Thursday, March 25, 2010

HOT OFF THE PRESSES (Or things I left out of the newsletter!!!!)

Hey Guys, a quick note about a few things you may be missing!!!!
Things that are happening that I didn't get into the newsletter!!!
(yeah, I was out of the country and missed a few of these...)

March 24th - Picnic Committee Mtg at BBC Tap Room 7pm
March 26th - INFINITE WISDOM Weekend with Upland
March 27th - My Kentucky Homebrew 1 Year Celebration
April 24th - BBC Brew In (Louisville Ale Club)
First, the LAGERS newsletter has some good information that you may be interested in (I thought so and shamelessly plagiarized it for this email!):
These Include:
"Summer Picnic
The committee for the Summer Picnic met
early February to decide on the site and time
for the Summer Picnic. This year the picnic
will be held May 28th-30th at Flat Rock
Estates in Henryville, IN. Due to the upcoming
AHA conference, Memorial Day weekend was
the only time that was available. The fish fry
is returning this year for the picnic. We are
working with the Flat Rock folks to have
additional restroom facilities. The next picnic
meeting will be Wednesday March 24th at the
BBC Tap Room at 7:00PM. We will need
volunteers for Treasurer, clean up, raffle
tickets, tent set-up and etc."
My Old Kentucky Homebrew 1 Year Anniversary Celebration
From: Paul Young <>

Howdy All,
One week from today will mark one year in business for My Old Kentucky Homebrew. I can't thank all you enough for supporting the store and spreading the joy of homebrewing.
Come out on Saturday March 27th for the My Old Kentucky Homebrew 1 Year Celebration.
BBC Taproom @ 624 E. Main St.
Bar Opens at 8:00 pm 
$2 Pints - And BYOHB
Great Food and Live Music
Thanks and See y'all there

Paul Young
My Old Kentucky Homebrew
1437 Story Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 589-3434
BBC Brew In
Greetings fellow brewers,
On behalf of the Bluegrass Brewing Co. in Louisville KY, at the brewing corner of Clay and Main. I would
like to invite anyone who wishes to brew a batch in the brewery to come down on Sat April 24th. The
Louisville Ale Club began this event several years ago to pay homage to brewers. The Louisville Ale Club
brings lots of food to snack on while the brewing takes place. The brewery will provide 2400 gallons of 185
degree water for brewing, cold water for chilling, fresh yeast, lots of space, beer for purchase, bags of base
malt may be purchased at cost, and several hop varieties will be available for purchase as well. There is also a
homebrew shop right around the corner for other needs (My Old KY Homebrew). All you need to bring is
your equipment and a great love of beer. Please give yourselves plenty of time to get here, the Mini-Marathon
is run the same day and several streets are blocked off near the brewery.
I hope to see every homebrew club in the region represented.
Joel Halbleib
Director of Brewing Operations
Bluegrass Brewing Co
Louisville, KY

Upland Brewing Co. presents
Infinite Wisdom Weekend

To celebrate the release of our specialty Belgian-style ale, Infinite Wisdom Tripel, Upland is bringing
world renowned artist Norton Wisdom and Chicago's premier progressive bluegrass band, Cornmeal, to

Norton Wisdom is a good friend of the brewery, and his work is featured on the label of our Infinite
Wisdom Tripel (as well as our Dantalion Dark Wild Ale and Double Dragonfly Imperial IPA). Wisdom
does all his painting to music, and once a piece is completed, the canvas is wiped clean, leaving only a
high res digital photo as testimony to his masterpieces!
On Friday March 26th, beginning at 7pm, Upland will host an exhibition of Wisdom's work in our
Bloomington banquet hall. Wisdom himself will be there to discuss his works and meet his fans, and prints
of his work will be available for purchase.
The excitement of Wisdom's work is not only in the final product, but in the process, which you'll be able
to see first-hand the following night, Saturday, March 27. Wisdom will be painting original art to the
sounds of Zion Crossroads and Cornmeal at Jake's Nightclub in Bloomington, beginning at 7pm.
This is also the official kickoff for our Infinite Wisdom Tripel (which you can probably tell was named
in honor of the artist). Infinite Wisdom Tripel is a strong Belgian-style ale that has a long fermentation
period using classic Belgian yeasts. The nose contains banana and citrus notes while a complex fruitiness
and light warming sensation are experienced upon tasting. Like many Belgian Tripels, Infinite Wisdom is
strong but delectably drinkable.
Tickets to the show are $10 in advance, and $12 day of. Tickets are available online at or
at Upland's Bloomington Tap Room, Indy Tasting Room, or Jake's Nightclub.
To get a preview of Wisdom's work, visit and
Check out Cornmeal at
Contact: Charles Stanley, Upland Brewing Co., 350 W. 11th St., Bloomington, IN
(812) 336-2337 ext. 202, ,

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March Newsletter is posted

Late, put posted!
Let me know if there is an item you need added!

Tonight's Meeting is at Bank Street Brewery, (NABC) New Albany, IN 7pm

Special guest speaker tonight is Dave Pierce, Head of Brewery Operations, NABC!!

fyi.  I literally just flew back from my 2 week work trip to Asia last night.  I'm typing up the newsletter for March as this goes out, be patient!  Thanks!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bourbon Barrel Project Brew Date and Info


As many of you know, Woodford Reserve has donated barrels to over 10 Indiana homebrew clubs.  Each club is making a barrel of bourbon barrel-aged beer of their choice.  Five gallons of each barrel will be sent to the Indiana State Fair for analysis
The FOSSILS have agreed to participate and feel that we have an edge due to our previous barrel experiences.  We have set a date for the brewing of the barrel beer and are also planning to make some additional beer to supplement our future meeting needs.
The brewing will be at Bob & Maureen Capshew's barn (7720 Corydon Ridge Road) on Sunday, March 14, 2010.  We plan to begin at noon.  Please note that this is the day after the FOSSILS regular March meeting.
Our barrel beer (50 gallons) is a Belgian Trappist ale similar to Roquefort 10.  The recipe is from Ron Downer.  Ron, who many of you know, is a retired professional brewer who has made this recipe several times.  We will use the 60 gallon mash tun for this batch.  Scott Boyer has cultured some Trappist yeast for this batch.
We are also making a lower gravity ale from the second runnings and additional grain as needed.  Choices for this beer are Belgian dubbel and Belgian pale ale.  The size and type of smaller beer will depend on the participation rate described below.

We need to get an accurate count of participants so that the beer gods and goddesses line up properly for our special brew.  We need the following:
Brewers - A brewer will need to bring a propane tank, propane burner and a 15 gallon kettle.  Some of the brewers also need mash tuns that can hold enough grain to make 10 gallons of beer for the smaller beer. 
Fermenters – Since this will be a massive amount of beer, we need some people to volunteer to bring carboys for the small beer.  These fermenters will need to take the carboys home and keg the beer at the appropriate time.
Assistant Brewers – Assistant brewers are needed to stir wort, lift kettles, clean equipment, dump grains, etc.
Please let us know if you are able to participate and what role you can play so we can finalize the recipe sizes and gather the required ingredients.

Dennis Barry aka Supreme Brewmeister
Bob Capshew aka Presidente precendente 

Gravity Head at Rich O's

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Thomas
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 10:16 AM
Subject: Gravity Head at Rich O's


Opening night at Rich O's Gravity Head Friday February 26th

FOSSILS AND LAGERS have the back rooms reserved for this event. Come out and meet other club members.

Saturday February 27 is for away home brew clubs.


Joe Bray
Engineer and Poet