May Update

Education & Competition

Reminder to all entries for Sunshine Challenge and Lizard Cup need to be at Rapp by the end of business day Wednesday May 24th. Paul Sorice will be running the entries to Orlando so be sure to leave compensation with your entries or pay pal paul.sorice@gmail.com for good karma.

Our first intraclub competition BJCP category 12. PALE COMMONWEALTH BEER entries will be judged at the June meeting as our educational topic. First place winner will receive a 32oz growler of Rapp beer and the top 3 beers will receive a paid entry into an upcoming competition.  More details to come.

Our educational topic this month was presented by President Paul Sorice. He covered the the various wood aging products available to homebrewers and offered some suggestions on how and when to use them. View the powerpoint here.

Our June brew day has been cancelled in favor of a short break.  We will be hosting a few maker events over the hot summer months which might included build your own hop spider and another to build a keg /carboy washer. We are looking to host our next brew day in September.

Promotions & Equipment

New business cards are here. We will have a few in he Rapp tasting room.

All shirts are here. Any shirts you may have requested will need to be purchased by the end of the August meeting. Any requested shirts or work shirts not purchased by the end of the August meeting will no longer be reserved and be available to the entire membership.

Cueni Brewing Co. is now offering $1 off your first pint in the tasting room.

For a limited time Hi-Fi Homebrew and BBQ is offering a free 8oz pour of Grindhaus Brew Lab beer with purchase of homebrew supplies.

Vetterbrew has partnered with Cigar City and Green Bench to offer Pilot This 2.0. Its a kit based homebrew competition with the grand prize of brewing your beer at Green Bench. Please be aware you will want to have a set of sour only equipment or plan to get some since this competition will require the use of Brettanomycies.

Our club jockey boxes have been refitted into the RTIC coolers. We still have one of the old milk boxes available $20 to anyone who is looking for a drilled shell for a jockey box or storage bin.

Serving & Charity

Big thanks to all of our brewers who served at Bad A** beer festival to benefit Ocean Media Institute and St. Pete Beach Beer Fest to benefit local education. We had a serious awesome selection of beers that kept patrons coming back for more. Also Chris Mc took home first place in the St. Pete Beach Beer Fest keg competition!

 

May 7th Brew Day at Rapp Brewing

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Don’t forget that we have a brew day coming up the first Sunday in May. We will be in the Parking lot of Rapp Brewing on May 7th beginning at 9am. You can just come out but we would appreciate if you RSVP by emailing beer@pubguild.com so we plan our setup for that day.

What is provided?

  • Filtered preheated Pinellas County water.
    (be sure to have campden tablets to treat for chlorine / chlorimide especially during this water cycle.)

What you should bring

  • Full Propane Tank
  • All ingredients including malt & hops
  • All necessary equipment to heat, mash, boil and chill your beer
  • A carboy with airlock
  • RO water (optional)
  • A quick shade and a comfy outdoor chair if you have them.
  • You probably will want to leave yeast and starters at home so you can pitch when your are sure your wort pitch temperature is stable

Images from our Stilthouse Brewday last month

 

Final Winter Precipitation Beer Release

Winter has come and gone but “Final Winter Precipitation” is in the forecast April 23rd at Rapp Brewing Company.

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The Peoples Choice Award winning beer from our 2016 Movemberfest festival has been re-brewed by PUBguild member Jeff Stiebel at Rapp Brewing Company. So stop by, meet the brewer, and grab a snifter of that delightful chocolate coconut porter this weekend.

April Update

Education & Competition

Our first intraclub competition is in late May and is open to all paid members. It includes all 3 styles from BJCP category 12. PALE COMMONWEALTH BEER . First place winner will receive a 32oz growler of Rapp beer and the top 3 beers will receive a paid entry into an upcoming competition.  More details to come.

Our educational topic this month was presented by competition coordinator Todd Bogner. He covered the ins and outs of the Pale Commonwealth beers and you can view his presentation here. You can also find additional information on the new BJCP 2015 website.

May 1st registration opens for Hogtown Brew Off (3 entrys for the first week) and Sunshine Challenge (2 entrys for the first week). Be sure to register fast because both will fill up. Also be sure to check back the second week when entry limits increase.

The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts – Beer Project competition and public tasting which is normally this time of year has been postponed until January of 2018.

Our next brew day is May 7th, 9am at Rapp Brewing Company. Please RSVP by emailing beer@pubguild.com.

Serving & Charity

If you would like to serve at either of the events below please email beer@pubguild.com .

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The first is Bad A** beer festival to benefit Ocean Media Institute. It is Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Westchase on May 6th. You will need to arrive at or before 5:30pm to setup and the festival goes till about 10pm.

The Second is the St. Pete Beach Beer Fest to https_cdn.evbuc.com_images_28454784_134332987351_1_originalbenefit local education. It is Saturday, May 13th from 4pm to 8pm. Member serving will head over after the club business concludes at the May meeting. It is at St Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706

Promotions & Equipment

New business cards are on order for our upcoming events.

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Our club shirt order is back on track after receiving a proof last week. Pricing is as expected and we very much hope to have all of the shirts at the May meeting.

Our club jockey boxes have been refitted into the RTIC coolers. We still have one of the old milk boxes available $20 to anyone who is looking for a drilled shell for a jockey box or storage bin.

Thank You

Thank you to the members who served homebrew at Cajun Cafe Spring fest last weekend. We received many kind words about the excellent beer and contributions via social media.

May Events