Outgoing Note from Tim Meehan
Since this is the last issue of Froth that I will be writing during my tenure as Scribe this year, I would like to thank all of the awesome officers that made this easier than it should have been. While it doesn’t take an overwhelming amount of work or dedication to be an officer, it does take some. I can say that everyone serving put a lot of both of these in, and they also stayed very responsive and collaborative; and for that, I thank you all.
I also want to thank Chuck Anderson. As the previous scribe, he put a lot of effort into getting Froth to it’s current form and format, which is much easier to put together than the previous versions. I was able to step into a process that was already fleshed out and streamlined. Thanks, Chuck!
Finally, I want to thank Katy Miller for volunteering to be your next Scribe. Please help me welcome her into this role! Also, consider volunteering for the job in 2021.
Club Business – 2020 Officer Lineup
Our end of year elections produced five new officers (all uncontested). Starting January 1st, your officers will be:
- Primary: Dirk Franzen
- Secondary: Chuck Anderson
- Treasurer: Corey Griffo
- Scribe: Katy Miller
- Social Media Director: Lynn Schentrup
- Mid-Year Director: Tony Aiken
- Calendar-Year Director: Ryan Naseman
- Event Coordinator: Clay Bunn
- Event Coordinator in Training: Keith Rodenhauser
Thanks for volunteering! Our awesome members are what make our club so great!
Renew or Become a New BOCK Member
Membership is only $25 per person or $35 per family/household. Here are some of the perks of being a BOCK member:
- 10% discount at BrewerDude Homebrew Store
- Several club-only competitions (we had 5 last year)
- BJCP training available (additional cost, limited spots, occurs every other year)
- Feedback on your brews
- Members’ tasty brews
- An open and friendly community (saved the best for last)
Iron Mash beers are due at BrewerDude by January 10th at 7:00 PM! Because Mash Madness and Iron Mash beers are due the same day, please be sure to label your beer for Iron Mash or Mash Madness so we don’t open your beer for the wrong competition.
Judging for Iron Mash and Mash Madness 2nd Round will take place at Rock House on Sunday, January 12th at 1:00. Clay needs 6-8 judges who did not participate in Iron Mash to judge those beers (15 beers total, two flights, 3-4 judges per flight). If you are competing in either or both competitions and also judging, you can bring your entries directly to the judging on the 12th. Reach out to Clay if you can help out.
2019 BrewerDude Mash Madness
Second round beers are due at BrewerDude by January 10th at 7:00 PM! Because Mash Madness and Iron Mash beers are due the same day, please be sure to label your beer for Iron Mash or Mash Madness so we don’t open your beer for the wrong competition.
Judging for Iron Mash and Mash Madness 2nd Round will take place at Rock House on Sunday, January 12th at 1:00. Clay needs 8-12 judges for the Mash Madness beers (8 beers in four head-to-head matchups, 2-3 judges per matchup). If you are competing in either or both competitions and also judging, you can bring your entries directly to the judging on the 12th. Reach out to Clay if you can help out.
Full bracket can be found here.
The 2020 National Homebrew Competition is coming up fast, so start taking inventory of your aged beers and craft your recipes for the fresh ones. NHC registration will be open from January 14th through the 22nd. Details here.
2020 Blue Stallion Lager Competition
It’s almost time for BSB’s annual Lager Competition! Kickoff and yeast distribution will be at our February BOCK meeting (February 10th at Blue Stallion); be sure to bring a SYTD (Sanitized Yeast Transportation Device)!
2020 Bluegrass Cup
Save-the-Date for our biggest production of the year: May 30th at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Shrewsbury Hall. Call for volunteers will be forthcoming.
Stan Hieronymus Presentation
A huge thanks goes to Stan Hieronymus for the awesome talk he gave us about hops. The new findings about only needing 10 minutes to get all the bitterness power out of the hops was mind-blowing information.
2019 Holiday Potluck
Thanks to Nathan Hoskins and his family for hosting BOCK’s annual holiday potluck at their home on December 14th.
Home Brew Con 2020
Next year’s Home Brew Con will be in Nashville from June 18th through the 20th. We would like to have our own booth at the Club Night event, and could use some help deciding on a theme, designing and building the booth, organizing, and generally having some extra help for whatever needs to get done. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to Tony Aiken
We have some extra BOCK t-shirts available for $15. If you are interested, please reach out email@example.com. Note: The shirts run one size smaller than what’s on the tag; so if you want a Large, you would want one with an Extra Large tag.
Local Breweries Brew BOCK Beers
If you make beer at one of our local breweries, whether for winning a competition or just for funsies, let us know so we can announce it to the whole club!
BOCK has started an Instagram account to highlight the events that we host and/or attend. Follow our account at https://www.instagram.com/bockbrewky/
Check out https://www.bockbrew.com/ for monthly meeting information and upcoming events. Members should register to take advantage of the topics/discussions (like Barrel Program recipes), putting other members’ faces to names, past Froth issues and more.
How to Register:
- Go to www.bockbrew.com.
- Create an account here. When not logged in you will find this link under “Members”.
- Fill out your account with a photo and membership info (go to the members page, find your profile and click edit).
- Once registered your account will be flagged for approval by an officer. Once it is approved you will receive an email letting you know.
- Now you have access to member-only areas of the site such as “Topics”, where club events like barrel fills and bulk malts are discussed, and “Froth” where current and previous issues of Froth can be read over and over.
AHA Membership Discount
Brewer Dude is now offering discounted AHA memberships. If you are interested, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.