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!
We have two events coming up quickly, and we need some homebrewers to join us in promoting our hobby!
On May 3rd, Todd and the crew at The Homebrewery in Ozark will be hosting an event in honor of the AHA’s Big Brew Day. If you are interested in being a participating brewer, please email todd [at] homebrewery [dot] com and let him know. This event is coming up very quickly, so please email him soon if you are interested in brewing.
On May 17th, Mother’s Brewing Company will be hosting their 4th Ever Mother’s Day Festival in their backyard. ZOO Members who will be at the event should contact me or Randy West and let us know. Randy is organizing our effort at the event, but you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and I will relay your information to Randy.
The event runs from 2-8pm, but we specifically need volunteers for set-up and tear-down.
For both events, please wear your ZOO gear if you have it. Let everyone know we’re out there.