Recording from the July 2020 meeting of GTA Brews Homebrew Club in Toronto, Canada.
This month we had two very special guests join us all the way from California and Oregon! This presentation from our favourite podcast hosts and authors, Denny Conn and Drew Beechum, was a big hit with club members.
At our July meeting we announced that Lars Marius Garshol (of Larsblog) will be attending our September club meeting (Sept 9th). He’ll be in town for Escarpment’s Kveikstokk on Sept 10th, and agreed to come check out our club meeting and taste some homebrewed kveik beers!
Escarpment Labs‘ Richard Preiss will also be in attendance, making this a double Kveik whammy! As many of you know Richard has been a huge proponent of kveik, and have driven significant research into this exciting family of yeast.
Lars is responsible for the popularizing this workhorse yeast in the home and craft brewing world. This article from Good Beer Hunting does an excellent job telling the story about how Lars documented and popularized Kveik yeast.
Monday 14 May at 7:00 PM Muddy York Brewing Co.
22 Cranfield Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4B 3H1 MAP
For this meeting we’re going to try something new in lieu of having a second presentation. Based on a topic chosen in a poll on the website, the meeting will have a panel discussion/Q&A involving selected members from the crowd interested in sharing their knowledge and opinions. Based on where the poll is at right now it looks like we’ll be discussing session/low ABV brewing, so if you’re passionate and experienced with that sort of thing please feel free to volunteer to be on the panel! And if you’re interested in something else, there’s still time to vote!
After a record attendance and an incredibly informative March meeting, we knew we had a hard act to follow. Well beer geeks, we think we’ve done it. We’re very lucky to have not one, but two great guest speakers and presenters:
At the GTA Brews January Club meeting Eric presented this intro to water slideshow. It has been asked for a few times so here it is in a publicly accessible place! This presentation is meant to somewhat basic, it also makes some generalizations that hold true for Toronto water but may not hold true for other water sources.