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!