Brandon was out of town this month so Ken did double duty.
We had a light turn out this month, only five of us, but the beer was very good as always.
As Tom stated in his email a couple of days ago, we need bylaws to establish a bank account. I just saw David G is working on this also, Thanks Tom and David.
Speaking of funds, club membership dues will be collected in April. Dues are $20. Tom is the Treasurer.
The club neomexicanus hop competition will take place at our February meeting.
We need to decide if we are going to have a holiday party this year. Aaron suggested replacing it with a pub crawl in ABQ in early December. He going to look into the logistic.
We all agreed and I’m sure everyone that attended last month Oktoberfest meeting at Ted’s was a great time. Thanks again Ted! We would like to see this every year, possibly moving it to a Saturday. This would possibly take the place of a holiday party.
So please weigh in on your thoughts for a holiday party or a ABQ pub crawl or any other ideas. The last item of discussion was a meeting place. We came up with a few ideas for meeting places. Its most likely that during the summer, it is easier to host a meeting since its outdoor-backyard weather, this would cover 5-6 months. Once we have to move indoors, most people just don’t have the room to host upwards of twenty people. Brandon has mentioned the new brewery- Knuckles. I recently met the owner, Tom. I think there are some opportunities here. Tom is going to use apprentice brewers from Central New Mexico Community College, but I also thought we could put in some sweat equity in trade for a meeting space. Other locations ideas were: Tumbleroot at Bisbee Court, Sante Fe Brewing’s The Bridge, Chili Line Brewing. We also thought a number of us should get a Server Certificate. This might mitigate any legal issues that an establishment might have about serving a homebrew. Any other ideas??
Here are the beer that were brought and enjoyed.
- Lorrie: Oktoberfest, Dubbel, The Hills Have Envy Stout from Crooked Stave
- Eric: Pilsener from Flensburger Brauerei, Kasztelan Unpasteurized (Niepasteryzowane) European Pale Lager from Kasztelan Browar Sierpc S.A, Poland
- Tom: Barleywine, Fest beer
- Ken: California Common, Are You There God? Its Me Tangerine Sour from Black Stack Brewing
- Aaron: Cider, Mad Ear Beir de Garde from Trinity Brewing