August 2019

Meeting Tasting Style

Kolsch, Cream, Blonde, Wheat, and Rye Ales

The AHA has published some great recipes for this style here.

Brewing Trivia

True or False:

Darker versions of barleywines are generally better attenuated, more bitter, and might show more hop character than paler barleywines.

Fill In the Blank:

Modern American barleywines didn’t make an appearance until ______ , when Anchor first brewed the Old Foghorn.

a. 1975

b. 1947

c. 1999

d. 1986

Fill In the Blank:

When brewing your own barleywine, if you don’t want it to be sweet, consider ________ the original gravity.

a. reducing

b. increasing

Upcoming Events

Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest

September 7 at 2p EDT

Headwaters Park (Fort Wayne)

Broad Ripple Beer Fest

October 12 at 2p EDT

Opti-Park (Indianapolis)

Michiana Festival of Beers 2019

October 19 at 2p EDT

Four Winds Field (South Bend)

MEGA Social Media

Next Official Meeting is Sunday, August 11, 2019

2:00 pm

Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House, South Bend

Tasting Styles: Kolsch, Cream, Blonde, Wheat, and Rye Ales

Meeting Agenda and Club News

Michiana Festival of Beers: October 19 from 3-6p (VIP admission at 2p) at Four Winds Field in South Bend. Sign-up sheet has been posted. This is MEGA’s premier event for 2019, so be sure to sign up, mark your calendars, and represent!

MEGA Barrel Project: We’re still tracking down a couple of usable port barrels, but sign-up sheets and Russian Imperial Stout and barleywine recipes have been posted. In order to fill the barrels we’ll need 12 participants (brewing five-gallon batches) for each beer. Once the barrel aging is complete, you’ll get back the volume you contributed.

News: Other old business and new business.

Education Topic: Kolsch, cream, blonde, wheat, and rye ales.

MEGA Ingredients Inventory: MEGA members are eligible and encouraged to use select hops and grain from the club’s inventory. Any beer brewed with these ingredients must be available to serve at a MEGA event (e.g., Michiana Festival of Beers). You can see what hops and grain we have by visiting the website and hovering over the “Members” tab and clicking on “MEGA BREWING INVENTORY.” You must be logged in and have member permissions to access this page. If you see anything you would like to use, there is a form at the bottom of the page to submit your request.

MEGA Supplies Inventory: MEGA has PBW ($3.50/lb.), StarSan ($0.75/oz.), and Golden Light DME ($2.50/lb.) for sale. These are available for purchase at club meetings. Bring your own container. If you’re planning to purchase, please notify us in advance so we remember to bring the supplies.

Join the AHA: If you are a serious homebrewer and not yet a member of the American Homebrewers Association, you should consider becoming one! Enjoy AHA Member Deals at over a thousand participating locations including breweries, pubs, restaurants, homebrew supply shops and more! Enjoy six issues per year of Zymurgy, the longest-running homebrew magazine, delivered straight to your door. Membership allows you to participate in exclusive events including Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition, AHA Rallies and more. To join, click on the banner at the bottom of the MEGA homepage or CLICK HERE!

Add Your Homebrew Club to Your AHA Member Profile: If you are a member of the AHA, please add MEGA as your homebrew club. This will help the club with the rollout of the new club insurance premium reimbursement plan.

MEGA Work Shirts: Limited remaining supply. $35. Check with the club for available sizes.

MEGA Sample Glasses: Limited remaining supply. $5.25 for members and $6.00 for non-members.

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