January 2023 Meeting Notes

Star City Brewers Guild
January 2023 Meeting Notes
Sunday January, 29th 2023
Home of Harry Montoro

  • Thank you to our host, Harry Montoro.
  • Budget review, a separate email was sent out with budget information.
    • Proposed 2023 budget was voted on and approved as presented.
  • We are looking for host for our future meetings, February in particular, but volunteers for any month are

    • May and November meetings are planned to take place at Southern Hills.
    • Harry plans to host the March and September competition meetings.
  • Brewer of the year plaque presentation
    • Honoring Mike Usberghi BOTY 2021 and Steve Lusk BOTY 2022.
    • The plaque was relinquished to Steve’s custody as the reigning BOTY.
  • Upcoming events
    • Style presentation for first quarter comp, 18B American Pale Ale.
      • Presentation to take place at the January meeting.
    • Volunteers are needed to present the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter styles.
    • Big Brew Day May 6th at Southern Hills
    • Microfestivus
      • We are working with the Square Society on planning this year’s event, anyone willing to assist in planning the event is encouraged to reach out to a member of the board so we can orchestrate with the Square Society. This is to help plan, handle logistics, vendors, etc.
  • Discussion on informal brewing competitions, such as drawing a random ingredient, grain, yeast etc. That must be used brewing the best beer, for the fun of it.
  • Ideas for growing the Guild
    • Develop and print new guild fliers.
    • Emphasize that we are not exclusively for home beer brewers, we welcome all lovers of the brew, wine makers, craft enthusiast, people interested in learning more about beer and judging.
    • Possibly assigning a volunteer guild member to liaison/mentor new or prospective members.
  • Membership dues are due for all members not yet paid for 2023
  • 50/50 drawing
    • $74 was collected in total, $37 split.
    • Dennis Stevens won the drawing.

Attendance: 24