We have a lot of events coming up. So, be sure to check your emails and keep an eye on the club calendar. Kane is coming out to the Hamilton Unos to do a tasting with us on their latest offerings. Fun fact: PALE ALES was the very first visitors to the Kane tasting room when they opened in August 2011. You can smell the fresh sheet rock in the pic!
The annual holiday party is going down on Monday, January 21 at Chuck & Amelia’s place. Details on FB and in the club email list serv. Speaking of which, if you are new to the club and not signed up to our email list, you can get in loop with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long-time member of the Club, Michiel Ultee, passed along the news that he did really well in a couple of homebrew comps.
I’ve had a bit of luck in a couple of area competitions recently. “Mike’s Irish Red Ale” won 2nd place in the Philadelphia “Malt Madness” competition in September, and 3rd place in the Morristown “Motown Mash” competition just last weekend. I tried to post this on the PALE ALES yahoo site, but I don’t think it worked. Is there some other way to do this now? In each case I proudly stated my club affiliation as the PALE ALES. 🙂
For the first time in club history, PALE ALES was represented at the National Homebrew Convention Club Night. Four members loaded up a van with a bunch of kegs and drove to Grand Rapids (and met a 5th member there). Clearly, a good time was had by all. The club owes a huge thanks to everyone that spent their time, energy and money pulling this off — Ryan Hansen, James Manley, Thackman, Dave Rollins and Tim Kowalski.