NSHC Judging at Kirk & Jackie’s House

Kirk and Jackie Howell, 3090 Meadowlands Dr, Sparks 89431 (see map below), invite club members and friends to join us on Friday, October16th, at 6pm.  Feel free to drop by and observe, interact, taste, etc, even if you are not signed up to steward or judge.

You can bring something edible to share if you like, but don’t feel obligated as we will have some prepared.

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3090 Meadowlands Dr

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3090 Meadowlands Dr 39.557423, -119.737735

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October Club Meeting

Our next WZZ Club Meeting will be Saturday, October 10th, 6pm, at Mark Smith’s house, 2839 Markridge Dr, Reno 89509 (see map below).

The theme is “Frank ‘n Stein” (it doesn’t take too highly developed deductive skills to presume it’s a halloween type event).  But, costumes are not mandatory as it is October (a good month for getting together).  Just bring yourselves and maybe some sort of food/snack contribution, and of course your favorite homebrew. 🙂

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Nevada State Homebrewing Championship (NSHC)

OK, it’s still summer.  I know we’re not thinking about another contest.  We’ve got other things on our plate.  NCHF is coming up, a season of change and work, and I’ve had a lot going on with a kitchen remodel that morphed into a complete downstairs rehab and  keeping an eye on my Mom (92 years old, bless her heart).  But let’s just say that sometimes contests aren’t the most important things in our lives.
But just a reminder, the entry deadline is October 3rd, a Saturday, at 5pm.  After that, case closed.  The organizer needs some time to sort and label all the entries.  So, not only have them entered in the system by then, but also by then have them delivered to the drop-off locations; Reno Homebrewer or Brew Chatter.
Now, Jackie and I are hosting the judging at our house (3090 Meadowlands Dr, Sparks 8931).  The dates are Thursday and Friday evenings, October 15th and 16th, at 6pm, followed by October 17th, Saturday, at 9am, followed by the Best of Show at Great Basin Victorian, on Saturday at 2pm.
Now, realizing the entries may not come in fully, which if 100% fulfilled would be about 120 entries, we may cancel some judging sessions of which I will keep you informed.
Judges, stewards, potentials, I encourage you to sign up.  I want this contest to be not just another, but good fellowship and learning for us all.  I have no idea how it will turn out.  This is new territory (a contest in which entrants must have previously qualified).  But, I hope to see you, and prepare the best experience I can.
So, qualified entrants, the website is http://washoezz.net/brewcomps/, and judges and stewards, http://washoezz.net/brewcomps/, and may this be an encouraging and uplifting time and experience

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CANFEST

From our friend Matt Johnson,
We are excited to invite you to join us as a judge or steward for the 7th annual CANFEST – the original international canned beer festival and competition that will take place in Reno, NV on August 29th 2015 (competition judging on August 28th). Once again the competition portion of the event has been registered as a BJCP sanctioned event so we are excited to reach out to a broad audience of judges and future judges to help make the competition a success. This means you will receive judging/stewarding points for your help. But that’s not all…you will also receive a VIP ticket to the festival on August 29th.
The judging this year will take place on the evening of August 28th at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino. If needed an additional round of judging will be scheduled for the morning of August 29th. We hope you will consider joining us as a judge or steward this year and help to make CANFEST a huge success. Please use the following link to register and we will follow up with a confirmation and details as they emerge.

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