April Meeting Minutes

April 6, 2015

Agenda:

  1. Past Events
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. Upcoming Meetings
  4. New Members
  5. Any additional items from club members?

Past Events

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.

Upcoming Events

  • 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.
  • May 9 3-7pm Wiseacre 2nd Annual Taste the Rarity http://wiseacrebrew.com/taste-the-rarity/
  • 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.

Upcoming Meetings

May – no meeting

June – Presentation by Clark – back to basics in beer making, informal tasting of beers made at Home Brew Day

July – Judging Cream Ale

August – ?

We need presentation ideas and volunteers.

March Meeting Minutes

March 2, 2015

Minutes:

  1. Presentation by Joe Barnes
  2. Past Events
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Upcoming Meetings
  5. 3 Tier for TN Beer
  6. AHA Conference
  7. Group Calendar
  8. Any additional items from club members?

Saisons Presentation by Joe Barnes

 

Past Events

  • MS Brew Movement at the Pink Palace

 

Upcoming Events

  • March 28 1-4pm John Palmer talk at Memphis Made Brewery

Tickets are available through Eventbrite. So far, 49 tickets have been sold; the goal is to reach 100. This event is designed to bring club members together so please show your support.

  • April 11 Hops into Spring Beer and Burger Fest benefitting St. Jude’s

We have two brewers for this new event and need more. It’s ok to bring 2-3 gallons of beer.

  • April 28 4-7 pm Autozone

We have 10 brewers. Nathan will post the names of the brewers and what they are bringing.

  • May 2 9am-1pm Home Brew Day at Boscos (possibly)

Great day for novice and experienced brewers alike to brew together. Commitment to brew for this event will require a nominal deposit, as Adam needs to know how much starter and yeast to prepare.

We have 3 brewers for this new event and need 2-3 more. There is a $50. reimbursement.

 

Upcoming Meetings

  • April – Judging Saisons
  • May – ?
  • June – ?
  • July – judging beer

We need presentation ideas and volunteers.

What should be the style of beer for our next group judging session?

3 Tier for TN Beer

Club members recommend Beer Wars the movie http://beerwarsmovie.com/ and Bitter Brew by William Knoedelseder for background information on this subject.

 

AHA Conference

Speak with Jason if you are interested.

Group Calendar

There is a lot of interest in a group calendar that posts who is brewing and what for each event, and can include reminders of when to brew, and who is doing a group home brew day.

There has been some discussion of moving away from first come first served for brewing for the big events, for example cooper Young, and moving towards a lottery system if there is a lot of interest.

Additional Items

National Homebrew Competition first round of judging is in Nashville on March 20-22. Crisitan is going and is looking for a partner.

Welcome to our new member Diego Sanchez and Meghan Mead!

 

MS Brew Movement 2015

The 6th Annual Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

7:00-10:00 PM

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.

If you have any questions about the event, contact Tiffany Crumpton at (901) 755-9712 or email tiffany.crumpton@nmss.org

 

Date:
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Address:
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
United States

John Palmer Comes to Memphis

The Memphis Brewers Association is bringing author John Palmer to Memphis to share his tips on making award-winning homebrew.

“An Afternoon with John Palmer” will be held March 28, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Memphis Made Brewing Company, 768 Cooper.

Palmer is author of How to Brew, widely considered one of the best guides to brewing great beer at home.

A $20 ticket will get you access to plenty of homebrew, BBQ, silent and live auctions, and beer-making tips from the visiting author.

February Meeting Minutes

MBA Minutes- February 2, 2015

Agenda:

  1. New Officers
  2. Home Brew Fantasy Draft
  3. Past Events
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Upcoming Meetings
  6. Ideas
  7. New Member

New Officers:

Congratulations to our New Mentors

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.

Past Events

  • Science of Beer on January 16 at the Pink Palace
  • Bluff City Judge Training Sessions on January 24 and 31 at Memphis Made Brewery

Upcoming Events

  • 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.

Upcoming Meetings

  • March – Saisons Presentation by Joe Barnes
  • April – Judging Saisons
  • May – ?

Ideas

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.

We need presentation ideas and volunteers.

New Members

We have one new member, Welcome Mark Kutil.