I. Call to Order
Welcome New Members and Guests (Andre)
II. Review of Previous Minutes
III. Treasure's Report (Dave Kirsten)
Account Balance: $ 7,880.06
Cash Flow: $ 2,333.36
Paid Members: 34
IV. Current Business
Coconut Cup 2017 (Jorge Molina)
Judging/Stewarding (3 more scheduled sessions)
Need kegs for the Keg Competition
Have Swag for the raffle on March 4th
Social Event/Visiting Judges (Matt Waldron)
Event will start March 3rd following judging (Approx. 7:30pm). Starting with tour at MIA, followed by visit to Biscayne Bay Brewing and ending at Union Beer Market.
Not enough out of town judges to provide transportation. Lyft or other ride share recommended.
Award Ceremony - Club members SHOULD be in attendance - Mar 4th.
V. New Business
National Homebrew Competition (NHC) - Registration Period: Closed
No railroad as of now
Regional Judging - Tampa, FL - Mar 24-26
Hurricane Blowoff 2017 (Palm Beach) - Registration Period: Opens Mar 3-24
Sprung! @ Wynwood - Apr 1 (sign-up form on MASH website)
Homebrew Con @ Minneapolis, MN - Jun 15-17 - Registration Opens Mar 7
BJCP Tasting Exam - Scheduled for December 2017
First Come/First Serve - Must pass the online exam prior to securing a spot for the tasting exam
Call for new business
MASH-Up Social Event. (Josh H. and Randy)
Next one likely in late March/early April. Possibly at Titanic.
Beer Style: British Bitters (Geoff Shideler)
Reviewed BJCP guidelines and history of British Bitters.
Sampled 3 commercial examples
Feb: British Bitters
1st Place – John Bankston Sr., Best Bitter
2nd Place – Matt Waldron, Strong Bitter
3rd Place – Michael Moussa, Best Bitter
Mar: Czech Lagers
VIII. Adjournment and Next Meeting
Next meeting: March 23, 2017