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!