July 2019 meeting notes

Thanks Caleb/Hammer & Forge for hosting!

29A Fruit Beer style presentation

            Thanks Ken & Jen!! Great presentation!!

            Competition will be Sunday September 22 meeting @ Harry’s house

            Fruits in culinary sense, not technical agriculture sense

            Base beer should be evident, fruit should be present, not overwhelming

            Bell’s Cherry Stout, Founder Rubaeus Raspberry Ale, and Olde Salem Swag Surfin gose presented as examples.

Next Meeting

Sunday August 18 @ Doug & Kelleigh Moyer house

Pool party!

Treasurer Report – Mike U

            $6775.57 in account

Upcoming Events

            Microfestivus – Saturday August 10 (12-6PM)

                        49 volunteers so far from guild

                        Need help with second shift pouring

                        Rudy will be categorizing beers for judging

                        Stay tuned to email for any updates from Harry

                        Chris Stevens will coordinate beer label display for club tent

            Creek Fest with Twin Creeks Brewing – Saturday August 17 (4-10PM)

                        Have open invitation to do a booth/demo

            Green Hill Highland Games – Saturday August 24 (9AM-6PM)

                        Insurance paperwork all worked out and we’re on!

                        Mario and Brian will be brewing

                        Tim supplying keg, John M supplying bombers

                        Adam K will supply cans of white stout

            LTHB Day @ Southern Hills and BRH – November 2

Parkway Brewing – New Tasting Room manager, Kim Salyers

            Kim has reached out to host meetings and/or organize future events

Throwdown 2020

New Organizer needed

Ken S-K to think about it

Competition Updates – Steve L.

            Three Notch’d IPA brew day

                        Rudy brewed his chosen Quick Chowdah along with Justin & Carry, Allen

                        Sam, head brewer, great to deal with

                        Should be out for Microfestivus

                        Lots of quick changes on the fly

                        3 barrel batch

            Matt Klumpp brew day with Deschutes

                        Now on tap!

                        Fancy Spike herms system

            Ken S-K will have 2 beers judged on DR. Homebrew podcast

                        Possible national exposure for the guild

                        Proposed that guild cover full shipping costs

                        Approved by a quorum of directors

            Blacksburg BrewDo coming up October 26 (entries due week before)

Work Shirt order

            $30/shirt from Spartan Silk Screening

            Many colors available

            Need 10 for minimum order size

            Matt K. 11 shirt minimum for male/female tank tops/t shirts, pricing to come soon

50/50

            54 total, 27 to guild, 27 to winner, Diane Lyon

            Bonus: StarSan to Ken S-K

            Bonus: can koozie to Ken S-K

Open Floor

            Presentation of Strong Bitter competition 1st place winner Steve L.

            Presentation of Strong Bitter competition 2nd place winner Rudy Lyon

            Several members went to National Homebrew Conf. (Rudy & Diane, Rob, Matt K)

                        Drank a lot of beer. Better beer at club night than commercial night

                        Next year at Nashville, TN.

            Have a couple new guests, Marlena & Cody! Brought an excellent Orange Kolsch

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