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Brew News December 2016


Club Business:


Guests attending: 
Start time: 7:35 PM
End time: 9:00 PM

Number of members present: 31


Getting Better With Age! – Next year, we will celebrate RedStick Brewmasters’ 30th Anniversary.  To commemorate the occasion, we will celebrate the entire year in style with BIG beers for our monthly styles as well as with anniversary t-shirts, glasses and other goodies. So stay tuned!


Recently, RSB member Alison S.’s husband Whitney lost his battle with mental illness.   To show out support, RSB is collecting donations, and at Alison’s request, we will present a check to the National Alliance on Mental Health in memory of Whitney.  We plan to make the presentation in January.  Please donate as much as you can to help those suffering from this illness.


HOMEBREW INCENTIVES  -  As a hombrew club, our mission is to learn about beer and how to make it.  And if we’re lucky, we’ll learn from each other and make really good beer.  But how do we encourage members, both old and new, to actually brew beer?

RSB and LA Homebrew have teamed up to sponsor a friendly competition. Two of them actually.  To level the playing field and make the odds more even, each brewer providing beer will receive ONE entry in the respective drawing.  Details are below. The prize for winning either drawing (or both!) is a $100 gift certificate to the awesome, super cool homebrew shop, LA Homebrew.  Drawings will be held in December after the last competition in the circuit.

Bayou State Circuit - Any brewer entering a beer into any of the competitions in the Bayou State Circuit this year will receive ONE entry into the drawing.  Proof of entry must be provided, either a paid receipt or scoresheet.  To make the odds more even, even if you enter every competition, which we encourage, you only receive ONE entry into the drawing.  This keeps the brewers who brew regularly from stacking the deck in their favor and gives the new brewers just as much of a chance to win.

Current Entries:
Keith P.
Charles Y.
Charlie M.
Bruce B.
Fred G.
Bryan F.
Mike G.
Kevin C.
Wes H.
Matt D.
Colin S.
Carrie S.
Nelson B.
Jordan A.
Jeremy W.
Dean V.
Gerald B.

Festivals - Any brewer providing beer for a sanctioned festival will receive ONE entry into the drawing.  Again, ONE ticket is all that will be given no matter the number of beers you provide.  The only festivals on the list are Iron Brewer, Zapp’s International Beer Festival and Brew at the Zoo.  Depending on interest, more festivals may be added to the list.

Current Entries:
Charles Y.
Anthony L.
Phillip E.
Chris S.
Mitch C.
Charlie M.
Colin S.
Kevin C.
Britt D.
Bryan F.
Bruce B.
Ken D.
Chelsea D.
Alex S.
Brad B.
David L.
Mike E.
Matt D.
Alison S.
Dean V.
Jordan A.
Laura A.
Carrie S.
Aldo G.
Jen A.
Jeremy W.
Keegan C.



RedStick Brewmasters Are Officially Back-2-Back State Champions!

Congratulations to RedStick Brewmasters and to all of those who participated this year!  Let’s go for a 3-Peat!!!


Bayou State Circuit 2016

Current Standings – Total Points

  • RedStick Brewmasters  -  112
  • Brasseurs a la Maision  -  17
  • Dead Yeast Society  -  14
  • Bicycle Brew Club  -  7
  • Good Time Brewers  -  6
  • Cypress Suds – 5
  • Shreveport Urban Diastic Spargers  –  3
  • Mystic Krewe of Brew  -  3
  • Bull Moose Meadery  -  2
  • Swamp Rats – 1


Upcoming AHA/BJCP Homebrew Competitions  -  Here is a link to the AHA sanctioned competitions or you can see Bruce Baker for more information.


MONTHLY BEER STYLE  –  Imperial Stouts

Homebrews presented: 7

Bruce B.
Mike E.
Matt D.
Keith P.
Gerald B. x2
Jeremy W. & Keegan C.

Commercial brews presented:  2

Black Chocolate Stout – Brooklyn Brewery
Old Rasputin – North Coast Brewing Company

Bonus brews presented:  4

Black Ops 2012 - Brooklyn Brewery
Freckle – The Bruery
Imperial Reserve 2015 – Parish Brewing Company
Raven’s Eye – Eel River Brewing Company


Future Club Meeting Styles:

January – Cider
February – Smoked Beer
March – Irish Beers

2017 Club Styles

January – Ciders
February – Smoked Beers
March – Irish Beers
April – Strong European Beers
May – Strong Belgian Beers
June – Gose
July – Malt Liquor
August – DIPA
September – Strong British Beers
October – Alt Beers
November – Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beers
December – Winter Warmers


Previous Events:

Learn to Homebrew Day - November 5th at LA Homebrew; 30 gallons were brewed on-site; 6,232 gallons brewed world wide for the event

Bayou Beer Fest - November 12th in Houma; some attendees; good time and festival; Contender for club participation in 2017

RSB Gumbo Cook Off - December 3rd at LA Homebrew; Congratulations to Bruce B. & Ken H. for the 1st Place winning gumbo!  Back-To-Back Winners!











Hop Brew Project  -  December 3rd; Thanks to all of the brewers who participated in the Hop Brew Project.  Hopefully everyone got to taste the difference hops make in beer.

Upcoming Events:


The Cove Jester King Beer Dinner - Sunday; December 11th;  Click HERE for details

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Beer Dinner - Monday; December 12th;  Click HERE for details

RedStick Brewmasters Chili Cook Off - Saturday, January 28th; location TBD

Winter Bottle Share  –  Saturday, February 11th at the Duffy’s



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