Originally Posted by DannSchuler
ooh, right next to Erwan's. Maybe I will go grab dinner and CO2.
I will give them a try, thanks.
Speaking of the Brew Club. How many people here are a member? I have yet to check them out, but I always mean to.
I joined but to be honest the first meeting I went to was a little too basic and the focus was on tasting commercial beers with a few lone home brew growlers.
The resident grand master brewer guy answered a question about hops where he laboriously indicated that hops at 60 minutes were for "bittering" and hops later in the boil were for "aroma". I think that is explained in just about anything you read related to brewing, so it was largely unhelpful and didn't relate the the actual question the asker had. (question was "are any commercial beers made without a 60 minute bittering hop addition")
I might have just caught an off day, but it felt like it should have been more home brew focused. There was a big turn out. My format would be more like a home brewer or two brings in a batch (or growlers) for the meetings on a rotation. There must have been over 40 people there easy. You do get some good discounts though.
All said, I tend to be a nut about research and learning about brewing (and any other hobby I take on). So perhaps that was helpful to some folks.