Our June 17th meeting held at Fox River Brewing recognized new and departing board members and celebrated tapping #2 of the SOB anniversary beers!  Our new fearless president Scott Westphal kicked off the meeting with a cheers to beers while hoisting the Kellerbier (recipe by Logan Anderson) as part of the limited release beers honoring the SOB’s 30th anniversary.  Prost!

Mike Engel has handed off the torch to Scott as he completed yet another term as President of the SOB’s.  Mike has served on the board for over 15 years of his total 25+ years of being an SOB.  To add to the celebration, Mike also announced his retirement from his actual job!  So please take a moment to congratulate Mike if you haven’t had the chance already!  We thank you for all your years of service on the board and wish you all the best in your next adventure of retirement.  Cheers, Mike!

In other election news, Logan Anderson has transferred responsibility of Secretary to Michael Udelhoven.  Logan will be starting a new life journey in Germany later this year.  We’ll miss his enthusiasm and contribution to the club greatly (especially his beer).  I offered to let him keep his role as Secretary if he would stay in the states instead, but he wouldn’t go for the deal, ha!

In case you’re already bored with reading, let’s get to the exciting stuff! THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY FOR THE SOB’s IS THIS SATURDAY!!! June 26th at Fifth Ward Brewing in Oshkosh. The party officially starts at 2pm and doesn’t stop until we drink the entire batch (gotta have goals in life, right?) of Mike Engel’s Pumpernickel Rye! The 3rd installment of the limited release SOB beers. Former members, current members, and all are welcome to come celebrate and honor the SOB’s. I hear there will be cake too…like we didn’t already have you at beer.

If you weren’t able to attend the June Brews on the Bay at Menominee Park, I highly suggest you make an effort to go July 14th.  Mark and Logan represented the SOB’s in June while pouring some of their amazing beers.  Kurt, Logan, Travis, and Scott are signed up to pour beers during the July 14th event.  Stop on by to support your SOB’s and taste some beers from local breweries. 

July’s meeting will return to our regularly scheduled time of 7pm and third Wednesday (July 21st), however it will be held at Omega Brewing in Omro.  This will also be our SOB club competition.  If you have a beer you wish to enter into the competition, please submit them between July 11-18th at The Cellar and be sure to label them using the appropriate BJCP labels (which can be found HERE). Omega has even offered to brew the winning beer! 

Lastly, a quick highlight of upcoming events:

Club Beer Competition – July 21st, Omega Brewing

Club Picnic – August 18th, Kiwanis Shelter Menominee Park

Club Cider, Mead, and Wine Competition – September 15th, Rushford Meadery

Green Bay Bus Tour??? – Stay tuned for details about timing and sign-up!

Can’t wait to see everyone at the SOB 30th anniversary party June 26th!