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January 2019 Bosmopolitan

January 19, 2019

January Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Start: 5:15 PM

In Attendance: All board members except Roxanne.

Upcoming Board Meeting Locations

  • Monday, February 4th @ 7:00 PM at Brink Brewing Co

 Upcoming Meetings

  • Friday, February 15th @ Norwood Community Center
    • James Czar to present a “beta” version of his speaker proposal for HomebrewConpresentation to solicit feedback regarding which parts work best, need editing, should be cut, etc. See the summary of his presentation below:

“Beer School: Homebrew Tips from Brewing College & Pro Brewer Experience”

During his two-year journey to a degree in Brewing Science and working as a professional brewer, James has had many “Aha!” moments — times when he realized or recognized a specific technique or bit of knowledge that would really be helpful in his homebrewing. Join him as he shares these often humorous stories from school and work, as well as tips and tricks for making your homebrewing easier, less stressful, safer, more productive, and more fun.

There will be a raffle at the February 2019 regular monthly meeting! 

Upcoming Competitions

Saturday, March 2, Moerlein Bockfest Challenge

Saturday, March 2, Bockfest

Saturday, March 9, Liberty Home Bockfest (All German styles except sour; Municipal is brewing the winner)

Saturday, May 18, Bloat Open @ Norwood Community Center

Treasurer’s Report

“Nothing.” – Ray

Just kidding. We have money, just somewhat less than last year.

Beermas 2018 Recap

It was the best of [attendance], it was the worst of [attendance]. Thanks to all who came out to support those who support us throughout the year!

BBL Mentorship Program

We have had 15 mentees at this point in the program, three just since the last meeting! Potential mentors talk to Wayne, potential mentees, ask at the Listermann’s counter about how to sign up!

***National Homebrew Competition Application Open Enrollment***

Competition Application Open Enrollment begins Tuesday, January 22nd at 12:00 PM (noon). Important dates can be found here.

Schoenling Bock Tapping

The winning brew from Bockfest 2018 will be tapped Friday, February 1 at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. (Moore Street location).  BBL is a co-sponsor – come out and enjoy a pint!

Brewing Heritage Trail Opening Date Announced

The grand opening will take place on Saturday, April 27th in OTR.

Update on Esoteric Brewing

Esoteric Brewing Company expects to announce an opening date in their Walnut Hills location within the next month. To contribute to Esoteric’s start-up funding, visit their website. 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.

Humble Monk Brewing Co.

A new brewery focusing on Belgian breweries is opening soon in Northside!

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. There are six shirts from the first round of orders that still need to be picked up – if you’re one of the slackers, contact Greg Schmidt at bravo_gs@yahoo.com to arrange to pick yours up!

Possible Topics for 2019 – 2020 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 in record time at 6:11 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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