MEGA Newsletter - March 2018

Next Official Meeting is Sunday, March 11, 2018

2:00 pm - REMINDER: Daylight Savings Start

Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House, South Bend

Tasting Styles: Barleywines, Old Ales, and Belgians

Meeting Agenda

Club News

Membership Dues - If you haven't done so yet, it is time to renew your MEGA membership. You can renew your membership on the website using the Paypal link at the bottom of the About Us page, by contacting the Treasurer Jim Moler for payment, or paying at one of the monthly meetings.  Dues are $25 for an individual and $35 for a family.

MEGA 2018 Bulk Grain Buy - About once a year, members of the club get together and buy grain and other items in bulk.  It’s that time again for the 2018 Bulk Grain Buy!  There is a post on the Forum with links to the sign-up sheet and the price list.  Go there and sign up for your brewing needs!

MEGA Barrel Project - Many MEGA members received their portion of the Kate the Great Russian Imperial Stout clone bourbon barrel last month.  Many of those guys plus other members put a second running of the barrel with an Imperial Porter.  If you would like to participate in future barrel projects, post in the forum on the website or bring it up in one of the upcoming meetings.

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!

MEGA Work Shirts - MEGA ordered more of the popular MEGA Work Shirt! These shirts are great to wear at events or just to represent MEGA during your brew day.  The work shirts are Dickies-branded short sleeve blended material  (65% polyester/35% cotton, Moisture-Wicking).  Color is charcoal with gold and white MEGA logo on left chest and large on Back.  Shirts ar $35.  Check with the club for available sizes.

MEGA Sample Glasses - MEGA received the sample glasses that were ordered.  Those who already pre-ordered should get their glasses at the next few meetings and any remaining glasses will be available for members and sold at events.  If you are interested in getting some sample glasses, speak up at a meeting or other MEGA event.  They are $5.25 for members and $6.00 for non-members.

Past Events

Shelf Ice Brewfest

February 17, 2018, Michigan City, IN 46360

Jim/Larry/Shawn report?

Brewfest - Elkhart Symphony

March 10, 2018, RV/MH Hall of Fame, Elkhart, IN

Patrick to report

Upcoming Events

Beer in the Buff

April 21, 2018, 12PM-5PM CDT

New Buffalo Lions Park
612 Marquette Drive
New Buffalo, MI 49117

The event is looking for volunteers to help with the event!  Since it is in Michigan, no server’s permit is required.  Look for the sign-up sheet on the website.

8th Annual Blue Chip Brewfest

May 5, 2018. 11:30AM-5PM CDT

Blue Chip Casino 1st floor parking garage

777 Blue Chip Dr

Michigan City, IN 46360

Big Brew Day

May 5, 2018, Time TBD

Heavenly Goat Brewing

7321 Heritage Square Dr

Granger, IN 46530


June 30 from 5-9PM if it happens.  Will be renamed.  More details to come.

Bottlecaps & Corks

June 30, 2018, 5PM-9PM

Wellfield Botanic Gardens
1011 N Main St

Elkhart, Indiana 46514

MEGA would like to get heavily involved in this event since it’s the only homebrew-only event in our area.  Help us make this a big club event by planning to make beer for the event.

Homebrew Con 2018

June 28-30, 2018

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232