Brew with a Friend Day

We will be having a “Brew with a Friend Day” at Susen Trail’s home on Saturday May 15, 2021 from 10am to 6pm.

Bring a friend that hasn’t brewed before and a dish to pass as well as your brewing gear to brew up a batch of beer. If you don’t have mobile brewing equipment then bring a friend anyway and help someone else brew while teaching your friend.

If you are interested please send an email to for Susen’s address.

We look forward to getting together for this fun event!

ALE Club meeting – May 20, 2021

This next meeting should be a fun one! We will be discussing and tasting the session beers that you all brewed!

We will be meeting at Stone Arch Brewpub from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Bring your session beers, and/or other homebrews you wish to share.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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.