Club Posts

Monthly Meeting Changes

The club has decided to change our monthly meetings to afternoons on the second Sunday of each month. Baltibrew will be moving the location of the meetings around from month to month to visit some local breweries. The location information will be updated as we confirm with venues.

July Meeting Cancelled

With summer travel is in full swing and most of the club unable to attend, our July meeting has been cancelled.

May Meeting Moved to the 15th!

Due to conflicts with Mother's Day we are moving our monthly meeting to Sunday, May 15th @ 3PM!

Baltibrew presents Brübakes III!

Our spring homebrew and baking competition returns this year as "Brübakes" unites Homebrewers and Bakers to celebrate spring, sustainable brewing practices and the DIY spirit!

Tickets available on Eventbrite!

About this event

Competition Overview:

  • Brewers must design a Belgian-style Saison ale to be served with a baked good. The catch? Bakers are required to use spent grain from the brewers' mash (at least 5-10% by weight) to create their counterpart.
  • Those who are up for the challenge may act as both brewer and baker.
  • Competitors need to bring at least 5 gallons of homebrew and about 120 baked good samples (Expecting about 60-80 attendees).
  • Recommend freezing your spent grain after brew day.
  • Baltibrew will provide ice. Dump buckets and water pitchers will be available.

Attendee Overview:

  • Must be 21+ years old to attend.
  • All you can sample homebrew and baked goods.
  • Ticket includes a Baltibrew Brübakes Belgian-style sample glass.
  • Ticket proceeds will be used to fund future Baltibrew events, gatherings, and charitable donations throughout the year.

Voting:

  • Popular Vote in 3 categories (Best Brew, Best Bake, Best Overall)

Location:

  • Duckpin Room @ Union Craft Brewing

June Minutes

June 18, 2020 @ Zoom

Suspended Drops In!

  • Josey from Suspended Brewing in Pigtown stopped by to show us around the brewery and talk about his journey from homebrewer to probrewer. He was also nice enough to supply the group with some samples for our Zoom meeting. Suspended will open for carry-out this weekend. Many thanks from BaltiBrew!
  • Two 50 dollar gift cards to Suspended were raffled off to attendees. Congratulations to Becky and Kevin!

ChiliBrew XIV

  • An offline check in with Ciaran and Jacob confirmed that nothing firm was in the works for our marquee event this fall.
  • The club brainstormed some on what might work for a 2020 ChiliBrew. Ideas included moving possibly to an outdoor, moving it to Spring 2021, moving to a remotely judged competition, and keeping it charity focused.

Club Shirt Update

  • If you want to weigh in on the shirt design, hit up Max’s feedback form in the next week. Everyone will order individually from the company, pickup to be arranged. Watch the listserve for an order link.

New Event Cancellations

  • MASHOUT

Events Not Cancelled

  • Zymernauts/SPBW/Guild Crab Feast, September 19
  • Guild holiday party, Saturday December 5.

Social Events

  • Evan proposed a remote Virtual Tasting and Franks was interested in assisting. Watch for updates on the listserv regarding timing, format, and potential cost.
  • As restrictions are lifted and COVID metrics in MD are changing, the club discussed the possibility of an Outdoor Summer Meetup and what members might or might not be comfortable with. Consensus was approached regarding a September Group Brew, definitely outdoors, potentially at a members home. Sharing food was expressed as a concern and all plans would be dependent on how the COVID situation develops.

Inclusivity and Advocacy Support Discussion

  • Being mindful of current events while also aware of homebrewing’s rather homogenous demographic makeup, an open discussion was held regarding inclusivity and the appropriate role of hobby organizations such as BaltiBrew in advocating or otherwise being proactive in supporting inclusivity or movements regarding social justice. Several members are moving the discussion forward in a small setting with the goal of bringing a more developed dialog back to the general membership at a further meeting.