Meeting Minutes – October 2016
I. Call to Order
Welcome New Members and Guests
II. Review of Previous Minutes – Waived
III. Treasure's Report (Dave Kirsten)
We have money in the bank. MASH is in a positive financial position.
IV. Current Business
Best Florida Beer
Michael Moussa – Gold Medal (Belgian Blond Ale)
Dave Kirsten & Bob Billany – Silver Medal (Rauchbier)
Florida Homebrew Club Standing - 9th place
Decent placement for our club size
2017 – more participation is wanted. Let’s bring the cup back!
Club covers first two entries for all BJCP competitions
Competition feedback provides detailed honest feedback on beers, can help you improve the brews you submit.
MASH will be working to coordinate bulk shipping and transport options, to help members save on shipping beers.
Coconut Cup is coming up (Feb/March 2017). Plan your brews now, and consider participation!
V. New Business
South Florida Beerfest (Now North Miami Beerfest)
Nov. 19 at FIU Biscayne Campus
Fun event, slightly more relaxed than other festivals
Sign-up forms on website. Register so we can anticipate how much beer we will be bringing.
Cancelled due to weather
Will be rescheduled, date to be announced
Big Brew Event
Intra club event
Location to be determined (LBBC or Urban Brewers likely)
Second MASHup at BoxElder a success.
Potential third will be held at Biscayne Bay Brewery
Will be held early January, at Marlins Stadium
Need members to contribute kegs and their time so MASH can be present.
The festival typically reimburses MASH members per keg
VI. Action Items
Will be held as December meeting
In search of venue. If good venue is known, please let officers know.
Prefer new locations for solstice, to expand club exposure to local venues.
Will nominate officers during next meeting, voting will be held December, at Winter Solstice.
Position responsibilities are listed on website.
Many ways to help club, in addition to officers.
Members are encouraged to find ways to get involved. Help with the club operations.
VII. Coconut Cup
Final Ceremony will be March 3rd/4th.
Entries open one month prior.
Judging and ceremony will be held at MIA Brewing.
Please consider volunteering.
Need a swag master (to find swag/raffle prizes, etc.)
Need people to help with sorting of beer, need beer judges and stewards
Need people to spread the word of this competition, increase hype/involvement
Need to find food sponsor for ceremony, and to find event opportunities for the weekend of ceremony, to entertain out-of-towners.
This competition is very important to the club
Generates the bulk of the club’s annual revenue.
Is a great opportunity for club members to interact with BJCP judges from all over the state, meet some cool people, and potentially learn a good amount from them.
Responsible for reaching out to potential sponsors
An email list will be provided of previous year’s sponsors, and the point of contact.
We need a detail oriented person to reach out, and pursue/manage follow-up dialogue in order to secure goodies for raffle/competition prizes.
Study group being formed, in preparation for a tasting exam that MASH will hold Dec. 2017
Jay will be coordinating the study sessions.
More info coming soon.
IX. Urban Brewers
Miami’s newest home brew store is open in the Bird Road Arts Area (4600 SW 75th Ave) – Urban Brewers
Only shop currently in Miami
They have competitive rates, and free Miami delivery for some orders.
Open: Monday-Friday: 6-9 Saturday: 12-9
Oct. 2016 BOTY
2nd: Matt Waldron – Old Ale
1st Mike Moussa – American Barleywine
Next meeting will be held November 17th. Held early so as to not conflict with Thanksgiving.