May is Mild month

May is designated as Mild month by CAMRA. Mild Ales can be categorized as Pale or Dark in color and in general are an average of 3.5% ABV. The BJCP categorizes Mild Ales (11A) in the English Brown Ale Category (11).

Both import and domestic versions are commercially available. I know Kalona Brewing Company has a mild on tap or maybe it is now on their handpump.

If anyone is interested in exploring this style, brew a mild and bring it to the May meeting (Tuesday, May 13)

April Meeting

The April meeting is Tuesday, April 8 at 7pm.

Nathan will be presenting a discussion of Scottish Ales.If you have a favorite commercial Scottish Ale, or your own brewed version you are welcome to bring it to the meeting to share. Susan will be the hostess.  Contact for directions.

2014 Brrrfest

Saturday, January 25

  • Begins: 12:00 pm (Brewmaster), 1:00 pm (regular and non-drinking)
  • Ends: 4:00 pm
  • Location:  Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center Exhibit Hall, 300 E. 9th St., Coralville, IA
  • Food: Available for purchase, or within walking distance from restaurants
  • Restrictions: Must be at least 21 years old to enter.  IDs will be checked.

Brrr Fest

2013 THIRSTY Classic


The 2013 THIRSTY Classic has come to a close. 48 brewers entered a total of 185 beers, ciders or meads.

Best of Show

Chad Vanderpool of MALTZ  “Quad E Chop” a Belgian Dark Strong Ale

2013 THIRSTY Classic Results

A big thank you to the all the judges who stepped up today.

Thank you to the co-sponsor Millstream Brewing

All brewers will be receiving their judging sheets in the mail.