EVENTS: PALE Chili Cookoff – Pollyanna

  • Thanks for everyone who came out and donated chili, homebrew, and your time for the 2nd Annual PALE Chili Cook-Off and Homebrew Pairing. We raised nearly $300 this year. This is nearly triple the amount we raised last year. Thanks again to Ed and Paul for letting us use the new space at Pollyanna Lemont.
    • The winners for the Chili Cook-off are:
      Best Pairing – Ed Schmitt
      Best Chili Judge’s vote –  Jason Minalga and his friend, Clint
      Best Chili Popular Vote – Jason Minalga and his friend, Clint
    • Thanks to our sponsors: Omega Yeast, Imperial Yeast, Giga Yeast, and Five Star Chemicals for all the great prizes.
    • Thanks to Travis Beard for judging the chili and beer. We really appreciate you helping us out. 

April 2019 – Werk Force

Our April meeting was held at Werk Force Brewing, included a taco night and a huge raffle. Also held the quarterly PALE Project competition.

Werk Force Brewing – “from PALE they came” Beer release:

Homebrewing roots are where many professional brewers cut their teeth and learned how to take barley, hops, water and yeast and make something truly magnificent – an art form in its own right. Both Brando and Steve were a part of the beginnings of P.A.L.E. (Plainfield Ale & Lager Enthusiasts) homebrew club some 8 years ago. Meetings were held at the old Limestone Brewing Co location and there they met a number of other home brewers from the area. Out of that club has spun some incredible brewers that have moved on to breweries and a few starting their own from scratch – Hopvine Brewing Co, Oswego Brewing Co, Pollyanna Brewing Co, MyGrain, Transient Artisan Ales, Hailstorm Brewing Co, Scalawag Brewing Co, New Belgium, Midnight Pig, Illuminated Brew Works, Goose Island and more. A few weeks back, a number of the brewers got together and collaborated on a IPA and brewed it at Werk Force. In the end, From PALE They Came was created — A 7.2% IPA utilizing Cascade, Centennial and an experimental hop variety from Hopsteiner. The result is a huge grapefruit forward west coast style IPA that boasts of fresh citrus rind. We hope you enjoy this beer as much as we had fun brewing it together with our comrades. Cheers!