June Meeting Recap

Great to see everyone at our June meeting!  We had 24 attendees for last Friday’s meeting.

Business Discussed:

·         Happy birthday to Nick!

·         Welcome new Sudzers member Marcus! 

·         Bus Trip Preparations – tickets are still available! Visit http://sudzersbustrip2012.eventbrite.com/ to get your tickets ASAP!  The bus trip is this Saturday, June 9!  We still need to sell 4 tickets!

·         Thirsty Thursday – June 21 – Harry’s Hofbrau, unless something more interesting comes up!

·         July Meeting – moved to July 13 due to the July 4th holiday.  Style will be IPA, so we should have a small turnout! 😉 

Next on the Agenda was the first annual British Beer Competition.  We had 7 entries!

The judging criteria (not BJCP) was based on :

·          4.5% alcohol by volume or less (low alcohol not low taste)
·          flavorful enough to be interesting
·          balanced enough for multiple pints
·          conducive to conversation

The winners, in reverse order were: 

7 – Santiago – spring brew day what if summer ale
6 – Bobby – Sam smith oatmeal stout clone
5 – Derek – pecan nut brown
4 – Raghu #1 – small English  brown ale
3 – Charles –  arrogant bastard style
2 – Raghu #2, English session ale
1 – Keith, ESB

Keith celebrates his small beer victory with the Small Beer Cup

Congratulations Keith!  And thanks to all the brewers who participated.  Start thinking about what you can do next year!

Home brew presentation (not entered in the British Beer Cup):
Vern – IPA with toasted oatmeal and barley

Hope you all had a great time!  See you July 13 with tales of great beers from NHC in Seattle!