15. Details at http://www.nerax.org/home.htm. Send an email to the group if you're interested.
Upcoming club activities are always posted on the club's website at http://www.brewbeer.org/wizupcoming.htm. Additional details will be published in the newsletter as they become available and provided via email to the club's egroups email list.Topics for the Club's Next Business Meeting
Dues for 2006/2007 are now due. Dues are still a bargain at $12/year and cover most, if not all, of our club activities. Dues pay our nominal expenses like buying the pretzels and cups for meetings. The biggest way your dues are spent is at club functions where the club finds some way to treat everyone in attendance like buying the pizza at our holiday party this past December or buying the appetizers on the annual pub crawl.Newsletter
As always, articles and suggestions for the newsletter are both welcomed and encouraged and should be sent directly to Bill.
In honor of St Patrick's day, the theme for this month's club meeting was the Beers of Ireland or Irish style ales. Each member was asked to bring three bottles of the same beer - be it a beer from Ireland or one made to look like its from Ireland.
The following “Irish” beers were evaluated during the club meeting held March 21st 2006.#1 Wexford Irish Cream Ale, 1 pint draught can, 5.0 ABV
Comments, questions or information on the WIZARD's to Bill