February 2018 Brew News


Club Business:


Guests attending:  Nick
Start time: 7:34 PM
End time: 9:00 PM
Number of members present: 32



RedStick Brewmasters Pull A THREE-PEAT! 

Congratulations to RedStick Brewmasters and to all of those who participated this year!  Let’s keep going strong!!!  Congratulations to Bruce B. for winning Homebrewer of the Year with 27 points!

–  2018 Bataille des Bieres:  RedStick Brewmasters DOMINATE!

Daniel H. – Gold, American Amber & Bronze BEST OF SHOW
                      Silver, Ordinary Bitter
Jeff O. – Silver, California Common
Charlie M. – Silver, Belgian Pale Ale
Jeremy W. – Silver, Saison
Jordan A. – Bronze, Witbier
Bruce B. – Bronze, American Amber
Bryan F. – Bronze, Strong Bitter


Beer Judge Training To Continue! 

The next beer in the BJTP series is Tin Roof’s Bayou Bengal (Category 1B – American Lager).  Fill out your score sheet and return to Keith P.

Off-Flavor kit has been ordered!  There will only be 12 spots available for the session which will include 2 tastings.  The RSVP is $10 per person to help pay for the kit.  See Ken D. to RSVP.



–  2018 RSB Chili Cook Off:  Saturday, Jan. 27th;  Thanks to the Duffy’s for hosting!  There were 12 entries this year and Murray took first place!  Congrats!



–  2018 Spring Bottle Share Saturday, Mar. 3rd at the Duffy’s.  Imbibing to begin at 5pm.  Admission is 1 bomber or 2 singles per person.  Coordinate with Ken if you are bringing food.  Uber or Lyft if you must.

–  2018 Ark-La-Tex Brew Off:  Deadline is Saturday, Apr. 1st;  Check out Reggie Beer or Bayou State Circuit more details.

–  2018 Zapp’s International Beerfest Saturday, Apr. 14th;  LSU Rural Life Museum.  Sign up

–  2018 RSB Brew Off:  Sunday, Apr 22nd;  Styles are American Pale Ale and Open/Brewer’s Choice; More to follow.




MONTHLY BEER STYLE  –  Alternative Sugar Beers

Homebrews presented: 4

Steven A.  –  DIPA with Honey
Charlie M.  –  Honey Blonde
Daniel H.  –  Brown Sugar Oktoberfest
Keith P.  –  Dubbel with Molasses

Commercial brews presented:  2

Lagunitas  –  Brown Shugga
Bell’s Brewery  – Hopslam

Bonus brews presented:  0


2018 Club Styles

January – American Amber
February – Alternative Sugar Beers
March – Irish Beers
April – Kolsch
May – American Pale Ale
June – Berliner Weisse
July – American Lager
August – Clone Beers (Bell’s Two Hearted IPA)
September – Biere de Garde
October – Schwarzbier
November – American Barleywine
December – Wood Beers


2018 Club Styles

June – Flander’s Red