Monthly Meeting Minutes and Agenda

March 2019 – Mygrain Brewing

Another good turnout at Mygrain Brewing with head brewer Dan. Thanks for all that came out for the night. Some great raffle items from our friends at Omega Yeast!

Checkout the upcoming events – Chili Cookoff at Pollyanna – Water Chemistry Tech Talk – Drunk Monk Challange – Homebrew Thunderdome at Empirical

February 2019 – Werk Force

Absolutely a wonderful turn out of PALE at least 50 members showed up – shared some great beers with great ppl.

Some highlights from the night:

  • Werk Force will be our main home – now and into the future, with several meetings taking place at other venues.
  • Brulosophy was on hand doing one of their triangle experiments.
  • Get your entries ready for next months April Club Contest.
  • Water Tech Talk – coming up March 23rd at Hopvine.
  • 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff – April 20th at Pollyanna

January 2019 – Pollyanna Brewing Company

  • PALE Project Judging – Future Updates to PALE Project Competition
    • In order to increase the amount of entrants  into the PALE PROJECT, we have made some slight changes to this competition going forward. Details will be sent via email and posted on the PALE Facebook page after the January meeting about the future of PALE Project.
  • Raffle this month
  • PALE 2018 Financial Review
  • Upcoming Events
  • Other News and Notes:
    • Congrats to PALE member, Tony Daniels … Congratulations again to Tony Daniels on winning Best Bridge Brew at Brew at the Bridge. Tony’s Belgian Strong, Devil’s in the Details was just tapped at Oswego Brewing Company. Get to OBC and check out this beer, it’s fantastic.
  • Events Updates
    • PALE Off Flavor Training – A huge thank you to Rob Ruiz for organizing and executing the PALE Off-Flavors event at Werk Force Brewing Co.
    • PALE Holiday Party – Thanks to everyone who attended!
      • If you are in good standing with the club and have not received your complementary bottle of our club beer, Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, let the board know. There are more bottles in our possession for $5.00 a bottle.
    • February PALE Meeting – 2/7/2019 at Werk Force Brewing Co.
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July Meeting highlights:

  • The July meeting was held at WorkForce Brew Pub, Plainfield, IL  on July 12th with over 35 in attendance. Pizza was ordered for attendees.
  • PALE Project Quarterly Competition – Judging was done before the meeting
  • Next PALE Meeting: August 2nd, 7 pm at Nevin’s Brew Pub, Plainfield, IL.

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

8/4 – Wheaton Brew Fest – Join us for the best party in Wheaton! Unique brews, live entertainment and fun for craft beer lovers! Wheaton, Illinois’ annual outdoor craft beer fest features unique brews, live entertainment, and food from some of Wheaton’s favorite restaurants.

9/15 – Brew At The Bridge – Oswego Brewfest downtown. Head to Oswegoland Park District’s craft beer festival along the Fox River in September! Craft beer enthusiasts are welcome to sample the beers with buzz. The festival features breweries who have earned top reputations in the Chicagoland area as well as emerging breweries whose stellar kegs are ready to pave a new trail. Those invited breweries will have staff at the festival to answer questions about their selections. Guests also enjoy live music and delicious food in the shade of Hudson Crossing Park.

 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!