Brad Klager hosted the March B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 11th at his home in Corpus Christi. El Presidente Mike Wojdyla called the meeting to order, thanked our host and welcomed three guests – Sean Clair (nursing school), James Fowler (NAS Kingsville contractor) and Logan Swan (Coast Guard). Tom Fruend’s treasurer’s report was beyond reproach.
Vice Presidents Daniel and Jessica Fearn reported on last months’ contest, in which 11 total beers were entered by four brewers. In the Homebrewer of the Year contest for European Sour Ales, BJCP 23A-F, Rob Sullivan earned 2 points for his 1st place framboise and 1 point for his 2nd place pineapple guava sour. In the Best of Show competition (open to the HBOY beers and all other entries) points were awarded for all entries as follows – 1st, Rob Sullivan, 23F framboise (11 points), 2nd, Mark Quade, 10C weizenbock (10 points), 3rd, Rob, 23F pineapple guava sour (9 points), 4th, Wild Bill Lehfeld, 11C strong bitter (8 points), 5th, Wild Bill, 13A dark mild (7 points), 6th, Wild Bill, 11B best bitter (6 points), 7th, Aggie Bill Hughen, 23D blackberry lambic (5 points), 8th, Wild Bill, 26B Belgian dubbel (4 points), 9th, Aggie Bill, 23D watermelon lambic (1 point), 10th, Aggie Bill, 23D blueberry lambic and 12th, Aggie Bill, 23D blue raspberry lambic (1 point). After 1 of 6 club competitions Rob has all 3 awarded HBOY points. Cumulative BOS points belong to Wild Bill (25), Rob (20), Mark Q (10) and Aggie Bill (8).
In new business, Paul Holder reported that B&J’s Pizza on Staples will propose a plaque to honor our annual Best of Show winners. Steve Cook read the excellent Lazy Beach club brew article he submitted to Zymurgy magazine.
Steve conducted the education event about the three uniquely American beer styles – cream ale, California Common and Kentucky Common.
After the meeting adjourned, we wolfed down garoo and hot brown sliders. Besides last months’ competition beers, we enjoyed new homebrews by Paul (tripel) and Jeremy Van Horn (cider). A bazillion good commercial beers included guest Sean’s Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, host Brad’s Petrus Aged Pale/Twisted X Chupahopra/Freetail Rye Wit/Pedernales Lobo Hefe/Four Corners El Chingon IPA, Eric Linssen’s Real Ale Devil’s Backbone/Lakewwod Hop Trap and Jeremy’s The Alchemist Focal Banger IPA.
The quote of the night belonged to Eric – “My gastrointestinal self changed after homebrewing!”
Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:
8 –Apr-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (Walt Crawford, competition: BOS open/HBOY CA and KY common, BJCP 19B/27B)
5-May-18: Big Brew (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, multiple brewing demonstrations)
20-May-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (John Daniels, NOTE: 3RD SUNDAY)
10-Jun-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: BOS open/HBOY Czech lager, BJCP 3A-D)
8-Jul-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, hosted by Paul Holder)
12-Aug-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: BOS open/HBOY >51% extract challenge)
Thanks again Brad, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you next month at the Crawford’s !