FOAM had an exciting fall! We participated in both the Frederick Oktoberfest and the Schifferstadt Oktoberfest doing brewing demonstrations at both. We had a record turnout at the last FOAMstock at Sarah’s house. FOAMstock featured fellow FOAMer Joe Thompson’s band Simple Pleasure along with a ton of great homebrew and commercial beer. After many years of trying, I was finally able to win “Guess that Score” competition where we judge and guess the score of various beer entries from the Great Frederick Fair competition. We will be looking for a new location for FOAMstock in 2018.We have an exciting holiday season planned with our annual post-Thanksgiving Pub Crawl on November 25th. This is always a blast, and this year we are starting in north Frederick and visiting our local breweries including Monocacy, Rockwell, and ATTABOY before hitting up our great beer pubs downtown. See our calendar for more information. Our holiday party is December 8th and will be back at Mike and Patti Lamb’s. This is one of our biggest event of the year and is always a great time for all. The club officers have been working hard on developing on club by-laws, and we’ll be voting to implement them at our December meeting. This is an important step to incorporating our club and establishing how we operate as a club. We are already starting to plan events for 2018, including attending the Free State Brewers Guild 20th anniversary party on January 20th at Duclaw Brewery in Baltimore.