September 2015 Meeting Notes

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September 2015 Meeting Notes

 

Welcome to our 1st anniversary meeting!

  • Thank you to everyone who brought food!

Punktoberfest

Great Beer Festival

  • Saturday, November 7 @ Belmont Racetrack
  • Signup link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GW5lVT78eZp8UHbgOMy3_i0KYiqoooSLzvK2CiT_qO4/viewform
  • Two sessions = more beer! We are looking to have 16 beers poured here, so get brewing!
  • As mentioned earlier, if you would like to brew but don’t have kegging equipment, reach out to Ken.
  • http://www.greatbeerexpo.com/nassau/

Effin Gruven – Dogfish Head Rarities Night (and VIP Session)

  • September 26 from 8 – 11PM, Effin Gruven will be doing their annual DFH rarities night.
  • $30 for three hours pouring at least 6 DFH beers, including rarities.
  • For the first time, they will be doing a limited ticket sale daytime VIP session from 2-5PM, pouring at least 7 beers, including some limited rarities. Attendees will get an Effin Gruven Dogfish Head pint glass.  $30.
  • We’ve got a group going to the VIP session.
  • If you have interest in the VIP session, purchase your tickets in advance. If you want to attend the night session, no need to purchase in advance.

Education – Off Flavor Class

  • We held the Off Flavor Class on Sunday, August 23 at 1PM @ H&H.
  • We will be doing another one again in a few months. The next one will be a little smaller, so we can make sure the concentrations of off-flavors are high.

BCJP Tasting Exam

  • This past Sunday, September 13, four of our members took the BCJP tasting exam.
  • Best of luck to Pete, Ken, Chris B. and Johnny.
  • We had more members taking the exam than LIBME who was the organizing club. Nice showing!

Social Brew Day

  • I’d like to see if we can schedule another social brew day before the weather turns.
  • If you’ve got interest in hosting, please reach out to Sam.

National Homebrew Conference

  • We announced this last month, but it bears repeating:
  • Next year the NHC will be held in Baltimore. June 9-11.
  • Great event, with tons of seminars & discussions. A club night, where clubs set up and pour their best beers, and just all around a lot of fun.
  • If there’s enough interest, we’ll convene a committee to coordinate having a club presence there.

LIBME Homebrew Competition

  • The website is now live to enter the LIBME Homebrew competition.
  • The competition takes place on November 21 @ GSB.
  • Entry fees are $8. H&H is a drop off location.
  • If you’re interested in judging or stewarding, you can sign up on the website too.
  • We’d love to have a great showing from the club. And the award ceremony will happen that afternoon, so you can go down and have some GSB beer while you’re waiting for the results.
  • http://beermalt.net/

Club positions

  • We’re going to have a couple of new officer positions formed and are looking for some volunteers.
  • Membership coordinator – responsible for maintaining the membership logs, collecting dues (once we start collecting them), and getting places to participate in a member discount program.
  • Events & marketing coordinator – coordinate club events and work with membership on club themed merchandise.
  • Please see Sam, Pete, or Ken if you’re interested.

Next Meeting

  • The next meeting we will Tuesday, October 20 at Dark Horse Tavern in Rockville Center

Thanks to Barrier!

  • We want to take a moment to thank Evan, Katie, Ann and all the great folks here at Barrier. It’s good to be back here.