Meeting Minutes and Agenda

November Meeting highlights:

  • The November meeting was held at Nevin’s Brew Pub, Plainfield, IL  on November 2nd with over 35 in attendance.
  • PALE Project Quarterly Competition – Collections starting this month (to be judged in January)
  • Congratulations goes out to Tim Brown for taking 1st place for his specialty IPA and 3rd for his Marzen in this year’s Spooky Brew Homebrew Competition!
  • PALE has had the opportunity to acquire a Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel.  Plans to fill the barrel are still in the works and will be discussed as a club. Looking forward to another club barrel collaboration!
  • Next PALE Meeting: January 4th, 7 pm at Hopvine Brew Pub, Aurora, IL. (The holiday party will replace the December meeting)

Industry Updates

  • MyGrain Brewing Company: New brews keep on coming until we fill up all our taps. New on tap this past week was our Belgian Quad, When I Have Time (8.5% ABV). A little later this week we’ll have a new Wiezenbock and Kolsch.

Upcoming events

11/4 – AHA Learn to Homebrew Day. CBW hosting and looking for feedback and suggestions to help improve the event.  Currently planning to pair up an experienced brewer with a novice, please let us know if you’d be willing to help.

11/10-11/11 – FOBAB – Contact Art Golk ( if you’re interested in volunteering.  Shifts available on Friday and Saturday evening.

12/9 – Holiday Party – Potluck dinner and bottle share.  Grande Park Clubhouse, 26333 Grande Park Blvd, Plainfield, IL 60585.

‘Tis the season for celebrating! Hope you can join us for the annual PALE holiday party. As always, sure to be an entertaining evening including an epic bottle share and delicious potluck food.

The cost of attendance is $10 for the first attendee. Guests are welcome for $5 each. We encourage paying ahead via PayPal to

Please add what you’ll be bringing to the following spreadsheet so we have an idea of the food/drink offerings:

Jockey Box Rental and other tidbits.  PALE has a jockey box you can rent for $25. Return it clean and you get $10 back. See John Marlovits for more info.

 Other News, Notes and Event Updates
  • Bottleshares – as always if interested in hosting a bottleshare, either create one on Facebook or contact us and we can get an email blast out to the group
  • If you’re interested in learning more about various style details and characteristics and/or off flavor specifics, or in-depth tech talks watch the PALE Facebook page for upcoming event details.  Interested in hosting a night?  Please see Patrick Elder to work out details!