March 2018 Brew News


Club Business:


Guests attending:  Don, Paul, Gene, Joe
Start time: 7:35 PM
End time: 8:41 PM
Number of members present: 31



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 Great Raft’s Reasonably Corrupt (Category 8B – Schwarzbier).  After the meeting, be sure to fill out your score sheet and return to Keith P.

Off-Flavor kit is here!  The first session will be Sunday, April 29th at LA Homebrew.  Email to follow.





–  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.

–  Off Flavor Tasting Class Sunday, Apr 29th;  LA Homebrew




Homebrews presented: 4

Jeremy W.  –  Irish Red
Keith P.  –  Irish Stout
Gerald B.  –  Irish Export Stout
Keith P.  –  Dubbel with Molasses

Commercial brews presented:  2

Smithwick’s  – Premium Irish Ale
O’Hara’s – Irish Stout
Guinness – Extra Stout

Bonus brews presented:  1

Guinness – Export Stout


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


2019 Club Styles

June – Flander’s Red