November Meeting: Brewing Science with Escarpment's Nate Ferguson

Monday September 9th at 7:00 PM
Muddy York Brewing Co.
22 Cranfield Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4B 3H1  MAP

This month we have five exciting meeting elements!

    • Presentation: Brewing Science by Nate Ferguson of Escarpment Labs
    • Style of the Month: American Pale Ale and Other Pale American Ale
      • Presented by: Emily Storey
    • Homebrew Advent Swap
    • Structured Tasting
    • Bottle Swap

We are going back to our gracious host, Muddy York Brewing Co! We request that everyone spend some money to support our wonderful host. Don’t forget to buy some bottles from their shop!

First time? Read our Monthly Meeting overview!

Bringing Beer to Share: There are usually 40+ people at each meeting so we recommend bringing at least 1L of your beer if you want everyone to try it. If you want detailed feedback on your beer, consider arriving by 7 PM to ensure you get a spot in the Structured Tasting. Don't forget your recipe notes!

Don’t forget to bring your tasting glass!

Meeting Schedule

  • Structured Tasting: 7:00-7:30 PM
    • Group of veteran judges/brewers gather to give detailed feedback on member homebrew while everyone else in the room tastes along.
    • Please bring multiple bottles to make beer distribution more efficient.
    • Side conversations should be kept to a whisper so the audience can hear.
    • No Sign Up Required, first-come first-served.
  • Announcements: ~7:50 PM – Club President welcomes everyone to the meeting and makes announcements about upcoming events and activities
  • Style of the Month: American Pale Ale and Other Pale American Ale (8:00-8:15)
    • Emily Storey highlights different BJCP styles
  • Presentation: 8:15-9:00 PM – Brewing Science with Escarpment's Nate Ferguson
  • Mingle: 9:00-10:00 PM – Stick around to socialize and share more homebrew
  • Clean Up: 10:00 PM – All the fun comes at a price. Please stick around for a few minutes and help us straighten up! Your help is greatly appreciated.

Bi-Monthly Homebrew Bottle Swap

Every other month we run a bottle swap! Just bring 6 bottles of your homebrew, and drop them off with Emily at the sign in desk. At the end of the meeting you’ll have 6 assorted bottles of homebrew to bring home! No sign-up necessary!

Special Guest: Nate Ferguson of Escarpment Labs

Escarpment Labs‘ Nate Ferguson is no stranger to GTA Brews meetings. He participated in the Kveik Q&A in September, and also dropped a ton of knowledge during his Escarpment Q&A in January. We're honoured to have him back this month for a full presentation!
He has been working in the beer industry for nearly a decade, mainly focusing on microbiological Quality Control and Quality Assurance which is what he teaches at Niagara College for the Brewmaster Program. Nate is a creative and technical wizard and always finds ways to solve challenging technical problems in-house and for clients.

Membership & Guest Attendance

Due to AGCO requirements for serving home-brewed beer under SOP (Special Occasion Permit), club membership is required to attend monthly meetings. However, prospective members are invited to attend their first meeting as a guest to check us out before committing to membership.

Attend once and you'll want to keep coming back, we promise!

Click here to get on the guest list for free.