BBL has been invited to tap the ceremonial keg of Maibock at Hofbraühaus this month! Lots of Bloats needed in Bloatware to support this event. Founding Member Ray Spangler will tap the keg with Bosmo’s help. Assemble at 6:30 / Parade with much flag waving and fanfare at 7:00 PM. We have tables reserved right in front of the keg and Bloats in attendance get a complimentary pour (about half glass) from the ceremonial keg as it’s tapped!
Come down for dinner, bring the family and join us as we celebrate this ritual and the coming of Spring!
BBL Founder Ray Spangler pontificates, blesses and taps the Märzen keg Hofbrauhaus Newport
The Bloatarian Brewing League again sponsored the 2012 Bockfest homebrew competition, held on Saturday March 3rd. This Bock-only competition was held at The Christian Moerlein Brewery, 1621 Moore St., Cincinnati Ohio and is part of the weekend long celebration of all things Bock.
Categories: The Bockfest Competition is strictly limited to the following categories as defined in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines.
5A – Maibock/Helles Bock
5B – Traditional Bock
5C – Doppelbock
5D – Eisbock
15C – Weizenbock
22* – Smoked and Wood Aged (bocks)
23* – Specialty (bocks)
* Base style must be 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, or 15C and must be clearly indicated on the entry.
Registration CLOSED on Feb 24 with 38 entries. See the WINNERS LIST here.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place for each category (to be determined based on the numbers of entries in each style, etc.). An additional prize will be awarded for “Best Bock Beer” (BOS).
Special Prize: The Christian Moerlein brewing company will select one entry from the Traditional Bock (5B) category to be used as the recipe for a 2012 special Bock release.
Contact: Ray Snyder, Competition Organizer, (513) 515-0799.
It’s the start of a new year with many great things to happen for the club in 2012. We’re just getting started!
BBL February Meeting- Friday, February 17th
2012 Dues are Due!
February Board Meeting Minutes
Bosmo at Hobrauhaus Tapping on Feb 29
Bockfest Set for March 2-4
BBL Membership Cards
Ohio Homebrew Bill Letter Writing Campaign
Google Group for Future Club Mailings
This newsletter was prepared under the influence of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.
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