In old business, the officer nominating committee(Paul Holder, Aggie Bill Hughen and Tom) developed a slate of candidates to serve during the next year – President, Mike Wojdyla; V.P. for Plans and Programs, Elizabeth Ackman; V.P. for Competitions, Kyle Hotz; Secretary, Wild Bill Lehfeld and Treasurer, Tom Freund. The officers were voted in unanimously, despite scattered boos, hisses and inappropriate gestures. Elizabeth reported on the B.A.S.H. Hooks outing on May 24th. Another club outing is planned for the game on “Thirsty Thursday” June 21st. See the B.A.S.H. Facebook page for your ticket discount code and stay tuned for a possible July outing.
In new business, Tom presented the brewing education topic – a short history of hops and his experience with growing hops in Corpus Christi. Cascade grows pretty well if it’s in the sun, sheltered from the wind, well watered and in sandy soil. Fungus is a threat in winter. Rhizomes can be cut in early March. Hops appear with the 2nd year crop. After 5-6 years you will need to plant a new root ball.
We congratulated Kyle on the upcoming opening of his homebrew supply shop in Habeeb Square. Phil Sims announced his retirement from United Airlines.
The Homebrewer of the Year competition this month was for Czech lagers, BJCP 3A-D. The Best of Show competition was open to any style. Kyle collected competition beers for judging offsite. Results will be announced at the July meeting. Our upcoming August competition will be AHA sponsored.
Before the meeting began we feasted on Lou’s amazing Indian food, washing it down with new homebrews by Walt Crawford (Hop Head Double IPA), Paul (Belgian strong golden ale) and Rusty Keyes (ESB). Commercial beers included Tom’s Real Ale Axis IPA, Adam Klager’s Stone Tangerine IPA, Brad Klager’s Jester King RU55 Barrel Aged Sour Red and Dogfish Head Sea Quench and Lou’s Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Santa Fe Pale and Nut Brown Ales.
Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:
21-June-18: Corpus Christi Hooks game, 7:05 p.m.
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)
9-Sept-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (Mark Woerner)
14-Oct-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: BOS open/HBOY amber and brown American beer, BJCP 19A, 19C)
3-Nov-18: Iron Mash XV (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate, team brewing competition)
11-Nov-18: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: BOS open/HBOY spiced beer, BJCP 30A-C)
Thanks again Lou, congratulations Phil, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at the Hooks game !