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DYS Meeting Minutes – June 3, 2014

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:41 pm
by jimmiec
DYS Meeting Minutes – June 3, 2014

Attendance
22.5 present at the meeting.

DYS Upcoming Events (Subject to Change)
August 2, 2014 - Mead Day | (TBD)
November 1, 2014 - Learn to Homebrew Day | Marcello’s (10AM)
November 1, 2014 - [url=404 Not Found Error]Hub City Pumpking Brew Off?[/url] | Marcello’s (10AM)
December, 2014 - DYS Christmas Party - Cajun Brewing

Local Beer Events and Competitions
June 14, 2014 - BluesBerry Festival | Blue Moon Saloon serving from 6 to 9 PM
August 31, 2014 - Good Time Brewers Brew Classic - Lake Charles, LA
November 15, 2014 - Bayou Beer Fest | Houma, LA
October 4-5, 2014 - Roberts Cove Germanfest | Roberts Cove - Homebrew Comp Entry Deadline: September , 2014
November 15, 2014 - Bayou Beer Festival - at HISTORIC SOUTHDOWN PLANTATION in HOUMA, LA 12pm-5pm

Club Business
    * Technology Committee : Jay Breaux - progress report (website and forum).

    * 2015 Bataille Des Bieres Committee - Sarah Granger - meeting Tuesday evening (June 3)

    * Event Committee - Chris Richard - mead was bottled May 21 and went well.

    * Library - Jesse Livingston - $150 to purchase materials for library to bring up at next meeting.

    * BluesBerry Festival @ Blue Moon Saloon on June 14, 2014 - Volunteers to brew blueberry beer to serve at event (Justin, Jimmie, ....). Also looking for volunteers to help with serving at the event. Volenteering details can be found at the forum. The BluesBerry Festival Facebook page.

    * Organizing Tasting Tour of Lafayette @ TBD - Sounds like transportiion is being worked out. Any volunteers to contact and organize places to go (Greenroom, Parish, etc.)? Details can be found online at the following [url=404]tread[/url]

Other Business
Bayou Beer Society stopped by to introduce themselves and to invite people to their festival they are part of called Bayou Beer Festival. They are looking for homebrew clubs and people to donate homebrew and / or volunteer at the festival. I'll get more info together and post it here on the forum. The festival is on NOVEMBER 15, 2014 at HISTORIC SOUTHDOWN PLANTATION in HOUMA, LA. The festival proceeds goes to Veterans. In addition it beer and homebrew, you can enjoy viewing military vehicles from the Regional Military Museum, Food Booths, and of course non-alcoholic drinks. 21 and over.

Presentation
Justin presented a power point presentation overview of Ginger Ale and skunk beer.

Style of the Month
Wheat ales - 6D. American Wheat or Rye Beer and 15A. Weizen/Weissbier
Marcello’s provided the following beers:

Anchor Brewing Company - Anchor Summer Beer (6D. American Wheat or Rye Beer)
Samuel Adams - Summer Ale (6D. American Wheat or Rye Beer)
Sierra Nevada - Kellerweis Hefeweizen (15A. Weizen/Weissbier)

Shared:
Barley's Brewing Company - Chupacabra (Imperial brown ale aged on Madagascar vanilla beans and cacao nibs)

Descriptions of all the BJCP beer styles can be found on the BJCP website.

Homebrew
Pale Ale (x4), Imeprial Blonde, Chocolate Milk Stout, Brown Ale, Saison, Kolsch, Pear Mead (sparkling), and Chocolate Stout.