What: PDX Brewers October meeting
Where: Max's Fanno Creek Brewery and Pub - 12562 SW Main St, Tigard, OR 97223
PDX Brewers is OPEN FOR BUSINESS with never a shut-down, operates from a balanced budget and continues to take our mission seriously. And our theme for this month’s meeting is … nuts!
First on the agenda, Iron Brewer Competition. Teams that brewed in this year’s Iron Brewer event on will bring their beers showcasing the no-longer “mystery” ingredient of nuts. An official judging will be done by three well-qualified beer geeks, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team’s brewers based on declared style and how well their chosen nuts are showcased. A People’s Choice of nut beers will also be held and prizes awarded; all meeting attendees are eligible to vote.
Bring your SMaSH beers if you missed the last meeting, or perhaps if your beer now tastes amazingly different (and good). At September's meeting we tasted way too many SMaSH beers from the club’s hop evaluation brew experiment (close to 30 different hops were brewed with). If you missed tasting these or can’t remember which hops tasted better than others, we’ll taste more with different hops. For those bringing beer, make sure to label it so we know what hops you used.
Club Nominations for next year’s Board will be taken at our meeting this month. Nominate a friend, or better yet, nominate a stranger. This is your chance to help steer the club in the direction you want it to go, and being on the Board is a fun way to give back and help keep things chugging smoothly along. Please don't be shy--we're going to need some fresh blood next year!
People Choice: due to the Iron Brewer and residual SMASH tastings, we will not have the People's Choice award at this meeting. If you did not participate in either of these experiments, you are still encouraged to bring a beer for tasting and honest feedback.
Other Club Business: bring your ideas, your enthusiasm and your home brew. Let’s celebrate being in business—the business of promoting the art and knowledge of home brewing.