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November 03, 2021 / by Darryl Ma

November 2021 Meeting Announcements

Announcements (Darryl)

  1. Agenda overview - Announcements, activities, Ed has some competition updates, Brian Maude will give a presentation on brewing with Calgary water, 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
    • Passes are for the calendar year. So if you intended to purchase a 2022 pass, but paid recently, send an email to – that said, you need to be a paid member to vote in the AGM.
  3. AGM will be Wednesday November 24th at 8PM.
    • Need 20-ish folks to attend
    • If you want to nominate for any position, email Kevin at
    • If you just want to volunteer some time to help, email Darryl at We always have lots of stuff that needs doing (reaching out for sponsorships, picking up prizes, sorting prizes, mailing prizes, helping with the website, helping with memberships, etc.).
  4. In-person meetings are still up in the air. Will make the call on a month by month basis. We will try to give folks a week’s notice.
  5. Any members want to volunteer to do a presentation topic in 2022? Email
  6. New members

Competitions (Ed)

  1. Club activities
    • Homebrew swap - Ongoing activity to share your homebrew with members and get some feedback. Next swap is Friday November 19th.
    • 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
  2. Belgian Trappist competition winners will be announced at the November 3rd meeting or December 1st meeting.
  3. BOTY update. We are hosting the final round for the Brewer of the Year circuit. Anyone interested in volunteering to judge or drop off beers, email

Presentation (Brian Maude, Steve to do intro & moderate)

Brian to do Calgary Water talk

Slides for Calgary Water talk –

Direct link to Calgary Water data –

Commerical Beer Tasting

  1. Medicine Hat Brewing “Belfast”
  2. Troubled Monk “This”
  3. Omen Brewing “Claustrophobic”

Social on Discord