The Rhode Island Brewing Society held their May meeting (rescheduled from May 14th) last night at our latest meeting location, the MOTIF Magazine Headquarters. Turn out was low due to the rescheduled date, but we welcomed two new guests to the meeting; great to meet you Chris & Dave! Chris & Dave are experienced homebrewers who provided some great brewing tips and shared some of their home brew.
Charlie lead the meeting and provided the following updates on recent and future club events.
American Homebrewers Association Big Brew Day
RIBS held their American Homebrewers Association Big Brew Day on April 26, 2015 (the official date is May 2nd, but this was the day that worked for most RIBS members). The club set out to brew 40 gallons of a Rye IPA recipe. It was a challenging day (after our brewery visits the previous day), but everyone had fun.
Ocean State Home Brew Competition
Feedback from RIBS members, guests, sponsors, and other clubs was very positive. The event had 211 entries and none were lost. We congratulate Jim, Aaron, Kate, Josh, Tony, Chris, Ryan, today’s guests Chris & Dave for their competition victories. We also want to give a big THANKS to all RIBS competition volunteers, especially Chris Moran, for their hard work and excellent execution of this important club activity.
Upcoming Club Events
June 4, 2015 – Barrington Library, Barrington, RI
June 17, 2015 – Coventry Library, Coventry, RI
Volunteers: Charlie, Dan, Kate, Dennis
Summer Quarterly Brew Competition
Date TBD, but planning for end of summer and will be combined with a BBQ.
The competition will be Iron Chef style, with a list of ingredients to be finalized soon.
New England Homebrewers Jamboree (NH)
September 11 & 12, 2015 – Tamworth Campground, Tamworth, NH
Tickets go on sale July 1, 2015.
Club Officers Change
Due to work commitments, Mike Ryan has stepped down from his position of Club Secretary. We thank Mike for his time and efforts! Tim has volunteered to take over the position.