July 2016 meeting notes

July’s meeting was jam-packed with business items, had seven delicious homebrews, and gave us a chance to meet some new members of the beer community. Thanks to everyone who showed up, and see you next month!

– Derek showed the new 2016 t-shirt design. All paid 2016 Sudzers club members will receive one free shirt, so please go to the google form at http://goo.gl/forms/sNNEy1haqXUmw7vl2 to enter your name and size by July 18th. If you would like to order additional shirts beyond your free one, please send $10 per additional shirt via paypal to derek@sudzers.org. (Maybe we’ll see collared shirts in the future?)
– Judging for the Santa Clara County Fair homebrew competition is complete. Thanks to all who helped organize, judge, and steward!
– Dark Matter brew day. It looks like David F. has volunteered to host this year! More info will be announced later.
– We’ll be pouring at NCHF’s Hoppy Hour this year. It’s recommended that we have eight kegs at the event, and we will use September’s meeting to give those beers a try. If you’re interested in volunteering to organize Hoppy Hour (set up kegs, etc.), please contact Steve Hutzler (sthutz@gmail.com).
– We talked a bit about working together with Bay Area clubs to make a Belgian beer pavilion. More details on this will be sent out as we get them.
– During October’s meeting, we plan on having a competition for the beers made using Gigayeast’s experimental yeast that was handed out a few months ago.
– Care to share your knowledge of homebrewing with the club? We’re looking for volunteers to do a technical presentation at one of the upcoming meetings. Let me know if you’re interested in this.
– Freewheel homebrew competition in two weeks: 7/24/16. Does anyone want to lead this and brew at Freewheel that day? The style is Kentucky Common.
– Bare Bottle Brewery is interested in having a Sudzers, Belgian-themed home brew competition. This is an opportunity to brew your beer at a huge scale! More info will be sent out as it comes in.
– Anil is organizing a study group for several BJCP exams taking place in November and December. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, study up on beer, refine your palate with an off-flavor tasting kit, and of course, drink some beer! Let Anil (adosaj@mac.com) know if you’re interested in joining.
– The first registration for NCHF is this Saturday!
– The California Craft Beer Summit is September 8-10. More info can be found at http://www.cacraftbeersummit.com/.

In all, we had seven brews:

BREWER             BEER                                  IBUs  ABV
David F.           Not the Best Beer, California Common  30    4%
Jesse              Hana Walk, Irish Red                  -     4.7%
Steve and Derek    Belgian Heretic, Baby Dubbel          -     5.3%
Jared              Lady Marmalade, SMASH                 30    5.4%
Dave               Amber Waves, Amber Ale                30    6%
Adam               Apricot Kettle Sour                   -     4.5%
Mikael             Peach Gose                            9     5.6%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up. See you next month!

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