Novemeber 2015 – General Meeting: Belgian Night

BelgianNight2015The Beer Barons of Milwaukee MEMBER ONLY BELGIAN NIGHT is Wednesday, November 18th at our usual location, Cliffords Supper Club in Hales Corners.

Belgian night carries a $10 meeting fee and is reserved formembers only. Any guests wishing to attend will need to sign-up as a member, pay the prorated membership dues ($10) and the regular meeting fee.  The $20 charge will make their membership current up to January 31st, 2016.  At the meeting new members will receive a 2015 membership card.  Until supplies run out, all new members will be given two complimentary tasting glasses.

Belgian Night! This year we’re going to do things a little different. This year we’re taking the bottles away from you! Members will blind taste three beers from three different Belgian styles: Saison/Farmhouse, Tripel and Belgian Dark Strong.  We’ll be doing a short discussion following each style.  What did you perceive? Were there any flaws? What did or didn’t you like about each example?  Do you think this beer was brewed in Belgium or was it an American interpretation?  We’re going to find out what we perceive when we take away the labels. Discussion will be short and informal (no lectures, no guests). At the end of the night we may even have a couple specialty Belgian beers to enjoy for social hour.  You won’t want to miss this one as many of these beers are unavailable in Wisconsin.

As always we’re looking for homebrew for November’s meeting. We’d like each member who brings a keg to talk a little about the beer you’re sharing. This allows you to better showcase your homebrew as well as receive constructive feedback from the club.  If you bring a keg (or enough bottles to share) to the meeting and email the board in advance to let us know what you are bringing, we will give you $20 for your ingredients.  Please e-mail officers@beerbarons.org  and let Josh know directly at stru0087@gmail.com so we can have adequate serving equipment on hand.