Jan/Feb 2016

Upcoming PALE and related events:

  • Feb 3rd – Hopvine Chilean BeerMakers Dinner
  • Feb 4th – PALE Meeting at Nevins 7pm (6pm for pre-meeting dinner)
  • Feb 27th – Naperville Winter Ale Fest – PALE Booth : need volunteers for beer donations and pourers

Other event in planning:

  • PALE Barrel Fill – Feb. recipe submission, March brewing and barrel fill.
  • Bottle Shares! Let’s get something going..
  • Mead Judging  Eileen Uchima – . Preq. BJCP
  • BJCP Classes – look to advertise and get class started. Early 2016
  • Siebel Hop Sensory Kit –  Siebel Institute: Hop Sensory Kit

February Meeting Notes:

February Meeting highlights:

30+ members in attendance, several guests and new members as well.

Would truly love to see more PALE members enter homebrew competitions. Please consider one of the upcoming competitions.

PALE Project: next month Best of Show (all categories)

Upcoming Events: ————-

  • February Bottle Share: Feb 21st – Sour Night hosted by Travis Beard
  • Naperville Winter Ale Fest – Feb 28th – enter “pale” to get $5 discount
  • PALE Softball Team — looking for TEAM NAME and Sponsor
  • Chicagoland Homebrew Club Social – April 11th
    Chaos Clubhouse – must get free ticket on-line
  • Big Brew Day/Meat and Brew – Saturday May 2nd at Rex Slagel’s
    AHA Big Brew and 3rd Annual Meat Competition
  • 5th Anniversary Barrel Fill – Feb/March with Werk Force Brewing
    Survey and more information coming soon.

PALE Alumni: ——————-

Keeping in touch with current and former members that have gone on to professional gigs.

  • Hopvine – (Ken) Ukranium Krusher released (Thurs) – will have a multi-year vertical soon.
    Chef and Brewer event — 5 brewers pair randomly with 5 brewers – March
  • Pollyanna – (Ed) several new releases, Homebrew night is 1st Monday of the month
    several events with Marty Nachel and Ashleigh Hayden (New Belgium) coming.
  • Nevins – (Marc) has new release Midnight Sun, a collaboration brew with Lake Effect.
  • Brew Bag – (Rex) now delivered to 16 countries – and over 1000 invoices.
  • Werk Force / Brew Werks (Brandon/Steve) – 3rd year anniversary last weekend.
  • Midwest Brewers Fest
    Elections: Jon Proulux and Dan Sargent
  • Banging Gavel (Walter Ornelas) – official releases of ‪Redhanded‬ ‪and Chicanery‬
  • Katie Long – Illinois Craft Brewers Guild
  • New Belgium – (Ashleigh Hayden)
  • Bucket List (Pat Ward)

Brewing Tech: ——————-

SMaSH comparison between Pale 2-Row and Marris Otter.
Really showed the taste and color difference between two commonly used malts.
Download the brewing notes and observations (36K pdf)