Meeting Minutes – October 24, 2013


  • Forty four members and guests in attendance.
  • A quorum of Officers were present: (David Kirsten, President, Bob Billany VP, Darryl Hickey Scrollkeeper)


  • India Pale Ale – Led by Jacob Lindsay


  • Treasurer (Bob Beard) was not in attendance.
  • Proposal for New Dues Structure:

–  Current: $35 per year / $20 From April.   All memberships expire at years end.

–  Proposed: Prorated dues for new members

Jan-April -$30/$35
May-August $20/$25
Sept-Dec – $30/$35 (Including the next year)

Upon payment of dues, all members in good standing will receive a MASH-branded beer tasting glass – to be utilized for future educational sessions and BotY competitions.

Proposal approved pending 30 day review period.  If no objections, By-Laws will be updated.


  • Grovetoberfest was October 19th.  Bob Billany did a great job organizing this event.
  • Social Committee – Oktoberfest Celebration was enjoyed at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus


  • Sunshine Challenge (Orlando) – November 1-2, 2013
  • Need to develop BOTY list for 2014

National Learn to Homebrew Day – November 2nd.   We will register a event to be held at Daddy Brews.  

South Florida BREW Festival: FIU 11/23  (F/K/A  Brew on the Bay)

BJCP Tasting Exam

–          Exam moved up to November 2014.

–          12 Spots Reserved. Possibility of extension to 20.

–          Priority seating to those who pass online exam

Winter Solstice Party

–          Saturday, December 14 @ Noon

–          Location: Wynwood Brewery Tap Room  (Tentative)


Coconut Cup: Confirm Organize & Head Judge / Form Committees

–          Dates:  (Pending)

  • February 14-15 (Long Weekend) (Not a good date, removed from list)
  • February 21-22
  • February 28- March 1
  • March 7 – 8 (Hunapuh Day)
  • March 14-15 (Following week is Spring Break)
  • March 21-22

–          Site: American Legion in South Miami

–          Hotel? (If we have visitors)

–          Swag/Raffle (David Kirsten will chair Swag)

Election of Officers for 2014 – Elections will be in December


Tonight’s BOTY (October) is BJCP category 14 India Pale Ale.

– First Place – Danny S, Imperial IPA

– Second Place –  Blues Brewing (Alvaro & Mauricio), American IPA

– Third Place – Ryan LaPete, Imperial IPA