February 2017

I. Call to Order

  • Welcome New Members and Guests (Andre)

II. Review of Previous Minutes

WAIVED

 

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)

    • Need Volunteers

      • Judging/Stewarding (3 more scheduled sessions) 

      • Setup/Cleanup/Logistics/Misc.

    • 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

  • Upcoming Competitions

    • 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

  • Upcoming Events

    • 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.  

VI. Education

  • Beer Style: British Bitters (Geoff Shideler)

    • Reviewed BJCP guidelines and history of British Bitters.

    • Sampled 3 commercial examples

VI. BotY

  • 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