MEGA Newsletter - June 2018

Next Official Meeting is Sunday, June 10, 2018

2:00 pm

Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House, South Bend

Tasting Styles: None Listed; Sours, Fruit, Spiced, etc

Meeting Agenda

Needs Immediate Action!

Bottlecaps & Corks

June 30, 2018, 5PM-9PM

Wellfield Botanic Gardens
1011 N Main St

Elkhart, Indiana 46514

Mishawaka Festival of Beers (formerly Mayfest)

June 30, 2018, 5-9PM

Kamm Island

600 W Front St

Mishawaka, IN 46544

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!  Sign up HERE!  To see the price list, CLICK HERE!

MEGA Barrel Project - Many MEGA members are currently participating in 2 barrel projects, both second run barrels.  The current beers in these barrels are a Wee Heavy and an Imperial Porter.  The next run in at least 1 of these barrels will be a sour beer.  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

Beer in the Buff

April 21, 2018, New Buffalo Lions Park

8th Annual Blue Chip Brewfest

May 5, 2018, Blue Chip Casino

We had 3 pourers and 8 beers.  Our beers were all well-received.  Traffic was a bit slow due to location at the end of an isle.

Big Brew Day

May 5, 2018, Heavenly Goat Brewing


We had somewhere around 10 or so club members participate in this year’s Big Brew Day event.  On top of brewing some beer, we also collected yeast dregs from sour beers for Heavenly Goat to pitch into one of their sour project.

Upcoming Events

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.  If you are attending and will pour beer (no license required!), there is a form for you to fill out.

Mishawaka Festival of Beers (formerly Mayfest)

June 30, 2018, 5-9PM

Kamm Island

600 W Front St

Mishawaka, IN 46544

We will likely have a booth with a small MEGA presence.  The festival will also need licensed pourers.

Homebrew Con 2018

June 28-30, 2018

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

https://www.homebrewcon.org/

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