Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - April 4, 2019

PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – April 4, 2019 -Kathrin’s, Rocklin, 6:30pm

  1. Welcome: In attendance- Marc, Phil, Jeff, Dave and Damien

  2. Operation:

    1. Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:

      1. Secretary - no secretary as of yet

      2. Treasurer(s)

        1. up to $1,011.5

      3. Director of Activities

        1. Reach out to Monks on collaboration beer for Beer Week

      4. Phil- Director of PR/Fundraising

        1. White labs possible topics:

          1. harvesting yeast

          2. process-where did the strains come from? propagation to my beer? How do you create/discover year?

          3. audio options?

            1. Jeff has a project

            2. old computer speakers

        2. Communication (email?) with members about upcoming events

            1. email set up - send out reminder to bring relevant yeast topics

        3. brewery tour -

          1. Debrief

            1. do another tour sometime soon?  date?

          2. Pictures - make a folder where people can share their photos

            1. send out email asking for photos emailed then make a google slide show?

        4. Replacing Bingo with raffles of donated items:

          1. I have some tap handles from Don (Damien)

      1. Jeff- Vice President

        1. bring a proposed 2020 calendar to board meeting

        2. brew Camp - Aug 3, 4

          1. “Tropical Porter”

  3. Misc.

    1. Rocklin Brewfest -Randy Green- Homebrew addition: June 1st?

      1. Ask mike when he wants samples?  Judging day before?

      2. Tim Dozier volunteered to help

      3. PUBS brewers

        1. take volunteers at meeting and find interest

      4. Which clubs should be invited if we stick to 80 corridor.

        1. Ask Patrick and Eric to get three brewers each that are local

          1. Damien will contact Patrick for 3 local brewers

          2. Dave will reach out to Eric for 3 local brewers

        2. Gold Country, Grass Valley,

    1. Beer field trips:  meet and greet events, bus trips with drivers

    2. Possible brews for 2020:  

    3. Wall Beers (homebrew share) - anything else we need to think about or share

      1. not a competition!

      2. this will come after the competition

    4. NCHF beers

      1. club gives $50 for each brew

    5. Matt Hall has indicated that he'd be willing to host a brewday.  Proposed date-May?

    6. Eric wants a brewday at Red Bus - AHA teach a friend - proposed date

    7. Cellarmaster Position

      1. progress on person?

  4. Upcoming Meeting(s) - complete agenda for meeting

  1. Officer Roll Call

    1. go through new officers and let me introduce themselves, if they have updates they can give

  2. Remind Members that dues are now being accepted for 2019

  3. review of the Foothills trip (Jeff will have photos to show)

  4. upcoming beer events as a lead-in to discussion of the Rocklin event and our participation, and the

  5. Rocklin Brewfest announcement

    1. who would be interested?  We need volunteers for brewing and booth and clean up (get in one hour before closing)

      1. beer

        1. Don

        2. Jeff

    2. Placer county fair entries

  6. Placer County event (both Dave?), and thinking ahead for brewing beers for NCHF (Jeff?).

  7. Brewing Questions

  8. After Erik’s webinar we could do a raffle of yeast vouchers donated by White Labs

  9. webinar with Erik is scheduled to start at 7pm. He is planning on a 15 min talk and will take questions after, for up to 30 min if there are that many (we should have a few in our pocket to kick things off.)

  10. Then the Extract brewing competition, followed by Wall Beers (if anyone brings any.)

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - March 7, 2019

PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – March, 7, 2019 -Kathrin’s, Rocklin, 6:30pm

  1. Welcome: In attendance- Marc, Phil, Jeff, Dave and Damien

  2. Operation:

    1. Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:

      1. Secretary - no secretary as of yet

      2. Treasurer(s)

        1. up to $1100

      3. Director of Activities

        1. Rocklin Brewfest

      1. Phil- Director of PR/Fundraising

        1. White labs possible topics:

          1. harvesting yeast

          2. process-where did the strains come from? propagation to my beer? How do you create/discover year?

        2. Membership Communications

          1. Communication (email?) with members about upcoming events

            1. Maybe set up an email: Events@placerbrewers.org for communications like this. I can ask Dagan. - Dave

              1. messaged Dagan, waiting on the response

          2. Communication (Meetup? How?) with members about upcoming events

            1. both Phil and Jeff rights to add calendar events to our web site a couple of months ago. They just need to go explore as I did. Squarespace offers many video tutorials. https://placer-brewers.squarespace.com/config/)

          3. Communications (email?) with ex-members about re-joining and reasons to do so

          4. Listing Brewfest calendar on PUBS website (how?)

        3. brewery tour - update March 30

          1. Finalize planning for vehicle rental, driver nomination and insurance for Foothills Brewery Tour

          2. Van has been reserved - $129.99 + insurance. I volunteered to drive this go around. Spoke to my insurance, and they have no issues - similar to what Jeff had said in an earlier email.

          3. Marc said he could just take credit card over the phone for this trip.  No need to set up a paypal or venmo for this

        4. Replacing Bingo with raffles of donated items:

          1. For March I think we have something from Patrick                       

          2. For April I can probably get free yeast vouchers from White Labs

          3. We received notice from the State that we failed to complete the Nonprofit Raffle Report (Sept 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018).  This shouldn't be an issue because we didn't have many. Need to file within 30 Days! - Form #: CT-NRP-2

      1. Jeff- Vice President

  1. Misc.

    1. Rocklin Brewfest -Randy Green- Homebrew addition: June 1st?

      1. Big Mike and panel will do official judging with peoples choice as well

      2. cordoned off area for homebrew

      3. we could have the area where they walk in

      4. 10 homebrews - 5 gallons each

        1. this is where we would come into the picture

          1. reach out to other brew clubs  

        2. come up with a voting plan and bounce it off Tony and Randy

        3. get a list of homebrew supplies that Rotary can solicit for gift card prizes

          1. morebeer - online

          2. Ohara’s brew supply - Auburn

          3. Brewmeister -Eric Roseville and Folsom

          4. northern brewer- online

          5. midwestsupplies - online

        4. other clubs close to us that could enter

        5. 122:00-1:00 is brewers lunch: food and network time

        6. set up sample brew day

        7. breakdown

          1. willing to give $1000 for takedown roll up

            1. 8-10 would take about an hour

            2. roll fences

            3. move tables to pick up points

    2. Brewers Best - procedure?  Vote top 3? Do we have scorecards for comments or leave as conversations?

    3. Beer field trips:  meet and greet events, bus trips with drivers

    4. Possible brews for 2020:  

    5. Wall Beers (homebrew share) - anything else we need to think about or share

      1. not a competition!

      2. this will come after the competition

    6. Matt Hall has indicated that he'd be willing to host a brewday.  Proposed date?

    7. Eric wants a brewday at Red Bus - AHA teach a friend - proposed date

    8. Cellarmaster Position

      1. progress on person?

  1. Upcoming Meeting(s) - complete agenda for meeting

    1. Donna Dotti - Placer County Fair Home Brew Entries

    2. Officer Roll Call

      1. go through new officers and let me introduce themselves, if they have updates they can give

    3. Remind Members that dues are now being accepted for 2019

    4. Brewing Questions

    5. Rocklin Brewfest announcement

      1. who would be interested?  likelihood that around 3 are online sign up, then maybe three per local brew club

    6. Remind we are bringing  back the Wall Beers (homebrew share) not a competition!

      1. this will come after the competition

    7. Voting for Brewer best - Everyone votes top 3

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - February 7, 2019

PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – February, 7, 2019 -Kathrin’s, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Welcome: In attendance- Marc, Phil, Jeff, Dave and Damien

  1. Operation:

    1. Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:

      1. Secretary

        1. no secretary as of yet

      2. Treasurer(s)

        1. deposits of ~700

        2. $216 payout

        3. taxes look good

        4. outstanding $300 for campsite fees

      3. Director of Activities

        1. Upcoming events

      4. Phil- Director of PR/Fundraising

        1. White labs possible topics:

          1. harvesting yeast

          2. process-where did the strains come from? propagation to my beer? How do you create/discover year?

        2. brewery tour - we still need to solve the bus question.  How do we get one and still be affordable

          1. bus info: charge the hour and mile

            1. 15 people to Chico $120/ person

          2. what is the liability for a van?  one day floater insurance

            1. we need to check our insurances

          3. 15 passenger van ~$50 day

      5. Director of Membership

        1. should we reach out to past members?

      6. Jeff- Vice President

        1. Proposed 2019 Competition Schedule - complete.

          1. Work has begun on 2020 calendar

            1. triticale?

            2. gluten free

  2. Misc.

    1. Brew Camp July 26-28

      1. same campground - Sugar Pine Reservoir

    2. NCHF 20-22, we got the campsites.  THeme: Aloha Brew Ha Ha

      1. brew camp could make a tropical stout

        1. club entry into competition and one for camp or hoppy hour

    3. Beer field trips:  meet and greet events, bus trips with drivers

    4. Possible brews for 2020:  Gluten free, triticale grain,....

    1. Mention we are bringing  back the Wall Beers (homebrew share) not a competition!

      1. this will come after the competition

    2. PHil will talk about future bus trip for beer tour.  Need the money right away after dates. April?

    3. Matt Hall has indicated that he'd be willing to host a brewday.  Proposed date?

    4. Eric wants a brewday at Red Bus - AHA teach a friend - proposed date

    5. Cellarmaster Position

      1. progress on person?

  3. Upcoming Meeting(s) - complete agenda for meeting

    1. Officer Roll Call

      1. go through new officers and let me introduce themselves, if they have updates they can give

    2. Remind Members that dues are now being accepted for 2019

    3. Brewing Questions

    4. introducing pull tab bingo $2 a tab

    5. Phil will talk about future bus trip for beer tour.  

    6. Jeff will ask for suggestions for 2020 topics

    7. Mention we are bringing  back the Wall Beers (homebrew share) not a competition!

      1. this will come after the competition

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - January 3. 2019

  1. Welcome: In attendance- Marc, Phil, Jeff, Dave and Damien

  2. Operation:

    1. Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:

      1. Secretary

        1. last meeting minutes- Will distribute at beginning of this meeting.

        2. Brew camp needs to move to last weekend of July

      2. Treasurer(s)

      3. Director of Activities

        1. Upcoming events

        2. Website issues?  Change of website?

        3. Speaker List

      1. Phil- Director of PR/Fundraising

        1. brewery tour -Loomis, Old Republic, Grass Valley, Crooked Lane, Loomis

          1. need bus costs

          2. dates: cutoff date in Feb, tour in late Feb, early March

        2. Need glasses and other merchandise at every meeting

        3. get stuff back from Bud

        4. Tap Folsom-

      2. Director of Membership

        1. Progress on transfer of responsibilities and any documents or other items

        2. Ways to incr membership?

          1. activities that are open to members only that are incentives to join

      3. Jeff- Vice President

        1. Proposed 2019 Competition Schedule - any updates?

  3. Misc.

    1. Should we bring back the Wall Beer (homebrew share) Competition on a monthly basis?  This may encourage more brewing. We can still have a monthly style presentations.

      1. no competition - more social event at end of meeting

    2. Here's an idea for the next Christmas Party...Instead of having a party, why don't we do a pub crawl? If everyone contributes $40 (or more), we could probably hire a bus. We could also do a potluck somewhere...Red Bus in their back room is a possibility?

    3. Matt Hall has indicated that he'd be willing to host a brewday.  I brewed with him a few day ago, and learned some new tricks. He has a very nice system, and does some unique things that I think all of you would be interested in seeing.  I suggest a vanpool since he lives in Garden Valley (near Georgetown). We could also visit Stash Brewery.

    4. Eric wants a brewday at Red Bus - AHA teach a friend

    1. Cellarmaster Position

      1. in charge of commercial samples?

      2. non board member

      3. in charge of talk/presentation

  4. Upcoming Meeting(s) - complete agenda for meeting

  1. Officer Roll Call

    1. go through new officers and let me introduce themselves, if they have updates they can give

  2. Remind Members that dues are now being accepted for 2019

  3. Brewing Questions

  4. Rules for Biere Blanche competition

    1. judge panel will determine the closest-Peter, andy and mike

    2. members also vote - both count for 1st place for brewer of the year

    3. need a couple of pitchers to compare

    4. normal score cards compared to BB as style

  5. Wall beer concept - coming Feb

  6. Beer Tour

    1. announce in January meeting

  7. Phil-create a member profile that allows for people to give input to skills and preferences.  Could be a google form that populates a sheet?

  8. Jeff-Better way to communicate with members

  • Bigger commitment to Meetup?

  • Focus more on the website

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - October 4, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – September 6, 2018

Kathrins Biergarten, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Attendees: Matt Carroll, Dave Long, Kevin and Andrew Sach, Mark Schindler, Phil Menzies

September minutes - not available for review.

II. Activities - MOKSA Homebrewer’s Appreciation Night - Oct 16 5-8 PM. Thanks, Dave for taking the lead.

  • Monk’s Cellar Clone Competition. Will be announced at November’s meeting, hopefully, a discussion from Peter or Andy on the beer style and one or both will be present January, 2019 mtg to judge entries.

  • Upcoming general membership meetings - October at Kathrin’s; November through February at Monk’s Cellar.

  • October general meeting - Nominations for board positions for 2019 will be taken. We should consider sending out an email to all members prior to the meeting listing all board positions and maybe a link to each of their duties. This will give them a little time to think about it prior to the meeting. The results will be announced at the November meeting.

  • PUBS Christmas Party is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 6 at Monk’s Cellar. We will have brewer’s best competition on the wall and the gift exchange which should be kept under $20. The Brewer of the Year will be announced at this meeting.

III. Treasury - We are budgeted for the Christmas party.

  • -Mark continues to look for alternative banking that would include free checking. Changing accounting program from Quickbooks to WAVE(?). Consider discussing with Dagan whether there are cheaper alternatives for our website costs.

  • -Start soon to make the push for members to renew their memberships. Will be counting on this income to fund expenses and activities in the new year.

IV. Membership - See renewals above.

  • -2 big winners at the GABF are from Rocklin and Roseville. Neither appear to be associated with a home brew club. Would be a score if someone could contact them (find their email?) and invite them to the club.

  • Reach out to commercial breweries at upcoming fests to offer our services for pouring, help set up etc. This would be club publicity and not to make money. Thanks to Phil for putting together a comprehensive list of all upcoming fests for the next year.

V. Fundraising - Has been weak this year. Discussed pouring commercial

  • beer at a fest for profit. This could also include selling some their merchandise such as T shirts, glasses, etc., and taking a share of the profits. Patrick may have more info about how to set up if possible.

  • We can raffle off a pot of money at the Roseville mtgs but not in Rocklin.

VI. Events

  • -AHA rally at Heretic - Happened (Sat Oct 6). Hope someone got some free wort.

  • Sacramento Brew Street is tomorrow (Oct 13) in Midtown from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

  • Need to get a feel for how many are interested in attending PUBS Brew Camp in 2019 and when campground reservations need to be made.

  • We need to discuss NCHF reservations for 2019 with Jeff 2 vs 3 sites.

VII. Action items

  • Can someone with the membership roster send an email out before next meeting reminding all to think about being a board member and nominations will happen at the Oct mtg?

  • Someone in the know discuss with Dagan about the website.

  • -ttempt to contact the GABF local winners.

  • For future - a contact(s) for brew fest pouring or selling commercial beer.

  • Discuss with Jeff about NCHF 2019.

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - September 6, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – September 6, 2018

Kathrins Biergarten, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Directors: Dave Jeff Kevin

Other Attendees: Andrew, Phil

Aug Minutes reviewed and approved

PR/Fundraising:

  • No change (Bud not present)

  • Someone needs to find events for us to participate where volunteers are paid (proceeds donated to PUBS)

Other activity details:

  • Aug Saison style competition winner:

  • 1 Mark Clark, 2 Stephen, 3 Mark Clark

September Competition Presentation:

  • Octoberfest beers – Focus on style, (rather than history)?

  • Recommend that at least one commercial sample come from Kathrin’s (support our site sponsor)

Treasury:

  • Mark tried out “Wave” bookkeeping software. Looks like it may meet our needs at no/low cost

  • All Quicken account info transferred , reconciled, and up to date in “Wave”

Membership:

  • Nothing new

NCHF:

  • Preliminary schedule:

    • Friday Hoppy hour 4-6 (start setup around 3pm)

    • Sat Morn – sleep in, set up around 11:00

Competition Style Calendar:

  • September: Amber Lager / Oktoberfest / Marzen

  • October – Brewers’ Best/worst

Other:

  • Suggestion for a decoction brew day

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - August 2, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – August 2, 2018

Kathrins Biergarten, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Directors: Damian Dave Jeff Mark Kevin Bud

Other Attendees: Stephen, Andrew, Phil

July Minutes reviewed and approved

PR/Fundraising:

  • No change

Other activity details:

  • Need date for Monk’s Cellar clone brew. Dave will take point on that task.

August Competition Presentation:

  • Saison. Mike will give presentation on Saison

  • Commercial samples suggested: DuPont, Jackrabbit

Other August Presentation:

  • Jeff will give presentation on Brew Camp experience

Treasury:

  • Dave balanced the books on Slick Pie as a trial. Another free Quickbooks alternative (NOT Slick Pie) is

  • being investigated. Dave will try transferring some data.

  • About $800 in bank

  • Insurance is due.

Membership:

  • Roster is now on Google Drive. Recent new members have been added.

NCHF:

  • September 14 th -15 th . Remind members that tickets are still available.

  • Design brainstorming session at Damian’s August 6 th 5:30-7:30

  • Need to ask Tim to request list from NCHF of PUBS ticket holders

  • Jeff taking lead on booth assembly and food (both camp and booth food). Some food left over from Brew Camp.

Competition Style Calendar:

  • August Saison

  • September: Amber Lager / Oktoberfest / Marzen

  • Suggestion to move all styles down one month so we can fit the Bier Blanche clone in January, 2019.

Other:

  • Need to know winners in Scotch Ale competition, and brewers’ best.

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - July 5, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – July 5, 2018

Kathrins Biergarten, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Damian Dave Jeff Mark Kevin Andrew Bud

June Minutes reviewed and approved with the following changes:

Dave was present at June meeting. Damian was not.

PR/Fundraising:

  • No change

Other activity details:

  • Bottle share at Damian’s went well (light attendance).

July Competition Presentation:

  • IPA. Maybe Big Mike? Dave?

Campout July 27-29:

Still have not collected any money, or signed anyone up. It is still definitely on.

Brew on Saturday, the 28 th will be Amarillo Rye Pale Ale. Damian, Matt say they will go.

Treasury:

  • Mark looked into Quickbooks alternative (Slick Pie). Mark opened a test account. Dave will try transferring

  • some data. A standalone version is available (instead of subscription).

  • About $1,000 in bank

  • Insurance is coming due.

  • Looking for free checking (Golden One?)

Membership:

  • No Change

NCHF:

  • September 14 th -15 th . Remind members that first round of tickets go on sale July 16 th 10am.

  • Suggested booth theme: Down and Out in Las Vegas (possible legal issue with that name – may have to change to “Busted In Las Vegas”)

Other:

  • PUBS Bier Blanche clone brew is with MONK’s (not Loomis Basin as previously noted). NEED A DATE.

  • Suggestion to push barrel aged sours as far out into future as possible.

  • Other 2019 competition calendar suggestions:

    • Jan – Weisenbock

    • Feb – Extract Brew (min 70% extract?)

    • July – Rye IPA

    • Aug – Wit beer

Competition Style Calendar:

  • July: IPA’s

  • August Saison

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - June 7, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – June 7, 2018

Kathrins Biergarten, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Damian Jeff Mark Kevin Andrew Bud

May Minutes reviewed and approved

Bud creating our own off flavor kit:

  • We were unable to have it ready by meeting. Will try again later

Brochures:

  • Still need quote from VistaPrint (Jeff).

Other activity details:

  • Solid Ground collaboration brew:

    • Saturday, June 30 th

    • See Mike Ogden for details

June Competition Presentation:

  • Bud was going to conduct off flavor presentation, but that is now set for a future meeting

Campout July 27-29:

  • Still have not collected any money, or signed anyone up. It is still definitely on.

  • Brew on Saturday, the 28 th will be Amarillo Pale Ale

Treasury:

  • Mark will investigate Quickbooks alternative

  • About $1,200 in bank

Membership:

  • Membership is now online

NCHF:

  • September 14 th -15 th . First round of tickets go on sale July 16.

  • We have agreed to host Hoppy Hour (Friday, the 14 th )

Water Test Kit:

  • Board decided to delay purchase ($250)

Other:

  • Suggestion for PUBS sponsored brew day for next year’s State Fair Competition

  • Suggestion for calendar of 2019 local brewing events at which PUBS can have a presence

  • Suggestion to add placeholder for BJCP style # to style competition entry card. Put instructions on back

Competition Style Calendar:

  • June: Brewer’s Best/Worst

  • July: IPA’s

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - May 3, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – May 3, 2018

Moksa, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Dave Damian Matt Jeff Mark Kevin Andrew

April Minutes reviewed and approved

Auburn Foothills Brewfest Details:

  • Get to Brewfest by 10am

  • Tickets at Will Call

  • Brewers: Bud, Mat Jeff, Phil (serving Dave’s maibock).

  • Bring your own buckets for icing kegs

  • All four PUBS brewers at one table (check with Patrick if OK) - 2 jockey boxes each having 2 taps

  • Jeff will provide CO2 w/5-way distribution. Bud will bring backup tank.

  • Jeff will bring shade, banner, flag, tablecloths, membership forms (Kevin will send latest version)

Brochures:

  • Jeff will print a few (~20)

  • Check with Vista Print re: larger order (250?) and get back to board.

  • Brochure needs a cosmetic makeover (more like original brochure?) Information is OK

  • Put spaces between sponsor names on back

Other activity details:

  • Sac Mac (for Beer Week):

    • Thursday, May 10 th

    • About $2,400 received on behalf of Craft Brewers Asso (will keep separate from PUBS funds).

    • PUBS will have Booth - collaboration with Amoretti flavorings

    • PUBS booth staff - Don, Dave, Dagan, Matt, Jeff, others

    • Jeff will bring brown ale, Monk’s Cellar will provide maibock, Don will bring ?

  • Rocklin Brewfest:

    • June 2 nd

    • No direct participation. Maybe hand out brochures? Who?

  • Moksa bottle giveaway:

    • Details?

May Competition Presentation:

  • Bock Beers

Dave or Bud to provide short talk

  • Dave needs someone to bring old projector/computer (Damian will do, with Kevin as backup)

Next Clone Competition:

  • Monk’s Cellar Bier Blanch (They are agreeable).

Campout July 27-29:

  • Suggested cost $25/person, includes camping, Sat Breakfast and Dinner. All other food is up to participants.

  • Will brew small (10 Gal) batch of wort Sat

  • Need to begin collecting money

  • Need to validate that group camp campers can use Sugar Pine picnic area.

Water Test Kit:

  • Need a new one. Damian will pursue. ~$250.

  • Suggested we have a demo on how to use Bruin Water or other site to publish water profile

Other:

  • Suggestion to standardize competition entry (simple card entry form w/holepunch to tie onto entry)

  • *Create sample - Name/date/style/space for entry number

Competition Style Calendar:

  • May: Bock Beers

  • June: Brewer’s Best/Worst

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - April 5, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – Apr 5, 2018

The Red Bus, Folsom, 6:30pm

March Minutes reviewed and approved

Dave Damian Matt Jeff Mark Kevin Andrew Bud

Back at Kathrin’s BierGarten. We will be outside. Cool River is a backup in case of rain.

April Presentation: Scotch and Scottish ales

Big Mike will say a few words about Scotch vs Scottish ales.

Suggestions for commercial samples: Alesmith wee heavy

Treasurer:

  • Taxes are filed

  • Raffle data has been submitted

  • Reminder that there is no Bingo allowed in Rocklin (Kathrin’s)

Activities:

  • April 7 th - Collaboration with Monk’s Cellar (after BOD meeting, Bud said he could coordinate with Andy).

  • April 13-15 AHA competition at Sudwerks in Davis (looking for volunteers & judges) Dave will send contact.

  • May 5 th – Foothills Brew Fest (at least 4 PUBS entries) contact is Patrick O’Hara (Auburn Brew Supply)

  • May 10 th – Sacramento Beer Week (Club members get in free

  • May 12 th - Sacramento Brew-Off (21 st Amendment). Capitol Hop Shop in downtown Sac. No clones, 5 gal

  • brew

  • May 15 th – Beer pairing at Monk’s Cellar (not a PUBS sponsored event)

  • May 19 th - Brew Day at Jeff’s house

  • May 20 th – Track 7 IPA Competition. Looking for judges.

  • June 9 th CA State Fair commercial competition – looking for volunteers.

  • June 23 rd - bottle share at Damian’s

  • Rocklin Brewfest in June – Bud is investigating how we might participate (pour?)

  • Maybe have next BOD at Red Bus in Folsom

Other Activity Ideas:

  • Pursue off-flavor class (need kit(s))

  • Hold class at Brewmeister

Fundraising:

  • Nothing new

Membership:

  • OK. Nothing new

Ideas for club activities:

  • Matt Hall’s steam system

  • Clone of local Brewery beers – need to pursue a sponsoring brewery.

  • -eff said (again) he will try to draft a “What Is PUBS” brochure.

  • May do a Brew at campout in July

Competition Style Calendar:

  • April: Scottish/Scotch Ales

  • May: Bock Beers

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - March 4, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – Mar 1, 2018

Kathrin’s Biergarten, Rocklin (or maybe Red Bus, Folsom – stay tuned), 6:30pm

Feb Minutes reviewed and approved

Dave Damian Matt Jeff Mark Kevin Andrew Bud

Last general meeting at Monk’s Cellar. Back to Kathrin’s in April. Damian will check at Brickyard on Eureka Rd.

PUBS Campout Update (July 27 –29, Madrone site, Forbes Creek Campground):

  • Jeff will solicit a coordinator for food/activities at meeting and via meetup.

  • If none by April, Jeff will facilitate

March Presentation:

  • Maybe have Big Mike say a few words about light lagers (if he is up to it).

  • Do a better job of going through commercial sample for judging support/appreciation.

  • Consider having “official” judges (at least 2, one being BJCP certified) in addition to popular vote.

Treasurer:

  • Raffle will happen in March

  • We should try the Bingo fundraiser in March

  • Mark will investigate whether beer can be donated for raffle

Activities:

  • Collaboration with Monk’s Cellar on April 7 th (after BOD meeting, Bud said he could coordinate with Andy).

  • AHA competition April 13-15 at Sudwerks in Davis (looking for volunteers & judges) Dave will send contact.

  • Sacramento Brew-Off (21 st Amendment) May 12 th . Capitol Hop Shop in downtown Sac. No clones, 5 gal brew

  • Brew Day at Jeff’s house on May 19 th

  • A bottle share after June 3 rd (who’s place?)

  • Rocklin Brewfest in June – Bud is investigating how we might participate (pour?)

  • Maybe have next BOD at Red Bus in Folsom

Fundraising:

  • Need more donated prizes

  • Mark will investigate whether beer can be donated for raffle

Membership:

OK. Nothing new

Ideas for club activities:

  • - Sponsor a class at Brewmeister in Roseville. Dave will talk to Eric.

  • - Clones of local Brewery beers. Up to 2 per year (Damian will present).

Competition Style Calendar:

  • March: Light (in color) Lagers

  • April: Scottish/Scotch Ales

  • May: Bock Beers

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - February 1, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – Feb 1, 2018

Kathrin’s Biergarten, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Jan Minutes review and approved

Matt out with an injury from a broken carboy

Union Jack Judging:

  • 2 Bottles on each Table (start with 1, then replace when empty)

  • Put single glass of UJ in middle of each table for color comparison

  • Pitchers (Dave has 4) used for entries

  • If there are 6 or fewer entries, put in real UJ as an entry (a “ringer”)

  • Need 12-18 bottles – get early, as not always available.

We will be at Monk’s Cellar for February and March. Back in Kathrin’s in April. Another possibility is Cool River Pizza. Damian will check on a possible site on Eureka Rd.

PUBS Campout (July 27-29 2018)

  • Need volunteers to be lead for Food and Activities

  • Ask members present at Feb meeting (Jeff is backup for food lead if nobody else volunteers)

Treasurer:

Taxes are filed

Mark provided more details regarding BINGO, but seeking additional info.

  • Bingo is licensed by cities, and Rocklin is not an option for Bingo. Roseville OK

  • Need at least 25 participants for a game, and can only have one winner.

  • Consensus that we should give it a try (but not give up raffle just yet)

Need CA Attorney General filing in September

February Presentation:

Dave will put together presentation on how he created his clone (in collaboration with Jeff)

Activities:

  • Rocklin Brewfest in June – may not be a fundraiser, but an opportunity for PR

  • Dave will talk to Big Mike about a brewery tour

  • Haze Craze Brew Day at Don Isbell’s Feb 10 th . Brew day at Jeff’s in May (date TBD)

  • State Fair entries due Feb 16 th . Judging is March 9-11 (will need judges)

  • May do a collaboration brew with Monk’s Cellar (possibly a kettle sour)

Fundraising:

  • Need more donated prizes

  • Barktoberfest – Bud will investigate… is it happening, can we participate?

Membership:

  • Kevin has new cards

  • Mark to fill in for membership signup at Feb meeting (Kevin will not be available)

Ideas for future meeting presentations:

  • Jennifer Talley (session beers)

  • Beer defects (JJ Jackson)

Competition Calendar:

  • Reach out to members regarding styles or competition scheduling

Competition Details: Be very clear when presenting the upcoming competition details, about expectations (e.g. when we are looking for a specific BJCP style, vs when the category is broader). Entries that do not meet the competition criteria can be evaluated, and receive feedback. But they cannot win the competition.

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - January 4, 2018

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – Jan 4, 2018

Kathrin’s Biergarten, Rocklin, 6:30pm

Union Jack Judging:

  • Bottle on each Table

  • Recipe and process are up to the competitors

  • Use standard judging form, but compare to sample, instead of BJCP guidelines

We will be at Monk’s Cellar for January, February and March. Back in Kathrin’s in April

Upcoming Presentation Ideas:

  • Brewing Water

  • Gravity

  • Gadgets

Revenue Generating Ideas:

  • Bingo instead of raffle? ($25 Annual fee from Roseville)

  • Pull Tab - Mark will investigate Rules

Local Brewery Tours:

  • Ask Dave to investigate

New Brochure

  • Jeff said he would try creating a draft (not done yet)

  • Post at Sierra College

Recognition for Gold members – keep it simple (and cheap)

Membership drive:

  • Outreach to members & NON-members

  • Outreach at activities (volunteer)

Events:

  • Matt will reach out to Cynthia re: Barktoberfest and other events

Brew days: Try to engage absent members Don-Feb, Jeff-May

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – Sept 7, 2017

  1. Welcome

  2. Operation:

    1. Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:

      1. Damien – Secretary

        1. minutes approved.

      2. Dave/Mark – Treasurer(s)

        1. $1734 left

        2. $129 and 20 checks still outstanding

        3. dropped below $2000 because of insurance

        4. Harbor freight, maybe some paint needed

      3. Don – Director of Activities

        1. Brass Tap - try and make sure we enter

        2. No guest speaker for spiced ales yet

        3. Chris White feelers for next 4 months

        4. Martin Liddle - looking for right month

        5. celebrewtion by Gold Country coming

        6. AHA Heretic - middle October

      4. Ginny – Director of PR/Fund Raising

        1. Not in attendance

        2. Don could start a slide show to have a garage sale of brew equipment to fund raise

        3. Supposed to be a raffle at General meeting (we never found raffle tickets so it did not happen)

        4. golf tourney cancelled

      5. Kevin –Director of Membership

        1. Membership Update

        2. On membership form add AHA member - we get a $5-7 kick back

      6. Chris – Vice President

        1. Dec - brewers best

        2. Oct - Trappist

        3. Jan - ?

        4. Feb - clone TBD

        5. Future possibilities:  Dortmund, Swartzbier, Hazy IPA, Fruit beer, Pils, Pre-Prohibition, Brown, breakfast, Baltic

 

  1. Upcoming Meeting(s)

    1. Sept - Brewers best: perhaps slide show with how things went at NCHF.  Jeff nominated as historian

    2. NCHF: GEt happy hour list from?

      1. no black pearl?, use 3 jockey’s and cobra taps

      2. flag - yes, flag pole- maybe

      3. do they provide glasses

      4. put out pub mix

  2. Agenda for general meeting on Aug 17th.

  3. New Business Not Incl. on Agenda

    1. Get a card/shirt for Susan to say thanks signed by members

    2. Jeff: How to generate interest in Gold Membership?

    3. Beer Camp Membership drive: camp out reservation for 2018 - bring numbers

    4. Is Ginny still passionate about her role?

  4. Storage Rental

  • Black Pearl?  Mark try and find a replacement freezer

  • jockey boxes

  • giant system - find a good home

  • use any proceed for dump run

  • Try and pair down contents until we can discontinue

  1. Insurance - $250 but free if 75% of lcub are AHA members

  • Just pay it ;-)

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting - August 3, 2017

  1. Welcome

  2. Operation:

    1. Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:

      1. Damian – Secretary

        1. minutes approved.

      2. Dave/Mark – Treasurer(s)

        1. July - $2100 left

        2. $22 check for pretzels

        3. total wine, quickbooks paid

        4. dropped below $2000 and charged $10

        5. golf tourney - hats?

        6. NCHF expenses?

      3. Don – Director of Activities

        1. Beer Summit Dinner (Sept 7,8,9) - hand out flyers again

        2. Sept-trappist, Oct- Best, Nov - Spicy  - Aug 19

        3. Bring American Brewing to talk about how he spices beer and have someone brew a recipe of theirs

        4. Big Mike - trappist talk

        5. switch trappist and best, contact Mike and change if necessary

        6. Loomis beer and Wine - charity for aging population

      4. Ginny – Director of PR/Fund Raising

        1. Not in attendance

      5. Kevin –Director of Membership

        1. Membership Update

      6. Chris – Vice President

        1. On Leave

 

  1. Upcoming Meeting(s)

    1. Homebrew topics/speaker suggestions

    2. NCHF – Food, Staffing for Hoppy Hour, Set up

    3. Mark will ask for a food coordinator for the Mexican Dinner

    4. don will make chili

    5. Dave said will make corn muffins - do we have mini muffin tins?

      1. Damien has some mini muffin tins if Dave wants them

    6. bacon smores was floated as plan B

    7. Hoppy Hour Staff - no problem, we will need sign ups

    8. Mark will make check lists for NCHF

  2. Agenda for general meeting on Aug 17th.

  3. Update for Golf Tournament - Jeff will reach out to Ginny to see if it is still viable

  4. New Business Not Incl. on Agenda

  5. Storage Rental

  • Black Pearl?  Mark try and find a replacement freezer

  • jockey boxes

  • giant system - find a good home

  • use any proceed for dump run

  • Try and pair down contents until we can discontinue

  1. Insurance - $250 but free if 75% of lcub are AHA members

  • Just pay it ;-)

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – July 6, 2017

Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – July 6, 2017
Black Vinyl Project, Rocklin, 6:30pm

I.               Welcome (Jeff Jacobs – President Not Present)

II.             Operation:

a.    Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:

                                              i.     Damian – Secretary

1.     Not Present

                                            ii.     Dave/Mark – Treasurer(s)

1.     Bank account has been reconciled – no issues

2.     Bank balance = $2084.75

a.    $364 is outstanding for purchase of Tee-Shirts.

b.    New checks have arrived.

c.     Club insurance is due soon.

d.    BYO subscription offer has been extended to Sept.

                                          iii.     Don – Director of Activities

1.     Not Present

2.     Damien’s bottle was successful, but would like more members to attend. (Dave)

3.     Next meeting:

a.    Aged Beer Competition

b.    Damien will present on his experiment.

c.     NCHF

·    Sept 15-17th

·    Jeff reserved campsite for the club

·    Chilli Dogs for the booth

·    Mexican food for camp

·    Andrew Sach volunteered to make tree stands for the booth.

·    Need a beer list

                                            iv.     Ginny – Fund Raising

1.     Running low on Raffle prizes.  Suggest everyone hit up breweries or ?  for donations.

2.     Gold Tournament

a.    Need to create a flyer

b.    Need up create a web page

c.     Two more sponsors: 101 North Brewing Co. & Grav South Brewing Co.

                                              v.     Kevin – for Director of Membership

1.     Club roster printed out with contact data for most members. Will add cover letter.

                                            vi.     Chris – Vice President

1.     Not Present

2.     Dave review club competition schedule

3.     Dave will do commercial examples until Chris returns

III.           New Business Not Incl. on Agenda

a.  Crooked Lane beer release was very successful. Dave named the beer “This One’s for Anne” in honor of Anne Sach

b.  Dave presented a potential summer campout location for Jeff

                                     i.              Forbes Creek Camp

                                   ii.              Ice House Resort ($30/night) (suggested by Ginny)

 Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – June 1, 2017

 Minutes - PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – June 1, 2017
Black Vinyl Project, Rocklin, 6:30pm

  1. Welcome
  2. Operation: 
    1. Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:
      1. Damian – Secretary
        1. Minutes for May approved
      2. Dave/Mark – Treasurer(s)
        1. Everything is balanced and looks good
        2. $80 still to deposit
          1. This doesn’t include NCHF (usually $500)
          2. Negative net $240 this year thru May 31
          3. Revisit storage unit, place in Roseville by the tracks that would be cheaper.
          4. Raffle expencses approaching limit
          5. Mark needs blank checks
      3. Don – Director of Activities
        1. Damien’s bottle share in July 8th 4:00 - ?
          1. Expectations are to bring homebrew or commercial OK
        2. Next meeting: 
          1. Crooked Lane experiences
          2. Q and A
          3. Brewer’s Best Competition
          4. Rocklin Brewfest June 3, Auburn June 10th
          5. Ideas (events) – NCHF 15-17th
          6. How to best utilize Tim?
            1. III.Don will call
            2. IV.Is hoppy hour happening?  Booth construction?

 

      1. Ginny – Not in attendance
      2. Kevin – for Director of Membership
        1. Club roster printed out with contact data for most members (great job!)
      3. Chris – Vice President
        1. Dave will do commercial examples until Chris returns

 

  1. New Business Not Incl. on Agenda
    1. Crooked Lane release on Sat June 17th
    2. Beer Policy (again)
      1. Over 12 no more than 1 entry
      2. At 14 no more allowed based on 1st 14 entered.
    3. Annual Featured speakers in an attempt to make things engaging and fresh
      1. ~$300 stipend for higher level speakers
    4. Possible future throw down
      1. SMASH
      2. Historical
      3. Crooked lane – 45 gallon common wort

 PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – May 4, 2017


Black Vinyl Project, Rocklin, 6:30pm

  1. Welcome
  2. The passing of Anne Sach – make sure the website reflects her passing
  3. Operation: 
    1. Status of any current/ongoing business related to board positions:
      1. Damian – Secretary
        1. It was requested that Minutes be added to the top so that there is clear distinction between agenda and minutes
      2. Dave/Mark – Treasurer(s)
        1. Everything is balanced.
        2. $2487 in account with $133.93 outstanding
      3. Don – Director of Activities
        1. Next meeting is to be held at BV (make sure social media reflects this)
        2. No contact with Crooked Lan yet about future brewing plan – people who entered can be there on brew day.
        3. Presentations
          1. Experimental- pitch rate
            1. Create head to head competition from A vs B
          2. Big Mike
        4. Future experiments
          1. Does pH matter
          2. Check out “lager series”
        5. Need someone is in charge of Board/General meeting
          1. Don is happy doing it for now.

 

      1. Ginny – Director of PR/Fund Raising 
        1. More prizes and pretzels needed
        2. Need more donations
        3. Ask guest speakers from breweries if they have any swag they could donate
        4. Hold a PUBS beer tasting even at Total Wine
      2. Kevin – for Director of Membership
        1. 48 current members, 17 of which are gold members
        2. Can we come up with ways to find new members
      3. Chris – Vice President
        1. Not in attendance 

 

  1. Upcoming Meeting(s)
    1. Homebrew topics/speaker suggestions
    2. Getting serious about NCHF – planning meeting
      1. We need commitments for Beer, Camp Activity or Booth
      2. Brew share and brainstorm at Jeff’s House Sat June 3rd

 

  1. Agenda for general meeting on May 18th.
    1. Brew ?’s
    2. Experimental Series
    3. Big Mike – Kolsch
    4. Announcements: brainstorm for NCHF and have white board for sign ups
  1. Details/plans/next steps for Golf Tournament
    1. Volunteers for the committee
      1. Free round of golf for volunteers
      2. ii.Already 7 sponsors
      3. iii.Email blast/social media blasts
      4. iv.Possibly add page to website.
  2. New Business Not Incl. on Agenda
    1. We need to revisit Mission Statement/By-laws and come up with a paragraph summarizing them

PUBS Board of Directors Meeting – November 3, 2016

 

  1. Welcome – WBMAB?

 

  1. Operation: UPDATE
    1. Status of any current/on-going business related to board position or SPG in addition to notes requests attached to your name below:
      1. Damien – Secretary
        1. Minutes from Last Month- Tim submitted these as D was absent
        2. Additional Topics?
          1. It was agreed Damien would post and send email letting everyone know it was completed.
      2. Dave/Jeff – Treasurer(s)
        1. Still rougly $3000
        2. Shade strx , stickers and glasses were purchased
        3. Prelim budget should be ready next meeting (Jan)
        4. Time to collect membership dues
          1. Choice of glass or bottle opener if dues paid early
        5. No change to family plan
        6. Gold members pay $50 with 1 glass/opener and tshirt
        7. Members don’t pay sales tax, we will take the small hit
        8. Need to look into a new laptop and projector
      3. Tim – Director of Events
        1. AHA – Learn to Brew
          1. 9 am setup 10am start
          2. $100 for booth
          3. Can park below, don’t need to park in front
          4. Be sure to bring membership applications
        2. Change to Monk’s venue
          1. Nov meeting – 
          2. Dec 3rd party – 7:30
        3. Xmas party limit to $20 white elephant ( 2 steals)
      4. Ginny – Director of PR/Fund Raising 
        1. Xmas ornaments handing from little tree - $3
          1. Bottle openers
        2. Make announcement at general meeting in November to bring cash to the xmas party.
        3. Have we received our new glassware, etc…??
      5. Don – Vice President
        1. Proposed 2017 Competition Schedule
          1. Brewer’s worst
            1. What went wrong?
            2. Monthly?
            3. Possibly just getting feedback not necessarily bad
            4. Call it “Feedback Corner”?
          2. Possible changes
            1. Add ciders/mead
            2. April – change to only pale
            3. Spiced ales and ciders/meads (2 categories)
        2. Talk with Andy on Xmas party – it’s all covered.
  1. Possible Venues
    1. Round Table on Sunset has a large back room and they are friendly about letting people use it.  Need to check viability
    2. Dave and Busters is a good backup

 

  1. 2017 Board
      1. President
      2. VP – Chris Couture
      3. Secretary – Damien Lawrence
      4. Membership – Anne
      5. Treasurer – Dave and Jeff if no-one else volunteers
      6. Activity – Don 
      7. PR - ?

 

  1. New Business Not Incl. on Agenda
    1. Future goal that all board members give 1 presentation
    2. Possible cider collaboration with Pismo Beach Cidery