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May 05, 2021 / by Darryl Ma

May 2021 Meeting Announcements

Announcements (Darryl)

  1. Agenda overview - Announcements, Ed has some competition updates, Michael Tonsmeire will give a presentation on Sour Beer, then Commercial beer tasting to occur afterward on Google meet. Mike will say a few words about his beer (Little Wing). 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. Club activities
    • Homebrew swap - Ongoing activity to share your homebrew with members for feedback. Next swap is late May.
    • Commercial beer tasting - Ongoing activity to taste and discuss commercial beers
    • If you’ve signed up for either activity (links in meeting reminder) but haven’t received any emails, send an email to
  4. Next month’s meeting is Spruce Beers with Dakota Paul and special guests
  5. New members

Competitions (Ed)

  1. Saison comp (BJCP 25B). Bottle drop-off June 26th. Winners will be announced at the July 7th meeting.
  2. Belgian Trappist competition (BJCP 26A/B/C/D). Bottle drop-off October 23rd. Winners will be announced at the November 3rd meeting.
  3. Brewer of the Year competition update. Format is new and we may not be allowed to enter the other regional competitions. But we have plenty in-club comps!

Presentation (Michael Tonsmeire, Ryan to do intro & moderate)

  1. Michael Tonsmeire to do a presentation on sour beer.
  2. Questions from the members.

Commerical Beer Tasting

  1. Establishment Brewing Little Wing

Social on Discord


Survey for feedback on recording meetings moving forward –

  1. Version 1 (speaker only)
  2. Version 2 (gallery view, chat, transcript)