The August B.A.S.H. meeting was held on Sunday the 14th at B&J’s Pizza on SPID. Kyle, Frank, Max and the rest of the B&J’s crew hosted us in a roped-off area in the back room.
El Presidente Daniel Fearn called the meeting to order, welcoming new members Mark Gonzales and Eric Linssen. Treasurer Carroll Pate reported a healthy club balance after continuing his effective dues collection for the new fiscal year.
Paul Holder gave an update on the KEDT-TV Classic Brew, to be held on Thursday, September 22nd at the Museum of Science and History. If you donate a keg for the B.A.S.H. 5-tap portable bar, you receive free admission, a free t-shirt and souvenir glass. Volunteer tappers get half price admission with a t-shirt and glass. Tappers can sign-up at the September meeting.
Daniel gave an update on the Dixie Cup regional homebrew competition. Entries must be in Houston by September 20th. Paul reported that the source for club hats and t-shirts is now Embroid Me at Carroll Lane and SPID. The first session of Steve Cook’s BJCP judging class was held last Wednesday at Lazy Beach. Those who missed the 1st class can still attend this Wednesday’s 2nd session at Lazy Beach from 7 – 9 p.m. The exam will be held here in March 2017 and in Houston in April.
In REALLY, REALLY OLD business, Carroll Pate is inviting everyone to his 75th birthday party at his home in Calallen on Sunday, August 21 from 2 – 5 p.m. He promises not to get too nostalgic about his era (the Cretaceous, we believe).
The competition this month was for Biere De Garde, BJCP category 24C. Vic Aguilar collected 2 points for his victorious “50-Deuce” amber, while Wild Bill Lehfeld’s brown picked up 1 point for second place. After four of six club competitions, cumulative standings are as follows:
- Wild Bill – 5 points
- Mark Quade – 3.5 points
- John Daniels – 3 points
- Jim Hildreth – 3 points
- Paul Kalaghan – 3 points
- Vic Aguilar – 2 points
- Andrew Herzig/Sabrina – 1.5 point
As the meeting concluded, we enjoyed B&J’s pizza courtesy of Wild Bill and El Presidente. Max and Frank supplemented our homebrew with 20 beers on tap and a gazillion cans and bottles in the B&J’s bottle cooler. Besides the scoring competition beers, we enjoyed new homebrews by Micah Cole (Belgian golden strong/Yuengling clone), Steve (Belgian single/dubbel), Walt Crawford (American IPA), Jim (American wheat/black IPA), Paul Holder (infected pale ale), Wild Bill (amber biere de garde) and Jeremy Van Horn (citra IPA).
Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:
- 21-Aug-16: “Cretaceous” Carroll Pate’s 75th birthday (The Pate residence in Calallen)
- 11-Sep-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner, brewing demonstration)
- 22-Sep-16: Classic Brew 2016 (Museum of Science and History)
- 9-Oct-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (Railroad Seafood Station hosted by Sean Sutherland, Scottish Ale competition, 2015 BJCP 14A-C, 17C)
- 5-Nov-16: Iron Mash XIII (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, team brewing competition)
- 13-Nov-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, Russian Imperial Stout competition, 2008 BJCP 13F)
- 11-Dec-16: B.A.S.H. meeting (Carroll Pate, if he makes it much past 75)
Thanks again El Presidente, Wild Bill and B&J’s, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you next weekend at Old Man Pate’s and next month at Mark Woerner’s !