February 10, 2012

February 2012 Meeting Minutes

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

8 Feb 2012

Approximately forty members attended the Febrewary meeting held at Pikes Peak Brewery in Monument. Thanks to Chris Wright for his hospitality. The club presented a plaque and t-shirt to Chris for his support.

ShoeBrew called the meeting to order at 1832.

Treasurer’s report (JohnnyBrew): Balance $886. Income: dues $735 and Jan raffle $116. Expenditures: beergun $122, firkin $247, Banner & Plaques $281, shirts $855, PC rental & tip $150 and web hosting $85. Johnny reminded members to pay their dues.

Old business:

JohnnyBrew reported that shirts are for sale for $10. New 2012 members received a free shirt. Glasses and membership cards will be available at the March meeting.

ShoeBrew explained the rules for using the club firkin. Brewing in the firkin for the club is a privilege, Johnny will approve all recipes, $25 ingredient reimbursement, must be returned clean or no reimbursement. No sours and don’t firk up the firkin.

AxeBrew discussed the upcoming homebrew competition and fest at Peterson AFB. Judges and stewards are needed to process the record 458 entries received. There will be a judging session this Friday beginning at 1700. Saturday’s judging will begin at 0830. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The Fest will be held at the Peterson Club on Friday 17 Feb starting at 1700. For those that don’t have a military ID for base access, you need to pass the required info to AxeBrew by Sunday, 12 Feb. Brew Bros don’t let Brew Bros drive drunk — have a plan if you plan to imbibe.

New business:

ShoeBrew announced that we would be doing beer style themed meetings in the future, e.g. stouts in April. Members can bring their stouts to share and be judged. Stand by for more information on this.

LandyBrew explained the ‘pint’ system where members will receive ‘pints’ for their participation in club activities, i.e. judge/steward, hosting brews, and other activities above & beyond the call of duty. Landy is working to reserve a BJCP test in May 2013. There is a $175 webinar. Pikes Peak Brewery will be hosting UCCS brewing classes; 10 @ 3 hrs, $125 each.

AtorBrew discussed improvements to the website: calendar updates, reminders via Twitter, access control (username/password) will start in March He is working a classified/for sale, brew day and equipment checkout sections. Calendar access is limited to officers so send any events to Shoe for posting. The best way to spam all members is using Facebook.

HardlyBrew discussed upcoming social events. About twenty members are interested in a bowling event (BBoPP Hookers) in March/April. Please provide ideas to Michele. She also mentioned Beer Fridays. Stay tuned for more. Shoe is working with Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont for a possible club campout.

Volunteers are needed for the club Broale bottling at Rockyard this Friday starting at 0900.

Shoe explained the revised raffle rules — mark your donations and receive a free raffle ticket.

The meeting adjourned at 7:07 PM and socializing began in the brewhouse. The next meeting will be held at the Hatch Cover on Tues, 6 March at 1830.

Peace out, Dino


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