The 17th annual beer tasting and competition will take place on March 14th after our membership meeting, and it's time to get prepared. The meeting is only a mile away from our house at the St. Anthony Village library, so we'll start at 3pm instead of the usual 5pm. Pro tip: if you don't get to meetings often, here's your chance!
This is also a St. Patrick's Day party, so get your green on if you like. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner. We'll start the food about 3:45pm, so folks get time to arrive and get organized.
You do not have to compete in the tasting to attend, of course, and can simply enjoy visiting, relaxing, and some fun and games. However, if you are competing, make sure you're there by the time the tasting starts at 4pm! If you wish to enter the tasting, you should bring 4-6 bottles of your entry. All types of beer, hard cider, malt beverage, near beer, maltini, non-alcoholic beer or malternative are welcome. You can even enter a soda if you'd like to, as you never know what will win. Keep in mind that the Bad Beer Board is also up for grabs.
Everyone is invited - don't be shy! If you need the address, email me at or come to the meeting. Slainte!
To enter the tasting you should bring 4-6 bottles of your entry. All types of beer, hard cider, malt beverage, near beer, maltini, non-alcoholic beer or malternative are welcome. You can even enter a soda if you'd like to, as you never know what will win. We are competing in a blind taste test for fabulous prizes, and sometimes the cheapest, most unlikely beer has won. There is also the USS Nokomis Bad Beer Board, which has sometimes gone to the most well-known and expensive beer. You never know!
Bring food to share with the group, from a main dish to side dish to dessert. Another thing that goes well with beer is hot-tubbing, and happily there is a tub in the hotel. Feel free to bring your suits and towels and to change in the two bathrooms in our suite. Some games and good conversation will round out the evening.
Please join us for the fun. If you're planning to come, drop a note to me by email or in the comments on the website. If you know what you're bringing for food, add it to your comment so other folks know, too.