March Meeting

Meetings have returned to the First Tuesday of the month schedule

When: Tues, March 3 7pm – 9pm
Where: The Sanctuary Pub, 405 S. Gilbert Iowa City.

Since March includes St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day.
Bring a beer with either an Irish, Italian, Polish or Czech heritage to share.

February Meeting

Meetings are back to the First Tuesday of the month schedule

When: Tues, Feb 3 7pm – 9pm
Where: The Sanctuary Pub, 405 S. Gilbert Iowa City.

Since February and Chocolate are a standard pairing.
Bring a beer (commercial or homebrew) with chocolate in one form or another as an ingredient or flavor profile. (cocoa powder, cacoa nibs, chocolate, chocolate malt are just a few examples)

August Meeting

The August meeting is Tuesday, August 12 at 7 pm. The topic is SMASH beer; bring your homebrew SMASH beers.

The meeting will be held at Fred’s. If you need directions or information contact membership(at)thirstyhomebrew.org

July Meeting

The July meeting is Tuesday, July 8 at 7 pm. The topic is Hops; we will be experimenting with hop teas.

The meeting will be held at Susan’s. If you need directions or information membership(at)thirstyhomebrew.org

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)