Brad Klager hosted the August B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 13th. El Presidente Mike Wojdyla opened the meeting and welcomed new member Jorin Leija (one of the Four J’s of Mathis). Treasurer Tom Freund reported a healthy account balance and reminded people to pay 2017-2018 dues.
In old business, VP for Policies and Programs Jessica Fearn announced that the club excursion to the CC Hooks baseball game will be August 24, appropriately a “Thirsty Thursday”. Use discount code “BASH” to buy tickets on the Hooks website. Speaking of websites, the club website is back up and running thanks to Tom. Our domain name is paid up for 3 years.
Will Seddelmeyer gave an update on the Classic Brew. Unfortunately, in the days following the meeting, some information came to light that means B.A.S.H. will not be serving kegs of homebrew at the event using our portable bar due to insurance/liability issues. Members can still sign up at the September meeting to be volunteer tappers.
Steve Cook reported that our BJCP judge certification class was one of only twelve in the US this year. The following six members are now recognized judges – Daniel and Jessica Fearn, Paul Holder, Eric Linssen, Cory Mathews and Jeremy Van Horn. Congratulations to the judges and to Steve for leading the class and getting our expenses reimbursed!
In new business, Jake Resio reported on a new beer magazine called Brewd that is taking articles from homebrewers. Google “Brewd” if you’re interested. Paul Holder reported that Erik Hinz and fiancée Maggie are inviting B.A.S.H. members to their wedding. Stay tuned to find out where and when.
The competition this month was for British Golden Ale/Australian Sparkling Ale (BJCP 12A/12B). The judges awarded Wild Bill Lehfeld’s “Ned Kelly” Australian Sparkling Ale a score of 141 and his “007” British Golden Ale a score of 129. As Wild Bill was the only entrant, he earned one point. After four of six club competitions, the cumulative standings are as follows:
- Wild Bill – 13 points
- Jeremy – 3 points
- Greg Sawyer – 1 point
- Mark Quade – 1 point
- John Daniels – 1 point
After the meeting adjourned, we devoured Brad’s smoked pork and grilled shrimp. Besides the competition beers, we enjoyed new homebrews from Steve (Belgian dubbel), Paul (amber ale), The Four J’s (Kölsch), Erik (Northeast IPA/Honey Wit), Phil Mooney (Big Brew Oktoberfest) and Will (Bretted saison). Interesting commercial beers included Brad’s New Braunfels Schwartz Sour Dunkel Hefe, Cory’s “Origin One” Belgian Pale Ale, Phil’s Jester King Barrel Aged Old Brown Oud Bruin and Will’s Jester King Collaboration Rare Corals.
The following dubious comments were overheard:
- Paul – “Hey Jeremy, I’ll show you mine if you show me yours!”
- Cory -- ”Wild Bill, is that your hard disk on the ground?” Wild Bill – “Hey, I’ve got your hard disk!” Cory – Sir, that’s a floppy disk!”
Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:
- 10-Sep-17: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner, brewing demonstration)
- 28-Sep- 17: KEDT-TV Classic Brew
- 8-Oct-17: B.A.S.H. meeting (Jack Heim, pale malty European lager competition, BJCP 4A-C)
- 4-Nov-17: Iron Mash XIV (team brewing competition)
- 12-Nov-17: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, brown British beer competition, BJCP 13A-C)
- 10-Dec-17: B.A.S.H. meeting (Carroll Pate, brewing demonstration)
Thanks again Brad, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you next month at Mark Woerner’s !