May 2022 NoVa Homebrew Club Meeting
Monday May 16, 2022 @ 7:30pm
44652 Guilford Dr #114, Ashburn, VA 20147
Macro Shit-Show. More directions to follow in related post
Discuss list of topics for tech talks each month.
- Yeast - brands, starters, pitching and fermentation temps
- Water - Adjustments for various styles, testing pH and adjusting
Discuss brewing BJMS in Middleburg. Hopefully it happened on Wednesday May 11th.
Planning starting for Macro Shit-show:
This will be a club activity at the May meeting. The goal is to blind taste beer offerings from the Very Large producers (Macro breweries) and see if you can pick which ones they are. Each participant should sign up for the beer they intend to bring and plan to bring either at least 3 - 12 oz containers or 2 16 oz containers. We require the sign up ahead of time so there are no duplicates, and also so I can create the signage and such.
Please sign up here:
Budweiser - Carl
Bud Lite - Carl
Miller High Life
Natty Bo - Corey
Molson Canadian - Webster
PBR - Brent
Iron City - Mark
Busch - Brent L. (Evil Brent)
others, … List the beer and your name please
Bring your pallet, this is very difficult!
I’ll put myself down for Natty Bo.
I added your name to the list above.
I’m bringing Iron City from Pittsburg!
Not to burst anyone’s bubble (Mark), but the idea of the Macro show is to pick a non-unique, but standard bearer/flagship beer from one of the largest breweries in the nation. Typically in mass distribution across the nation. Not just several counties around Pittsburgh
Not saying you can’t sign up and bring whatever you like, just making sure everyone gets this gist.
The current list of the largest 50 breweries in the United States is as follows:
||Anheuser-Busch Inc (a)
||Heineken USA (d)
||Pabst Brewing Co (e)
||D. G. Yuengling and Son Inc
||FIFCO USA (g)
||Boston Beer Co (h)
||Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
||New Belgium Brewing Co / Kirin (i)
||Fort Collins, San Francisco
||Founders Brewing / Mahou San Miguel (j)
||Grand Rapids, Boulder
||Duvel Moortgat (k)
||Paso Robles, Kansas City, Cooperstown
||CA, MO, NY
||Longmont, Tampa, Salt Lake City, Comstock, Inglewood, Dallas
||CO, FL, UT, MI, CA, TX
||Bell’s Brewery, Inc (n)
||Artisanal Brewing Ventures (o)
||Downingtown, Lakewood, Brooklyn
||PA, NY, NY
||SweetWater Brewing Co
||New Glarus Brewing Co
||Matt Brewing Co (p)
||Stevens Point Brewery (q)
||Odell Brewing Co
||Minhas Craft Brewery (r)
||Abita Brewing Co
||Troegs Brewing Co
As long as I can find a 6-pack, I will bring along my college day fav of Busch.
Please, PLEASE, sign up for this event. Bouncing this so we get participation!!!
We only have 4 people signed up so far. We all agreed that this event would be this month’s meeting. We need YOU!!! to participate. Please sign up so I can be properly prepared.
For this month only, Do not bring homebrew to sample unless you are prepared to present the full details of your recipe and process, and ask specific questions of the club. This meeting is focused on the Macro-$hitShow.
I do not want to force this, but it makes no sense for us to just sample 4 beers. If you all do not want to participate, then please don’t ask for it, vote on it, and then not follow-up.
I’ll bring the Budwiser & the bud light, since it’s in the same family
I’m gonna go ahead and volunteer on Kenny’s behalf to bring Corona. If he can’t make it again this month then I’ll just bring it with me. I’d also be willing to sign myself up for Heineken in addition to Natty Bo. Figure someone else would like to call dibs on the coveted High Life.
Mel wants to join in the shit show! She is going to grab something. I told her what was signed up for already.
I lied……I’ll have Coors, with a backup of Fat Tire in the car.
Thank you to all that participated in the Macro $hit$how!!! I think it was another success!!!
Congratulations to Corey whose expert palate discerned 4 of the 12 beers!! Evil Brent was 2nd with 3!!
The rest had 1 or 2. Fortunately, we had Fat Tire there, so everybody got 1 of them
I found this picture that made me think of Monday night and if we had had a mascot for the event…