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Brew News July 2016


Club Business:


Guests attending: Thomas, Jackson
Start time: 7:30 PM
End time: 8:46 PM
Number of members present: 36

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:
Charles Y.
Keith P.
Charlie M.
Fred G.
Mike G.
Bryan F.
Matt D.
Bruce B.
Nelson Brown
Jeremy W.
Kevin C.

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.
Alex S.
Brad B.
David L.



Bruce Baker is the Competition Coordinator for club members wishing to enter state, national or international homebrew competitions.  If you are interested in entering a particular competition, coordinate with Bruce and we can see if other members are interested and combine entries to save on shipping costs.  We can also send more entries to competitions to kick some butt and bring home the bling!

Bayou State Circuit 2016

Current Standings – Total Points

  • RedStick Brewmasters  -  58
  • Brasseurs a la Maision  -  7
  • Dead Yeast Society  -  5
  • Bicycle Brew Club  -  5
  • Cypress Suds  -  4
  • Shreveport Urban Diastic Spargers  –  3
  • Mystic Krew of Brew  -  3
  • Good Time Brewers  -  3
  • Swamp Rats  -  1


CLASH OF THE CARBOYS Hosted by RedStick Brewmasters

Competition Date: August 6, 2016
Entry Deadline  -  July 23, 2016
Accepted Styles: BCJP 2015 Style Guidelines

  • 1 – Standard American Beer
    • 1A. American Light Lager
    • 1B. American Lager
    • 1C. Cream Ale
    • 1D. American Wheat Beer
  • 6 – Amber Malty European Lager
    • 6A. Marzen
    • 6B. Rauchbier
    • 6C. Dunkles Bock
  • 11 – British Beer
    • 11A. Ordinary Bitter
    • 11B. Best Bitter
    • 11C. Strong Bitter
  • 16 – Dark British Beer
    • 16A. Sweet Stout
    • 16B. Oatmeal Stout
    • 16C. Tropical Stout
    • 16D. Foreign Extra Stout
  • 19 – Amber and Brown American Beer
    • 19A. American Amber Ale
    • 19B. California Common
    • 19C. American Brown Ale
  • 21 – IPA
    • 21A. American IPA
    • 21B. Specialty IPA
      • Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA
      • Specialty IPA: Black IPA
      • Specialty IPA: Brown IPA
      • Specialty IPA: Red IPA
      • Specialty IPA: Rye IPA
      • Specialty IPA: White IPA
  • 24 – Belgian Ale
    • 24A. Witbier
    • 24B. Belgian Pale Ale
    • 24C. Biere de Garde
  • XX – DD Beer
    • ABV >= 10% ABV
    • Base Style Must Be Specified
    • Circuit points will be awarded to winners
    • Not eligible for Best of Show


ROBERTS COVE GERMAN FEST Hosted by Roberts Cove German Fest

Competition Date: September 10, 2016
Entry Deadline  -  September 6, 2016
Festival & Awards Dates – October 1-2, 2016
Accepted Styles: BCJP 2015 Style Guidelines

  • Light Beers:
    • Pale Malty European Lagers
      • 4A – Munich Helles
      • 4B – Festibier
    • Pale Bitter European Beer
      • 5A – German Leichtbier
      • 5B – Kolsch
      • 5C – German Helles Exportbier
      • 5D – German Pils
    • 23A – Berliner Weisse
  • Dark Beers:
    • 8A – Munich Dunkel
    • 8B – Schwarxbier
    • 10B – Dunkles Weissbier
  • Amber Beers:
    • 6A – Marzen/Oktoberfest
    • 6B – Rauchbier
    • 7B – Altbier
    • 7C – Amber Kellerbier
  • Bock Beers:
    • 4C – Helles Bock
    • 6C – Dunkles Bock
    • 9A – Doppelbock
    • 9B – Eisbock
    • 10C – Weizenbock
  • Wheat/Rye Beers:
    • 10A – Weissbier
    • 27 – Roggenbier
    • 27 – Lichtenhiner

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: 6

Jordan A.
Jeremy W.
Charlie M.
Brad A.
Bruce B.

Commercial brews presented:  2

Hoegaarden – Original White Ale
Celis – White

Bonus brews presented:  1

Urban South – Charming Wit


Future Club Meeting Styles:
August – IPA
September – Trappist Beers
October – Festbier & Marzen

Previous Events:

Toast Under The Oaks  –  Saturday, June 18th at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle; homebrew competition plus beer festival

RSB Brewers Round Table  –  Saturday, June 25th at LA Homebrew; Technical talk about brewing better beer; Subject – Hops

Upcoming Events:



Westbank BeerFest  –  Saturday, July 16th in New Orleans; Click here for more details

Gulf Brew  –  Saturday, July 30th in Lafayette; Click here for more details

RSB Clash of the Carboys  –  Starting Saturday, July 23rd at LA Homebrew we will need help with sorting and tagging beers and prepping for judging which will start on Sunday, July 24th; Additional help may be needed the following week for the next round of judging; Contact Keith P. or Bruce B. for more info

RSB Bottle Share  –  Saturday, July 27th at Ken & Chelsea’s; Cost of Admission is 22 oz. of a single beer (ONE Bomber or TWO 12 oz.) per person

Brew At The Zoo  –  Friday, October 7th; Bruce B. is the POC for this event & Kevin C. is assisting with coordinating; start planning to brew and come have fun with us! Click here for more info

Oktoberlin Fest  –  Saturday, October 15th in Houston at Jeff O’s house; The best bratwursts you’ve ever had plus 10 beers on tap; Party Bus Road Trip?

Spirits Funktoberfest  –  Saturday, October 15th in Alexandria; any club interest in brewing and serving?  Click here for more info

Hop Brew Project  -  Coming in November.  Interested brewers sign up for a hop variety.  A base recipe will be used with the only difference being the hops. We will get together to taste and compare the differences between the hops.  And maybe even a friendly competition to see who can correctly identify the different varieties!



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