The Great Northern Brewers Club
The Prez Sez, by Peter Hall - August, 2014

Oh warm days of summer, you pull at me and make my heart ache. I love everything that comes with a beautiful Alaskan summer, but I miss the cool temps in which to easily brew my beer too. The sun is out again today and it is hard to sit down to write an article. I will continue on in my conflicted mood, hopefully turning out something readable. I at least have some good material to work with. We have had some good events go bye, have had the GNBC well represented in competition, and have great events on the horizon.

BBQs certainly are an easy way to celebrate the summer. Especially when set in such nice locales as the Anchorage Hillside and Eagle River. The Loughrey’s were tremendous hosts for our July BBQ that went swimmingly. There were dynamite grilled products, ambrosial beer from all over the world, and a wide variety of jazzy salads. Thank you for hosting us at your beautiful home! Coming up very soon we will be headed out to the enthusiastic host’s home of Rick and Eileen Levinson. Summer is a spaced out time for the GNBC, but these barbecues pull us all together very nicely. Check out the brief expansion down below.

The GNBC has been well represented in a number of competitions throughout the state. Most recently, Steve Jayich took best of show at the E.T. Barnette homebrew competition in Fairbanks. Also giving a strong showing were stalwarts such as Ted Rosenweig and Jeff Shearer. Congratulations on your hard work, and thank you for representing us so well. Very soon we will have a couple competitions of our own. The Anchor Town Invitational is back on! The date has moved a bit, but it is happening for sure. The brightest side is that you still have time to brew something for the competition, if for whatever reason you have not already. Just after Anchor Town is of course the Equinox mead competition. Necessary information can be found later on in the newsletter. Make sure you have your entries ready and I will see you there!

Elections are a ways away, but I’m gonna bring it up anyway. There will be a shake up or two happening in leadership this November. It is very important to me that we have good people running the details of the GNBC. If you think that you can help, please contact me. If you have questions, please contact me. If you would like to say hi, I would be happy to say hi back. Whatever is up, send me an email at

Before you know it, we will be back to regular meetings. Regular meetings mean a new membership year. It’s renewal time! The 2013-2014 membership year is coming to a close. Make haste over to our website to expeditiously sign up for another fun filled and educational year with the GNBC! Kat is a most adept membership coordinator. Check out her update. Thank you to everyone for your participation with the club.

I try to make this an entertaining enough read as well as fill everyone in on the top crop of the news. If there was anything that I missed, send me an email. Please don’t be afraid to contact me. I’m grooming you to take over for me…

Keep your brews hot and beers cold.
-Prez Peter

Hops Wreath

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