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Brew News February 2017


Club Business:


Guests attending:  Reed
Start time: 7:35 PM
End time: 8:36 PM
Number of members present: 37


Getting Better With Age! – This year, we are celebrating RedStick Brewmasters’ 30th Anniversary.  To commemorate the occasion, we are celebrating 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!


HOMEBREW INCENTIVES  -  Stay tuned for details on our next competitions!



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!!!

But!!!  The scoreboard reads 0-0 and the games are soon to begin!


Bayou State Circuit 2017

The Bataille Des Bieres -  Hosted by Dead Yeast Society


Competition Date: March 18, 2017
Entry Deadline: March 11, 2017
Accepted Styles: BCJP 2015 Style Guidelines

  • 5 – Pale European Bitter Beer
    • 5A. German Leichtbier
    • 5B. Kolsch
    • 5C. German Helles Exportbier
    • 5D. German Pils
  • 15 – Irish Beer
    • 15A. Irish Red Ale
    • 15B. Irish Stout
    • 15C. Irish Extra Stout
  • 19 – Amber and Brown American Beer
    • 19A. American Amber Ale
    • 19B. California Common
    • 19C. American Brown Ale
  • 21 – IPA
    • 21A. American IPA

ARK-LA-TEX Brew-Off - Hosted by River Cities Brew Krewe

Competition Date: April 22, 2017
Entry Deadline: April 07, 2017
Accepted Styles: Mixed BCJP 2015 Style Guidelines

  • German Beer
    • 5A. German Leichtbier
    • 5B. Kolsch
    • 5C. German Helles Exportbier
    • 5D. German Pils
    • 10A. Weissbier
  • 13 – Brown British Beer
    • 13A. Dark Mild
    • 13B. British Brown Ale
    • 13C. English Porter
  • 18 – Pale American Ale
    • 18A. Blone Ale
    • 18B. American Pale Ale
  • 20 – American Porter and Stout
    • 20A. American Porter
    • 20B. American Stout
    • 20C. Imperial Stout
  • 25 – Strong Belgian Ale
    • 25A. Belgian Blonde
    • 25B. Saison
    • 25C. Belgian Golden Strong

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



Homebrews presented: 4

Fred G.
Bruce B.
Kevin C.
Charlie M.

Commercial brews presented:  2

Smoked Porter (2014)  -  Alaskan Brewing Company
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock  -  Schlenkerla

Bonus brews presented:  1

Smoke Jumper  -  Left Hand Brewing Company  (Thanks Alison S.!)

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:

Tin Roof Homebrew Club Night - Tuesday, January 24th; Tin Roof Brewing Company  -  Open discussion of Tin Roof beers and upcoming recipes

RSB Chili Cook Off -  Saturday, January 28th; Dan M.’s house; Congratulations to Don for winning the top spot out of 11 entries!


Upcoming Events:

Iron Brewer - Saturday, February 11th; Tin Roof Brewing Company  -  Halos and Horns (teams are assigned a virtue to base their beer on)

Winter Bottle Share  –  Saturday, February 11th; the Duffy’s at 6 PM  -  Entry is 20 ounces of beer per person (one bomber or two singles)  but feel free to bring more!

RSB Brewers Round Table  –  Saturday, March 4th; LA Homebrew at 5 PM; TOPIC – Water

Zapp’s International Beer Fest  –  Saturday, April 1st; LSU Rural Life Museum

RedStick Brewmasters Crawfish Boil and Brew-Off - Sunday, April 23rd; LA Homebrew  -  Styles are Dark Extract and New England IPA  -  Every brewoff beer gets an entry to a drawing for a LA Homebrew gift certificate



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