The Great Northern Brewers Club
The Prez Sez, by John Trapp - April, 2017


As far as March goes we’ve had some pretty spectacular weather. I hope every one has been getting out, enjoying the sunshine and participating in fun winter activities. I hope you’ve been working on your recipes for a JAB. We had a nice discussion at the March meeting regarding styles that could easily fit into the JAB category. I’m hoping some of the JAB’s will start showing up at the April and May meetings. I believe we will have a hot and sunny summer, so get those session beers brewed. Here’s the three month calendar of events.

Tuesday April 18th - Monthly meeting at 49th State – 7:00 p.m.

May 6th – Brew-a-Thon at Kevin Sobolesky’s Parents home on Emerald Street.

May 16th – Monthly meeting at 49th State – 7:00 p.m.

May 26th & 27th – Haines Craft Beer Festival in Haines, AK – Road Trip!

June 16th to 18th – Summer Campout at South Rolly Lake Overlook Shelter. It’s at the end of the Nancy Lake Parkway.

A big thank you goes out to Mike Cragen and Chris Ferguson for running the Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition this year. We didn’t get as many entries as I know we could, so please consider submitting a brew or two for the competitions. We did have quite a few judges show up, so kudos to all who participated and made this event a success.

Another big thank you goes out to our secretary Jim O’Toole for coordinating the afternoon of Curling we had on the 25th at the Anchorage Curling Club. About a dozen brewers showed up to throw some stones, sweep some ice and drink some beer. Everyone had a great time,.Thanks Jim.

Brew-a-Thon is right around the corner and we’ve been invited back to Kevin Sobolesky’s parents home. The event is on the first Saturday in May and is always a great time for everyone. See Kevin’s article on the event.

It’s doesn’t look like a house crawl has been organized yet, but we’ll keep you posted as things progress or don’t progress.

This month’s “Meet Your Local” article features Gary Busse, Manager at Midnight Sun Brewing Company

Remember, be safe and drink responsibly when out and about and keep those carboys filled.

Until next month, Cheers.
-John Trapp

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