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The Prez Sez, by Peter Hall - March, 2014
Hopefully everyone was happy to get back to a more regular club meeting. It’s good to be a little more relaxed again. I can assure you though; it is the calm before the storm. There are a whole slew of busy weekends coming up for anyone in the GNBC who would like to participate. I will do my best to make sure nobody is surprised with an upcoming event. You may still do well to read through this newsletter twice, or so. Earlier this month we had a good number of participants in the Fur Rondy homebrew competition. We can always use more participation in the competitions, though. I actually didn’t make it myself to this competition but know that a number of other great (probably better than me) judges and entrants did. The Snow Goose competition is coming up on April 12. There will be a good number of people just getting done with the BJCP class that I know will be more than happy to whet their judging appetite. Review the articles a little further into this newsletter for the rundown of winners at Fur Rondy and the details for Snow Goose.
March is actually a pretty relaxed month for the GNBC. I see a great opportunity for a lot of home brewing. It kind of works along with spring cleaning. You can clean out your supply of hops and grains. We do however have Brooms and Brews Event at the Anchorage Curling Club coming back around. I have no doubt that there will be a good turnout for this event. Curling is great fun and last year’s event was a great get together with the curling club. Mark your calendar for March 29 and come out to the Anchorage Curling Club for some curling fun. Check out the article below for the particulars.
As I was saying before, it’s warm outside. I know that it’s not quite spring yet, even if nature is trying to fool me and all the plants. All of the spring events are certainly drawing near.
Talkeetna Beer tripping is on the horizon! In what, I’m sure, will be wonderful Alaska spring weather we will all be headed back out to Talkeetna for a big weekend of fun and relaxation. There are far too many events to list here, but Mr. Joe Michael has lined out a very nice article for you below. This is an event that is not to be missed. I will certainly by there with my wife, baby and dog. I hope to see you all there on April 4-6 also.”
Make sure to have all your brewing equipment ready for Brew-a-Thon 2014! After all of the fun of last year, the board has felt the need to be a little more flexible on our date. AHA Big Brew is traditionally on the first Saturday in May, but we have decided to give the second Saturday in May a test drive. We will be headed back to the same location as last year on May 10 to brew for an early toast, some masterfully grilled meats, and to brew as much as we can. Check out Mr. Sobolesky’s article for all the particulars.
This summer we are headed back to Eklutna for the GNBC summer camp out. On the weekend of June 20th to the 22nd we are headed to the very conveniently located Eklutna camp ground for a weekend with fellow GNBCers. There are a lot of great trails to ride/hike and a huge lake just waiting for a paddle. We all share a nice dinner on that Saturday night and a few good beverages throughout the weekend. The board is still to select a theme for the weekend/Saturday dinner. We will be meeting a few more times between here and there to hammer out the details. I will pass it all along to you as soon as possible.
There is always so much to cover that it doesn’t leave room for me to really elaborate on all the events. I’m sure that all of you are reading through the entirety of every newsletter, though. If not, that’s ok. I do my best to keep everyone updated in a number of ways. As always, if you do have any questions/comments/concerns you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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