03 September 2010
Today we welcomed a unique guest to the Friday BeerBuzz. We normally welcome brew masters who make a living brewing beer for some of our local (and not so local) breweries. But keep in mind for every brewer that is brewing professionally, there are hundreds of home brewers brewing for the simple love of brewing beer.
Our guest today was Chuck Yarmey, founder of the Wyoming Valley Homebrewers. Chuck and President Joe Miller are celebrating their 15th year as a club so we’d encourage you to stop down to Sabatini’s on Sept 13th at 7PM and attend their monthly meeting. (I know I’ll be there). If you ever had any interest in home brewing yourself, participating in a home brewing session with one of the members OR simply hanging out and talking beer with a bunch of guys that love beer, this club is for you.
Now I know what you’re saying….home brewed beers are just “OK” beers and not so great…well you’d be wrong. Not only did we taste two fantastic brews today, but John & I also judged the Wyoming Valley Homebrewers competition back in June and the beers were really good. I should also note that a few years back, the guys had a Bourbon Porter that was by far one of the best beers at the Split Rock Great American Beer Festival, even compared to professional brews. These home brews are good!
Today we tasted an IPA and a Baltic Porter, and congratulations to the brewers of these beers, because we really enjoyed them. I think we also broke new ground here by bringing the first homebrewing beers on the radio to sample. I can also tell you Beer Cam really enjoyed riding shotgun on the IPA bottle as well while we tasted.
Another amazing show if I do say so myself…and two more tasty beers.
to Chuck, John, Nancy, Joe & Bosco for yet another fun Friday.
The Friday Beerbuzz…bringing good beers and good people together.