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November 2017 Bosmopolitan

October 30, 2017

November Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Start: 7:15 PM

In Attendance: Roxanne, Rob, Ray, Steve, Jerry, Wayne, Emma, Joe

Treasurer’s Report

“Somewhere between the house and here, I lost the bank statement–we still have money, though.”

Upcoming Meetings

November Meeting: Ice Beers by Mike R.

December: Beermas!

January 2018: BBL Holiday Party on Saturday, January 20th

Beermas 2017!

The venue names are links to locations on Google Maps.

Week 1

Monday, December 4th: Listermann Brewing Company

Tuesday, December 5th: Oriental Wok

Wednesday, December 6th: BC’s Bottle Lodge North

Thursday, December 7th: Brink Brewing Company

Friday, December 8th: Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. (Malt House)

Week 2

Monday, December 11th: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Tri County

Tuesday, December 12th: TBD

Wednesday, December 13th: Fibonacci Brewing Company

Thursday, December 14th: Taft’s Brewpourium

Week 3

Monday, December 18th: Madtree Brewing

Tuesday, December 19th: Marty’s Hops & Vines

Wednesday, December 20th: Wooden Cask Brewing Company (To Be Confirmed)

Thursday, December 21st: BC’s Bottle Lodge East

Congratulations to Listermann’s!

Listermann’s received the 2017 Brewers Philanthropy Award at the Hammers and Ales event this past week. Congratulations from the board and all of your friends in the Bloats!

Upcoming Classes at Listermann’s

There is a Beginner’s Brewing Class at Listermann’s on November 30th (extract brewing). Registration is $20. Tell your friends (and then make them join BBL!)

There is an Advanced Brewing Class on December 7th (all-grain), also $20.

Bockfest 2018

Potential expansions to the scope of Bockfest are under discussion. Exciting changes to be announced soon!

“Yeah, and then screw the charity!”


Possible Topics for Next Year’s Meetings

  • All Things Yeast
  • Yeast Experiment
  • Mashing Chemistry
  • Decoctions
  • Brew-in-a-Bag Techniques
  • Safety (5-10 minute topics before formal topic for all meeting)
  • Beer Swap Night
  • Blending Night (TRASH Guest)
  • Factors that Affect Efficiency

Chime in with additional suggestions!

“One, two, three!” [Four balled up napkins simultaneously hit Ray in the face while he’s speaking.]

-Steve, Jerry, Joe, Emma

Beer & Sweaters

There is scheming of a possible bus trip to visit our friends in TRASH sometime early winter 2018 (hence Beer & Sweaters). Stay tuned.

Potential Mentorship Program

Wayne is going to write up a proposal to present to the board regarding a possible mentorship program to help connect potential new members interested in learning to brew with Bloats willing to mentor them.

Proposal to Add Board Position

A proposal was offered to the board to make the Competition Coordinator a board position. This proposal will be discussed at next month’s board meeting, and a board vote will take place at the board meeting in January.

Meeting adjourned at 8:47 PM.

Have you recently toured a brewery, been to a new favorite beer bar, or have some other beer related news you’d like to share with the club? Let us know and we’ll include it in the newsletter.


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