The awesome folks from Lallemand and the University of the Sciences judged BOMB Brewer entries in a intra-club competition at the April meeting. 20 members brewed up their best beers fermented with Lallemand's Philly Sour yeast. Judges for the event included, Sylvie Van Zandycke, Tobias Fischborn, & Didier Theodore from Lallemand and Dr. Matthew Farber from the University of the Sciences.
The competition winners were:
Molly Browning of Lallemand conducted an interactive sensory presentation on "off flavors" in beer. Attendees had a chance to taste samples with off flavors to get first hand experience when they encounter them in a beer. The prevention is available on the BOMB YouTube channel.
This year's brewery bus tour will take place Saturday, May 21st. The bus will leave Sterling Pig at 11:30am returning around 6:00pm.
You don't want to miss this. Join your fellow BOMBers for a great day visiting some great breweries. We are arranging tours at multiple breweries. Stops include:
April 21st 7pm - The Sterling Pig Brewery, Media, PA
At the February BOMB meeting, Dr. Matt Farber, University of the Sciences made an announcement that Lallemand is sponsoring a BOMB Club brewing competition. Lallemand representatives will be present to judge the BOMB brewer entries and select the winning beer. The winner will brew at the University of the Sciences lab and have their beer featured at the BOMB booth on club night at this year's Homebrew Con in Pittsburgh, PA. 20 BOMBers have signed up for the competition. Come join us at The Sterling Pig Brewery.
That's right...it's National Beer Day in the US of A! On this day in 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act into law and ended the prohibition on beer production and sales. The signing of the act lead to the eventual repeal of the infamous 21st Amendment and the lifting of moral across the country.
It is rumored that FDR said after signing the Act, "I think this would be a good time for a beer!". Americans celebrated by piling into pubs and taverns and the result was over 1.5 million gallons of beer being sold that day. You can read more about the holiday here.
Celebrate the legalization of Homebrewing on May 7th by exercising your right to be an independent brewer! The American Homebrewers Association is organizing a national day of brewing. You can pledge your commitment and get a sweet deal in return. By signing up to brew, the AHA will give you a $5 discount on your new or renewing AHA membership. In return, the AHA makes a small donation to our club for each new or renewing member. Sign up today!