Anyone here a member of Chicago Beer Society - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > Great Lakes Homebrew Forum > Anyone here a member of Chicago Beer Society

Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2007, 03:17 PM   #1
Nov 2006
Chicago, IL
Posts: 113

I'm thinking of joining, and I was curious about the "Thrist Fursday" tomorrow night. I've got a couple of brews that I'm iffy on, and wanted to get more experienced pallets to taste them and tell me what's wrong, and whether or not they think the flavors will balance with age, or if I should just pitch them and reclaim the bottles they are in.

Is it acceptable for a non-member to show up to the meeting with their beer for tasting/judging? (I would just join, but my birthday is next Thursday, and membership to CBS is one of the things on my "list".)

(Part of me doesn't want to do this, as I'd rather my first impression to the group be with really good beer, not the sub-par ones I've been brewing lately. Oh why, oh why didn't I keep any of that Vanilla Porter around? Oh, yeah, it just tasted too damn good not to drink!)

Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2007, 03:26 PM   #2
Chris_K's Avatar
Oct 2006
Chicago, IL
Posts: 97
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Definitely go. Take your beers. Enjoy your time.

Very cool group of guys and highly experienced and influential in the beer world. I took my second beer ever to a CBS meeting and had some of the Siebel instructors drinking my mediocre beer, and they gave me fantastic advice in a helpful non-condescending manner.

The other club members that were there were also helpful, had a good attitude, and were fun to be around.

Aside from scheduling conflicts I know of no reason not to go.
Primary #1-Oatmeal Stout
Primary #2- Empty
Secondary #1- Empty
Kegged- Cream Ale
Someday/ Maybe/ Getting There- 'California Common', Impromptu IPA, Imperial Stout

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MID OHIO BREWERS SOCIETY BREWDAY April/May?? chillHayze Great Lakes Homebrew Forum 59 07-05-2008 06:00 PM
The Flat Earth Society Deofol General Chit Chat 70 04-18-2008 02:21 AM
Who says the U.S. is a litigous society? desiderata General Chit Chat 21 05-05-2007 12:23 AM

Forum Jump