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February 03, 2021 / by Darryl Ma

February 2021 Meeting Announcements

Announcements (Darryl)

  1. Agenda overview - Announcements, competition updates, panel on pitching healthy yeast, then Commercial beer tasting to occur afterward on Google meet. General socializing will move over to Discord.
  2. Passes - All new memberships and membership renewals submitted up until noon today have been emailed out. If you didn’t receive the pass, send an email to Check the back for discount information.
  3. Sponsor overview - Use your perks! It lets the stores know that they are getting value from sponsoring the club.

Competitions (Ed)

  1. Porter competition update - 26 entries submitted, judging by Establishment, winner will be announced at the next monthly meeting in March.
  2. Lord of the Wort competition - For the club portion, drop off 2 bottles (name, email, phone, description, ingredients, etc.) at the Vineyard by March 11th, winners announced at April meeting. For the New Level portion, see New Level communications – bottle drop off at New Level brewery by the end of February.
  3. Roundup!
    • Limit reached - We have 250 beers
    • If you want to volunteer (judging, stewarding, bottle sorting), contact Ed
    • Virtual gala on February 27th - We will be having a food and beer paired dinner from The Dandy Brewing Company. More info coming soon!
  4. Club activities
    • Homebrew swap - Ongoing activity to share homebrew with members for feedback. Next share is on Feb 20th.
    • Commercial beer tasting - Ongoing activity to taste and discuss commercial beers.
    • If you’ve signed up for either activity but haven’t received any emails, send an email to

Presentation (Malcolm, Paul, Steve, Ed)

  1. Discuss personal experiences with different methods for pitching yeast (dry yeast, overbuilt starters, reusing slurry, vitality starters).
  2. Questions from the members.

Commerical Beer Tasting

  1. Unibroue Blanche de Chamblay
  2. Hoegaarden
  3. Driftwood White Bark (optional)

Social on Discord