September 18, 2012

Member Meeting Sept 2012

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Brew Brothers of Pikes Peak

11 September 2012

Monthly General Membership Meeting

PDF Version download here:  2012 Sept BBoPP Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 6:15PM by new president Ned Brush AKA FlandersBrew.  Approximately forty members were in attendance.

Flanders began with a moment of silence to observe 9/11 and thanked the Hatch Cover for hosting.  He announced a change to the meeting format – business first, socializing later and that everyone should wear a nametag.

Treasurer’s Report (Johnny): Beginning balance for Aug $1096.  Expenditures: $165 (AHA club only entry shipping and judging kit).  Income: $462 (raffle, dues, Salida.  Sep balance: $1393.

Old Business

All Colorado Beer Fest (ACBF) — Randy Dipner explained that the event will be held Nov 3 at the Freedom Financial Conference Center, 3650 North Nevada Avenue.  There will be two sessions: 1:00–4:30 PM and 6:30-10:00 PM.  Around 40 CO breweries will be represented and they expect 120+ beers to sample.  General admission will be $30; VIP admission will be $40 which will allow access to a separate tasting area with special beers and finger food.  Randy needs volunteers who will receive free admission to their session and be on duty about half the time so they can also sample the beers.  Flanders will send a members blast with sign-up details.  BBoPP will organize a judging of select craft beers.  We need at least twelve judges and stewards.

Zymurgy Institute — Dr. James Malm AKA Dr Jimmy is the Dean for continuing education for Zymurgy (Brewing Science) at CSU.  The next class will run for ten consecutive Mondays starting 1 Oct at the Bristol Brewery.  See attached.  Their next classes will be starting on 6 May 2013 and 2 September 2013.  He needs students, faculty and judges.  Dr Andrews who is the yeast expert for Bristol was also in attendance.  They generously donated an entry to their class to our premium raffle.

Black Forest Meadery Workday – Adam Shapiro described his winery in the Black Forest, 6420 Burrows Rd.  He solicited BBoPP assistance on this Saturday 15 Sep at 1000 to help with irrigation of his grape vines.  Volunteers will receive food, beer & wine and viniculture education.  Please contact Adam if you are able to help: 719-495-7340,  Adam also announced an “Uncork the Season” wine/beer fest at the county fairgrounds in Calhan on Sat, Nov 10.  Entry will be $25 for an 11-5 session.


Competitions (Cryptid/Justin Carpenter) –

Liquid Poets has their 5th annual Muse Cup (Mead/Cider Only Competition) 16 September at Equinox Brewing Company, Ft Collins CO

ODell comp.  There will be a people’s choice at Nov. meeting for 3-5 beers to go forward for ODell’s evaluation.  The winner will be announced on the Brew Bus and brew day will be at ODells in Jan 2013.

AHA club-only comp judging. Category 6 Light Hybrids (Cream Ale, Blonde, Kolsch, American Wheat or Rye).  Drop off will be from Mon. 9/24 – Fri. 9/28 at Cryptid’s house, 6793 Summer Grace St. If you need other arrangements contact him.  Judging will take place on Saturday 9/29.  This is a good opportunity to learn the judging and stewarding process.

The Rockhoppers homebrew club in Castle Rock has their Bière de Rock competition coming soon; this is an AHA sanctioned, Belgian and French Ale only competition; entry begins 1 Nov 12 with the event in Dec 12

Rocky Mt Challenge.  Entries due Sep 15 – Oct 19.  Travelling club trophy: Points are awarded for club participation, numbers of volunteers, entries and winners.

Burton Old Ale AHA club only entries are due Nov 10th.

BruBus (Hardly/Michele Gandy) – Tickets will be on sale at the Oct 10 meeting.  Current BB membership is required to purchase tickets at Oct 10 meeting. Brew Bros have priority.  Locations TBD, but expect 1) New Belgium, 2)Coopersmith for lunch, 3) Flex tour to Equinox or Pateros Creek or remain at Coopersmith  4)Odell Brewery.  Reminder: Only plastic glasses and containers on the bus.  John Landreman AKA Landy will coordinate picnic taps on the bus.

Bowling Shirts (Johhny Garbett) – We need 25 to complete our order for some cool, B&W, retro shirts with the BBoPP logo and your name embroidered. Ability to bowl is optional; we just need to sell 25 shirts for us to get the best price

New Business

New member introductions.

Follow Flanders @BrosBrewClub on Twitter

Flanders urged members to get involved in running the club.  As the club grows, every board member needs help.  New opportunities will be posted on our website including the new Firkin Coordinator position.

BBoPP will offer an internal BJCP judging service to members.  Submit your beers to Cryptid and he will pair beers with judges and you will receive feedback by the next meeting.

BBoPP will use the MeetUp social media service to announce and coordinate events.  This is a requirement of all members, so get your account and keep up.  MeetUp will be our official platform as of the Nov. meeting.  Oct will be a transitional meeting where we will use traditional email as well as MeetUp

Grain buy.  Mike McGuckian AKA LeftyBrew will organize the next bulk grain buy using MeetUp.

New Raffle Introduction – We will host a premium raffle where the club will buy or solicit donations of big prizes as well as our member donated version.

Motion to close the meeting was made, seconded and passed at 715 PM.

Next meeting will be 10 Oct.  Location TBD.

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