March monthly meeting this WEDNESDAY 03/16/2022. Sage Brewing 3/16/2022 at 7:30pm.

We are holding our monthly meeting this Wednesday in honor of St. Patrick’s day on Thursday the 17th, at Sage Brewing Company in Pasco, WA. Come to discuss the newly minted 2022 MCZA schedule of events, discuss MEGABREW styles, quarterly competitions and monthly brews.

See the monthly email or facebook event for more information or email publicist@mcza.org.

Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1LHu181Px

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MCZA Spring 2022 MEGABREW- Cold IPA

Please sign up for the spring MEGABREW here: MCZA Spring 2022 MEGABREW

This year’s spring MEGABREW will be held at Atomic Ale Brewing on April 16th from 9am- until we’re done! (usually around 5pm).

The style brewed will be a cold IPA, however you’ll need to get your own lager yeast and have lagering conditions to do the “cold” style. Otherwise the beer can be fermented as a regular IPA or by using a “warm lager” yeast such as White Lab’s San francisco lager yeast: White Labs San Franscisco Lager yeast

Or a “warm lagering” method as described here: Homebrew academy warm fermented lager method

2022 Quarterly Competitions

April (04/21/2022): Girl Scout Cookie brews. Open competition, must be made with REAL girl scout cookies. Cookies for pairing with your entree highly encouraged.

July (07/21/2022): Honey brews. Open competition, must be made with REAL honey.

October (10/20/2022): Stouts

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Club updates from our 2021 end of year celebration:

We have a new Vice President! Welcome Josh Smith to our officer crew! We look forward to working with you this year!

2022 Full list of officers:

Riley Zionce- President

Josh Smith- Vice President

Shawnee Kasanke- Publicist

Anthony Cutrona- Treasurer

Dan Howe won 2021 Zymurgist of the Year (ZOTY) with 23 brews, and a couple of seltzers. His focus was primarily on mastering his wheat beer recipes as he’s preparing to open Wheat Heads Brewing company soon! He also hosted our own mini “Beerstock” this year, which was a great success. Congratulations Dan!

We took suggestions for style of the month and styles for the MEGABREWS of 2022, which will be announced soon.

Please reach out to publicist@mcza.org with any questions or comments! Cheers!

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August 2020 virtual zoom meeting

Hi everyone, we are going to try our first virtual zoom meeting on August 20, 2020 at 7pm. 

Join us to discuss how to keep the club moving forward while we wait out the pandemic at: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/6754621656

We also want to hear about your brewing experiences this summer and anything else brew related that you might want to share.

Crack open a home brew (or any good beverage) and let’s catch up!

Share your brews with us virtually!

Hi Everyone,

Please take a moment to virtually share what you have been brewing on our Facebook page! We are all thirsty for inspiration, and we want to see what you’ve been up to while we’ve been apart. https://www.facebook.com/groups/160795713936078/

Styles of the month for 2020:
  • January (2021): Imperial Beers – Open Style
  • Fe-brew-ary: Gruit Ales
  • March: Bock Lager
  • April: Session Beer
  • May: Mead
  • June: Bourbon Barrel Aged
  • July: Saison
  • August: IPA (I know, I know, IPA month is EVERY month)
  • September: Red Wine
  • October: Scotch/Scottish Ale
  • November: Experimental Beers – featuring our fantasy beer draft brews
  • December: Porter
The Club Quarterly Competitions are as follows (fingers crossed by September, we’ll be together!):
September: Open European Style ( I suggest a marzen/Oktoberfest bier!)
December: Winter Warmer (High ABV, seasonal flavors

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Keep Brewing!

MCZA meetings and events will be postponed until further notice. However, homebrew supply shops and websites are still running, so with little else available for recreation, why not brew more beer?

Notifications will be sent out to fellow Zymurgists when we can reconvene.

All the best,

Riley Zionce

MCZA President

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February 2020 Club Meeting

This month’s meeting will be Thursday, February 20th at Ice Harbor Brewing Co. The meeting will begin with tastings at 7:00 and official business at 7:30. Topics for this month’s meeting are:

-Holiday party recap. See what you missed or re-live the glory night that was the MCZA Holiday Party!

-A lot of changes are in the works for our digital footprint. James has been working on migrating the site and mailing list to a new host. We’ll cover these changes and what to expect in the future!

-Beer of the Month. This month Riley will be discussing the style Gruit as well as what to expect for future Beers of the Month.

-We’ll be discussing our new award “Brewer of the Year” that we’ll award every January at our holiday party. We’ll explain how to qualify and the point system we’ve set up to get you there!

-Lastly, we’ll be voting on the publicist position as well as introducing our new VP!

-Reminders of upcoming homebrew competitions and festivals:
2020 Washington Mead & Cider Cup: Entries due 2/23, Fee $7.00, Event on 3/7 in Everett, WA

2020 National Homebrew Competition First Round – Seattle: Entries due 3/5, Fee $16.00, Event on 3/13 in Seattle, WA

JBLM Homebrew Competition: Entries due 3/23, Fee $7.00, Event on 3/28 in JBLM, WA

Make Ale for the Arts Home Brew Competition: Entries due 4/15, Fee $8.00, Event on 4/17 in Leavenworth, WA

2020 Cascade Brewers Cup: Entries due 4/19, Fee $8.00, Event on 4/24 in Seattle, WA

Spring Fling: Entries due 4/10, Fee $7.00, Event on 4/26 in Bend, OR

We hope to see you all there!
Cheers!
Sean O.