What's a FABTS?

The FABTS is a club of homebrewers, beer aficionados, and anyone with an appreciation for the quality and diversity of great beer! As such, we are dedicated to the responsible enjoyment of beer as a alcohol containing quality food product, made to be shared with other people and other foods. The club was founded in 1996 by Lyle C. Brown, National Beer Judge.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Message from Joe


After the discussion yesterday re: our schedule, I thought I'd send out an update covering the next two meetings. If there is anything that you didn't think we agreed to, please shout - there were about a dozen conversations occurring simultaneously at one point, so there are probably plenty of points I missed.

February 17th: Style of the Month - Barleywine and Old Ale. Yes, I know this is the last day of the Blue & Gray Breweriana Show, and most of us plan to attend. However, a quick poll of February dates indicated that no one was available except this date. So we'll go with it. So far, I've got:

March 17th: Style of the Month - Belgian beer. Belgian beer is a good St.Patrick's Day brew -- it is not green, but it is beer!! If Sam Calagione releases the spirulina beer again, we'll have to make sure we have that, but otherwise, we'll try for a Belgian tour de force.

Later months were discussed, but we also discussed another offline meeting to work up a longer range sked to include some field trips and group efforts, so we'll wait for that for anything after March.

btb, I'll be brewing next Saturday, so if you want to drop by, shout.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Beer of the Month Club: January Selections

This months shipment from the Beer of the Month Club included selections from Shipyard Brewing Company of Portland, ME (Map), and Brooklyn Brewery of Brooklyn, NY (Map).

The beers from Shipyard Brewing included:
  • Prelude Special Ale
  • Bluefin Stout

  • The beers from Brooklyn Brewery included:
  • Brooklyn Brown Ale
  • Brooklyn Lager

  • The Beer of the Month Club ships you twelve, 12-oz. bottles of beer each month in a great container for shipping beer. These containers will be given away at each FABTS meeting.