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 firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!