Club Posts

April Minutes

April 23rd, 2020 on Zoom

Good News

  • Local pickup is still available @ Nepenthe
  • Jester is organizing a drop off this Saturday if you order @ MDHB. Email him to coordinate.
  • Increase in interest in Homebrewing 

Bad News

  • BruBakes cancelled
  • Oktoberfest cancelled

Events

  • Big Brew will be virtual this year. We will convene a Zoom meeting @ 10:30 on May 2nd. Look to the listserve for info.
  • A decision on the Guild Picnic will be made as the event approaches. The Guild intends to follow MD guidance on large gatherings as it evolves.
  • We will get a cadence going for virtual meetings.
    • Evan is going to coordinate information on a BaltiBrew Virtual Trivia team. More information to come.
    • We are evaluating possible topics for regular meeting programming, possibly Fermented Foods talk, virtual tours of our setups, and a water talk.

March Events Cancelled/Brubakes Postponed

Baltibrew has made the decision to cancel our March events. We are working to postpone Brubakes into late May. More information will be shared as we have it.

Cheers and stay safe!

February Minutes

February 20, 2020 @ Union Craft

Introductions - Old Members/New Faces

Old Business

  • General Meeting Update - Jon
    • Jon sent a letter looking for a more formal approval from the state regulators regarding our homebrew meetings. More to come.
  • Club Shirts - Max
    • Max showed off two possible designs for t-shirt assets. Club offered some feedback.

New Business/Member Announcements

  • Upcoming BaltiBrew Events
    • March - Group Brew @ Kevin’s - Saturday the 28th @ 10AM
      Brew day is still up in the air, but Kevin is excited to have folks to his new brew space.
    • April - Brubakes III @ TBD - Sunday the 19th
      Still in need of a spot. Jon is approaching Union and we discussed a backup plan or two. We will need brewing commitments soon!
    • May - Big Brew @ TBD Saturday the 2nd
      Jon could potentially host. We also discussed options to potentially team up with a local brewery like we did a few years ago.
  • 2020 MALT Bus Trip to Pennsylvania - March 21st
    Bus is about half filled up. MALT is offering a discounted ticket for members of other homebrew clubs. Sign up soon if you want to reserve your spot. https://maltbus.brownpapertickets.com/
  • Homebrewcon 2020 in Nashville - June 18-20th
    https://www.homebrewcon.org/
  • Brew University - MD Ag Resource Council - February through March
    https://marylandagriculture.org/brew-university/

Ed Topic

  • Fermentation 101 - Becky gave an awesome presentation about the science behind fermentation!
  • March/April will be Seibel’s Barrel Aged Sensory Panels!General Member Project - Potluck Beer Styles!
  • Later this year the club is going to coordinate a special homebrew share. Members will participate by choosing a style and brewing one to serve alongside a commercial example! Go ahead and start to think about what style you might contribute!

IRON BREWER – March is Iron Brewer Rye IPA! Bring your entry!

**Homebrew Swap!**

January Minutes

January 16, 2020 @ Union Craft

Old Business

  • 2019 Guild Party
    • Jon stopped by to award us the Best Food Award for Lucy's Beer-imisu cupcakes from the 2019 Guild Party (Evan accepting on her behalf)!
  • Club Officers
    • ChiliBrew Czar - Ciaran and Jacob
    • Ed Czar - Becky
    • Guild Rep - Matt
    • Meeting Czar - Kris
    • Social Secretary - Evan
    • Treasurer - Greg
    • Webmaster - Max
  • Club Shirts
    • Max circulated a sheet to indicate preferences on a t-shirt, work shirt, or both.
  • Meeting Location
    • Thanks to Union for hosting our first meeting of 2020! Jon is in discussions about the homebrew share portion. More information to come.

New Business/Member Announcements

  • 2020 BaltiBrew Calendar!
    • February - Social @ Ministry of Brewing - Saturday the 15th @ 2PM 
    • March - Group Brew @ Kevin’s New Brewshed! - Saturday the 28th @ 10AM
    • March - MALT Bus Trip to Southern PA - Saturday the 21st @ 9AM
    • April - Brubakes III @ TBD - Sunday the 19th
    • May - Big Brew @ TBD Saturday the 2nd
    • May - Guild Picnic & Wheat Beer Competition @ Patapsco State Park - Saturday the 30th
    • July - Social @ Checkerspot then Orioles v. Tampa Bay - Saturday the 18th
    • August - Group Brew & BBQ @ TBD - Saturday the 15th
    • Sept - Zymurnauts Crab Feast @ Goddard - Saturday the 19th or 26th
    • October - ChiliBrew XIV!
    • November - Mead & Cider Buy
    • December - Guild Party @ Heavy Seas - Saturday the 5th
  • Guild Minutes

Ed Topic - Troubleshooting Problems With a Non-Commercial Yeast Strain

IRON BREWER – Jon is the Current Iron Brewer

  • Next up, Iron Brewer Rye IPA in March!

**Socialize**

December Minutes

Decmber 12th @ Jon's House

  • De Kleine Duivel is no longer available to us on the 3rd Thursday of the month. They are hosting a recurring burlesque night in that slot now. Max is going to reach out to Waverly about the January meeting. Stay tuned for a location confirmation email.
  • This means that after January we will need to pursue either a venue change or a location change. A number of options were discussed last night. If you have an opinion please ping me! I'll consolidate feedback for the e-board.
  • Baltibrew won Best Food at the Guild Holiday Party thanks to Lucy's Tiramisu Cupcakes! Her dessert was absolutely divine and took home the award over the submissions of 9 other clubs! Baltibrew's food and beers were a big hit  with the attendees.
  • Last but not least, the Holiday Party marks the official acceptance of next years officers. Many thanks to our outgoing board members and a big thank you to everyone who's stepping up to fill a position.
    • ChiliBrew Czar - Ciaran & Jacob
    • Ed Czar - Becky
    • Guild Rep - Matt
    • Meeting Czar - Kris
    • Social Secretary - Evan
    • Treasurer - Greg
    • Webmaster - Max