October News and Business Meeting Minutes

Hello Everyone,

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

Our October social at Community Brew Works had a great turnout of around 25 people.  The new space is a major upgrade, and we got to see it up close with a tour by CBW president Ethan Cox.

In the next week or so, please complete this Social Survey to help us plan better social events:

Our second annual Beer Advent Exchange is gearing up.  If you’re signed up, please get a case of beer to Dan G. by November 24th. An ideal place to get them to him is at our November social at Pizza Plant (details below). Beers will be re-distributed back to participants at the November business meeting, which will be at Dan’s house (details below).

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 traveling from out of the area.  Please see for more info on brewing or attending.

Santas of Swig is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st from 1-4pm at Buffalo Iron Works.  This is a homebrew tasting/competition with all proceeds benefiting the Matt Urban Center’s Hope House Homeless Shelter for Women and Children.  Please see for more info.

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

The Multi-Club Homebrew Holiday Party will be held Monday, December 3rd at Flying Bison from 6:30-9:30pm. More details will follow on Facebook and via email as they are nailed down.

Learn to Homebrew Day is November 3rd. There will be a homebrewing demonstration at Niagara Traditions starting around 11am, and members are encouraged to attend and to bring homebrew to share with prospective new brewers.

The educational portion of the night consisted of learning about Double IPA presented by Vince with one homebrew and two commercial examples.  Thanks Vince for giving the presentation.  Next month’s style will be Roggenbier.

The November social is scheduled for the Williamsville Pizza Plant (7770 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221) on Tuesday, November 13th from 7pm to 10pm.  Note that Dan G. will be getting there early (6:30) to accept any advent calendar beers.

The November Business Meeting will be held at Dan G’s house. Dan’s address is 22 Primrose Lane, East Amherst, NY 14051. As with a normal business meeting, there will be brief updates on local beer news and events, style presentation, and sharing of homebrew, so bring your tasting glass.

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