At each of our membership meetings, we focus on a theme, such as a beer style or a method of brewing. Once each quarter, we also have an expanded educational portion in addition to the theme of the month.
The meeting themes and educational topics will be updated as needed in the sidebar to the left on the site, but here is a listing as of 12/30/2015 of our planned meeting topics for 2016:
- January: Using spice in beer
- February: Porters (Quarterly Education: Sanitation)
- March: Scottish/Irish Beers
- April: Wood Aged Beer
- May: Fruit Beers (Quarterly Education: Beer Clarity)
- June: IPAs
- July: Wheat/Rye Beers
- August: Belgian Beers (Quarterly Education: pH and Water Adjustments)
- September: Ciders
- October: Oktoberfest Beers
- November: Stouts (Quarterly Education: Mash Efficiency)
- December: High Gravity Beers
If you would like to volunteer to teach one of the educational portions, please contact the club at homebrewzoo [at] gmail [dot] com or speak with an officer at a membership meeting.
We’re quickly approaching the Mother’s Day Festival and we still need folks to volunteer to man the booth with Randy. He’s volunteered to set up, but we have very few people volunteering to sit and drink beer and talk brewing with interested people.
This is one of our highest-profile events of the year, so let’s try and make a good showing of it. If you plan on being at Mother’s Day, please contact Randy or comment below and plan on spending some time in the booth. Even if you’re not sure when you’ll be available, letting Randy know he’ll have some hands to help talk brew with people will help a ton.
If you’ll direct your attention to the left of this post, you’ll see I have posted the meeting themes for the rest of the year. This should help you plan ahead to brew for meetings or just prepare for a meeting. In addition, if you find you’d like to teach a breakout session, contact Mr. Becker through the forums.
Thanks for helping to promote craft beer in Southwest Missouri!
It’s time once again for another ZOO meeting! This month’s meeting is about Irish and Scottish Ales. Bring homebrew if you have it, and Irish or Scottish Ales if you don’t have any homebrew to bring. Home brewed Irish and Scottish ales will earn you bonus points.
As always, try to bring munchies to share, as well. If you read this before the meeting, try to let us know what munchies you’ll be bringing so we don’t double up too much.
We’ll see you Tuesday night at The Home Brewery!
In order to give everyone the opportunity to plan ahead for the style of the month, here is the list of monthly styles!
March – Irish and Scottish Ales
April – IPA
May – Dark Lager
June – Saison or Farmhouse Ales
July – Experimental Beer
August – Kolsch
September – Pumpkin or spiced beer
October – Oktoberfest, Marzen, German Lagers
November – Porter
December – Imperial Ales or Barley Wines
Remember, the beer you brew today will be the beer you can bring in 2-3 months! Plan ahead!