This month’s meeting was hosted by Mike H. in Cambridge. It was one of our smaller meetings of 2017, but there were no shortage of interesting beers to be sampled. My personal favourite was Jeff B.’s Berliner Weiss made with berries grown in his backyard. We also got to try subtle variations of a Vienna SMASH brewed by our host. A Jarrylo pale ale and Breakfast Stout from Alex P., a mash hoped beer from Peter C., and handful of others. It’s clear we’re heading into warmer weather as members are brewing fewer stouts and we see more IPAs, pilsners, blondes, etc. at our gatherings.

In terms of club business, we discussed our upcoming Club BBQ and tour at Escarpment Labs. Expect a sign up sheet for food contributions at our BBQ to appear in the near future on the forum. We also continue our discussions on how club funds should be spent – we’re still looking for proposals if you have any ideas on how we could put this money to use to benefit the club. At this point, likely uses of those funds include an off flavour tasting event, an internal homebrew competition in the fall, and some promotional materials.

A reminder that there will be no monthly meeting in June as we have our club bbq and the tour at Escarpment Labs. At this time we’re still looking for a host for our July meeting though, if you’re interested please get in touch at ac.ts1511602555irgeu1511602555rt@tn1511602555edise1511602555rp1511602555. Weather permitting, meeting outside on a deck or backyard for our July, August and maybe September meetings is an option! Something to keep in mind if you’re considering hosting in the near future.