Club Posts

September Minutes

September 19th @ De Kleine Duivel

Introductions - Old Members/New Faces

Guild Updates & Upcoming Club Events

  • Crab Feast (Zymernauts/SPBW/Guild)
    • This Saturday @ Goddard rec center!
    • All-you-can-eat crabs, pulled pork, and other stuff w/ all-you-care-to-sample homebrews and professional cask ales. Two live bands and a Hombrew Contest. $60 for adults, $10 for kids 6-12, free for kids under 6.
    • Please accurately enter info as there will be security at the gate.
  • Chains and Grains (Granite Run Brewers)
  • Homebrew Extravaganza
    • Wednesday, 10/23 @ Checkerspot Brewing
    • $10 @ the door. All proceeds go to BARCS.
    • 10 slots left to enter the competition. Email Judy to enter.
  • Turkey Shoot (MALT)
    • Hysteria Brewing
  • Mead Day (Wootown)
    • Saturday, November 2 at Snyder’s Apiaries in White Hall Md.

Old Business

New Business/Member Announcements

Ed Announcements

Becky is attempting to arrange for a guest speaker from a local brewery next month.

IRON BREWER – Kevin is the Current Iron Brewer

Jon threw down the gauntlet for Iron Brewer Milk Stout. Bring you entry in November!

Homebrew Swap!

ChiliBrew XIII – Tickets On Sale Now!

A Chili and Homebrew Competition benefiting Baltimore Youth Arts!

You be the judge! Sample all you can eat and drink, and vote for the best Chili Con Carne, Vegetarian Chili, and Homebrew beer, mead, cider, or wine! Benefiting Baltimore Youth Arts, a grassroots Baltimore organization providing artistic and professional opportunities for youth in Baltimore, with a focus on youth involved in the justice system.

Date: October 11, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Zion Lutheran Church (near City Hall)
Tickets @ Mission Tix:
Competitor Tickets @ Yapsody:

Chilibrew 13 Logo

August Minutes

August 15th @ De Kleine Duivel

Upcoming Events

  • The Zymurnaughts Crab Feast is on for Saturday, September 21st! The event is from noon-6 and features all you can eat crabs, pulled pork, chicken, brats, and vegetarian friendly options. Early bird pricing is $55 bucks so it's quite a deal. Tickets:
  • Our September group brew was scheduled for that Saturday but Jon is open to moving it to another Saturday so we can focus on the Crab Feast.
  • Chilibrew is on for Friday, October 11th! Competitor tickets are on sale now:
  • If you know of anyone who might be interested in helping out designing a market asset to get the word out in local breweries and bars, please holler at the officers and we can connect you.

Iron Brewer

  • Kevin won Iron Brewer Trippel! Congratulations! More to come on the next Iron Brewer challenge!

May Minutes

May 16th @ De Kleine Duivel

Introductions - Old Members/New Faces

Guild Updates

  • AHA membership is down and interest in homebrewing has seen a decline since its peak in early 2010s. If you have ideas to drive engagement and retention the guild is seeking input.
  • Maryland State Fair competition
    • Will be BJCP-judged on Friday, August 23.
    • Fair week is August 23 - September 2.
    • Entry drop-off will be August 20-21. If you drop off at Maryland Homebrew by August 19, John Jester will drive the entries up on the 20th or 21st
    • We are going to check on the availability of Nepenthe Homebrew Show as an alternative drop location. Will make an announcement if they are interested.
  • See the minutes for other announcements.

Upcoming Events

  • Guild Picnic & Wheat Beer Competition, June 1st
    • Hollofield Area, Shelter 300, 12:00-dusk.
    • There is a small $3 fee per car to enter the park, otherwise, this is a free event (BYOB and food to share). Guild will supply charcoal, paper products, ice, and some meat/rolls/condiments
    • Wheat beer comp w/ cash prizes.
    • Becky will be entering a wheat beer in the competition.
    • Members should coordinate on carpools.
    • AHBC’s Pints for Paws, June 15th
    • Homebrewcon, June 27-29
    • Howard County Rideshare Extravaganza, July 13th
      • Proposed route to include Sapwood Cellars, Black Flag, & Hysteria
      • Mark the day, more to come on transportation
    • Mashout - August 15-18
      • New location: 1812 Farm Brewery outside of Cumberland. They are setting up a flat field with electric, showers, etc.
      • Cost is estimated at $35 pp.
      • Folks are highly encouraged to coordinate a Baltibrew station.

    Old Business

    • Club gear liquidation - No Update
    • New quorum: 7 for simple majority, 9 for 2/3 majority

    New Business/Member Announcements

    • Mobtown Fermentations is looking to offload a water distiller. We can forward the information to anyone who is interested.
    • Gut High Festival is this Saturday at the Fadensonnen  Beirgarden for a celebration of all things fermented.

    Ed Topic - Sensory Mini-Panel - Becky

    • Becky led another mini-sensory panel featuring:
      • Ethyl hexanoate - aniseed, apple or liquorice
      • Isoamyl acetate - banana, peardrop
      • Hefeweizen - spicy & banana

    IRON BREWER – Battle Kolsch is on for June!

    Homebrew Swap!

April Minutes

April 18th @ De Kleine Duivel

Introductions - Old Members/New Faces

Guild Updates

Upcoming Events

  • Big Brew, May 4th! –update from Jude
    We are teaming up with Brewtherville. If you want to join in on a brew or are just planning on dropping by be sure to sign up on their spreadsheet.
  • Guild Picnic & Wheat Beer Competition, June 1st
    Things are looking good for the guild summer picnic at Patapsco State Park. If you are interested in competing in their wheat beer competition, just bring your entry and judging will be organized informally. The event is family friendly and an all around good time.

Old Business

  • Brubakes II Roundup!
    Winners were Becky, Max, & Laura with their Saazon and Pretzels with Beer Cheese. Runner up was Kris with his Lemon Ginger Saison and Hearty Muffin.
    We ended up with about 38 attendees, including 8 at the door.
    Feedback for next year:
    • Trash Cans & Dump Stations
    • Water Station
    • Rags/Towels for spills
    • Paperware for serving
    • Street signage/Sandwich boards
    • Revisit marketing ideas
  • Club gear liquidation is on the calendar.
    No updates for now. The plan is to get the inventory and do garage sale pricing.
  • New quorum: 7 for simple majority, 9 for 2/3 majority

New Business/Member Announcements

Ed Topic - Sensory Mini-Panel Number 1

Becky ran an awesome tasting panel on the following compounds:

  • Diacetyl: Butter, Butterscotch
  • Dimethyl sulfide (DMS): Cooked Corn or Vegetables
  • Isobutyraldehyde: Grainy, Husk-like, Nut-like
  • Eugenol: Spicey, Cloves, Allspice

IRON BREWER – Kris is the current Iron Brewer

Jon challenged Kris to battle Kolsch! Bring your entries to the June meeting!

*Homebrew Swap!*