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14 January 2014

The TWII likes the end result of brewing more than the process.


Upcoming Events:

  • Wed 14 Jan: Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (Unofficial)  (6:30pm; UCSB Theatre & Dance Courtyard)
  • Tue 20 Jan: Isles Craft Night (7:30pm; Paul and Gwen’s house)
  • Wed 21 Jan: Rapier Fighter Practice (Unofficial)  (6:30pm; UCSB Theatre & Dance Courtyard) — NO ARMORED PRACTICE
  • Sat 24 Jan: Gyldenholt Unbelted (Fountain Valley, CA) —


Last Week

Angels Melee was on Saturday and saw a substantial percentage of the Shire attend.

The Isles’ Brewers’ Guild met on Tuesday and discussed their current and upcoming projects, reviewed the kingdom guild’s structure and judging sheets, and tasted a dozen or so drinks. Attendance was nine humans and one dog.


This Week

Calafia’s Winter Weekend is this weekend, but only pre-registed people can attend, so we believe no one from the Shire is going.


Further Away & Other Bits

Pre-registration for Talon Crescent War, February 12-16 in Starkhafn (Las Vegas, NV), must be postmarked by January 25th.  See more at

Registration for West Coast Culinary Symposium, February 13-15 in the West Kingdom (Fairfax, CA), must be submitted online before January 30th.  See more at

Filthy Dirty Collegium is coming up, on Saturday, January 31st. See more at


The Shire has a Facebook Group, for those who are so inclined to discuss things there.

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Your reward for reading all the way to the end is a list of historical primary sources for brewers.