Most winegrowers and connoisseurs consider Cabernet Sauvignon the king of the red wines. Genetically, its parents are Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. The exact birth of Cabernet Sauvignon is lost in legend, but its popularity with Americans dates back to a time when Thomas Jefferson was sipping and praising Chateau Margaux.
We would like to wish everyone a SAFE and happy St. Patrick’s day.
Roar Off The Shore Brewfest is coming up in a couple of weeks, always a fun time there. Check here for details.
Our next club business meeting will be at Ned Kelly’s on Apr. 1st (not fooling about that). Time and address can be found here. Come on down and check out their new 100 tap system if you have not already. Rackers members receive a $2 discount on all tap beer (must show membership card for discount), there are some exceptions and they will be noted here.
Also, the Titletown Open is just over a month away. Entries must be received by April 20th at noon for all drop off locations. For the serious procrastinator, or the beer that needs just a little more time, walk in registration is available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Titletown Taproom Friday, April 21st.
We have another member benefit! Head on over to https://foodvacbags.com/ to get your 5% discount on vacuum seal bags. They are great for storing hops, grains, and other brewing supplies long term.
From the email:
We have been in business for over 10 years
We carry three brands of vacuum sealer bags, plus our own. Our FoodVacBag brand is a fantastic value (savings of at least 60% over Foodsaver™ brand products) and very high quality (read the 2,800 reviews)
Our bags work on any standard vacuum sealer machine – and we sell the sealer machines as well.
We always include free same-day shipping – no matter the order size
Our prices are low already, but we are happy to offer another 5% off to your home brew club members.
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!
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.