The Grain Cellar, Humble TX’s premiere Homebrew Store attended the AHA Rally yesterday (2/18) at Saint Arnold Brewery. There looked to be about 150 Homebrewers in attendance! TGC had a table there and I setup a contest. The idea was for people to guess the type of “Whole Leaf” hops was in a Pint glass. If guessed correctly they would win a prize. The first winner was Ryan Davis who happens to be a new Homebrew Customer of mine. He Guessed Herdsbrucker hops right off the top, first guess and won a double insulated 64oz Growler. This left me scrambling for other things for people to win. I had some handmade tap handles and some cool bottle openers that three others won that day. Last year I had Ahtanum hops and no one guessed it. Guess I will have to choose wiser next time.
Anyhow, Saint Arnold Beer flowed from the taps and if you had a SA glass you got a full pour otherwise it was about a 10oz pour. There were other homebrew stores there and I mingled with them briefly. At the end of the rally they had a raffle and anything I did not give away in the TGC competition, I gave to the raffle.
I was glad to see the Rogue Homebrew Club was there in force, and I introduced the Rogue Brewers President to quite a few of the other Homebrew clubs in the Houston Area. They talked about cross club competitions which I felt was a great idea! I have contemplated having a competition here at the store. I will have to look into this to see what it would take.
Anyhow, Just thought I would give a small glimpse of what happens at the rallies. Hope to see you at the next one!
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