Meet the 2019 - 2020 Bloatarian Brewing League Board!
Andy's first experience with homebrewing was through a friend on Halloween night, 2003. They made an Amber Ale that turned out to be drinkable. Shortly after, he bought a beginners kit from Listermann's and was encouraged by the staff to attend a homebrewing club meeting. His first meeting was Feb 2004. He brewed extract kits for a year and a half - including a "modified and upgraded" IPA that took first place in 2005 Bloat Open - before moving to All-Grain brewing. Over the years Andy has served as Minister of Propaganda, producing the club newsletter; developed the club's former website; created and moderated the Facebook and Twitter accounts; organized numerous competitions, including a term as coordinator for Beer & Sweat; and became a BJCP National judge, recently leading a training class which 'graduated' all of it's participants to Recognized or higher. His favorite beers to drink and brew are Saisons, but he otherwise loves a good IPA and generally drinks with the seasons (except pumpkin beers - cause f*** those things). Andy has two Best of Show wins in competitions, both with recipes of his own design, which he gladly shares on our Recipes page.
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He’s a treasure.
Herder of cats, taker of minutes, censor of swear words in said minutes: Emma is living proof that you don’t actually need to know how to brew well (or, okay, really at all) to join the board of BBL! But the ability to talk trash is a requirement.
Originally taken along to her first meeting as a date with her now-husband, Emma’s interest in brewing has grown steadily over the years and she has now brewed two whole beers on her own. They weren’t great, but she’s in it for the long haul.
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Master of entries and results.
“Memory, all alone in the moonlight…”