Welcome to the Puget Sound Amateur Wine and Beermakers Club
The objectives of the Puget Sound Amateur Wine and Beer makers Club are to foster a general interest in wines and beers and to give club members a means of exchanging information on wine making and beer making methods, materials and equipment. Meetings are held monthly on the first Friday evening. Meetings start off with a social period where members share their wine and beer in conversation followed by a great potluck and then there is a short business meeting, technical seminar/discussion, or a guest speaker. We end the meeting with a raffle of items brought and donated by members. There are about 100 club members and a typical monthly meeting has 40-50 attendees.
Our General Club Meetings are held the 1st Friday of each month at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 So. 352nd Street, Auburn, WA 98001 (except July). Our General Meeting is a potluck where each member or couple brings an appetizer, a main dish, side dish, casserole, salad, or dessert to share. Members also bring their own table setting of plates, flatware and wine glasses. There are some special themes during the year for special table decorations and main dishes, such as, Veteran’s Day, Christmas, Valentines, St Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo.
The next General Meeting is Friday, March 3rd, 2017 starting at 6:30pm at the Federal Way Senior Center. We will be having a presentation on kit wine making. A local hop grower will also be present to give us information. Normally, each attendee brings a bottle of wine or beer to share on the open bar. If you want to bring an extra bottle for your table that is encouraged too. The important thing is that there is a variety of wines to taste and share comments with each other about. This is an opportunity for members to get feedback on their own homemade wine or beer.
In addition to monthly meetings, club members may choose to participate in many events and benefits of membership:
– Annual summer picnic in July
– Annual In House Wine & Beer Competition, including access to group grape purchase
– Being an integral part of the Washington State Fair competition and club booth
– Winery tours (next tour scheduled for June 2-3, 2017 in Prosser).
– Educational events “Taste To Learn”
– Free use of club owned equipment, including crusher, press, and filter