Walk on the Wild Side & Sour Fest
One of the most unique beer festivals of the year is coming up on June 14. Sour Fest at the Cajun Cafe on the Bayou is an all-sour festival. For sour-heads, it’s not one to miss.
Special Hops will have a table at the event, and the following sour beers will be poured by members of the club:
- Brett pale ale
- Nectarine Lambic
- Mango Berliner
- Apricot Brett Saison
- Sour Cider (Flanders Red with Apple Cider)
- Flemish red
In addition to the festival, we’ll also be announcing the winners of the 2nd Annual Walk on the Wild Side competition.
In fact, we are still looking for judges and stewards for the WotWS competition. Judging will be held this Saturday at Coppertail Brewing. If you’d like to help, please register to volunteer.
The Central Florida Home Brewers are organizing the nation’s largest mead competition, Meadlennium.
The registration window is currently open and closes on June 14. The judging will take place on June 21 in Winter Springs.
Opportunities to Pour
There are a couple upcoming opportunities to pour your homebrew at events. It’s never too early to plan, so get your brew days scheduled if you’d like to participate!
BadAss Beer Fest – June 28
Tampa Bay Brewing Company is hosting a 3,000+ person beer festival to celebrate the ground breaking of their new production facility in Oldsmar.
SeptemBEERfest – September 27
This one is a ways off, but it’s just been announced. It’s a unique “blind” people’s choice competition to select the best beer.
Hogtown Brew Off
Gold and 2nd place BOS – Hefeweizen
Gold – American Barleywine
Silver – Irish Red Ale
Silver - Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin
Bronze - Fruit Lambic
German Wheat & Rye Intraclub
Chris & Brandi Goller
Gold – HefeweizenGreg Brown
Silver - WeizenbockKenny Baggett
Bronze – Hefeweizen