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October 2018 Bosmopolitan

October 1, 2018

October Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Start: 7:07 PM

In Attendance: Everyone…eventually

Elections This Year

If anyone is interested in running for office, contact Jerry or Roxanne. It’s fun, promise!


In the absence of volunteers, the board does have the power to make appointments…

Upcoming Board Meeting Locations

  • Monday, November 5th @ White Oak Marathon *You may bring in food but no outside alcohol.*

Upcoming Meetings

Friday, October 19th @ Norwood Community Center – Bring your Alt Beers Night

Friday, November 16th @ Norwood Community Center – Tentatively Steve Hampton to talk about the Brewing Heritage Trail

There will be raffles at the January (Holiday Party) & February 2019 regular monthly meetings! 

Upcoming Competition Opportunities

  • CMI Oktobersbest Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • There’s still time to enter – sign up to enter or steward/judge by Friday, 10/5!
  • Beer for Boobs VII: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
    • There’s still time to enter -register by Wednesday, 10/10!
  • Club-Only Challenge TBFBH: Sign-up for this year-long club competition, limited to the first 16 people to register. Check the Facebook page for details.

GABF (Great American Beer Fest) Member Win!

Kelly Montgomery at Brink Brewing won Very Small Brewer of the Year and Brink Brewing Co. won Very Small Brewer of the Year at GABF 2018. Moozie won gold, and Hold the Reins won silver. Congratulations!

There is a celebration party at the brewery on Saturday, 10/6. Chili competition also at Brink the following Saturday, 10/13. Your president is entered!

“I need an effing gavel.” – Roxanne

Beer & Propane Recap: 9/21 – 9/23

Beer & Propane 2018 was slightly smaller than in prior years, but a good time was had by all. The Bloat-Mobile was ceremonially burned, the stein beer (hot rocks) went well and is fermenting. Lots of enthusiasm about building the fire, somewhat less so about the brewing process, but, then again, consider about our club’s demographics. And – No cops! Success! And no ambulance runs!

“I just kinda [mimes shaking lactic acid into his brew kettle like one applies Tabasco to tacos]…” – Ray Gerdes

Thank-You Party for Mike Schwartz

If you have ever attended Beer & Propane at the Schwartz property, you are invited to a special event at Ollie’s in Dayton! Date to be announced, will not conflict with Beermas.

Mentorship Program

We have had several sign-ups so far and one pair that has been matched up! Potential mentors talk to Wayne, potential mentees, ask at the Listermann’s counter about how to sign up!

Update on Esoteric Brewing

Esoteric Brewing Company is on track for a Spring 2019 opening in Walnut Hills. Stay tuned for GoFundMe-style investment options – we expect to be hearing something soon. If you are interested in investing at a higher level, please contact Brian. As plans come to fruition, a Bloats event will be planned and communicated to the club.

Bloatarian Tap Handles

Member price is $40 (at-cost), non-member price is $50. Check in with Roxanne at meetings if you are interested. They’re beautiful!

Bloatarian Shirt Order

You may have seen the new club shirts at Beer & Sweat. Due to an enthusiastic response from those who didn’t get in under the wire on the first order, we’ll be putting in a second order within the next month or so. An email will be sent to the club list when the Paypal site is live for orders.

Treasurer’s Report

“Yeah, we have money.”

Possible Topics for 2018 – 2019 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!

Meeting adjourned at 8:33 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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