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 .


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.


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