The November B.A.S.H. meeting was held on Sunday the 8th at the home of Mark Woerner, on the heels of the rescheduled and relocated Iron Mash XII. El Presidente Sabrina Krueger called the meeting to order, welcoming new members Sarah Tilton, Geoff Whirty and Jeremy Van Horn. Carroll Pate assured us the club treasury is still sound and encourages everyone to attend next months’ meeting at his house, where carnitas will be served. We decided to start future competitions at 4:30 p.m. Paul Holder reported that Hector Cavazos has received his federal license for Rebel Toad Brewing downtown, and that Port Aransas Brewing has been sold.
The competition this month was for Belgian strong ales, 2008 BJCP categories 18A-F. Paul collected three points for his winning Imperial Golden Strong (judges score 146). Sabrina/Andrew Herzig earned two points for their second place dark strong (139). Sean Sutherland’s dubbel came in third with a score of 138, earning one point. Paul’s Golden Strong rounded out the competition with a score of 132. Cumulative results after all six competitions are as follows:
- Paul - 9 points
- Andrew/Sabrina – 8 points
- Daniel Fearn – 4 points
- Aggie Bill Hughen – 3 points
- Mark Quade – 2 points
- Sean Sutherland – 1 point
Paul is thus B.A.S.H. homebrewer of the year for 2015 and will receive the holy B.A.S.H. Cup at next months’ meeting.
We washed Mark’s wild game rollups and sausage with new homebrews by Daniel (spice beer), Jim (Irish red), Wild Bill Lehfeld (“Fifty Shades of Fuchsia” transgendered wheat) and Sean (SMSH Vienna/Perle ale, SMSH Maris Otter/Perle ale and American IPA). The usual cornucopia of commercial beers included Tom Freund’s Alamo Pilsener and Shiner IPA, Sabrina/Andrew’s Stone Thunderstruck IPA, Jim’s Green Flash Le Freak IPA, Paul’s Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Stout and Infamous Brewing Sweep The Leg Peanut Butter Stout, Lou Needleman’s Tractor Brewing Company Almanac IPA, Steve Smith’s Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and Jeremy’s Ommegang Upside Brown Farmhouse Brown Ale.
With all the beer that was consumed, you’d expect a few ridiculous conversations. Your humble and obedient narrator only overhead one, but it was a doozy:
Q: “Do those appendages have any effect on the tip vortices?”
A: “Only at the best gentleman’s clubs!” Okey doke …
Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:
- 13-Dec-15: B.A.S.H. meeting (Carroll Pate, demonstration brew)
- 10-Jan-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (Tom Freund, Iron Mash XII judging)
- 14-Feb-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (Daniel Fearn, mead competition, BJCP 24 – 26)
- 13-Mar-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, brewing demonstration)
- 10-Apr-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, lager competition)
Thanks again Mark, welcome Sarah, Geoff and Jeremy, congratulations Paul, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you next month for carnitas at Carroll Pate’s!