Meeting Minutes – April 2016

I. Call to Order

·  Welcome New Members and Guests

II. Review of Previous Minutes

III. Treasure’s Report (Dave Kirsten)

IV. Current Business

·  Sprung! – Wynwood (4/2) – wrap-up

o 40 gallons of beer served (done by 5:30pm)

·  Miami Springs Optimist Club Homebrew Event (4/30) @ Ted’s NFL – Miami Springs

o The club will have 6 brewers/8-10 unique beers

o Load-in starts @ 6pm – table space and ice will be provided

o Event starts @ 7pm – food is available for purchase

·  AHA Big Brew (5/7) @ Lincoln’s Beard Brewery – Bird Road Art District

o The club will have 7 brew rigs

o This year’s event will honor the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot “German Beer Purity Law”

o The club will be brewing the Northern German Altbier recipe 

o Ingredient kits for all confirmed participants will be available for pick at Urban Brewers starting Saturday (4/30)

V. New Business

·  Homebrew Discussion Panel – Wynwood Brewing (TBD)

·  Transition of Competition Coordinator

o BotY

o Coconut Cup

·  Upcoming Competitions

o Hogtown Brew-off (entry window runs 4/25-5/7) – Max limit reached/Entry window closed

o Sunshine Challenge (entry window runs 5/7-5/27)

o Check ReggieBeer for other competitions

o Florida Homebrew Circuit – MASH 4th place

·  Upcoming Events

o Miami Springs Optimist Club Homebrew Event (4/30)

o AHA Big Brew (5/7) 

o Brew at the Zoo (5/7) – not participating

o Veritage (10/5-10/9)

o Grovetoberfest (10/??)

o Brew FIU (11/??)

o Any suggections???

·  Proposed Changes to the Website/Social Media (expect changes to begin in May)

o Brew Buddy Program

o Blog

o MASHups – Social events (Josh Hubner)

VI. Education

·  History Lesson – Reinheitsgebot (Jorge Molina)

VI. BotY

·  Apr: Light Hybrid Beer (Cream Ale/American Wheat/Kolsch/Blonde Ale)

·  May: English Brown Ale (Dark Mild/British Brown Ale/London Brown Ale)

VIII. Adjournment and Next Meeting

·  Next meeting: May 26, 2016