NMHG monthly meeting minutes, April 16, 2018

Location: Rare Bird.

Attendance: 21

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New members: Adam, Sophia, Adam, Alyssa, Dave.

Upcoming events:

May 5 – Big Brew Day at Terra Firma. Dusty Mud Irish-Style Stout and Rocky Racoon's Honey Lager are the suggested recipes (available on AHA website).

May 17 – Charlie Papazian retiring. 7 Monks wants to do a party and brew Papazian styles. Four teams, each make a beer. Mid-May. Ferment beers on site by mid-April. Team leaders: Craig Babiarz, Chris Heyman, Dave Mellor, Chris Stevens.

May 21 – Monthly meeting at UBrew, 6:30 p.m.

June 11 – Monthly meeting at Hop Lot, 6:30 p.m.

June 16 – Suds N Sun festival. GT Commons. Hosting a homebrew competition there, similar to previous years. We want 6 brewers for homebrew competition. 5 gallons, 2 oz. samples. Public votes, plus judge vote. May 5 deadline to sign up. Seeking entries from people who haven't entered before. Free entry for two for each entrant. Style nominations: Fruit, Kolsch, Red, Wheat, Saison.

July 16 – Off flavor tasting at Jolly Pumpkin. Costs $40. Get credit toward cicerone. May be able to get discount if enough people.

July ?? – Earthen Ales meeting, 6:30 p.m.

August 16-19 – Michigan Homebrew Festival. Lake Orion. Club will chip in on campsite fees (25-50%?). Sunday brunch. Need to reserve camping sites early. Need to know how many within a month.

Sept. 17 – Short's monthly meeting at Bellaire pub with brewery tour, 6:30 p.m.

Octoberfest: Oct. 6? Unsure on location as of now.

Chris Heyman working on learning BJCP process. Must take online test ($10). Small fee for beer tasting. Club may cover cost. Second test costs $40. Third test ????. More info on next meeting.

Nate Crane and Lucas Farley gave us a tour of the Rare Bird brewhouse.