Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Porter Competition and Craft Raffle on the agenda for the Nov. 8 FOSSILS meeting.

The year 2008 marks the 18th anniversary of the Fermenters of Special Southern Indiana Libations Society (FOSSILS) homebrewing and beer appreciation club. The first meeting in September, 1990, was attended by seven beer drinkers, who've since been venerated as founders, although the heroic Mt. Rushmore-style statuary has yet to be sculpted on Floyds Knobs.

That's right ... I was one of them, and proud of it.

The next club meeting is Saturday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m. in Prost, the special events wing of the New Albanian Brewing Company. On the agenda is the annual FOSSILS Porter Competition (follow the link for details). Note that coordinator Ed Tash will be at the Public House to collect entries on Thursday, Nov. 6. If you have questions, contact Ed.

Also on tap for the evening is the 2008 FOSSILS Craft Raffle, as explained by Ed Needham, FOSSILS President of Vice:

The traditional craft raffle for the November FOSSILS meeting will have 'only' items made by members. The items can be anything, like homebrew, homemade wine, cider, (even a little shine if you got it).

The items do not have to be beer or homebrew related. Home canned jams or jellies, anything you have made yourself and want to enter will be fine. The goal is to see what kind of talent and creativity the members have, and to raise money for the FOSSILS activities the coming year. I'll be bringing a couple bags of my homeroasted coffee to raffle. Please put your names on the items you bring and add a little note if you feel a description is necessary.

Let's have some fun with this and cheer on the lucky people who walk away with the handmade items representing the talents of our club!

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