Central Florida Home Brewers March 2019 Brewsletter

President Update

Well folks, we are on a roll with the Sunshine Challenge for 2019!
Already we have booked a location, signed a contract, obtained a room block and started working on speakers and sponsors.
The theme this year is Homecoming! The sentiment being we are coming home, its the clubs 30th anniversary; its a time of reunion, celebration and looking back at all we have accomplished over the years. It’s an opportunity to reignite the passion and foster the club goals for the future.  
Think back to your high school homecoming dances, proms and parties; your high school or college reunions.
The event agenda isn’t much different than past years - there will be Belgian (stinky cheese night), pub crawl and the awards banquet itself.
Re-theming these events to tie into the overall theme has been fun; The Pub Crawl is “Senior Skip Day” and the awards banquet will send you back to your homecoming dance or prom! Big hair do’s and powder blue tuxedos and all!
Alumni, Booster Club, Science Club, the Faculty - they’ll all be there!
As always, this event cannot be accomplished without support from our club members. Currently the committee includes the board of directors and a Sunshine Committee of 6 others. We invite any and all club members to get involved as there is still much to do in order to make this years event a success. 
Thank you all for your support!
2019 Stouts and Stogies
March 30th, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00PM
Come out to the Stout and Stogie event and enjoy great food, good times, your favorite stout, and if you smoke cigars, your favorite stogie or two.
Jim and Kathleen Gilson are hosting this event at their house in Altamonte Springs, Fl. The event is open to all CFHB members + one guest of a CFHB member.
What you should bring; a chair, the Gilson’s have some chairs but if you want to be sure you’ll have a place to sit bring one. Bring your favorite stout and a bottle or two to share if you like. We are also asking that attendees bring some type of a side dish to share, hot, cold, dessert dish or whatever. The club will be providing some type of grilled or baked or even possibly fried meat course.
What you should expect; wear sensible clothes and shoes and bring a coat. This is a backyard party so dress accordingly.
Bring a cooler with you if you like, no, we will not have ice on hand for you.
Expect to have a good time with good food and good beer with likeminded better beer drinkers.
Typically, this event has a nice mix of long time and newer members.  Be ready to be able to talk about the fine art of Zymurgy to your hearts content.
Parking: Park in the front yard. Be smart and don’t park in such a way that block others. If you park in a good spot and someone does block you from leaving when it is time to go, we will get that car moved. No parking on the sidewalk or roped off areas (the sidewalk or the ditch beside the sidewalk.
No dogs please unless you plan to have them beside you and on a leash the entire time you are at the event. A complimentary pooper scooper will be provided for you use, bring your own bags. 😊
Kathleen will be making her New England style clam chowder by popular request.

Pints and Paws!
March 23rd, 2019
The club will be participating in this years Pints and Paws. It's a great cause and 100% of the proceeds benefit Dolly's Foundation and Pet Rescue by Judy. More info to come!

Best Brew Days!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the best brew days for March is the 5th.  So break out the gear and brew something amazing for Sunshine Challenge!
Speaking of Brew Days!
Brew in the Park is scheduled for April 13th at Don Knights Park!
We'll be firing up the grill as usual - bring a side or dessert to share.
We'll be discussing more details at this months meeting!

The Sunshine Challenge is a about 15 weeks away - plenty of time to get a couple of brews done for a Sunshine entry!

Sunshine Challenge - Hotel Reservations Open!

The Sunshine Challenge planning committee has finalized the location of this year’s Sunshine Challenge .

The 2nd round judging and Awards buffet will be held at the Springhill Suites Orlando Airport,  5828 Hazeltine National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822

The Hotel reservation link is up and running. To book your reservation go to the CFHB website at

Entry window will be April 16th - May 19th 2019 and registration will be via Reggie Beer.
The SSC Committee will be meeting monthly for 1st quarter, then bi-weekly until the event. If you would like to participate in the planning of SSC2019 please contact a board member at

The Belgian/Stinky cheese night will take place at Castle Church Brewing Community, 6820 HOFFNER AVE #1 ORLANDO, FL 32822

Vy Parkinson is still looking for “classic” Sunshine Challenge T shirts. If you’d like to donate them, bring them to the meeting on Sunday.

Upcoming Events!

March - Stouts and Stogies - Jim and Kathleen Gilson are hosting. Date March 30th
April - Brew in the Park - Don Knights Park, Sanford - Date April 13th
May/June - Sunshine Challenge 2019 - we'll be asking for all hands on deck to assist with the event and judging! Sunshine Challenge official date is June 21-22.
💲  Treasurer’s Report 💲
Paul Warwick
                         MTD                 YTD
Income           $163                $676
Expenses      -$777              -$1600

Expenses for February include the deposit and rental for the Brew in the Park. Costs for the park went up this year to $300 plus refundable deposit of same, super bowl party. Income was from the raffle and membership renewals. All members are able to review detailed reports, just ask the club Treasurer for a copy or email Paul at

Membership Has Its Privileges

The Central Florida home brewers inc.  is filed  with the state of Florida as a 501 C. 6; an organization set up for the benefit of it’s members. All events are for the benefit of our members at no charge unless otherwise noted.
Please see the membership chairman/treasurer Paul Warwick to renew.  All memberships are due on January 1st of the new year unless you joined in December of the previous year.
Congratulations to  our newest lifetime members Dave and Dianne snow!
Raffles are back! New items! New brew gear! New format!!

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