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August 20, 2016

August 2016 Meeting Minutes

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6:00 – Scheduled start

6:10 – Education segment – Yeast – Chris Nelson – Link to the Presentation: Yeast+Essentials+Boulder+2016

6:30 – Meeting Agenda – as follows

Reports

  1. EPCF recap (Elizabeth)
  • Presentation at the club meeting. – A couple awards to hand out.  List of club winners; congratulations to them.  See post below for winner list.
  • Short presentation on the numbers.
  • Any member interested in coordinating the El Paso comp next year?
  • Continue comp? – Yes, nice local event. Good training event as well.
  1. Salida recap
    1. Tom Heath from the board attended, great fest approx. 20-25 people camping
    2. Apology to the club for how this was handled this year
      1. Ensure potties for next year
      2. Plan further in advance, get food and ticketing for zencart nailed down before June
    3. Does anyone have outstanding items or expenses?
      1. None mentioned.
    4. Membership Status (Tom)
      1. See Tom to get your membership cards!
      2. No more PayPal payments will be accepted. Costing extra money.
      3. New process: on request for membership the waiver is sent via private message in Meetup to get them to fill out the waiver form. This must be sent back to membership coordinator before approval and 30 day trial can begin.
      4. Testing this – anyone else in the club having issues with meetup?
    5. BJCP Judging Exam (tasting)
      1. Held on Sunday the 7th of August at Cogstone Brewing Co.
      2. There were 11 candidates who took the exam
        1. 2 were already ranked and were trying for higher scores and 9 new hopefuls
        2. Colorado Springs had 4 candidates: G2, Ryan Martz, Anthony Bruno and Eric Bauer
      3. Marc would like to host the next training classes at Cogstone on Tuesday nights in early 2017 (they are closed on Tuesdays)
    6. Treasurer Report (Safe)
  • PayPal: 2433.78
  • Checking: 1983.72
  • Total: $4,417.50
  • All bills paid up at this time.
  • Training expenses – Continuing education – beers for IPA ‘color’ lab. – Approved
  • Anticipated 501c3 expense – $460 total (approx.) – Approved
  • Plan for Petefest Expenses: Posters, etc – Mailing – ~$2-300
  • The board approved giving Cogstone $40 from our “general funds” on top of their expenses for the BJCP training classes as a thank you. The board considers these expenses an investment in better home brewing.

 

  • 501c3 status (Safe)
    1. Should be done shortly, may see this sent to board to review in next week or two.

 

New Business

  1. Status on Bulk Grain Buy – still under   Expect an update at Sept. meeting.
  2. PAFB 2017 competition prep (Pete)
    1. Fest planned for Feb 17th.
    2. Judging dates and times coming soon.
    3. Pete bringing sign-up sheet to August General Meeting
  3. Possible Cider Buy
    1. Look for details via meetup once we get some quotes and details on supply
  4. Upcoming Club elections – November
    1. what positions will be vacant
      1. IT –
      2. Treasurer – Ray running for that
      3. Vice President –
      4. Social Event coordinator –
      5. Secretary –
      6. President – Josh running for that
  • Roles still occupied
  1. Education – Greg
  2. Membership – Tom
  3. Comp Coordinator – Greg
  4. Equipment Steward – Big Bob
  • description of roles
  1. example : Secretary – Move minutes along / publish and share, publish newsletter with info for members. Collects articles / reports from boards for newsletter.
  2. John – looking in bylaws to confirm other roles / descriptions of duties
  1. 501c3 impact on roles/positions
    1. President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Chairman of the board is one of the above 4, as selected by the board
    6. Non-voting positions like: at-large(2), social/events, IT, education, membership, competition coordinator, etc
  1. Desire to purchase a printer/scanner combo to use at competitions to scan scoresheets and save on postage. Estimated cost : < $150.  Approved by board.  John (Safe) to procure.
  2. Beer Friday for August is at Fossil Aug 26th
  3. Beer Friday for September will be at Iron Bird
  4. One Last thing: Iron Brewer –
    1. Two ingredients – selected by the board – Maple and anything that starts with B…bacon, blueberries, bourbon, get creative!
    2. No limitation on style – Beers only, no ciders
    3. Judging held at November meeting
    4. Brew in a team of two, or sign up as individual and get paired.
    5. Goal of having everyone paired by Sept. 1st
    6. Meetup event to go up after this meeting
    7. Pints Report
      Anthony Bruno 6 Glass, Pin (4)
      Barb McGee 8 Growler Koozie, Pin (8)
      Claire Ramos 5 Glass, Pin (4)
      Don Douglas 4 Glass, Pin (4)
      Elizabeth Hartmann 6 Glass, Pin (4)
      John “Safe” Haven 101 Pin (96)
      Todd Horak 8 Growler Koozie, Pin (8)

Meeting Adjourned – 8:00pm


March 14, 2016

February 2016 Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes February 2016

Location: Peaks & Pines, host: Paul Viera

Next Board Meeting:: February 10, 2016, 1800, Triple S Brewing Company

Next General Meeting: February 15, 2016, 1800, Cogstone Brewery

  • Education Segment: Rich will present: Hops Rhizomes: What Works.

Meeting Agenda

1.  Peterson Fest

  • Need to identify steps necessary to make The Peterson Homebrew Fest be successful.
  • After Action Review needed in February after the festival .
    • Cogstone Brewery was suggested
  • Feedback session with Curtis following the event.
  • Pete will lead Peterson AFV Homebrew Contest next year.
  • Dave Carpenter will staff a Brew Brother’s Table at the Festival with banner and magazines.
  • Nick will meet with Marc Malenfant regarding the Pete Fest Comp

2. El Paso County Fair Homebrew Contest

  • Rich Moch will lead the El Paso Homebrew Contest.
  • Don Douglas, with Gary’s assistance, will take over Head Steward for El Paso,

3. Problems getting information to Club Members, Judges, Local Businesses:

  • MeetUp is not the answer to our communications needs
  • We need to use e-mail and phone calls.

4. Grain Buy

  • Not enough orders
  • Postpone for another month.
  • Resolved at Feb, 15 meeting; 40+ orders

5. Roundtable

  • Gary Gagnon and Tom Heath added as At large board members
  • Colorado Beer Cup Coalition
    • Brian & Safe
    • Schedule between El Paso and All Colorado Competitions
  • Should we continue using Brew Scene to manage entries in homebrew competitions?
    • The brewers have complained that it is difficult to enter their beers in Brew Scene
    • Reggie Beer Competition Manager RCBM is an online homebrew competition management software system by Nelson Crowle.
    • The Peak to Peak competition is using RCBM, Biere de Rock is using Brew Scene.
    • RCBM is easier to handle but there are concerns whether the developer is dependable.
    • Nick and John are waiting for an evaluation of RCBM and BS by a local homebrew club to be completed.
  • Discussed whether we should have a fund raiser event to raise money to help pay the way for a WWII Pearl Harbor survivor to return to Hawaii for the 70th



January 18, 2014

Board Meeting Minutes – September 2013

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10 September 2013

Executive Meeting

Hosted at Front Range BBQ (Old Town Colorado Springs)

Attending: Ned Brush, John Haven, Mike McGuckin, Michele Gandy, John Landreman, Greg Mizell, Brian Paradisi, Lori Paradisi

Next general meeting (GM):

11 September, 6PM, at Cat & Joe’s house, 4420 Wintergreen Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 Directions. It’s a potluck – don’t forget to bring something to munch on!  It’s also time for the Iron Brewer Battle.  It will be a people’s choice competition, so get there early and vote for your favorite!  Don’t forget to bring your homebrew.  Last month we finally had a great homebrew table – let’s make it two months in a row — Bring Your Homebrew!   If it’s good, show it off.  If it’s bad, seek feedback from many of our qualified judges.  I know you’ve got some beer – bring it!  Bring a raffle item and help support the club!

Iron Brewer Battle: People’s Choice, awards to top three; e-mail Justin about voting board. Do we have ballots printed?

Recap of events:

Springs Beer Fest: expectations from Brian Mark were too high and the shifts were too long.

Craft Lager Fest: Fest was much smaller at the new location – many vendors and volunteers were not able to attend after the one week delay.

State Fair: Two days of judging over 800 beers and then the Foam Fest; fun times.

Donation to the Black Forest Fire Fighters: $500 was donated to the Black Forest Benefit at Wonderland Ranch

New / recurring:

USAFA Tailgating: Approved to purchase a block of 25 – $8 tickets for the 21 September Wyoming game. Tailgate cookout starts at 5:30 PM and the game starts at 8:15 PM. See Meetup for details.

Brew Bus: Ticket Price $45?, start time 09:30, locations – Prost, Strange, Lonetree, lunch – Breckenridge, etc.

Portable Microphone System: Discussed the possibility of purchasing a system for the club. Consensus was to “cost a system” and vote at the next meeting.

Review of Equipment Buy List: We need to review the priorities of the list. The laptop has not been purchased yet.

ALL Colorado Beer Fest (ACBF): Scott Rappold and the Gazette are sponsoring a first ever homebrew competition before the ACBF. Details were provided via Meetup and should be in the food section of the 11 September Gazette. There are five categories, entries must be in NLT 18 October and will be judged on 19 October. The winner of each category will get two tickets to the ACBF.

ALL Colorado Beer Fest (ACBF): 2 November. Go to their website for details. http://www.allcoloradobeerfestival.com/ .  The BBoPP will again be judging the commercial beers. Judges and stewards are needed. Also, 2 November is AHA Learn to Brew Day and the BBoPP will be providing two brewing demonstrations – brewers and equipment are needed.

Monument Beer week starts 15 September. Go to their website for details.  http://pikespeakbrewing.com/mbw13/  Make sure you support our good friend Chris and Pikes Peak Brewing Company.

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Competition: Ned wants maximum BBoPP participation for the 2013 competition (entries due NLT 1 November 2013)

11/16/2013

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Challenge (no web site)
Denver, CO

Contact: Richard Kolkovich
Phone:   (303) 219-0042

Entry Deadline: 11/01/2013

 

Need for an Equipment Custodian: Need to add this position and expand the role; manage, repair, etc.

Elections:  We need a succession plan for all positions. Elections are in November; need to announce at  GM. Need to poll officers and see who is not planning to run again. President position WILL be open 

Pizza for the Pot luck: The board approved the purchase of 3 pizzas to supplement the food at the potluck. They should be “simple” pizzas (pepperoni, vegetarian, sausage, etc.)

Pints Program: Ned and Landy are revamping the program to include the awards. Possible % discount at our store for “super points” holders. More to follow as details are available.

Incentives for Voting Board members: Possible free annual dues.

At Large members: Need them to attend meetings and should be a grooming path to becoming a board member – or because they bring needed expertise in a specific area.

Charities Selected: We will ask the ACBF team to donate directly – on behalf of the BBoPP — $250 each to Care & Share and  —- Losses??

Friday socials: Next location will be Phantom Canyon

Membership Report:

Treasurer Report:

Pints Report:

Old Business:

We need a web / data person; the web needs to be “fixed” to reflect Sponsors and Supporters.

John Haven needs a front end and database for the PAFB even to manage visitor information. Ned needs a database to manage membership information. Steve said he can make these in under an hour…

Competitions:

KROC 22 Sep 13

Note: Haven can drop off beers on 14 Sep 13

Orpheus Cup Meadfest 28 Sep 13

Gazette Competition 19 Oct 13

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Challenge 16 Nov 13

Biere de Rock 7 Dec 13


January 18, 2014

Member Meeting Minutes – September 2013

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Brew Bros of Pikes Peak (BBoPP) General Membership Meeting Minutes

11 September 2013

Approximately 40 members attended the September meeting held at Cat & Joe’s house. A special thank you to Cat and Joe, they were great hosts.

 

  1. Ned requested a moment of silence and a quick prayer in remembrance of 9/11.

  2. Ned asked if we had any new members:

    1. Mike – 4yrs brewing – favorite is Milk Stouts – and Hops and Rye

    2. Pete —  4 years brewing – favorite is IPAs (Hop Head)

    3. Jessica – a few years – favorite is wheat beers

    4. Otto — retired January 4th – Belgians and Really Big Belgians, then Imperial IPAs

    5. Mark – from Seattle – West Coast IPAs

  3. Ned reminded all that the Iron Brewer event requires everyone to participate as a judge – it is people’s choice – more to follow.

  4. Ned emphasized the benefits of being a club member; discounts at local shops and breweries; the opportunity to have your beer evaluated by BJCP judges; the Buddy Brew concept for new people or those wanting to change from extract to grain; our store, bulk buys, training; brew days and so much more.

  5. Ned pointed out that we have glasses and T-Shirts for sale – cash and carry tonight…

  6. Ned reminded all that this is a homebrew club and that members should be bringing homebrew to our meetings. He said the homebrew table looked good – but not as good as last month; however, the Iron Brew looked fantastic..

  7. Ned also reminded all that the raffle is how the club makes its money to support its members and often to buy new items such as the projector screen, projector, digital thermometer, etc. and that recently the raffles have been a bit sparse, but improving.

  8. Bowling Shirts – go to the BBoPP on-line store and commit

  9. Membership report: Ned announced that we have 128 members in Meetup.

  10. Treasurer’s report (LandyBrew): $2,190; that $700 ws given to the Nick Brunettii fund and that $500 was given to the Black Forrest Fire Department. So roughly $2,100 is available to support club initiatives, such as buying a laptop computer or portable PA system.

  11. Pints: Ned and LandyBrew briefed a draft new awards program – 4 pints gets a glass, 8 pints gets you a 5% discount; 16 pints gets you a 10% discount; pins with achievement levels will be given out — more to follow. The following were awarded Pint Glasses: Klute, Big Bob, Josh Howard, Ray Smith

  12. Homebrew Huddle – look in Meetup for details

  13. Comp Updates  briefed by Grez Mizell:

    1. K-ROC

    2. Gazette

    3. Front Range

    4. Biere de Rock

  14. Events:

    1. 21 Sep USAFA tailgate and game

    2. 21 Sep CLF volunteer party from 4-6PM

    3. 22 Sep KROC Judging

    4. 19 Oct Gazette Judging

    5. 2 Nov All Colorado Beer Fest

    6. 23 Nov Brew Bus??

  15. Attendance – signup on Meetup and then again when you attend? There will be a raffle drawing??? More from Ned

  16. Firkin – we are still waiting for the Firkin and Ator to show; however, once emptied, Axe has it next.  See our website and sign up for the firkin

  17. Friday’s Happy Hour will be at Phantom Canyon – again, events are posted in Meetup

  18. Tailgate at the USAFA. 21 Sep, tailgate at 5:30, the game starts at 8:15, we are getting a block of 20 tickets @ $8 each – buy them from our store

  19. Beer Bus – 4 stops, breakfast burrito and lunch is included & a jockey box is on board

  20. Thanks again to Cat & Joe for hosting the meeting

  21. A fond farewell to JohnnyBrew

  22. Meeting was adjourned


January 18, 2014

Board Meeting Minutes – November 2013

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6 November 2013

Executive Meeting

At Phantom Canyon (Downtown Colorado Springs)

Attending: Ned Brush, John Haven, Mike McGuckin, Michele Gandy, John Landreman, Greg Mizell, Brian Paradisi, Lori Paradisi, Rich Mock, Ray Smith ??? verify, I didn’t make good notes here

Next general meeting (GM):

13 November, 6PM, at Downtown Fine Spirits & Wine, 103 South Wahsatch Ave, 80903. Don’t forget to bring your homebrew.  Last month we had a great homebrew table – let’s keep the momentum going — Bring Your Homebrew!   If it’s good, show it off.  If it’s bad, seek feedback from many of our qualified judges.  I know you’ve got some beer – bring it!  Bring a raffle item and help support the club! Buy beer and your raffle item at our host’s store!! Support both our club and our host; remember, there is no food served at the spirits & wine store.

Recap of events:

56 Ring Grain Buy: 43 bags were sold at a 5% mark-up to the club

ACBF: Huge event – Safe to discuss

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge 2013: The first round of judging was completed on 10 Nov. Our club had 2 judges and 1 steward present

New / recurring:

Brew Bus:

  • Need to make a $220 security deposit and an additional $1,000 is due on the 13th. Forty three tickets are sold and there are still 9 tickets for sale. Ticket Price $45?, start time 09:30, locations – Prost, Sandlot, lunch, Epic and Lonetree on the way home.

  • Landy in charge of beer

  • Lefty & Brian in charge of donations

  • Raffle to be held @ 11AM Prost (expected arrival time 10AM)

  • Expendables: Ice, glasses, burritos, trash bags, paper towels, bubble wrap, tape, raffle tickets. Reusable: Jockey Box, Real towels, white board, markers & eraser

 

Portable Microphone System: Purchase was made by SAFE at COSTCO

Announce the winner of the Nick Brunette scholarship award.

The Club is nominating itself for the R annual award.

  • Safe has developed the rough outline

  • Josh Howard will write the first draft

  • We need pictures, an annual report, a club song, any activity that a member of the club was involved with, slide shows, videos (let’s use Axe’s Cream Ale), etc.

    • Ned will write the annual report

 

Wort Transformation – Chris? Timeline – after the new year; Chris to Judge? Lefty is the lead

Science on Tap – After New Year – Dino and Greg M met with the “crowd” on Monday. Dr Ken Andrews, the microbiologist at Bristol, has already pitched them as well as a spirit lecture from Mike Myers.  So we need a different twist.  Their calendar is booked for Dec so Greg left his contact info.

 

Bi-Law Update: Revise term limits and the mission statement (Educational 501 c 3)

Grain Buy update: $20 to the good and 53 bags purchased

  • Safe to check with Smiling Toad for a future purchase

 

Review of Equipment Buy List: We need to review the priorities of the list.

  • The laptop has not been purchased

  • Possible server purchase

 

Ski Trip: Deposit made: March 22 ski day at A Basin, parking spot #3 will have a picnic table and two parking spaces for our delivery vehicles.  Bring beach chairs, beer and food.  And get a four pack for A-Basin/Keystone before they sell out.

Peterson Air Force Base: Accepting all styles. Drop-off will be 10-24 Jan 2014; Judging is 7 & 8 Feb 14; Fest is Friday night 21 Feb 14

Elections: Who is running and who is swapping positions? Josh Howard to assume the Secretary & Public Affairs Role; Ray Smith to be the IT lead; need a succession plan and better “training” for at-large members

General membership Meeting: Remind folks to eat before coming. ?? Did we want to cater?? It’s a bit late to get numbers – Lefty has lead – checking with Front Range BBQ.

Consider a meeting at Duane’s Rocky Mountain Brewery? Consensus was no – move on

Pins were in – Ned had a sample to pass around

Pay Pal:  Tax ID – if we move $20,000 in funds, we will be “reported” to the IRS…

501 C 3: Needs to be based upon education and training. Sidney or Ned need to make it happen – or pay a company to make it happen.

Compensation for Officers: Ned has not sent it out for comment

VP & Secretary: Most likely will be joined again – unless Josh takes over the secretary role with Public affairs

Need for an Equipment Custodian: Big Bob has volunteered to take this role. Need to add this position to the charter and expand the role; manage, repair, etc.

At Large members: Need them to attend meetings and should be a grooming path to becoming a board member – or because they bring needed expertise in a specific area.

Charities Selected: We will ask the ACBF team to donate directly – on behalf of the BBoPP — $250 each to Care & Share, and Crosses for Losses. If we get more, we will add the Manitou Relief Fund

Friday socials: Next location ??

Membership Report:

Treasurer Report:

Pints Report:

Competitions:

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Challenge 16 Nov 13

Biere de Rock 7 Dec 13

Big Beers, Belgium’s and Barley Wines 10 Jan 2014

Peterson AFB: 7&8 Feb 2014

SWEETHEARTS REVENGE HOMEBREW COMPETITION: 15 Feb 2014

Peterson AFB Fest: 21 Feb 2014

Dredhop and Regalle: 22 Feb 2014

2014 Peak-to-Peak ProAm: 22 Mar 2014

1st Round of AHA Nationals: April 2014

8 Seconds of Froth: 17 May 2014


January 18, 2014

Member Meeting Minutes – November 2013

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Brew Bros of Pikes Peak (BBoPP) General Membership Meeting Minutes

13 November 2013

Approximately 35 members attended the November meeting held at Downtown Spirits and Liquor.  A special thank you to our hosts.

 

  1. Ned requested donations be collected for the art center that maintains the basement area. We were not charge a room fee and this was strickly voluntary.

  2. Ned asked if we had any new members:

    1. Keith — 1st kit; just started secondary fermentation

    2. Ben — 1st year of brewing; he has 2 fermenting right now

  3. Ned emphasized the benefits of being a club member; discounts at local shops and breweries; the opportunity to have your beer evaluated by BJCP judges; the Buddy Brew concept for new people or those wanting to change from extract to grain; our store, bulk buys, training; brew days and so much more.

  4. Ned pointed out that we have glasses and T-Shirts for sale – cash and carry tonight…

  5. Ned reminded all that this is a homebrew club and that members should be bringing homebrew to our meetings. He said the homebrew table looked fantastic tonight — great job everyone.

  6. Ned also reminded all that the raffle is how the club makes its money to support its members and often to buy new items such as the projector screen, projector, digital thermometer,  PA system and soon a laptop computer.

  7. Bowling Shirts – go to the BBoPP on-line store and commit. We need 24 to purchase and currently have a commitment from 6 members.

  8. Membership report: Ned announced that we started the year with 72 members and we now have 139 members on meetup.

  9. Treasurer’s report (LandyBrew): We had $2,325 and now have $5,678; however, $2,765 is from the bulk grain buy, $1.280 is from the brew bus, and we received $300 for expenses from the Craft Lager Fest, so $2,632 is available to support club initiatives, such as buying a laptop computer.

  10. Pints: Ned and LandyBrew briefed a draft new awards program – 4 pints gets a glass, 8 pints gets you a 5% discount; 16 pints gets you a 10% discount; pins with achievement levels will be given starting tonight. The following were awarded Pint Glasses: Lou and Marline; Joe and Cat; Greg Mizell

  11. Roles/election:

    1. Greg Mizell – president

    2. John Haven – VP

    3. Treasurer – John Landreman

    4. IT – Ray Smith

    5. Pubic Information/IT – Josh Howard

    6. Equipment – Bob Gray

    7. Competition Coordinator – Lefty

    8. Events Coordinator – Michele

    9. Education – Nick

    10. Pints – Landy

    11. At Large – Axe, Dino, Flanders, Dave Carpenter, Brian & Lori

  12. Comp Updates  briefed by Grez Mizell:

    1. Biere de Rock

    2. Big Beers & Barley Wine

    3. PAFB

    4. Natioals

  13. Events:

    1. 23 Nov Brew Bus

    2. A Basin ski…

  14. Firkin – great tapping at Actor’s place on 3 Nov; however, we need volunteers to fill it; Axe, Ben, Ray, ???? See our website and sign up for the firkin

  15. Friday’s Happy Hour will be at ??? – again, events are posted in Meetup

  16. Beer Bus – 23 Nov — 9 tickets still to be sold; have a great time; supports the Nick Brunetti scholarship fund.  4 stops, breakfast burrito and lunch is included & a jockey box is on board. see posting (file from Michele

  17. Meeting was adjourned


January 16, 2014

Board Meeting Minutes – January 2014

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8 January 2014

Executive Meeting

At Michele Gandy “new home”

Attending: Ned Brush, John Haven, Mike McGuckin, Michele Gandy, John Landreman, Greg Mizell, Rich Mock, Ray Smith, Dave Carpenter, Bob Grey, Axe

Next general meeting (GM):

14 January, 6PM, at Red Leg Brewing Company, 4630 Forge Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. They are normally closed on Tuesdays but are hosting our club meeting.  Bring a raffle item and help support the club! Buy beer, growler fills, swag, and gift cards from our host. Buy your raffle item from our host and support both our club and our host; remember, there is no food served at Red Legs.

Discussion:

  • Safe briefed the PAFB status: This is the club’s #1 event of the year

  • State of the Club to be briefed at 14 Jan meeting

  • Exiting Officers Award

  • What new member gave the most to the club in 2013?

  • 501 (c) 3 – Ned to make it happen

  • Pints for John and Denise – hosted Brew Day

  • Need to check the status of the server move from Stephen to site of Ray’s choice

  • Need to migrate documents from Ned to Google Drop Box

  • Define roles during transition

  • IT meeting needs to be planned and include Ned, Greg, Ray and John

  • Need to present new officers and at large members; roles folks moved from and to

  • CEP: for BJCP judges – training and experience for judges

  • Firkin: Axe to fill for PAFB; Nike Muller to take it after that

  • We want to move towards “style based meetings” – brew a style, taste and discuss

  • What events do we plan to support during 2014

    • Need an annual calendar:

      • PAFB

      • Ski trip

      • Big Brew Day

      • El Paso County Fair

      • Baseball and Football Games (tail gating)

      • Salida

      • Iron Brew

      • Brew Bus

      • Buddy Brew

      • Etc.

  • We need training sessions for all; they should be tiered; senior brewers need to learn too – they can’t always be the teachers; we need stretch goals

  • We need to conduct a survey of members – what level do you think you are

    • Incorporate it into the new member’s application

  • Remind members of the opportunity to submit beers for judging by our own judges. Provide their name, the style, any special ingredients or process; free to members

  • Do we have any special people we want to invite to PAFB?  Keith Villa, Mike Bristol, Etc

  •  ?? some special beer Friday Michele to lead?? Starts with a Q??

  • New membership form – John reviewed and provided comments to Ned

  • New Member sign-up process – John to review and comment

  • Facebook Acceptance? Who are administrators? Can we change the “name”…

  • BJCP National Judges: Axe and Landy; qualified to take the written exam: Ator, Flanders, SkyBrew and Lefty; Ator and SkyBrew to take written in March 2014

Recap and updates for GM meeting:

Elections and naming of delegates November 2013:

Greg to be president; John to be VP; Josh Howard to assume the Secretary & Public Affairs Role; Ray Smith to be the IT lead; Bob Grey to be the equipment manager; VP & Secretary: Most likely will be joined again

New Years Brew Day:

Biere de Rock Winners:

Big Beers and Barley Wine Winners

Executive Board Meeting 8 January 2014:

Review of Equipment Buy List:

Portable Microphone System:

Laptop Purchase:

The ACBF on behalf of the BBoPP donated  –- $250 to Care & Share, $125 to Crosses for Losses and $125 to the Manitou Relief Fund

Old Business:

The Club is nominating itself for the AHA Radegast Club of the Year

  • Safe developed the rough outline

  • Josh Howard wrote the first draft

  • We need pictures, an annual report, a club song, any activity that a member of the club was involved with, slide shows, videos (let’s use Axe’s Cream Ale), etc.

    • Ned will write the annual report

 

Wort Transformation – Chris? Timeline – after the new year; Chris to Judge? Lefty is the lead

Science on Tap – After New Year – Dino and Greg M met with the “crowd” on Monday. Their calendar is booked for 2013, so Greg left his contact info.

 

Bi-Law Update: Revise term limits and the mission statement (Educational 501 c 3); expand on equipment custodian role

Ski Trip: Deposit made: March 22 ski day at A Basin, parking spot #3 will have a picnic table and two parking spaces for our delivery vehicles.  Bring beach chairs, beer and food.  And get a four pack for A-Basin/Keystone before they sell out.

Peterson Air Force Base: Accepting all styles. Drop-off will be 10-24 Jan 2014; Judging is 7 & 8 Feb 14; Fest is Friday night 21 Feb 14

501 C 3: Needs to be based upon education and training. Sidney or Ned need to make it happen – or pay a company to make it happen.

Compensation for Officers: Ned has not sent it out for comment

At Large members: Need them to attend meetings and should be a grooming path to becoming a board member – or because they bring needed expertise in a specific area.

Membership Report:

Treasurer Report:

Pints Report:

Competitions:

AHA Round One: Registration for this year’s AHA National Homebrew Competition (NHC) will be different than previous years. To avoid the time-sensitive nature of the first come, first served model of past years, the 2014 competition will have an open registration period from Monday, January 27 through Sunday, February 2, during which members of the American Homebrewers Association can register for the competition. The time at which registration is submitted will have no influence on registrants, so there is no need to sign up as soon as registration opens, nor any value to waiting until the last minute.

Judging will be 12 April 2014

Peterson AFB: 7&8 Feb 2014

02/15/2014

SWEETHEARTS REVENGE HOMEBREW COMPETITION (no web site) LOVELAND, CO

Contact: Marciano Olivo Phone:   (970) 685-0805

Entry Deadline: 02/07/2014

02/22/2014

Reggale and DredHop Boulder, CO

Contact: Gray Slater Phone:   (303) 250-6972

Entry Fee: $7.00 / entry Entry Deadline: 02/06/2014

03/09/2014

Brew Hut Annual Aurora, CO

Contact: Geoff Humphrey Phone:   (303) 885-7287

Entry Fee: 0 Entry Deadline: 02/22/2014

03/22/2014

2014 Peak-to-Peak ProAm Longmont, CO

Contact: Don Blake Phone:   (303) 726-4364

Entry Fee: 7 Entry Deadline: 03/14/2014

04/11/2014

AHA National Homebrew Competition 1st Round, Denver, CO Arvada, CO

Contact: Don Blake Phone:   (303) 828-4678

Entry Fee: $14 for AHA Members only Entry Deadline: 03/17/2014

04/12/2014

7th Annual Liquid Poetry Slam 2014 (no web site) Fort Collins, CO

Contact: Cy Bevenger Phone:   (307) 399-5368

Entry Deadline: 04/04/2014

05/17/2014

8 Seconds of Froth Cheyenne, WY

Contact: Doug Schmidt Phone:   (307) 637-0190

Entry Fee: $7 Entry Deadline: 05/03/2014

 

Beer focused events:

4th Annual Winter Beer Fest Saturday, February 15, 2014 The Ute Pass Cultural Center – 210 E. Midland Ave. Woodland Park, CO Time: 2pm to 6pm. Cost: $17.50 advanced, $35 at the door.

Peterson AFB Fest: 21 Feb 2014

Bristol 10th Annual Firkin Rendezvous: 22 Feb 2014

Colorado Craft Beer Week:

March 21, 2014 8:00 am – March 29, 2014 11:00 pm

Colorado Springs area Craft Drink Week – tentatively 27 Apr – 3 May 2014

BBoPP supporting with Big Brew Day at PPBC

Big Brew Day: 3 May 2014

If it’s good, show it off.  If it’s bad, seek feedback from many of our qualified judges.


October 28, 2013

Board Meeting Minutes – October 2013

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10/2/13 Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak Officers Meeting Minutes

Next Meeting will be at the Hatchcover.

Bulk Buy:

·         Lefty to chat with 56 Ring.  If 56 Ring is not interested in doing group bulk buy, Lefty will look to see if the Castle Rock Home Brew Shop is interested.

·         Follow-up = Lefty.

Pints:

·         Beers pins for pints?

·         Event where if you only have pints, you will be able to join an event?  And how ever many pints you have will be the number of free beers you are eligible for?

·         Follow-up = Club will be the decider.

Elections:

·         IT Director = Ray?

·         Looking for someone to be the Club Publicity Officer – this person will work with IT and President and possible the Event Coordinator.  This person will be responsible for more attention to such things as Facebook.  Officers want to more avenues for clubs presence.

·         Follow-up = Club will be the decider.

·         Follow-up = Ned – chat with Bryan about Publicity position.

Officers Incentives:

·         Dinner for officers?

·         $20/money off Beer Bus or other events?

·         Follow-up = Club will be the decider.

Raffle:

·         CPA has noted Raffle is not the legal term we should be using.  We need to now note Raffle as Door Prizes.

·         Follow-up = Ned – What is a Raffle?

Beer Bus:

·         Date = 11/23

·         Kegs:

o   See if we have any volunteers to donate a Keg to the Beer Bus?

o   Michele mentioned Red Leg might be willing to donate a Keg?

o   Whomever brings a full Keg will receive a Pint.

·         Jockey Box:

o   Landerman will bring his Jockey.

o   Need to bring the Club’s Jockey – I’m not sure who has the Club’s box?

o   Was suggested that Jockey box need to be on the bus at the first stop as someone on the first stop can get it working.

·         No jello shots this year.

·         What is needed on each Meet-Up Ticket:

o   Name

o   Email

o   Phone #

o   Food Option

o   Pick-Up Location

·         On Meet-Up, we need to past the Bus Behavior Rules – Michele has copy.

·         We will sell Beer Bus Raffle tickets to the Club for those that will not be on the Bus.

·         Tickets will go on sale a few days after next week meeting.

·         Price of Tickets:

o   Early Bird = $45 – this will last for 2 weeks – Members Only.

o   Late Bird = $50 – Members Only – these will be available 2 weeks after tickets go on sale.

o   Guests = $55 – Non Members – this will be available 2 weeks after tickets go on sale.

·         Approximate cost of bus last year:

o   $1050 for Bus.

o   $1000 for Lunch.

o   Not sure on the cost of Breakfast Burritos.

Location

Time

Pick Up Locations

1.        Park in Ride off Nevada and 25

8:40-8:50 AM

2.        Red Leg Brewery

9:00-9:10 AM

3.        Pikes Peak Brewery

9:40-9:50 AM

Beer Bus Stops

1.        Probst

11-12:30 PM

***Raffle will occur at this stop.

2.        Breck

12:45-2:30 PM

***Lunch will be served at this stop.

3.        Sandlot

2:30-3:45 PM

4.        Lone Tree

4:15-5:45 PM

Drop off Locations

1.        Pikes Peak Brewery

6:25 PM

2.        Red Leg Brewery

7:00 PM

3.        Park in Ride off Nevada and 25

7:20 PM

*Time are approximations and are subject to change.

·         Follow-ups:

o   Michelle:

§  Cost of Breakfast Burritos? – Due Friday.

§  Cost of Lunch.=? – Due Friday.

§  Cost of Bus? – Due Friday.

§  Total Cost of Trip? – Due Friday.

§  Will Red Leg be able to donate a Keg?

o   Ned:

§  CO2.

§  Meet-Up Event for Beer Bus will need to be created with the info above (name, email…etc.) and Bus Behavior Rules.

§  Work with Lori on donations for the Raffle.

§  Giving this to you because not sure who it belongs to, but someone added to check with Bier Werks and Paradox for Raffle donations.

§  Giving this to you as well…maybe you and I can work on the Price breakdown of the Raffle tickets.

o   Club:

§  Who can bring Kegs?

§  Who has Club Jockey Box? – Ned – you might already know this one?

o   Landerman:

§  Need tickets stubs so we can see Raffle tickets to those not going on the Bus but are interested in contributing to the Raffle.

o   Lefty:

§  Able to help with donations for Beer Bus – someone suggested he might be able to help?

o   Lori:

§  Work with Ned on donations for the Raffle.

§  Get tickets from Landerman for the Raffle.

§  Work with Ned on the price breakdown of the Raffle tickets.

Homebrew Huddle:

·         Decision was made to do a Meet-Up Demo to group with Rules on what is appropriate to post.

·         Follow-up = Ned and/or Tood.

Ski Day:

·         Dino brought up a Club Ski Day and will look futher into.

·         Follow-up = Dino – look into Ski Day.

Air Force Game:

·         Michele needs to get a pint for her organization in the Football Game.

·         Want to get interests in an Air Force Game for next Year – maybe the second home game.

·         Follow-up = Not sure who, but might want to look into a tall flag so people will be able to find us at larger events.

IT:

·         Ray will be our guy.

·         Server – should we move off Steve’s server?

·         Cost of server $70/year.

·         Follow-up = Club – Should we purchase a Club Server?

Next Meetings Options:

·         Black Forest Meadery.

·         Woody’s.

October Beer Club Happy Hour Friday:

·         Paradox.

·         Follow-up = Club – Need to find a location to carpool.

All CO Beer Fest:

·         Date = 11/2.

·         Short one judge.

·         Need 1-2 supporters from the Club for the Brewers.

·         53-55 Breweries will be attending the fest.

·         Tickets are on sale.

·         We have a good representation from the Club for judges and stewards.

Notes from John:

·         Gazette Completion still out there.

·         AHA Homebrew Day will have two systems for demonstrating with different hops.

·         Pick-up Truck is needed for the AHA Homebrew day.

·         Is Club registered with AHA?

·         Where are we going to donate our money?

o   Soup Kitchen.

o   Crosses for Losses.

o   Lyons.

·         Front Range competition cut off is November 1st.

·         Bier de Garde judging sign up is in October for December judging.

·         Follow-up = Club – Pick-Up Truck is needed.

·         Follow-up = Club – Where are we going to donate our money?


October 28, 2013

Member Meeting Minutes – October 2013

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Brew Bros of Pikes Peak (BBoPP) General Membership Meeting Minutes

08 October 2013

Approximately 25 members attended the October meeting held at. A special thank you to Hatch Cover and their staff, they were great hosts.

 

  1. Ned asked if we had any new members:

    1. Evan – 22 months brewing – favorite is IPA

    2. Matt – sold all his stuff and is starting over

    3. Nick – 2-3 years

    4. Dan & Claire Ramos – she likes Saisons

  2. Ned reminded everyone to sign-in via Meet-up and that there would be a raffle for those that do.

  3. Ned emphasized the benefits of being a club member; discounts at local shops and breweries; the opportunity to have your beer evaluated by BJCP judges; the Buddy Brew concept for new people or those wanting to change from extract to grain; our store, bulk buys, training; brew days and so much more.

  4. Ned pointed out that we have glasses and T-Shirts for sale – cash and carry tonight…

  5. Ned reminded all that this is a homebrew club and that members should be bringing homebrew to our meetings. He said the homebrew table looked great.

  6. Ned also reminded all that the raffle is how the club makes its money to support its members and often to buy new items such as the projector screen, projector, digital thermometer, etc. and that recently the raffles have been a bit sparse, but improving. Bring something for the next meeting!!

  7. Bowling Shirts – go to the BBoPP on-line store and commit

  8. Membership report: Ned announced that we have 132 members in Meetup.

  9. Treasurer’s report (LandyBrew): $2,190; $2,435 ??. So roughly $2,200 is available to support club initiatives, such as buying a laptop computer or portable PA system.

  10. Pints: Ned and LandyBrew briefed a draft new awards program – 4 pints gets a glass, 8 pints gets you a 5% discount; 16 pints gets you a 10% discount; lapel pins with achievement levels will be given out — more to follow.

  11. Safe briefed the ACBF and introduced PAFB 2014…

  12. Ned brought up the concept of board member compensation

  13. Ned reminded everyone about the November elections – nominate and get elected…

  14. Comp Updates  briefed by Grez Mizell:

    1. Gazette

    2. Front Range

    3. Biere de Rock

    4. PAFB 2014

  15. Events:

    1. 19 Oct Gazette Judging

    2. 2 Nov All Colorado Beer Fest

    3. 23 Nov Brew Bus

    4. Ski Beer Day – Dino

    5. Grain Buy — Todd

  16. Firkin – we are still waiting for the Firkin and Ator to show; however, once emptied, Axe has it next.  See our website and sign up for the firkin

  17. Friday’s Happy Hour events are posted in Meetup

  18. Beer Bus – 4 stops, breakfast burrito and lunch is included & a jockey box is on board

  19. Thanks again to Hatch Cover for hosting the meeting

  20. Meeting was adjourned


August 12, 2013

Board Meeting Minutes – August 2013

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7 August 2013

Executive Meeting

Hosted at Pikes Peak Brewing (Monument)

Attending: Ned Brush, John Haven, Mike Bordick, Mike McGuckin, Michele Gandy, John Landreman, Greg Mizell, Stephen Shelton

Next general meeting (GM):

13 August, 6PM, at Sling Brew’s house, 495 Gold Claim Terrace, Colorado Springs, CO. It’s a potluck – don’t forget to bring something to munch on!  It’s also gadget night, so bring an interesting gadget if you have one.  Stop slacking and Bring Your Homebrew!  If it’s not your best brew, bring it and seek feedback.  Bring a raffle item and help support the club!

Recap of events:

Springs Beer Fest: Michele didn’t go; expectations from Brian Mark were too high and the shifts were too long.

Calhan/El Paso Fair: Expand the categories; Pete to take over for 2014; Ticket/comps issue; recommend sorting be done “in the city”  (drive is too long to Calhan)

Salida: John L needs to coordinate pints list with Michele; need more pop-ups; fest was crowded; our site was further back than in previous years; winners were ??

Craft Lager Fest: Communication still very poor; need a statement of work before “signing-up” for next year; all liquors “pulled back” per Julian

New / recurring:

Results from BJCP exam are in.  A bunch of new judges in town.  Ned will announce during August member meeting.

ALL Colorado Beer Fest: Ned was called by the Gazette to discuss the “small homebrewing competition that is being added. This is “news to us” and John Haven to get info from Randy Dipner.

Brewer Broads – we need their picture – will reach out to them and invite to the September meeting. Recommendation –  hold off until October if the September meeting is at Cat and Joes (#s of people at individuals house can be a problem).

Ned wants more info on the 2013 Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Competition (entries due NLT 1 November 2013)

11/16/2013

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Challenge (no web site)

Denver, CO

Contact: Richard Kolkovich

Phone:   (303) 219-0042

Entry Deadline: 11/01/2013

Grain Buy: Want to try for 3 major buys per year through Paul at 56 Ring. Use the club site to track; 1,000 pound minimum; club will not split bags (you can do this on your own); need to establish rules; may need to roll on a week to week basis until minimum qty is reached.  Need to have Hops and Yeast recommendations to Paul to coincide with events and large purchases

We need to build a generic statement-of-work for working with outside groups on competitions.  Ned will work with Axe & Safe to create on.

John Haven discussed a possible training/experience program for the Club BJCP judges. Many ideas were voiced and he will capture them and send the updated program for review and comment. This training will not be conducted at the monthly GM meetings.

Need to re-look at the Designated drivers program – ACBF was very unhappy with them in the past. ACBF:

Individual Ride Vouchers Now Available!

Individual ride vouchers will allow an individual to use our designated driver service from any location within our service area during normal service hours. Individuals can be at a house, business or non-participating location and qualify for ride service as long as they have a voucher in their possession. Individual vouchers are available in books of 10 for a donation of $100 per book. A discount of 10% is available for the purchase of 5-10 books, 15% discount for 11-15 books, and 20% discount for 16 or more books. Military and public safety officials (fire, police, EMT) receive a 50% discount on all books. Call our office at 719-466-4768 during regular business hours to purchase your ride vouchers today!

Donation to the Black Forest Fire Fighters: Proposal was to donate the $500 charity block of funds to the Fighters. Vote was unanimous to donate.

Next meeting “Gadget Show & Tell”; Ned to e-mail club members to remind them…

Need for an Equipment Custodian: Need to add this position and expand the role; manage, repair, etc.

Competition Software: New version to be released; Consensus was to continue to have hosted by Geoff & his company even though it cost $30 per competition site. The issue was called to a vote and approved for funding.

El Paso fair; A vote was taken and approved the continued support for 2014. Comps need to be hammered out at the beginning along with the requirements for support / to be supported

Elections:  We need a succession plan for all positions. Elections in November; need to announce soon. Need to poll officers and see who is not planning to run again. President position MAY be open L

Bru Bus Dates:  Start planning now.  Ned will work with Michele

Pizza for the Pot luck: The board approved the purchase of 5 pizzas to supplement the food at the potluck. They should be “simple”  pizzas (pepperoni, vegetarian, sausage, etc.)

John Haven needs a front end and database for the PAFB even to manage visitor information. Ned needs a database to manage membership information. Steve said he can make these in under an hour…

The web needs to be “fixed” to reflect Sponsors and Supporters.

Old Business:

Cash Mob at 56 Ring or other location

All GM meetings should have a theme.

Friday socials

Membership Report

Treasurer Report

Competitions:

State Fair (drop off at Old West); KROC 22 Sep; Biere de Rock 2 Dec; Rocky Mt Challenge 16 Nov;

I made this and gave it to Justin in May (so it is dated). We can update it on a rolling basis or just strip the info from the BJCP Competition site (as I did here). There are many new competitions out there…

Judging Date

Event and Event location

Registration Open / Closed

Entry open / Closed

Drop Off Drop off Locations

06/02/2013

6th Annual – Liquid Poetry Slam Homebrew Competition

Fort Collins, CO

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6:00 AM, MDT and Friday, May 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM, MDT.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6:00 AM, MDT and Friday, May 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM, MDT.

Contact: Joseph Bowden

Phone:   (864) 903-4280

Entry Fee: $7.00 per entry

Entry Deadline: 05/24/2013

Limited to 600

06/08/2013

Animas Alers – Ska Brewing Pro-Am Homebrew Competition

BOS will go to the GAFB

Durango, CO

April 1, 2013

June 4, 2013

Contact: Brian Leavesley

Phone:   (970) 310-4063

Entry Fee: 6

Entry Deadline: 06/04/2013

07/20/2013

El Paso County Fair Homebrew Competition

Calhan, CO

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM, EDT. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM, EDT

Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM, EDT and Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM, EDT

Contact: Marc Malenfant

Phone:   (719) 495-0716

Entry Fee: $5.00

Entry Deadline: 07/18/2013

07/20/2013

Battle of The Home Brews

Aurora, CO

Pre-Entry Deadline: Tuesday, July 2

Exhibit Drop-Off: Monday, July 1 – Monday, July 15

The Brew Hut

Contact: Ellie Reiser

Phone:   (303) 367-8847

Entry Fee: $5.00

Entry Deadline: 07/02/2013

08/03/2013

St. Mary of the Rockies Harvest Fest

Bailey, CO

July 24, 2013 6PM

July 24, 2013 6PM

Contact: Paula Anzell-Morris

Phone:   (303) 816-4803

Entry Fee: $15.00 first entry; $5.00 for each additional entry

Entry Deadline: 07/24/2013

Cats 16-28 only

08/04/2013

1st Annual Denver Beer Co. Homebrew Competition!

Denver, CO

??

??

Contact: Nick Bruno

Phone:   (303) 433-2739

Entry Fee: $5.00

Entry Deadline: 07/31/2013

Not on their web site

08/10/2013

Denver County Fair Homebrew Competition

Denver, CO

??

Items requiring refrigeration and bread entries should be brought to the Fair on Thursday, August 8th from 8-11am.

Contact:Tracy Weil

Phone:   (303) 308-9345

Entry Fee: $5 each

Entry Deadline: 08/08/2013

09/22/2013

7th Annual KROC Great American Beer Challenge

Broomfield, CO

Web site 2012

Contact:Ryan Thomas

Phone:   (720) 339-1524

Entry Fee: $8

Entry Deadline: 09/14/2013

09/28/2013

Orpheus Cup MeadFest

Denver, CO

8:00 a.m. Thursday, August 1 until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Contact:Andrew Adams

Phone:   (917) 771-0433

Entry Fee: $10

Entry Deadline: 09/28/2013

Cat 24 -26 only

12/07/2013

Biere de Rock

Lone Tree, CO

Website 2012

Contact:Geoff Humphrey

Phone:   (303) 885-7287

Entry Fee: 7

Entry Deadline: 11/23/2013

Cats 16-8 only

Next Meeting:

September meeting to be at Cat & Joes

Info from 2012 sites:

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge 2012 Rules

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ENTRIES ARE ONLY OPEN TO INVITED ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATES AHA SANCTIONED HOMEBREW CLUBS

This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition and all standard rules apply.

All participants must be a current member of an AHA homebrew club in 2012.

  • We suggest the participant enter entries under only one club’s name, which ever the participant is the most active in or has been in the longest.

  • One entry allowed per sub-category per brewer.

  • Judge and stewards can only sign up under one homebrew club name.

  • Individual club members will earn BJCP credit for participation as a judge, steward, or staff member.

  • Individual club members will win awards if their entry places in the top three in each BJCP style category.

  • The Best Homebrew Club will be determined based on the total points earned in various categories.

Invited Rocky Mountain States Homebrew Clubs

This competition is only open to members of the homebrew clubs listed below. All clubs will be competing to determine the best brewing and competitive homebrew club overall. If your club is not listed, contact the competition coordinator for further information.

Arizona

  • Northern Arizona Homebrewers

  • Mountain Top Mashers

  • Brewmeisters Anonymous

  • Mohave Ale & Lager Tasting Society

  • Rim Country Homebrewers

  • Wild Wild West Homebrewers Club

  • Arizona Society of Homebrewers

  • Los Cebadartistas

  • FLOPS

  • River Valley Ale Raisers

  • Central Arkansas Fermenters

  • Brewers of Zymurgical Offerings Society

Colorado

  • Colorado Wine Club

  • Hop Barley & the Alers

  • Tappers Brew Club

  • KROC (Keg Ran Out Club)

  • Rock Hoppers Brew Club

  • 4 Guys & Keg

  • Brew Brothers Brewing Club

  • Deep Wort Brew Club

  • Northwest Colorado Brew Club

  • Foam On The Range

  • Mile High Monks

  • Durango Pour Friends

  • Indian Peaks Alers

  • Big Thompson Brewing Collective

  • Liquid Poets

  • Northern Colorado HomeBrewers Organization

  • The Big Lebrewskis

  • Homebrewers of the Arkansas Valley Area Brew Club

  • Greater Denver Yeast Infection

  • F. A. B. Football’s Brewin’

  • Weiz Guys

  • Mesa Verde Mashers

  • Black Canyon Homebrewers Association

  • Homebrewers of Pagosa Springs (HOPS)

  • Steel City Brewers

  • Hefe Hitters

  • Brew-Skis

Idaho

  • Brew Con Brew Club

  • Idaho Brewing Association

  • Homebrewers of the Panhandle Society (HOPS)

  • Wild Hops Homebrew Club

  • Hells Canyon Homebrewers Club

  • Wizards of Ale Homebrewers (WOAH)

  • Treasure Valley Brew Club of Idaho

  • Snake River Brewers

  • Gate City Homebrewers

  • New Mexico

  • Yard Brews

  • TapHeads Homebrew and Tasting Club

  • Four Corners Celtic Homebrewers Club

  • Wort Dreams

  • Pot Belly Brewers

  • Curry Co. Brew Crew

  • Dukes Of Ale

  • Taos Homebrew Club

  • Desert Quenchers

  • Los Alamos Atom Mashers

  • New Mexico Wort Hogs

  • Sangre De Cristo Craft Brewers

Wyoming

  • Alechemie

  • High Plains Drafters

  • Wyoming Brewers Club

  • Big Horn Brewing Club

  • The Holie Foamers

  • Laramie Brew Club

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge 2012 Entry Info

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Competition Officials

Registration Window

Entry Window

Entry Fees

Payment

Judging Dates

Categories Accepted

Bottle Acceptance Rules

Shipping Location and Address

Drop Off Locations

Best of Show

Awards

Awards Ceremony

Competition Officials

You can send an email to any of the following individuals via the Contact section.

  • Geoff Humphrey — Registration Coordinator

  • Ed Moore — Competition Coordinator

  • Ryan Thomas — Judge Coordinator

Registration Window

You will be able to register your entries beginning Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM, MDT through Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM, MDT.

Entry Window

Entries will be accepted at our shipping and drop-off locations beginning Monday, October 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM, MDT through Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM, MDT.

Entry Fees

$7 per entry.

Payment

After registering and inputting entries, all participants must pay their entry fee(s). Accepted payment methods include:

  • Cash

  • Check, made out to Foam on the Range

  • PayPal

Judging Dates

Wits End Brewery

2505 W 2nd Ave Unit 13, Denver, Co 80219

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM, MDT

Falling Rock

1919 Blake Street, Denver, Co

Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM, MDT

Categories Accepted

Each entry must be placed into one of the following accepted categories:

1A Lite American Lager

1B Standard American Lager

1C Premium American Lager

1D Munich Helles

1E Dortmunder Export

2A German Pilsner (Pils)

2B Bohemian Pilsener

2C Classic American Pilsner

3A Vienna Lager

3B Oktoberfest/Marzen

4A Dark American Lager

4B Munich Dunkel

4C Schwarzbier

5A Maibock/Helles Bock

5B Traditional Bock

5C Doppelbock

5D Eisbock

6A Cream Ale

6B Blonde Ale

6C Kolsch

6D American Wheat or Rye Beer

7A Northern German Altbier

7B California Common Beer

7C Dusseldorf Altbier

8A Standard/Ordinary Bitter

8B Special/Best/Premium Bitter

8C Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

9A Scottish Light 60/-

9B Scottish Heavy 70/-

9C Scottish Export 80/-

9D Irish Red Ale

9E Strong Scotch Ale

10A American Pale Ale

10B American Amber Ale

10C American Brown Ale

11A Mild

11B Southern English Brown Ale

11C Northern English Brown Ale

12A Brown Porter

12B Robust Porter

12C Baltic Porter

13A Dry Stout

13B Sweet Stout

13C Oatmeal Stout

13D Foreign Extra Stout

13E American Stout

13F Imperial Stout

14A English IPA

14B American IPA

14C Imperial IPA

15A Weizen/Weissbier

15B Dunkelweizen

15C Weizenbock

15D Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)

16A Witbier

16B Belgian Pale Ale

16C Saison

16D Biere de Garde

16E Belgian Specialty Ale

17A Berliner Weisse

17B Flanders Red Ale

17C Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin

17D Straight (Unblended) Lambic

17E Gueuze

17F Fruit Lambic

18A Belgian Blond Ale

18B Belgian Dubbel

18C Belgian Tripel

18D Belgian Golden Strong Ale

18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale

19A Old Ale

19B English Barleywine

19C American Barleywine

20A Fruit Beer

21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

22A Classic Rauchbier

22B Other Smoked Beer

22C Wood-Aged Beer

23A Specialty Beer

24A Dry Mead

24B Semi-Sweet Mead

24C Sweet Mead

25A Cyser

25B Pyment

25C Other Fruit Melomel

26A Metheglin

26B Braggot

26C Open Category Mead

27A Common Cider

27B English Cider

27C French Cider

27D Common Perry

27E Traditional Perry

28A New England Cider

28B Fruit Cider

28C Applewine

28D Other Specialty Cider or Perry

Bottle Acceptance Rules

2 12 oz bottles – brown with no distinguishing marks for each entry.

One entry allowed per sub-category per brewer.

Shipping Location and Address

The Brew Hut

15108 East Hampden Avenue Aurora, CO 80014-3906

Packing and Shipping

Carefully pack your entries in a sturdy box. Line the inside of your carton with a plastic trash bag. Partition and pack each bottle with adequate packaging material. Do not over pack! Write clearly: “Fragile. This Side Up.” on the package. Your package should weigh less than 25 pounds. Please refrain from using “messy” packaging materials such a Styrofoam “peanuts” or pellets; please use packaging material such as bubble wrap.

Place entry forms and payment a sealed zip-top bag. Additionally, enclose your each of your bottle labels in a small zip-top bag before attaching to their respective bottles. This way it makes it possible for the organizer to identify specifically which beer has broken if there is damage during shipment.

Every reasonable effort will be made to contact entrants whose bottles have broken to make arrangements for sending replacement bottles.

It is not against any Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulations or federal laws to ship your entries via privately owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, IT IS ILLEGAL TO SHIP ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES VIA THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Private shipping companies have the right to refuse your shipment if they are informed that the package contains glass and/or alcoholic beverages. Be aware that entries mailed internationally are often required by customs to have proper documentation. These entries might be opened and/or returned to the shipper by customs’ officials at their discretion. It is solely the entrant’s responsibility to follow all applicable laws and regulations.

Drop Off Locations

The Brew Hut

15108 East Hampden AvenueAurora, CO 80014-3906   

(303) 680-8898

Hops And Berries

125 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80524-2833   

(970) 493-2484

Brew At Home Westminster

1325 W. 121st Ave Westminster, Colorado    

720-872-9463

Stomp Them Grapes

4731 Lipan Street Denver, CO 80211   

(303) 433-6552

Hop To It

2900 Valmont Rd. #D2 Zarlengo Plaza Boulder, CO 80301   

303-444-8888

Best of Show

Best of Show judging will include all the 1st place BJCP Categories entries for beer, mead, and cider.

Individual best of show awards will be given to the top three winners in beer: Best of Show (Beer), 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up.

Mead and cider will be combined for BOS judging and the top three will be awarded: Best of Show (Mead/Cider), 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up

Awards

Individual Awards

Individual awards will be presented to each of the top three entries in each of the BJCP Style Categories and Best of Show.

Club Awards

The Rocky Mountain’s Best Homebrew Club will be determined based on the total points earned in the following categories.

Awarded to the top three individual club member winners in each of the BJCP Style Guideline categories:

  • 1st Place Entry = 3 points

  • 2nd Place Entry = 2 Points

  • 3rd Place Entry = 1 Point

Awarded to the top three clubs with the most combined participating judges and stewards:

  • 1st Place = 9 points

  • 2nd Place = 6 Points

  • 3rd Place = 3 Points

Awarded to the top three clubs with the most entries:

  • 1st Place = 9 points

  • 2nd Place = 6 Points

  • 3rd Place = 3 Points

Awarded to the top three clubs whose members win the top three Best of Show entries for beers and the top three Best of Show entries for meads, and ciders:

  • 1st Place = 9 points

  • 2nd Place = 6 Points

  • 3rd Place = 3 Points

All these points will be added and presented during Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge awards ceremony. The club with the most points will win the coveted Foamer Firkin to use for one year as The Rocky Mountain’s Best Homebrew Club.

The winning club’s name and year won will be engraved on the Foamer Firkin and that club will also get to keep the Firkin in their possession to use for that year until they need to defend their title the following year.

Pro-Am Breweries

Three Colorado breweries will choose among the Best of Show entries as their ProAm entry in the 2013 Great American Beer Festival ProAm Competition: CAUTION: Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing Company, and Wit’s End Brewing Company.

Award Ceremony

Falling Rock Tap House

1919 Blake St Denver, Co 80202   

Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM, MDT