Rudy Lyon

Married with two grown girls. R&D engineer by profession working on rock drilling tools. Want to learn more about how to brew better beer!

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2019 Brewer of the Year

Competition styles: Q1/March-Dunkles Weissbier (10B), Q2/June-Strong Bitter (11C), Q3/September-Fruit Beer (29A), Q4/December-Belgian Dark Strong (26D)

March 2019 meeting notes

* Thanks to James & Joan For Hosting! The food and beer spread was outstanding. 31 attendees including two guests and two new members.

February 2019 meeting notes

Belgian Dark Strong Presentation – John Merkwan Great presentation on the differences between true Trappist vs Abbey style and origins Higher ABV, but well hidden. Smooth and dangerous. 4 commercial versions presented: Boulevard Sixth Glass, Chimay Grand Reserve (Blue), Rochefort 8, St. Bernardus Abt 12 Competition will beat the December meeting Start thinking about brewing …

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January 2019 meeting notes

Dunkel (10B) presentation by Rudy and Adam 3 commercial examples presented Ayinger – Kloster Andechs – Weihenstephaner & 1 home brewed example presented The presentation included historical info and example recipe info. These docs were emailed out to the Yahoo email list and will be posted on the FB group page. Great job Rudy and …

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December 2018 meeting notes

A huge Thank You to Chaos Mountain for hosting! Next Meeting Tentatively at Blue Ridge Hydroponics either January 19th or 20th I will send out an email as soon as we have an answer Backup plan is for Harry to host this meeting.

November 2018 meeting notes

We had 17 members and 2 children in attendance for our November meeting. Thanks again to Carrie and Justin Cox for hosting! That chocolate chili is always a hit! I hope to see many of you at Chaos Mountain on December 15th for our Christmas Party and December meeting. More details about our traditional Dirty …

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October 2018 meeting notes

October 2018 Meeting Notes   A huge Thank You to Mario & Family for hosting us! The meeting was held in his backyard on a beautiful fall day. Food & beer tables were set up outside as well. Next Meeting Carrie & Justin’s on Sunday, November 18 – 3 pm to 6 pm Treasurer’s Report- …

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August 2018 meeting notes

Despite many members being out of town for various activities, we still drew a large crowd at Hammer and Forge in Boones Mill. Thanks to Caleb Williamson for being a great host!

July 2018 meeting notes

  We drew a nice crowd to Southern Hills Homebrew Supply including several new members. The count was 34 members and 3 children. Thanks so much to Robb and Southern Hills Homebrew Supply for hosting us.

June 2018 meeting notes

  It was a very warm June day, but the guild’s tent and the backyard foliage shaded us from the brutal heat. We had 22 members in attendance and one guest. As always, Rudy and Diane were wonderful hosts and accommodated everything we could possibly need. There’s always a nice selection of beers on tap …

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