ALE Club Meeting 10/19/2017

The next club meeting will be on Thursday October 19, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Stone Arch Brewhouse.

Byron Burrier and Steve Olson will talk about making hard cider. They will also be providing samples of their homebrewed hard cider.

Feel free to bring any homebrewed ciders or beer.

Iron Brewer 2017

We are resurrecting the Iron Brewer Home brew competition. The ingrediant that you all must use is dried Elderberries. This is not a BJCP event. Throw caution to the wind, and get creative! The Competition will be held tentatively  in November. Date to follow. If anyone wants to host Please let Brandon or Cindy know. This is not limited to beer!! You can make wine, or cider or meade or beer. Have Fun!!

Session brew day

The ALE club will be meeting at Tom Schmidt’s house on Saturday April 8. 2017 @ 11am. Please bring a dish to pass, and your own equipment , and ingrediants to make a session beer. Tom’s address is 1720 Acorn Ct.  Menasha.

UPDATE: We had a few club members attend Session Brew Day. It was great brewing and hanging out with fellow club members.

2017 ALE Club officers

The officers for 2017 are (drum roll please)

President: Brandon Kolbe
Vice-president: Kevin Coenen
BrewMaster: Cindy Kolbe
Treasurer: James Bardeen
Secretary: Joshua Vandenberg

Congratulations to all of the officers for this year!

ALE Club Nonic Half Pints

The ALE Club now has half pint British nonics for sale!

These glasses are certified British half pints and feature a laser engraved reproduction of the ALE Club logo. The glasses are $7.00 each or 4 for $25.

See Byron if interested in purchasing one or several of these great looking glasses. (the picture doesn’t do them justice – they look better in person and filled with your favorite Libiation!)

ALE Nonic

How lager yeasts came in from the cold, twice

“Yeast strains used today to brew lager have two genetic ancestors, not one as previously thought.

The discovery may explain the origins of the two major categories of lager today, described in the trade as the “Saaz” beers such as Pilsner and Budweiser, and the “Frohberg” beers such as Orangeboom and Heineken.”

Read the entire NewScientist.com news service artice here: How lager yeasts came in from the cold, twice

Charities & Civic Groups

Through the activities of the Appleton Libation Enthusiasts Homebrew Club we help support the following Charities & Civic Groups:

Neenah Rotary Club – Uncorked & Uncapped Wine & Beer Tasting
Supports charities of the Neenah Rotary Club.

Oshkosh Jaycees – Brews n’ Blues Charity Microbrew Festival
Benefits Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services and other charities of the Oshkosh Jaycees

St. Gabriel School Neenah – Brewfest
Supports the St. Gabriel School & activities