Currently Aging Beers and Meads

October 15, 2011

In my previous post I showed off my new beer room.  I thought I would also post a description of all of the different beers/meads I currently have aging.   Please leave a comment if you would like more detail on any of these beers/meads! Sour Beer 2011 Lambic.  I brewed this recently based on the […]

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Building a Beer Room

October 15, 2011

As those of you who know me know, I am a huge sour beer fan.  I constantly have home brewed sour beers (and mead) aging and I needed a place to keep all of it.   I did not want to store all of this beer in our dirty cluttered garage, so with the Heather’s approval […]

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Help Needed at ABC on Thursday, Oct 13th

October 11, 2011

Brewer Jason from ABC is brewing a Doppelbock on Thursday morning and he’s going to try and decoction mash it. Since that does add some work, he was hoping some VIBErs might want to help and play on the big system, probably starting as early as 4am. You can email him for details, etc at […]

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Hair Of the Dog – Craft Brewery

October 6, 2011

HOTD  aka Hair of the Dog ! is one of the legendary brewers of Portland !  Started in 1993, Alan Sprints just last year in 2010 opened his tasting room/pub which is just on the east side of the Willamette River, which bisects Portland, in an old converted industrial building. Alan is a brewer!  And […]

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LAKE CASITAS CAMPOUT 10/7- 10/8

October 3, 2011

Hello Beer Enthusiasts! The campout is less than one week away!  VIBE will be camping at Lake Casitas on Friday and Saturday nights (10/7-8).  We have campsites G1-5, and they are under Jessica Bensel’s name.  Remember, the first car for each site is free, after that you’ll have to pay to park, but VIBE will reimburse you.  Carpool if […]

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Beers, Barrels and Sours

October 3, 2011

10/3/11 We now have 2 pinot barrels from Carr winery sitting comfortably at Surf Brewery!!!    Thanks to Paul for obtaining the Barrels and thanks to Chas/Surf for housing them!  Keeping these barrels at Surf is going to be perfect – we will be able to taste/modify them at our meetings!  We need to get brewing […]

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Stout Competition

September 20, 2011

Stout Competition, end of Sept – If you have brewed a stout for the competition, you can drop off your entry at Surf Brewery by the end of the month.  Once we get the entries, we’ll figure out how many judges we’ll need and go from there.  We will announce the winner at the campout at Lake Casitas […]

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California Beer Festival 2011

September 19, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I had no idea what beer would make it to the VIBE booth for the California Beer Festival.  But with most things homebrew, I err on the side of “Don’t worry, have a homebrew.”  At the meeting last Thursday, it seemed clear that we were hurting for beer, but lo […]

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September 2011 VIBE Meeting Notes

September 19, 2011

Hello Beer Enthusiasts! Here’s the meeting recap, enjoy! California Beer Festival, 9/17 We poured VIBE Tripel, Dubbel, Amber, Stout, Flanders Red, Porter, Porter, and Porter. The Barrel Project Garrett is in the process of contacting the first round of barrel brewers to decide what to do with the remaining Robust Porter.  I can’t believe it’s […]

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Hello

September 16, 2011

Welcome to the new VIBE site – work in progress Suggestions welcome Check out the Schedule page – leave a comment if you want to lead the discussion for the month on beer style Send me your “Brew Rig” and a little story about your “brewery” ochobradley@gmail.com I will post it thx Otis

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