February 2015 Meeting – Notes

It was rainy and cold outside, but inside it was warm and full of beer and food and sparkling personalities! We had 30 members, two guests and one kid for a total of 33 people.
Thanks to Bill & Cindy for opening their home to us!

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March 2016 Meeting – Notes

To welcome in spring, the Star City Brewers Guild gathered in mass! Perhaps our largest meeting to date? We had 50 members, one guest and two children for a grand total of 53 people celebrating homebrew and spring! And that includes four brand new members. Please welcome Andrea & Ted A., Mike C., and Skip T.!
A hearty round of appreciation for James and Joan, opening their home to the hordes!

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2016 Brewer of the Year

2016 Competition Styles:

15A – Irish Red Ale

21A – American IPA
27 – Historical Beer
22C – American Barleywine

1st Quarter Results:

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January 2016 Meeting – Notes

We started the year off with nearly record-setting attendance at the January meeting. (Was it because you knew that I wouldn’t be there?) We packed the house at Big Lick Brewing Company with 43 members, 4 guests and 2 kids, for a total of 49 people! The membership total includes three new members – please extend a hearty welcome to Darin Pearson, Caleb Williamson and Brad Wyatt.

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December 2015 Meeting – Notes

We capped off another fantastic year in the Star City Brewers Guild at Chaos Mountain Brewing with 40 members, 4 guests and two kids for a total of 46 fine folks. The membership toll includes four new members – say “hi!” to Stephen Parshall (and his wife Barbara, who wasn’t present), Phil & Lynda Sawyer, and Mark Myers! (And welcome Joe H. back to the active membership roster after a one year hiatus…)

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November 2015 Meeting – Notes

Apologies once again for a late recap – I had too much cooking, eating and football watching this past week to worry about getting this out…
Twenty three members, one guest and two kids gathered together at Justin & Carrie’s house in Salem for the November meeting of the Star City Brewers Guild.
Thanks to Justin & Carrie for allowing us to take over their house and putting up with our nonsense!

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October 2015 Meeting – Notes

15 members showed up to share beer, chili and companionship on a damp October day in Salem, Virginia.
Thanks to Peter and Janelle for opening up their house to us!

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September 2015 Meeting – Notes

On a lovely late summer day, we had an action-filled meeting and then we all went to Big Lick for their anniversary party. A very good day!

We had twenty three members, three new members (Peter G.; Matt & Rachael), four guests (Jason Horn, Rudy’s friend, John; Jim D’s friend, Allen; and Bailie’s mother), and four kids, for a grand total of thirty four humans.

August 2015 Meeting – Notes

On a hot & sunny August day, we had a great, albeit, limited meeting at Scott & Martha’s lovely house in Bonsack. We had fifteen “old” members and three “newly minted” members (Gene, Bud & Joan), along with five guests (Matt, Rachael, Peter, Manoj, and Kelsey), and one baby (Mabel), for a total of twenty four people.

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July 2015 Meeting – Notes

As is our tradition, I opened up my house and my pool for the July meeting. Being egocentric, I welcomed a large round of applause on my behalf. It felt good…
25 members, four ex-members, and two kids made it out to Troutville on a hot and muggy Virginia summer day. Our ex-members included ex-President Esther , ex-First Husband Kelly, and Troy and Sharon. Good to see you guys!

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