Daniel and Jessica Fearn hosted the August B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 9th at their home in Corpus Christi. El Presidente Sabrina Krueger called the meeting to order, welcoming new member Sean Sutherland and guests Sarah Tilton (Texas State Aquarium), Jeff Whirty (Lazy Beach Brewing), Bear (Liquid Town Superstore on Alameda) and Will Capak. Carroll Pate gave his usual Treasurer’s report. There’s been some shuffling of the September/October meetings (see schedule below). The important thing is BRING YOUR BIKINIS AND SPEEDOS TO NEXT MONTHS’ POOL PARTY!!!
Several contributors provided an update to the local brewing scene. Rebel Toad Brewing (downtown CC) is waiting on a federal license. O’Neil and Sons Brewery in Port Lavaca is now open. Hops and Grain Brewing in Austin is a great place, as is 8th Wonder brewing near Minutemaid Park in downtown Houston. Lazy Beach Brewing will feature our own Clinton Schena’s Saison and Brent Falwell’s Ginger Hibiscus Ale the next two Saturdays. The Executive Surf Club is hosting Surftoberfest this fall. They hope to include a homebrew competition, TABC willing.
The competition this month was for session beers (ABV less than 4%). Bringing up the rear with a judges score of 125 was Wild Bill Lehfeld’s Belgian witbier. Daniel’s California common came in 3rd with 138 points, Paul Holder’s English mild was runner up with 157 points and Andrew Herzig/Sabrina Krueger’s pale ale won with 167 points. After four of six competitions the year-to-date standings are as follows:
- Paul - 6 points
- Andrew/Sabrina – 6 points
- Daniel Fearn – 4 points
- Mark Quade – 2 points
We feasted on beef and chicken fajitas with Spanish rice. In addition to the competition beers, new homebrews included Andrew/Sabrina’s Columbus pale ale (from the Big Brew), Paul’s American IPA, Cory Mathews/Drew Burkhardt’s Imperial IPA (Big Brew) and Sean’s red IPA and two pale ales. Commercial beers included Tom “Flat Tire” Freund’s Real Ale Hans Pils/Alamo Amber/Alamo Golden/Alamo Pilsner/Wasatch Devastator Double Bock, Craig Gann’s Samuel Adams Downtime Pilsner/Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Lou Needleman’s Woodstock Red Rack Ale/400 Footer, Steve Smith’s Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Sarah’s Odell Fernet Aged Porter/Lagunitas Sucks.
Mark Woerner was heard to utter a novel recruiting pitch – “Are you ready to start homebrewing? You need another hobby besides drinking!” Amen …
Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:
- 13-Sep-15: B.A.S.H. meeting (Nick Nichols, POOL PARTY)
- 11-Oct-15: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner, sour ale competition, BJCP 17A - F)
- 7-Nov-15: Iron Mash XII (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, multiple brewing demonstrations)
- 8-Nov-15: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, Belgian strong ale competition, BJCP 18A – E)
- 13-Dec-15: B.A.S.H. meeting (Carroll Pate, demonstration brew)
Thanks again Daniel and Jessica, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you next month at Nick Nichols’ POOL PARTY!