The March meeting was called to order at 7:38 pm by the President – Dave Kirsten
The meeting was held at the American Legion Post in South Miami.
The first session of our Beer Style Educational Series (Stouts) was presented by Vice President, Bob Billany. There were six stouts to sample and he reviewed the BJCP style guidelines. All the members enjoyed it and would like to see this activity continue for our meetings. Dave Kirsten will speak about English and American Pale Ales at our next meeting.
President Dave talked about his trip to California and showed of some of the beers he brought back and we will taste later.
The reading of January and February meeting minutes was accomplished.
The treasurer’s report recorded a balance of $4,113.14. There are no outstanding items at this point.
The NHC conference is being held June 25-27 in Philadelphia and several MASH members will be attending.
The second annual Key Largo Beer Fest will be held April 6 from 01:00pm till 05:00pm. This is not a BJCP judged event. If you want to enter a beer it will cost you $15 and you need to supply 24 bottles by April 4. The event will be held at Doc’s Diner at mile maker 104.5. The cost of a ticket is $35 in advance $45 at the door.
Hurricane Blow off entries start April 11. Dave will be driving up to deliver his entries and he offered to take up the other members entries too. The competition is being held April 19-20 in Loxahatchee, FL. The Palm Beach Draughtsmen are looking for judges. If you can make the trip to Palm Beach, it is well worth it.
Coconut Cup is over for this year. Scott Graham and Dave gave a recap.
We have been asked to help out at the United Way Brews and Bites event again this year. It will be held April 17 at Wynwood Walls. They have asked for 8 members to help out. Members agreed to volunteer. There will be an e-mail sent out with more information.
Big Brew is May 4. We will ask the Titanic Brewery to host. Member Darryl Hickey will make the calls. Beer style or styles will not be decided until we have a venue.
We need more T shirts and or polo shirts with the club logo on them. A motion was set forth to have Jon get pricing for the next meeting. The motion was seconded and a final vote was all yea and no nay.
We discussed having oval stickers with “MASH” on them made up. Bob Beard will get pricing on them. The motion was seconded and a final vote was all yea and no nay.
We discussed having coasters with the guzzler on them made up. Denise will get pricing on them. The motion was seconded and a final vote was all yea and no nay.
The BOTY style for this month is Extract beers. We have seven entries this month. Third place went to Tony and Brandon. Second place went to Danny Argudin. And the first place was awarded to Matt Waldron.
The meeting was closed.