August 2017 meeting

This month around a dozen True Grist members met in Kitchener-Waterloo on Doug B.’s lovely backyard patio. The club discussed upcoming events including a cider bulk buy in the Fall (details developing on the forum here), and the potential of the club having a presence at some upcoming Fall beer festivals (those details are developing here). We expect to run another bulk buy with Frank E’s cider in Vanessa, ON as we did last year. Throughout the year we’ve had the opportunity to sample some of the different things True Grist members made with the juice from last year’s buy – diverse and delicious. Continue reading August 2017 meeting

July 2017 meeting

This month we returned to Guelph’s East side for a meeting of True Grist homebrewers. Josh V was our gracious host. We moved through many samples and styles of beer – blondes, lagers, various wheat beers, a (delicious) dry hopped sour, IPAs, and more. We finally got to try Andrew A’s brown with homemade caraquinoa malt, after it had received much discussion and interest on our forum. Our fall events received further hyping and discussion – cider and hop bulk buys, and our soon to be officially announced internal “True Brewer” contest. Otherwise this was a return to our regular monthly meeting format (we forewent a June monthly meeting in favour of other True Grist events). Continue reading July 2017 meeting

May 2017 Meeting

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. Continue reading May 2017 Meeting

March 2017 meeting

Last night we held our monthly meeting for March in Kitchener-Waterloo. Our host was Pat F. (darkstanfinn on our forum), who brews in his basement with a Grain Father system. Pat’s basement has been transformed to the ultimate hangout spot for beer lovers complete with tons of beer and brewing paraphernalia, a keg fridge, air hockey table, darts, a crokinole board and more! Continue reading March 2017 meeting