January 19, 2013

Member Meeting Recap, January 2013

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Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak

General Member Meeting

January 9, 2013

Location: The Hatch Cover
Start time: 6:15 pm

  • The meeting started with a hearty thanks to The Hatch Cover for allowing us to have our meeting there.  This was followed by introduction of new members.
  • Ned reminded members that the club offers a judging service if anyone would like to have their beer judged anonymously and receive feedback.
  • All Colorado Beer Festival update
    • The festival was held on November 3, 2012
    • This years’ festival will be held on Saturday, November 2nd  
    • Staff from the ACBF reported on the event and the judging
      • The ACBF gave away approximately $34,500 to charities
      • They play a large role in donations to
        • Theater Works
        • Homefront Cares
        • Empty Stocking Fund
      • Follow the ACBF on Facebook!
      • Staff from the ACBF presented the BBoPP with a $500 check
  • State of the Club
    • Using Meetup, seems like most people are on there
    • 2013 Goals
      • Increase competition participation
        • Discussed competition reward system development
      • Increase education
        • Educational brewdays
        • Monthly technical classess
      • Volunteer within the community
    • New By-laws
      • Membership dues will increase due to electronic fees acquired by moving towards PayPal for online payment
      • Membership renewals
        • Need to pay via PayPal
        • If you haven’t done so, or if any of your information has changed, be sure to fill out a new liability form
    • Buddy System
      • Volunteer based
      • Pair in-experienced brewers with experienced brewers
      • Anyone interested in participating should email Ned at nedbrush@gmail.com
  • Education Update
    • Will be providing a variety of topics at 56 Ring on a monthly basis
  • Competition Update
    • Peterson AFB
      • Largest event of the year for the club
      • Judging will be held on the evening of February 8th and all day on February 9th
      • The festival will be held on February 22nd
        • If you entered a beer in the competition, you get into the festival for free
        • If you bring some of your homebrew to serve, you can bring a guest at no charge
        • There will be dinner, live music and professional bewers
      • Last year had 458 beers entered
        • This year the limit is 501 entries unless more judges are found
      • Website is open for registration
        • Registration can only be done online
      • Need more stewards and judges
        • Anyone interested in being a steward should contact Gary Gagnon
      • Entry Fees
        • $5/beer
        • $20/5 beers
        • BBoPP members can enter 3 beers at no charge
          • Any entries beyond the initial 3 will incur the above charges
      • Looking for someone to volunteer to fill and run the firkin for the festival
    • Upcoming competitions
      • Dredhop Homebrew Competition
        • Registration deadline is January 15th
      • Rock Bottom Competition
        • Registration deadline is January 15th
      • Barleywines AHA Club-only competition
        • Entries due at February member meeting
        • Need judges
      • Extract only Club-only competition
      • Calhan
        • Marc Malenfant volunteered to organize
      • Sam Adams Longshot Competition
        • May?
      • National Hombrew Competition, Round 1
  • Treasurer Update
    • 2012 ended with $2400
    • Selling T-shirts, bowling shirts and pint glasses
  • Events Update
    • Don’t forget about Beer Fridays
      • Next one is January 18th at Rockbottom
  • Beersmith presentation by Gary Gagnon
    • Brad is giving us our own discout code : “BS2CLUB” which $8 off of the normal price!
  • Business ended at 7:07 pm, homebrew tasting began

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