Lake Arrowhead Beer Camp: The SOBs have been invited back the Lake Arrowhead Beer camp for the third year in a row. If you have never had the opportunity to attend, the campground provides the club three sites, where we partake in brewing, serving during the beer walk, and imbibing. If you are interested the event is held on the weekend of August 28th-30th. There is still room left for those interested in camping.
SOB Mead/Wine/Cider Competition: Our second annual mead/wine/cider competition is coming up in September. Any mead/wine/cider you have brewed is eligible for entry. We are hosting the event at Rushford Meadery. Winning beers will be chosen by BJCP judges Shane and Laurel and a “Best in Show” beverage will be chosen by the club
SOB Bus Trip: We had to postpone our bus trip until October but have plans to come back strong with a trip to Green Bay breweries. The details are still in the works, expect more information on the upcoming bus trip soon.
Casks and Caskets:
Annual Beer Competition:During the July meeting the club participated in the annual beer competition. This was an open style competition, meaning that a wide range of styles were submitted. Head brewers from the local breweries acted as the judges for the competition, choosing the most true to style beer from the 13 beers entered; thank you to Zach and Ian from Fifth Ward, Jody from Bare Bones, Andrew from Fox River, and Mike from High Holder. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies were awarded to the top three, most to style beers as chosen by the panel of judges. Additionally, the1st placebrewer will be memorialized on the traveling trophy and have their beer brewed at Fox River Brewing Company this fall. A “People’s Choice” beer was also selected from the entries by the membership during the July meeting. This brewer is awarded the “People’s Choice” medal. The results of the competition are as follows:1st: Dick Waltenberry – English Porter2nd: Kurt Weina – Vienna Lager3rd: Mike Engel – Experimental Beer (Imperial Porter with Vanilla and Bourbon)Peopls’s Choice: Kurt Weina – Vienna LagerThank you to all brewer’s who participate in this year’s competition. Thank you to all members who assisted in selecting the “People’s Choice” beer. We were exceedingly surprised by the similar results of the membership and judges scoring this year. And again, thank you to the judges for taking the time to judges beers made by these SOBs!