Month: September 2018

Business Meeting Minutes August 28th, 2018

Business Meeting Minutes August 28th, 2018

Hello Everyone,

We had a good turnout for our August meeting. About 20 members attended.

The election for Vice President is coming up next month and we are looking for nominations. The roll consists of helping the President for one year and then taking over the role of President for the next year. To be nominated you need to:
-Been a member for 2 years
-Pay your dues

Please contact skroon@niagarabrewers.orgs with questions or nominations.

The Erie County Fair was from August 8th through the 19th and once again we had a homebrew demo booth to reach more people in the community. Many batches of beer were brewed and we got to speak with a lot of people on homebrewing and beer. Thank you again to Mark Z. for organizing this and setting up and taking down the booth.

The Dude Hates Cancer was Saturday, August 11th from 12pm to 3pm at Resurgence Brewing. A good time was had by all as usual.

The annual Brew’s Picnic was Sunday, August 12th at Sheridan Park. Some members from all the local homebrew clubs showed up and a good time was had. Attendance was light considering how many homebrewers there are in the area. Das Hausbrauers are going to run it next year to change things up.

A steinbier demo took place on Sunday, August 19th at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. I heard that upon putting in the second rock there was much frothing and boiling. Now the wait to see how it turns out.

The Bourbon Barrel filling is taking place Saturday, September 1st from 10am to 2pm. Please see your emails for further information and have your beer ready to go.

The Salt City Brew Club annual competition is Friday, September 28th & Saturday, September 29th. Entry deadline is Friday, September 14th. For more information please see

The Greater Toronto Area Brew Slam is Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th. Entry deadline is Saturday, November 3rd. There is a stipend and accommodation allowance for judging if travel from out of the area. Please see for more info.

Our second annual Beer Advent is gearing up. Bring in a case of good homebrew or purchased beer and get back a case of 24 different beers. Please see Dan G. to sign up and for more info.

Buffalo Beer Week starts Friday, September 14th and runs through Sunday, September 23rd. Lots of things going on so please see for many more details.

A BJCP Mead exam will take place on January 19th, 2019 at 810 Meadworks in Medina. See Alex sign up for the exam. Classes will be the first and second Wednesday in October and November at Lilly Belle Meads in Lancaster from 7pm to 9pm. Please contact Mark Z. to sign up for the classed.

The educational portion of the night consisted of learning about Mixed Fermentation presented by Ken D. with one homebrew and one commercial example. Ken gave a great presentation and gave some great tips on how to get into mixed fermentation as a homebrewer. Tom R. is presenting the style next month.

The September social is scheduled for Hamburg Brewing on Tuesday, September 11th from 7pm to 10pm.

With that, it was motioned to close business and drink beer.

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