Sudzers January 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our January 8th meeting, we discussed the club brew and Derek gave his treasurer’s report for 2022. Then we tasted eight great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.


– We welcomed new member Chris. Welcome to the club!

– Derek reported on the club’s finances for 2022.

– The club brew will be the following Bière de Noël recipe: Chris, Allen, and Robert R. will get together to brew it this January.

– The off flavor we tasted and discussed was oxidation. Thanks to Mikael for putting this together!

– Upcoming competitions: World Cup of Beer organized by the Bay Area Mashers (details at: Registration for the National Homebrew Competition will open January 24th. See for more details.

– An email will go out for members to vote for the 2022 Homebrewer of the Year.

– The next style for the club to try brewing will be hoppy lagers. If you would like to take a shot at brewing one, aim for having it ready for the March meeting,

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
Derek WPlan Bee Honey Kolsch #4Kolsch205.9Changed water profile from batch 3 to decrease sulfate/chloride ratio
Charles STaras Boulba (clone)Saison457
Robert RBlack IPA677
Kevin SBlack Hole SunCascadia Dark Ale827.5
MikaelBlack IPAWell, black IPA1007
Derek WBiere de NoelBiere de Garde3010Robert R’s recipe
AllenMogarambo 2021Russian Imperial Stout959.8Kona Coffee and THCO Cacao nibs 2yr aged
Tim TopoleSmokeSmoked Porter6011


– Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at

– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.

– All shared recipes can be found at If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to Full info can be found at

– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: