Happy New Year to all of you.
I hope this year has been treating you well thus far. Everyone sticking to their new years resolutions? Make more beer and learn more about the beers you are making? I hope so. We have a great resource in QUAFF with a lot of great study groups, brew parties, bjcp events, competitions and in general people sharing their knowledge to further our hobby and the love of beer. So make sure you get involved and enjoy the fruits of QUAFF this year.
We ended last year with some great events. In the beginning of December on Saturday the 8th we had our annual Holiday party in Marina Village and yet again everything exceeded expectations. From the decorations and fantastic table arrangements to the beer and amazing array of food choices. Thanks to all of you for your contribution to a great celebration.
On December 15 Societe Brewing Company was nice enough to host a brewer’s swap meet where homebrewers across San Diego county met to trade, sale, or buy brewing equipment. What a great way to get rid of old/unwanted equipment and acquire something you may have needed for your brewhouse.
Thanks to Jenny and Eric for presenting the awards for the Fall Strong Ale Challenge at November’s meeting. A big thanks to Travis Hammond for his Quaff Competition Committee update as well.
This month’s general meeting topic on January 22nd will be brew systems and gadgets. John McKay will be bringing his system in and telling us about his latest upgrades. If you have a gadget you think the group would be interested in please bring it in to show the club and explain it’s use.
That’s all for now. Hope to see you at the next meeting. Cheers!