Brew Haven Monthly Meeting Minutes 3/27/19

Brew Haven Homebrew Club

Meeting Agenda/Minutes

3/27/19

No Worries Brewing Company
2520 State St, Hamden, CT 06517

7:00pm-9:00pm 

Business:

 

  • Welcome New Members
  • Monthly Style: Bitter European Beers
    • Kolsch, German Pils, Vienna Lager, Altbier
    • Joe B brought a pilsner that used Fuggles which elicited a few gasps and I think someone fainted. By all accounts it was delicious. Correction- Joe went home and realized he used tettnanger (don’t skin him alive!)
  • Website Articles & Content (Joe)
    • Leadership committee will be publishing website content once a month to the website. Feedback is welcome.
    • If you have something you’d like to write about that’s beer or Brew Haven related, send your article in to the BrewHavenCT@gmail.com.
    • Articles are needed for August or later so plenty of time to draft something up!
  • HomeBrewCon ‘19 Providence – Club Planning (Pat)
    • Club will participate in Club night! Committee is working on booth design to be revealed later.
    • Survey will go out later as well to know who’s coming and for what dates and times to help coordinate everyone.
    • BH Swag pack for purchase is being put together. Will include a BH work shirt, bag, and other goodies. Will be an all or nothing purchase and only available to those going to HBC 2019. pricing to follow.
    • If you’d like to register a beer to be served at club night or social, follow the link below for instructions
    • Sign up
  • AHA Big Brew Day – May 4, 2019. Recipes to be announced.  Do we want to do an event?
    • Pierre offered to host a a day on his 20gal system
    • Reach out if anyone else is interested in hosting as multiple sites are an option.

 

Competitions:

  • Recent Winners:
    • Matt Knight
    • Krzysztof Lasocki
  • CT Brew Club Competition
    • Results, comments
  • Bad Sons Brewer’s Ball
    • Saturday April 27th
  • Charter Oak Wort Share
    • Friday April 12 7:00pm
  • South Shore Brewoff
    • Mansfield, MA
    • Entry deadline is Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 4 pm.
    • Judging date is Saturday, April 20th, 2019 starting at 8:30 am.
    • See website for more details
    • Register
  • Stormville Airport’s 2nd Annual
    • Stormville/Poughkeepsie NY
    • Hosted by Hudson Valley Home Brewers
    • Entries accepts between 3/1 and 4/30
    • Judging on June 30th at Stormville Airports Food Truck and Craft Beer festival
    • Register

 

Club Events:

 

  • Homebrew Days
    • Using the AHA Big Brew Day as a launching point, the club would like to encourage members to get together and Brew more often!
    • If your interested in hosting a Homebrew day Meetup where you Brew reach out to BrewHavenCT@gmail.com
  • Westville Artwalk
    • May 10th
    • Reach out to Andy or Mike for more details. Looking to get head counts sooner than later for the event organizers
    • Ice will be provided.
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Planning Committees:

 

  • Homebrew Con ’19 Providence, RI June 27-29

 

Next Meeting

  • Next meeting will be on April 17th at

Counter Weight Brewing Co
23 Raccio Park Rd, Hamden, CT 06514

  • Monthly Style: Trappist Ales
  • Brush up on your BJCP style guidelines before the meeting so we can have a fun and educational conversation

 

Have a topic you’d like to discuss next meeting? Got an idea for an event? Let us know ahead of time so we can get it added to the agenda! Contact BrewHavenCT@gmail.com

 

Monthly Style: Bitter European Beers

 

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