The Great Northern Brewers Club
The Prez Sez, by Peter Hall - October, 2015

Winter isn’t officially here, but GNBCer’s don’t seem to care too much what season it is. Either you can fill your freezer or you can fill your fridge (with beer). I recently stocked up with a couple cases of Jubelale and have everything ready to brew this weekend. I’m feeling quite comfortable in this lead up to transitions for the GNBC and the Holiday season.

Elections have arrived! I’m still actively working on filling out the ballot, but am 99% sure that there is at least someone available for every spot. You may understand that 99% does mean that I could still use more assurance. If you would like for me to include your name on the ballot, it is not too late to throw your name in the mix. Please let me know as soon as possible though./p>

My run as president is ending. I will still be active in leadership. Please be at our November meeting to participate in preparing our club to continue to be robust in the future. Your participation in club affairs going forward and your vote matters. Let’s make this count.

Some time ago, the GNBC somehow figured out how to fit in two of our biggest events of the year into the Holiday season. The GNBC will be back at the Zoo for our annual Christmas party on Friday December 4th. “Supers” is the theme. I’m depending on our organizers to make sure this event is as meaningful and lively as always.

The 21st Annual Humpy’s Big Fish Competition will be held on Saturday December 5 at 10 am. I will need a lot of help at Big Fish! Please review the articles below for more info.

Alaska Beer Week is once again on the horizon. It sneaks up on me every year and always seems difficult to pull into focus. Our January meeting will take place on the Thursday night before the Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival as it always has. Very little has been formalized about that meeting, but I (or the next president) will keep you up to date as things evolve. This is a very important time for our club and puts us in the face of our industry peers more than at any other time of the year, so your support and participation is essential.

This is a big transitional time for the Club. I need your help to keep our Club moving forward. Leadership opportunities are available for you if you want to help our club to continue to be one of the best in the nation. I’m actively soliciting your support. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please contact me at

Keep your brews hot and beers cold.
-Prez Peter

Hops Wreath

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