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Brew News January 2017


Club Business:


Guests attending:  Don; Paul; Todd; Gary & Paula
Start time: 7:35 PM
End time: 8:53 PM
Number of members present: 32


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!


Recently, RSB member Alison S.’s husband Whitney lost his battle with mental illness.   Thanks to the generosity and kindness of our members, RSB collected donations totaling $225, and at Alison’s request, we presented a check to the National Alliance on Mental Health in memory of Whitney.


HOMEBREW INCENTIVES  -  Our friendly competitions are over for 2016 and the winners have been chosen.  Congratulations to Gerald B. and Brad B. for having the luck of the draw!  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: 8

Colin S.
Fred G. x2
Aldo and Jen x2
Keith P.
Kevin C.
Matt D.

Commercial brews presented:  2

Original Blend – Downeast Cider House
Them Little Apples – Moonlight Meadery


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:

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:


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

RedStick Brewmasters Chili Cook Off - Saturday, January 28th; Dan M.’s house; set-up at 4:00 and judging starts at 5:00  -  Chili must contain 12 ounces of beer

Winter Bottle Share  –  Saturday, February 11th; the Duffy’s  -  Entry is 20 ounces of beer per person (one bomber or two singles)

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

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



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