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Brew News October 2016


Club Business:


Guests attending: Dan
Start time: 7:31 PM
End time: 8:37 PM
Number of members present: 30


NOMINATIONS - The following individuals have been nominated for:

President – Chico Primeaux

Treasurer – Ken Duffy

Secretary – Kevin Cowan

All nominated individuals are the current position holders.  There were no new nominations.


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  -  109
  • Brasseurs a la Maision  -  17
  • Dead Yeast Society  -  14
  • Bicycle Brew Club  -  7
  • Cypress Suds  -  5
  • Good Time Brewers – 5
  • Shreveport Urban Diastic Spargers  –  3
  • Mystic Krew of Brew  -  3
  • 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  –  Festbier / Marzen

Homebrews presented: 3

Bruce B.
Colin S.
Gerald B.

Commercial brews presented:  3

Paulaner – Octoberfest Bier
Spaten – Octoberfest
Weihenstephaner – Festbier

Bonus brews presented:  1

Santa Fe – Octoberfest


Future Club Meeting Styles:

November – Wheatwine
December – Imperial Stouts

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 Brewer’s Round Table  –  Sunday, September 18th at LA Homebrew; Grains

RSB Oktoberfest  –  Saturday, September 24th at Charlie M.’s house; Thanks for hosting Charlie!


Upcoming Events:

Brew At The Zoo  –  Friday, October 7th; Bruce B. is the POC for this event; 4:30 set-up;  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; 2-10 pm; any club interest in brewing and serving?  Click here for more info

Bayou Beer Fest - November 12 in Houma

Hop Brew Project  -  Coming in December.  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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