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October 03, 2021 / by Darryl Ma

October 2021 Meeting Announcements

Announcements (Darryl)

  1. Agenda overview - Announcements, activities, Ed has some competition updates, Ryan Preston will give a presentation on the clubs first Sour Beer Blending project, 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
  3. 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.
  4. We need 2 volunteers to review our financials ahead of our AGM (exact date TBD)
  5. New members

Competitions (Ed)

  1. Club activities
    • Homebrew swap - Ongoing activity to share your homebrew with members and get some feedback. Next swap should be late September.
    • 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 (BJCP 26A/B/C/D). Bottle drop-off October 23rd (label 2 bottles with your name, email, and style). Winners will be announced at the December 1st.
  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 (Ryan Preston, Darryl to do intro & moderate)

Ryan to do Sour Beer Blending presentation

Slides for 2021 Sour Beer Blending project –

Signup form for 2022 Sour Beer Blending project –

Commerical Beer Tasting

  1. Fahr Oktober
  2. Tailgunner “Celebration Lager” Festbier

Social on Discord