Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous
August 2011 newsletter
The search for good beer need not be lonely.
Breaking News:  we now have a Twitter feed!   Follow us @BeerGeeks_YEG

Last Month (July 2011)

What you missed: 

The second Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous event went very well given all of the other events we went up against for people's time.  The fact that it wasn't raining also played a factor.  But, those who came out were mostly new faces, and that is awesome!

Thanks to all the beer geeks that came out to Wunderbar to hear Jim Pettinger from Sherbrooke Liqour Store speak.  We had some very great questions from the crowd during the Q&A while we sipped on Sherbrooke's very own Mojo A'Peel and Shamrock.

Of course, thank-you's going out to Wunderbar for sticking with us and offering the use of their pub, to Sherbrooke for not only being the guest for this month, but also being a EBGA sponsor as well as the Keg'n'Cork.

Pictures of the event are up on our website and on the Facebook.

These events are gaining momentum...August and September events are in the works!

This Month (August 2011)

Where:  Wunderbar Hofbrauhaus (8120 101 street)
When:   August 30, 2011 @ 7:30pm

The guest for August is the other Jim in the Edmonton beer industry, Jim Gibbons, the ower of our very own Amber's Brewing.

There's some special things brewing up for the August Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous event!  Mr. Gibbons along with some cohorts (not to name names, but they include members of the Edmonton Homebrewers Guild, a blacksmith, and a roughneck) are all coming together to produce two specialty one-off beers, one keg of each.  The styles are a secret, even to me!  We're just going to have to trust these fellas..... Truthfully, this sounds amazing and I for one, cannot wait to find out what they've go in store for us. 

In addition to the two mystery beers Mr. Gibbons is supplying, he'll also be supplying the stories.  I've asked him to talk about what it is like to own a microbrewery here in Alberta, how Amber's came to be, and what he has planned for the future of Amber's Brewing.  I'm looking forward to this; it should prove a very exciting talk.

For EBGA veterans, we hope to see you out again!  To newbies, there's no overhead, no cover, and absolutely no prerequisites!  Come and learn about what makes a good beer and rub shoulders with people who share this passion.

Next Month (September 2011)

What to look forward to:

As we work through our fair city's breweries (and further down 99th street), next up is Alley Kat Brewing.  I've got Neil Herbst penciled in for a visit to the EBGA. 

With Alley Kat's huge involvement in supporting local events, lining these guys up is a no-brainer.  If you're new to craft and micro brewing, Alley Kat has monthly cask events at the Sugarbowl and has new-brew parties right at the brewery when a new product hits the shelves. 

Programming for Neil's visit isn't set yet, but stay tuned to the Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous website, our Twitter feed ( @BeerGeeks_YEG ) and our Facebok page for the most up-to-date information

As with previous events, there'll be a Q&A period with the brewmaster, so start thinking now about what you want to personally ask the craft brewer.

Thanks to the sponsors of the Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous!

Like us on Facebook | forward to a friend 
follow us on Twitter @BeerGeeks_YEG
Copyright © 2011 Shane C. Groendahl Project Management, All rights reserved.