Mike Dolan was kind enough to host the first meeting of 2010, and there was a great turnout. It was fitting that Mike’s brother, Brian, was in town as well, because two years ago he and Mike started DC Homebrewers! By my count — and I’m using the word count loosely — there were at least 30 members attending, with lots of new faces.
The theme of the month was holiday beers, indicating a slightly higher gravity, spicy brew. But alas, maybe the theme was announced too late, for there not a holiday beer in sight — at least on the homebrew front. Some Delirium Noel and Clipper City Yule Tide was on hand on the commercial side.
A new tradition emerged as well. Two members had both expressed interest in hosting the February meeting. To decide who would host, there was to be a coin toss — but who gets to pick heads or tails? Bang, a new tradition is born. To determine who gets to pick, a drink-off was held. The host, Mike D, chose a Rouge Hazelnut Brown for the drink-off brew and decided the two members would fill their tasting glasses for the amount. The two would quaff the beer as quickly as possible and then place (or slam) their cups down on Martin and Mike’s outstretched palms.
So the rules have been established. If there is a “dispute” among club members, there will be drink-off/coin toss. The host gets to pick the beer and the amount of beer in the drink-off.
Please feel free to add any details of the night in the comments. Hope to see everyone at the February meeting, which is themed “High Gravity.” Happy brewing!