It sounds like there was a good turnout picking up the homebrew packs, and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone and tasting through some great beer tonight! The meeting starts at 7pm tonight, and the link to the meeting can be found in the forums or on the email list. If you aren’t on the email list, please send a message to CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com with a request to be put on it!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The December virtual holiday meeting is fast approaching. This year we’ll be holding the meeting on Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm. Meeting link will be sent out the week of the meeting.
I know this year has been tough on everyone in different ways. To finish the year with a virtual meeting instead of the usual in-person celebration may not be what we were all hoping for, but lets try to make the best of the situation. A number of brewers in the club have opted to participate in the winter club brew, and this week they are all finishing their brews up and getting them ready for the rest of the club. If you are part of that group and haven’t received the informational email I sent off earlier tonight, please email me at CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com and I’ll forward the information on.
If you are a club member with your dues paid, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a (currently estimated to be) mixed 4-pack of holiday homebrew from James’ house starting December 12th and running through the day of the meeting, December 16th. The number of beers in the mixed pack may be more or less depending on the final number of folks that participate. I’ll send more detail out on the pickup in the next few days, including how to get the homebrew if James isn’t home or if you prefer contact-less pickup. For our planning purposes, it would be very helpful if you could email me at CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com to RSVP if you’ll be picking up a pack. I’m excited to finally get back to sharing homebrew with all of you!
If you missed the holiday brew, we will have an upcoming opportunity to do a ‘group’ brew with the Pink Boots Society and a number of other local homebrew clubs in the next month or two. More details to follow when I have them.
Apologies for the later-than usual communication. As you may have guessed, the brewery I had planned to work with this month fell through, meaning no mixed pack of beer to pick up this month. We’ll pick this back up in January since next month we have the holiday homebrew to share. More details on that in this months meeting.
In lieu of the local brewery this month, I’d like to encourage everyone to go out and pick up their favorite seasonal beer, and we can talk it over/review it during the meeting. I’ve already grabbed a few bottles of my favorite, Troegs Mad Elf. I’m interested to see what everyone else has!
And of course, in normal years this would be our cheese meeting. While we can’t share it this year, grab some cheese (stinky or not) and enjoy it along with the tasting.
The meeting date is this Wednesday, November 25th at 7pm. The meeting link can be found in the email sent out late this afternoon, or in the CARBOY forums.
Follow-up with meeting link for tomorrow, lambic presentation slides, and czech pils recipe have been sent out via email and are also available in the club webpage forum!
As a continuation of our support of local breweries and education, Lynnwood Brewing Concern has put together a pack of 3 beers for purchase that we can taste through as a group. The beers will be a can of Czech Yourself Pils, a can of Hop on Top, and a bottle of Biere De Coupage (a fruited sour with red currant and hibiscus). They do not typically sell individual cans, but they are making an exception for us for through next week. I don’t have the exact price for the whole pack, but it should come in just under $20. If that cost is prohibitive, you should be able to omit any of the 3 you don’t want to purchase to lower the price. Mention you’re picking up the CARBOY pack, and you *may* need to mention the specific beers listed above if they look confused. It is not always easy to convey these things to the entire front of house staff! This is available for pickup between now and the 28th at 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604. Unfortunately, I’m not certain any of the Lynnwood Brewers will be able to attend the meeting to discuss the beers, but they have sent me details about each beer including the recipe for Czech Yourself Pils, should anyone want to brew it themselves. I will send that information out via the email list and club forums, along with the meeting link, closer to next Wednesday. Not on the email list? Email CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com with a request to be put on it.
I hope this message finds everyone well. Our next virtual club meeting is next Wednesday, September 23, at 7pm. This is going to be a great meeting so I hope everyone can make it!
Club member George Forte is going to give a presentation on wild ales/lambics. He is an excellent brewer of both styles so you’re not going to want to miss this. If you have an idea for a future educational presentation, please reach out to us at CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com
Also, as a continuation of our support of local breweries and education, Trophy brewing has put together a 4 pack of cans for purchase that we can taste through as a group. The beers will be Trophy Husband Witbier, Cloud Surfer IPA, This is a Movement not a Moment IPA, and Slingshot Coffee Porter. The pack will cost $11.99 and will be available for pickup at their brewery and taproom located at 656 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603 starting tomorrow (Friday the 18th). They have multiple locations so be sure to go to address above. Just mention you’re picking up the CARBOY 4 pack. Chief Brewing Officer Les Steward from Trophy will be joining us to talk through the beers and answer any questions we might have. Trophy is an excellent brewery and has been a great supporter of the club, so if you can go pick up a pack and get it in the fridge for the meeting!
Finally, please see the forums, under ‘events’, for the link to the September Virtual Meeting. In addition, if you are not on the club email list and would like to be, email us at CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com
Please see the forums, under ‘events’, for the link to the August Virtual Meeting.
August virtual meeting update!
The next meeting is Wednesday, August 26th at 7pm. Similar to last month with Clouds Brewing, Bond Brothers Beer Company has put together a pack of 3 beers for CARBOY to purchase for our August meeting. The beers are Local (IPA – can), Gussenbrau (lager -can), and Better With Bugs (mixed ferm – bottle). They are offering the 3 pack at a very generous price of $15. Given the pricing, there are limited quantities of this pack available (around 15-20, I believe). Please do not abuse this – if you’re planning on attending by all means grab a pack, but please no more than 1 so there is plenty for everyone. They are currently available to pickup at Bond Brothers Beer Company – just mention you are grabbing the beers for the CARBOY meeting and you should be good to go. They will be available until the day of the meeting or until they sellout, whatever comes first. Whit and Cam from Bond Bros will both be attending the meeting to talk about mixed fermentation, as well!
Expect an email sometime over the next week with a link to the video meeting. If you aren’t on our email list yet, please send and email to CarboyPresident@CarboyClub.com requesting to get on the list.