ALE Club meeting – July 2020

Oh my goodness, this summer is flying by. This month’s meeting snuck up on me. The next meeting will be this Thursday 7/16/2020 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Stone Arch Brewpub.

As a reminder, this month will include the “Lawnmower Beers” competition. If you plan on entering the competition please be sure to bring 2 or 3 – 12oz bottles ( 16oz bottles are fine ) preferably with no labels. Please attach labels to the bottles with rubber bands. Include your name, beer name, style, and short description. 
Looking forward to seeing y’all again.

Please feel free to bring any homebrews to share.

In September will be Octoberfest biers! Again, we will be having a club only competition. Bring your best Octoberfest biers. 

If you attend the meeting we ask that everyone do their best to maintain social distancing guidelines.

Malt Sensory Analysis

Have you ever discovered a new malt and wondered what it tasted like? Many homebrewers like to crunch a few kernels of a new malt. Crunching the kernels can give you a general idea of the flavor of the malt but it won’t be quite the same as if it has been mashed.

This is where the hot steep method comes into play. It is like doing a short, tiny mash to get a better idea of the taste of the malt. Briess Malting demonstrates how to perform this simple process.

You can find a video here:  

You can find additional information here:

UPDATE!!! Iron Brewer Competition 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Iron Brewer Competition:

1st Place: Tom Kaul with his Dark IPA

2nd Place: Cindy Kolbe and Kat Sachs with their Octoberfest

3rd Place: Zach Koepke with his White Stout


For the next Iron Brewer ingredient Brian chose the White Labs WLP036 Dusseldorf Alt Yeast
Check it out here:

You can use this yeast to produce any type of fermented beverage – beer, cider, wine, or mead.

Put on your creative hats and come up with some interesting beverages!

It will be held during the regular November club meeting.

ALE Club annual meeting

It is that time of the year again for the annual meeting. We will be getting together at Mark Siegel’s home in Hortonville on Saturday January 12, 2019.

We will be holding Officer Elections at this time. If you are interested in running for an office please let me know.

Please bring a dish to pass and homebrews to share.