Last Saturday was the September meeting of the Austin ZEALOTS. My wife and I arrived a little early because we weren't sure if the meeting was at 6:30 or 7:00. Turns out the meeting was at 7:00, but by arriving early we did run into a group of pub crawlers from the Foam Rangers (from Houston). The Rangers had been drinking since about 9 AM and were living up to their "Drunks on a Bus" (á la Snakes on a Plane) T-shirts. They took off (to NXNW, an Austin brewpub) about 6:45 and by 7:00 or so, enough ZEALOTS arrived that we started the meeting.
I brought my Nelson Sauvin pale ale (mentioned in previous blogs). Most everyone seemed to like the hop variety, especially those who already liked Amarillo. I still have quite a few pellets left - enough for 2 to 3 more 5-gallon (19-L) batches - and will probably make some American pale ales with this and some C" hops sometime soon. (Or "soon.")
My Vienna lager is still lagering in my conical. I'll push it over to a Corny pretty soon, but I'm not in any rush now as I'm not sure when I'll be brewing next - hopefully in a week or so.