Meeting Minutes – May 2016

I. Call to Order – May 26, 2016

  • Welcome New Members and Guests

    • Several new members were in attendance at this meeting, and we are grateful to have you all.

II. Review of Previous Minutes – Waived


III. Treasure's Report

  • Account Balance: $ 5574.62

  • Cash Flow: $ 902.40

  • Paid Members: 30        

    • Unpaid members, pay your dues! This money goes towards funding club events, material, etc.

IV. Current Business

  • Miami Springs Optimist Club Homebrew Event (4/30) @ Ted's NFL - Miami Springs

    • Winner: JP - Urban Brewers

    • We had a great turnout with both MASH members and non-MASH local brewers.

    • Will be repeating this event in the future.

  • AHA Big Brew (5/7) @ Lincoln's Beard Brewery - Bird Road Art District

    • 7 batches were brewed (6 all grain/1 extract) on 7 rigs -35 gallons total.

    • Best turnout for a Big Brew Event, with over 20 participants.

    • Interest was shown in doing another group brew day. Perhaps where people brew their preferred style.

  • Brew at the Zoo (5/7)  No MASH presence at this event. Word that it had a poor local/craft presence.

  • Homebrew Discussion Panel (5/21) @ Wynwood Brewing - Wynwood

    • Matt participated on the panel along with Corey (Widmer Brothers), Nik (Wynwood) & Luis (Wynwood)

    • It is highly recommended to attend this if it is repeated. The session was very informative.

  • Hogtown Brew-off (5/20-21) 

    • Mike Moussa - Silver - Specialty Wood-Aged Beer

    • Joseph Diaz - Bronze - Experimental Beer (Forrest Floor Pine Ale)

    • Florida Homebrew Club Standing  MASH is currently 6th place in a tight race. Enter your beers to help us boost our ranking!!

    • Competition participation provides you valuable feedback on beer quality, aspects to improve, and stylistic accuracy.

  • Transition of Competition Coordinator - Bob Billany is staying!!

V. New Business

  • Upcoming Competitions

    • Sunshine Challenge – Entry window is closed. If not entered yet, you missed it!

    • Check ReggieBeer for other competitions

  • Homebrew Con (6/9-11) @ Baltimore, MD

    • Florida Homebrew Circuit is taking kegs up. Anyone interested needs to get beer to Tampa, FL ASAP (no later than 6/3)

  • Upcoming Events

    • Veritage (10/5) @ Wynwood Walls  Wynwood – This is a very classy event, with catered munchies. It is a lot of fun to attend, so brew some beer for it!

    • Grovetoberfest – October. Date TBD

    • Brew FIU – November. Date TBD

  • Summer Solstice Party/June Meeting will be held 06/25/2016 at Lincoln’s Beard Brewery!

  • BJCP Prep Sessions - TBD coordinated by Jhirley Fonte – Beer tasting sessions in order to improve your palate for BJCP exam.

  • Josh Hubner is to begin coordinating MASHups - Social events such as happy hours, bottle shares, etc.

  • MASH Poker Night is to be scheduled by Matt Waldron for August. Location TBD.

  • Proposed Changes to the Website/Social Media (expect changes to begin in June)

    • Brew Buddy Program

    • Blog

VI. Education

  • History Lesson  Thanks Josh Hubner, for sharing with us. Josh gave a very informative talk on the history of Florida beers, and breweries. He is taking this talk to the National Home Brew Convention. 

VI. BotY

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

    • 3rd Place – N/A 

    • 2nd Place – Tie. Michael Mussa (British Brown Ale) Daniel Kinard (Dark Mild)

    • 1st Place – Bob Billaney (Dark Mild)


  • Jun: Specialty Beer

VIII. Adjournment and Next Meeting

  • Next meeting: TBD