Tonight was our brew club meeting at Sierra Nevada brewery. It's always the first Thursday night of the month which sometimes coincides with my singing practice so I don't get to go every month, but since I'm not singing during April or May (because of the throat surgery) I get to attend at least those two months. Each month there's a beer theme for the national all-club competition. This month was Scottish and Irish Ales. Anyone who'd like to submit one for consideration at the national competition brings their ale to the meeting and we, the members, taste and vote for our club favorite to send. This month we had one Scottish Ale and one Irish Ale to sample. After a close 18-22 vote our neighbor Doug's Scottish Ale was chosen as the club submittal. We like Doug, but both Chris and I preferred the more palatable Irish Ale. Doug doesn't brew anything that won't grow hair on your chest. After official voting business we get down to drinking random beer samples from club members.