Join us Saturday, January 28 starting at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Rob Lee's home (125 S. Bentwood Drive in Midland) as he gets inaugurated as Primary Fermenter, along with his cabinet of officers.
Don't be afraid to grab the new year by the p... fermenter as we strive to make Basin Brewers great again.
Bring your homebrew, or commercial beer if you outsource your labor like Ford and the rest of the losers, as we plan a yuuuuge start to our year. It's going to be the best. Fabulous.
So join us as we wrap our totally not-tiny hands around a pint and make plans for great events. The best events. Better events than you've ever seen. Believe me, I know big events. You're gonna love it.
As always, Lobster Boil means it is time for our open category brewing contest. That's right, you can enter beer from any category in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines, though traditionally most entries tend to be warm-weather brews. (Yes, yes, I know that there are new 2015 BJCP category guidelines, but the judging sheets and phone apps are still keyed to the 2008 version, so the new guidelines will have to wait until next year.)
We do not charge entry fees for this competition. Each brewer may submit one or two different recipes for judging. For each recipe, you must submit two 12-ounce bottles. Bottles should be brown glass with no glued-on labels or identifying marks. Longnecks and stubbies are both welcome. Highly carbonated entries may be submitted in 375 ml Belgian bottles to prevent bottle bombs, but please use bottles that take crown-caps, not corks and cages. Each bottle should have a BJCP identification form attached with a rubber band. It is wise to hold onto a third bottle just in case we need additional samples.
Entries must be turned in by Monday, September 14th to allow us time to hold preliminary judging prior to the night of the Lobster Boil. We will judge the top five entires the night of the event and announce a winner on the 26th.
Midland entries can be dropped off at Aaron's house (3520 Hyde Park.) Odessa entries can be dropped off at The Cellar (5100 East University.)
We'll be eating lobsters, drinking beer, and rocking out with the Tim Kreitz band from 7pm-11pm at the Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center at 4300 W. Wall Street in Midland.
This year, we lobster tickets will be $30. Just like last year, we will be flying in lobsters from Maine. If you didn't get one of the fresh, juicy suckers last year, you really missed out. These are top-quality critters.
For those of you who don't like lobsters, admission will be $10 and you can bring the entree item of your choice to be cooked by the officers. The club will also provide potatoes, corn on the cob, and cookies. (If you feel like bringing an extra side or desert for yourself or to share, feel free.) No need to bring tables and chairs. We've got that covered.
Due to Texas laws, the club cannot provide beer, so the event is BYOB. Also, be safe, don't drink and drive. Book a room at the Grand Texan or we will call you a cab.
Every ticket holder will be eligible for door prizes.