One of the tasks in our Baltibrew Yeast Capture project was to search through historical texts about Baltimore's brewing history to try and locate a Baltimore specific beer recipe. Unfortunately we struck out on the recipe but our investigation led to this happy little byproduct.
Presenting a map overlay of pre-prohibition Baltimore Breweries! If you've ever wondered who was making beer in your neck of the woods before the 18th amendment this overlay will give you a little window into the brewing history in your neighborhood!
Notes: Data taken from William Kelley's 1965 book, Brewing in Maryland. Overlay focuses on breweries founded before 1900. Most of these breweries changed owners and name several times before closing. Brewer listed corresponds to the original proprietor. Addresses are approximate and list is certainly incomplete. The page of first mention is included in the overlay card for each point. Source text is available in the Maryland Room of the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
The November meeting was canceled due to weather. Watch the listserve for information on the following items.
- Guild Holiday Party is on December 1st.
- Baltibrew's December meeting, which is a Holiday Potluck, will probably be move to the second Thursday in December, the 13th.
- Changes to Bylaws were approved unanimously.
- Officer Nominations are still open.
- Iron Brewer IPA is on for the December meeting!
Baltibrew General Meeting
October 18, 2018 @ Jon’s House
Bylaw Revisions Update
- Jon presented a list of several bylaw changes addressing the following areas:
- Officer Reductions
- Election Procedural Changes and Timeframes
- Quorum Requirements
- Greg requested that the language surrounding the club’s guild dues payment be modified so that the money comes directly from the club account.
- Jon presented a proposal to liquidate the club inventory due to lack of use and interest in maintaining it. The jockey boxes would default to Nepenthe as they put in the vast majority of time, labor, and maintenance costs for the upkeep of the boxes. Other items would be offered to club members.
- The specific language for the amendments presented at the meeting will be circulated to the membership and 2 votes will be held on the website for the charter changes and liquidation.
- This will be the last year Jon will coordinate the tasting panels.
- The club may seek to continue doing pallet training as part of club events or education topics in the future.
- Following up on the previous motion/vote, the club reimbursed Jon $240 for the cost incurred in coordinating the event.
- We expect planning to take place in November to map out club activities for 2019.
- Chilibrew Czar - Caiti was nominated and accepted on the condition that everyone is aware she and Jake may be relocation in the late spring. She will work to record all the information she can regarding Chilibrew logistics.
- Education Czar - Becky was nominated and accepted.
- Free State Homebrew Club Guild (FSHCG) Representative - Max was nominated and accepted.
- Meeting Czar - Jon was nominated and accepted.
- Social Secretary - Jude was nominated in absentia.
- Treasurer - Greg was nominated and accepted.
- Webmaster - Kris nominated himself.
- Mead Day on November 3rd @ Snyder’s Apiary
- Guild Holiday Party on Saturday, December 1st @ HS Brewery
Baltibrew secured a spot. Our theme will be farm oriented and will focus on the use of local/regional ingredients. Raj is coordinating and we need to know who will be volunteering to brew/cook for the table! Tickets are $25 dollars a head.
Iron Brewer IPA is on for December - Current Iron Brewer - The Reeds
- Jon will inquire about De Kliene
Baltibrew General Meeting
September 20, 2018 @ De Kleine Duivel
As a reminder our September meeting will be at De Kleine Duivel next Thursday, September 20th @ 8PM!