85S10547 JGH-D
  By: Schofield H.R. No. 116
         WHEREAS, The Cane Island Alers have won the 2017 Gambrinus
  Club Award, a prize presented by the American Homebrewers
  Association; and
         WHEREAS, Each year, the AHA hosts the National Homebrew
  Competition, which recognizes the best homemade beer, mead, and
  cider from across the nation and around the world; the 2017 contest
  featured more than 8,600 entries from 3,530 brewers representing
  all 50 states and 13 foreign countries; the final 1,134 entries were
  evaluated by some of the nation's top beer judges at the annual
  National Homebrewers Conference in Minneapolis; and
         WHEREAS, Named for King Gambrinus, the unofficial patron
  saint of beer, the Gambrinus Club Award is presented each year to
  the brewing club that wins the most final round points per number of
  entries in the national competition; in addition, at least two of
  the winning club's members must have advanced to, and one member
  must have placed in, the final round; and
         WHEREAS, Cane Island Alers is a club of home brewers in the
  Katy area; two of its members helped propel the group to victory by
  earning individual honors: Ryan DeLaRosa, of Houston, won first
  place in the stout category, and David Rogers, of Cypress, took
  second place in the bock category; and
         WHEREAS, The Cane Island Alers are making their own creative
  and distinctive contributions to a tradition that dates back
  millennia, and this prestigious award is a testament to the
  enormous skill, enthusiasm, and dedication that they bring to their
  craft; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, hereby congratulate the Cane
  Island Alers on winning the Gambrinus Club Award from the American
  Homebrewers Association and extend to its members sincere best
  wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Cane Island Alers as an expression of high regard
  by the Texas House of Representatives.