New Local Homebrew Competition

Thanks to Dan H. for passing this along.

Lion’s Tail Brewing Co. is having a Briess  Homebrewing competition.

Due Date is February 18th.

Noble Roots Brewing Co. Opening March 2nd!

Congratulations!

Marvin and Alex are two of our club members that have made the leap to professional brewing.

Here is the text from their Facebook post:


It is with enormous pleasure that we announce Noble Roots Brewing Company will open for business on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 4PM. We’ll also be open on the following Friday and Saturday, so mark your calendars and plan on swinging by for a beer or three. We can’t thank you enough for the support we’ve received to this point, and your patience as we work toward opening our doors to the community. Check back here for another exciting announcement this weekend (intentionally vague), and over the next few weeks as we preview our beers, launch our website, and tell you more about what to expect on your visit to the taproom. Cheers!

#noblerootsbrewing#comingsoon#openingday#openingweekend#gbcraftbeer#drinklocal#craftbeer 


You can follow them on Facebook and when their website is launched we will post a link.

Can’t wait to have a couple in the taproom!

35 Years!

35 Years of Homebrewing in Northeast Wisconsin!

While digging around in the archives this old graphic was unearthed.

The name may have been changed in the past but our little club has been in existence for the last 35 years.

That’s a pretty big deal!

Thanks to all the members, past and current, that have kept the club going and brought us to where we are today. Caps off to you! (Bottle caps that is.) Cheers!

 

Upcoming Events for February

We have a busy week ahead of us.

Registration for The 2017 Titletown Open begins Feb. 1st so make sure to get your entries ready.

You do have some time yet, so there is no need to panic. It looks like the entry deadline is April 21st.

The February business meeting is at The Titletown depot upstairs this Saturday Feb. 4th at 1p.m.

Check your email later this week, the location could change if the room is booked. I will try to keep this updated.

The Ingredient of the month is Oats, so make sure to bring your homemade beverage in which oats of some form were used.

As always, our business meetings are open to the public, so feel free to stop by and sample or just have a chat.

And finally, the Fon du Lac Brewfest is this Saturday Feb. 4th,  5 – 9p.m.

Some of our club members will be there to serve up some delicious homebrews, and I believe some are going solely to attend and sample the various options. If you must travel, a designated driver or a night at the inn is highly recommended.

Holiday/Festivus Party 2017

Thanks to everyone that showed up to the party and helped out. A big thanks to the club officers for getting the party organized and set up for us.

Thanks to Ned Kelly’s for hosting the party. Looks great in there with all the renovations, I am eagerly awaiting the installation of the 100 tap system.

We had a lot of door prizes, a lot of food, and a lot of beer, wine, mead, and cider to sample.

Looked like everyone had a good time. We also got to see some members that don’t make it to the regular meetings or brews.

Hope we see more new faces next year.

Thanks to Matt W. for taking some pictures and sending them along.

2017 Rackers Wine Contest Results

The results are in!

Thanks to Duck Creek Winery for hosting the event.

Thanks to the judges as well, we couldn’t have done it without them.

And of course, thanks to Al Hendricks for putting the whole thing together.

Download link or click for full screen view. 2017 Wine Contest Results

Wine/Mead/Cider Competition 2017

Good luck to everyone that entered.

The competition is tomorrow, Saturday, Jan 14.

 

I hope those that wanted to got their entries in on time.

We will be posting results, a recap, and hopefully some pictures in the coming days.

And don’t forget, The Rackers Holiday/Festivus party is next weekend.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

January Brew A Success!

Thanks to Fred M. for brewing and The House of Homebrew for hosting.

Beer was made, should be a good one. We had a great turn out, and welcomed a new member.

Here are some pictures of the event. Thanks to Chuck G. and Shawn L. for the photos.

January Club Brew

Fred Matzke will be kicking off 2017 with a brew at House of Homebrew on Tuesday, January 3rd. Starting around 4’oclock. Always a good brew day there! So come on down and check it out.

This brew is open to the public, so if you are curious, want to learn more about brewing, or just have some time to waste, stop by to meet the Rackers and of course pick up some brewing or wine making supplies.

There are always some great samples to try as well.

End of Year News

Got quite a bit of stuff happening in a short time these next few weeks.

First off The January Club brew.
Fred Matzke will be kicking off 2017 with a brew at House of Homebrew on Tuesday, January 3rd. Starting around 4’oclock. Always a good brew day there! So get on down there and check it out.

 

Entry registration and drop off for the Annual Rackers Wine, Cider and Mead Contest 
 Ends Saturday January 7th
And the Judging is January 14th
So get your bottles over to the House Of Homebrew
(We have another little blurb with the entry form and other things, here and while your there, you can check out some of the newest, and ongoing changes to the Rackers.org site.)

 

Next up, The Rackers Holiday party!
January 21st 1pm at the usual venue.
Stay tuned for more details coming as we get closer to it!

 

Finally, upcoming brewfests..
Fon du lac is just a few weeks away in February, so those brewing can start getting their final touches on their brews.
But we still looking for a couple more brewers and for Roar on the Shore in March.
Lemme know if you want to brew

 

Looks like we will be busy!

 

Happy New Year!
Shawn Legare
Green Bay Rackers