The Snake River Brewers is an AHA certified homebrewing club serving Boise, Nampa, and the entire Treasure Valley of Idaho. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00PM.
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July 9 at Homebrewstuff Taproom - 9165 W Chinden Blvd. #103
Garden City, ID 83714 - Social Hour 6-7 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Talk about beer. Learn about beer. Enjoy beer.
See you Thursday!
Upcoming Club Meetings
- August 13- Home Brew Stuff (9115 W Chinden Blvd)
- September 10- Edge Brewing Company (525 Steelhead Way)
- October 8- Home Brew Stuff (9115 W Chinden Blvd)
- November 12- Home Brew Stuff (9115 W Chinden Blvd)
- December- Club X-Mas Party TBD
Summer Club Competition
Bring your best beers of the following categories to the July 9 meeting:
- 7) Amber Hybrid
- 8) English Pale Ale
- 9)Scottish and Irish ales
- 10)American Ales
- 14) IPA
- 20) Fruit Beers
Two 12 oz or one 22oz preferred, but not mandatory. Clean, unlabeled bottles/caps please. Attach BJCP bottle ID sheets!
Competition and Fair Judging
Judges are needed for judging our club competition as well as the upcoming Western Idaho State Fair professional and homebrew competition. Club comb judging is TBD, Fair judging will run August 13-16 at Homebrewstuff as necessary. If you are interested in judging, come to Thursday's meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org for fair judging information. Previous judging experience is not necessary!
Good News! Idaho ABC Adopting Federal Standards for Beer Competitions
Butch Harbaugh, who runs the Rocky Mountain Homebrew Supply in Rigby, has said he spoke with ABC directly and was told they have adopted the federal regulations regarding homebrew competitions - meaning the transport to, sampling of and entry into competitions will be allowed as defined in federal ATF statute 27 section 25.206: "Beer made under §25.205 may be removed from the premises where made for personal or family use including use at organized affairs, exhibitions or competitions such as homemaker's contests, tastings or judging. Beer removed under this section may not be sold or offered for sale."
Joint Club meeting with the Malheur Mashers
Eastern Oregon's Malheur Mashers have invited SRB members to join their meeting Friday, August 21st in Ontario. Those wishing to drive the scenic route could drive through Wilder with the windows down as the hop harvest (expected to be a little early this year) will likely be underway.
Brew at homebrewstuff, save 25%
Homebrewstuff is offering a 25% discount to any homebrewer willing to come to the store on a Saturday this summer and brew on-site. It's a great way to grow the hobby and get the club noticed. Brewers can bring their own systems or negotiate use of the 10-gal single-tier the store owns. Contact Cody at HBS for more: 208-375-2559.
Fund raiser for Deb
We've set up a fundraising page for Debra Leonard. As many of you may have heard, Deb has had to close the Nampa Brewers Center due to her ongoing treatments for leukemia. Deb has been a huge influence in growing the homebrew community in the Treasure Valley, this fundraiser is just one small way we can all help give back.
Fund raiser page is http://www.gofundme.com/rw77xf7
So far, we've raised over $1100 through gofundme which has helped Deb travel to Seattle for additional tests.
Donations may also be made directly at Homebrewstuff, 9165 W Chinden Blvd #103 in Garden City.
Homebrewstuff has a raffle going for a portable kegerator with proceeds going to Deb. Stop by and enter.
The fund raising at Big Brew was very successful. Several thousand dollars were raised to support Deb.
Nampa Brewer's Center Closed
Please keep Deb in your thoughts as she battles Leukemia and has been forced to close the Nampa Brewer's Center after more than 18 years in business. She has been a great supporter (and member) of this club, and helped many of us start homebrewing.