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Brew News September 2016


Club Business:


Guests attending: Erika, Frank
Start time: 7:35 PM
End time: 9:30 PM
Number of members present: 27


CONGRATULATIONS to Jason L., Fred G. and Jeremy W. for passing the recent BJCP judging exam!  Woo Hoo!


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


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.


MONTHLY BEER STYLE  –  Trappist Ales

Homebrews presented: 9

Bryan F.
Bruce B.
Colin S. x2
Mike G.
Eric x3
Charlie M.

Commercial brews presented:  2

Unibroue – La Fin Du Monde
Boulevard – Sixth Glass Quad

Bonus brews presented:  3

Abbaye du Mont des Cats – Mont des Cats
Sweetwater – The Pit & The Pendulum
Sierra Nevada – Ovila


Future Club Meeting Styles:
October – Festbier & Marzen
November – Wheatwine
December – Imperial Stouts

Previous Events:

RSB Clash of the Carboys  –  Saturday, August 6th at Southern Craft; cooking starts at 5PM, Judging at 6PM, Awards at 7PM

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

Upcoming Events:

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

RSB Oktoberfest  –  Saturday, September 24th at Charlie M.’s house; starts at 2PM, Need members to brew German-style beers (club will reimburse you for supplies)

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 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!



Mont des Cats

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