February Wrap-Up



Upcoming Brew Days

  • April 1st, 9am at Stilt House Brewing in Palm Harbor
  • May 7th, 9am at Rapp Brewing Company in Seminole
  • June, 9am at TBA in St. Petersburg

February  Educational Topic

Todd Bogner presented on oxidation. He explains how oxidation impacts your beer and how to prevent your beer from coming into contact with oxygen. He also shared how to create a CO2 pushed closed system for transfers.

download the document here

New Discounts

Pinellas Ale Works is now offering 10% off your tab. Just present your valid PUBGuild membership card. Discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Pinellas Chocolate Company is also offering 10% off your purchases. If you are looking for cocoa nibs for your next beer they have you covered.

The full updated list of member discounts can be found here : https://pubguild.com/membership/


AHA Elections

If you are a current AHA member you are able to vote in this years AHA Governing Committee election. This year Ron Minkoff from the Hogtown Brewers is looking fill one of the seats. Submitting your ballot enters you in the Lallemand Scholarship drawing for the Siebel Institute’s two-week Concise Course.

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We are in the process of upgrading the exterior shells of our two serving boxes to premium coolers. This should provide extra insulation to the chill plates & shanks, we can pre chill the boxes before events since they are water tight and it also offers a carrying handle to help move boxes.  The new equipment will be used at the April Cajun Cafe Beer fest.

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If you missed out on the preorder of the new pub t-shirts we will have some extra t-shirts of various sizes available when we receive the latest shirt order. We also have some of the heather gray shirts available. 

Visit the new PUB Gear section of the website to learn more about and visit our online “one off” ordering shop.  https://pubguild.com/store/

Hurricane Blow-off

Registration opens this Friday with a 350 entry cap and 6 entries per brewer. Register fast because it will fill up.

Coconut Cup

Results should be posted in REGGIE sometime after the awards ceremony Saturday the 4th of March. There is no live stream planned for this weekend and any awards will be mailed out to the individual brewers by M.A.S.H.



T Shirts & Work Shirts

EDIT: The order period has ended and we can no longer order additional work shirts or lady cuts. We will have some extra t-shirts of various sizes available while supply lasts.

We are preparing to order new club t-shirts and work shirts. Please take a moment to fill out the form below by February 20th. This will ensure we get the most accurate count of what we need to buy. $10 T-Shirts (Forest Green) & $20 Work Shirts (Black). We hope to have these at the March 18th meeting.

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Best Florida Beer Needs You

Greetings PUBGuild members! BFB still needs stewards and certified judges for this weekends BFBC Pro judging sessions at 81Bay Brewing in Tampa. Remember our meeting this month is pushed back until next weekend (Feb 18th) so please volunteer to assist even if it is just a single shift. Details are as follows.

Judging sessions will be held at 81Bay Brewery in Tampa THIS Saturday (11th) & Sunday (12th).

-Judges (beer industry professionals or BJCP preferred) email jason.toft@icloud.com

-Stewards (all the beer lovin’ folks who want to get involved!) sign up here:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DA5AF2CAAFA7-bfbpro or email info@bestfloridabeer.org

Session 1: Saturday, February 11th 9am
Session 2: Saturday, February 11th 1pm
Session 3: Sunday, February 12th 9am
Session 4: Sunday, February 12th 1pm
(Steward sessions begin 1 hour prior to times listed)

-Paul Sorice
PUBGuild Events Coordinator
Best Florida Beer Assistant Competition Organizer

January Update


Coconut Cup

Entries for Coconut Cup can be dropped off at Rapp or Vetterbrew from now till end of business on February 2nd. Please be sure to pack all entries in boxes and include compensation to the runner for good karma.

Educational Topic

This month we had a presentation on growing hops in Florida and you can view that presentation here.

National Homebrew Competition

The application period to be accepted as an entrant into NHC begins next week. You must be a current member of the American Homebrewers Association. Membership includes discounts and offers nationally and around town at places such as Cigar City, Pair o Dice, 3 Daughters, BJ’s Resturant, PAW Brewing, Brew Bus and more . If you need to register for AHA you can do so through our affiliate link here.

You can register or volunteer to assist at the Tampa Regional here beginning January 30th. 

New Discount

Grindhaus Brew Lab is offering 10% off to all card carrying PUBGuild Members.

Homebrew Club of the Year Trophy

Lastly, the cup is finally coming home to Rapp tonight! When you are at Rapp dropping off entries or grabbing a brew be sure to raise a pint to all of your hard work this past year. Let’s go forward and defend the cup!


Coconut Cup


Please be sure to enter and pay for any Coconut Cup entries you want to enter today. An email went out this morning reminding entrants to pay and there have been at least 25 more payments. At that rate the comp may fill up in the next few days.


Rapp Brewing Drop Off 1/26 though 2/2

Deadline is 2/2/17 @ 9pm. Robert Bandl from PUBguild will be running Coconut Cup entries to Miami. Please provide the runner gas money via paypal rcbandl@gmail.com or with your entries. This is one of the longest runs of the year so be sure to compensate accordingly.

The runner IS NOT responsible for packing or repacking your entries. You must property pack entries in such a way that they can be loaded and staked in a trailer or vehicle. Please use 12 pack or 24 pack BOXES ONLY (You can kindly ask the staff at most Total Wine or ABC stores for boxes). Loose bottles, 6 pack holders or bags of any kind are discouraged because they are not safe way to transport entries in a moving vehicle and most fall apart when wet from condensation.

The drop-off window is 7 days only in order to limit the time entries spend at the brewery. Please neatly and safely stack your entries in the designated area when dropping them off. Bottles left in other areas of the brewery may get missed during pickup.