At the April meeting, we mentioned that we are now an AHA sanctioned club and as such, members (or anyone for that matter) can purchase/renew AHA memberships via the link below and a portion of the membership fee will come back to club.
Please use the link below when purchasing/ renewing your AHA membership:
The John Palmer talk was a great success. Attendance was a little more than expected at about 110 people. JP’s talk was long and detailed and folks had a good time. We raised approximately $2500 for the club after an initial investment of $1000.
April 11 Hops into Spring Beer and Burger Fest benefitting St. Jude’s
We have six brewers for this new event.
April 18 4-7 pm Memphis Brewfest at Autozone
We have 10 brewers. Nathan has posted the names of the brewers and what they are bringing on the group calendar.
May 2 9am-1pm Home Brew Day at Boscos’
Nathan has posted the names of the brewers on the group calendar.
Also, Ben Pugh is hosting a Home Brew day at Rock’n Dough in Jackson with Derek Colby helping out.
June 6 5-8pm 2nd Annual Brewville @ DeNeuville Homebrew Competition. Beer, food and music for a good cause.
July 3 Stars and Stripes 5K
We have four brewers signed up for this event and are seeking more. There is a $50 reimbursement for each batch that you brew. For the brewers that have signed up for this you can bring more than one batch if you’d like. There will be food provided and the event ran very smoothly last year and was a lot of fun – including fireworks.
May – no meeting
June – Presentation by Clark – back to basics in beer making, informal tasting of beers made at Home Brew Day
The 6th Annual Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis
Friday, February 27th, 2015
Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
To purchase tickets see bottom of page for the “Buy Tickets” or “Login” button
The Brew Movement Against MS is an opportunity to bring people together to enjoy great beers, food and live music to benefit the Midsouth Chapter of the MS Society and spread awareness about Multiple Sclerosis.
There will be homebrew and craft beer to sample, as well as a variety of edibles and live music. There will be a silent auction, as well as speakers talking about their experiences with MS. The event is in the setting of a beautiful mansion and museum that are Memphis landmarks.
Tickets for the Brew Movement are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Note that the number of tickets at the door will be limited.
President- Clark Ortkiese Vice President- Will Goodwin Treasurer- Jason Uehling Event Chair- Nathan Short Secretary- Michelle O’Dell
Home Brew Fantasy Draft
We need a volunteer to serve as commissioner, someone who knows all of the draft rules. Everyone will get to pick a yeast, base malt (or extract), a specialty malt, and maybe a few adjuncts. Everyone will brew and we’ll decide on a judging method and date at a later time. To make it work smoothly, we’d like to gage everyone’s interest. If this sounds fun to you, let Clark know.
Science of Beer on January 16 at the Pink Palace
Bluff City Judge Training Sessions on January 24 and 31 at Memphis Made Brewery
MS Brew Movement on February 27 at the Pink Palace: We have 15 beers from 13 home brewers. Ben and Mike’s brews to anchor both corners of the building. Plus a great band, food vendor and an auction. Go, Joe, go!
Extravaganza on February 21 at Boscos: The call is out for volunteer judges for this annual Bluff City Brewers Association home brew contest.
John Palmer talk on March 28 at Memphis Made Brewery: Tickets are available through Eventbrite. So far, 35 tickets have been sold; the goal is to reach 100.
Autozone on April 28: We need 10 brewers. Speak with Nathan if you are interested in brewing for this event.
Home Brew Day on May 2 at Boscos (possibly): Great day for novice and experienced brewers alike to brew together.
March – Saisons Presentation by Joe Barnes
April – Judging Saisons
May – ?
Check out the MBA website if you haven’t visited in a while. Alan is looking for more photographs to post, and for feedback on what sections are working well. Minutes will be posted.
We are looking to continue with more structured judging sessions.