Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - August 7, 2014

PUBSBoard of Directors Meeting Minutes Date: 8-7-14 Location: Out of Bounds Brewing Co. Attendees: Rick & Cindy Lee, Don Isbell, David Long, Tim Dozier, Niki McCargar, Big Mike, Mark Law, Jeff

Tim Dozier called the meeting to order at approximately 6:45 pm.

Brewing Calendar for 2014/2015:

January 2015 Scotch Ale
February 2015 Porter
March 2015 Cider
April 2015 Kolsch
May 2015 Pilsner
June Brewers Best (any style)
July California Common
August Saison
September Black IPA
October Belgian Dubbels & Tripels
November Spice, Herb, or Vegetable
December Brewers Best (any style)

 July Brew Competition Winners:

Tim Dozier  – General Vote, no judges vote (10 points)

 Club Expenses: Jeff reported about $1,965 in the account with no outstanding payments. There were 3 new members who joined during the July meeting.

Club Activities: - Possibly a New Brewers brew day hosted by Rick and Cindy, others welcome to host their own as well. - NCHF Beer Camp is September 19-21. There will be a meeting for all members who got tickets to organize and make a schedule, date and time to follow. Since Tim Dozier won meeting competition last month for Cal Common he will brew the Cal Common for the NCHF competition. Please save beer caps for a design idea for our booth! - Christmas party possible locations: Bone Shaker, Owl Club, Monks Cellar… - September meeting has been postponed to Sept. 25th due to NCHF the third week of Sep. - Cellar Master: We need more volunteers for cellar mastering for the meetings! Let the board know if you are interested. - Club Sponsored Experiments: Present an idea to the board of a brewing experiment you would like to try. If the board approves the experiment you will receive $50 towards ingredients and you must make a presentation of the results when done. - Non-profit status: The state approved our request for 23701G. - Technique Presentation ideas: Don and Cian to possibly do their presidential brewers presentation in Sept. and will have some “inspired by” recipes. - Guest Speakers: Mike Mraz (August) -New Board Members: Anyone who is interested in seeing how the board meetings go and what happens are welcome to come check it out. We will have a white board with board positions written on it for people to write down which position they would like to run for.

The meeting was adjourned at about 7:55 pm.

Niki McCargar PUBS Secretary

 

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - March 6, 2014

PUBSBoard of Directors Meeting Minutes

Date: 3-6-14 Location: Out of Bounds Brewing Co. Attendees: Rick & Cindy Lee, Don Isbell, David Long, Tim Dozier, Chris Kuhn, Niki McCargar, Jeff Jacobs, Steve Dalberg, Big Mike

Tim Dozier called the meeting to order at approximately 6:32 pm.

Brewing Calendar: March Amber Ales April Schwarzbier May Cream Ale June Brewers Best (any style) July California Common August Saison September Black IPA October Belgian Dubbels & Tripels November Spice, Herb, or Vegetable December Brewers Best (any style)

February Brew Competition Winners: David Long – General vote & Judges vote (10 points) Mark Law – Wall vote (5 points)

Club Expenses: Jeff reported about $2,700 in the club account. Don reported the tap handles for the winners of brewer of the year should be done and ready to present during the general meeting. He is also going to order new colors of the jerseys and t-shirts. The board decided on black jerseys and light green t-shirts for 2014.

Club Activities: - PUBS Beer Camp Stars-N-Suds is the weekend of June 28th. There is limited space. RSVP on Meet Up to reserve your spot. Any questions contact Cynthia. - State Fair commercial beer judging is in need of stewards. See Cynthia if you would like to help or if you have any questions. - Club Competition: Iron Brewer. Competition will happen sometime in May and possibly at the Placer Fairgrounds. Rules and more details to come. - Big Mike is possibly doing a beer pairing dinner in July. More details to come.

Meeting Location: PUBS has found a new home at the new Boneshaker Community Brewery in Rocklin!

Misc. - The board voted and decided on stemless wine glasses with “PUBS” on the front in either an old English font or the same font that is on the clubs shirts. These will be a gift for the Gold members but they will also be on sale. More details shortly. - Dagan received a letter from the IRS basically stating that PUBS does not qualify for the 501C3 status we applied for because we have paid dues, memberships, etc. The board wants to contest this and point out several other clubs that have 501C3 but also have the paid memberships and so on. Dagan volunteered to write up the letter to contest with the IRS. - There will be a new membership form everyone who joins will need to fill out once a year. We will also have a sign-in sheet at every meeting that everyone (member or not) will need to print and sign their name stating that they understand PUBS is not responsible for any trouble they may get into etc. - The board reviewed the by-laws and proposed to change a few things. David will propose these changes to the general meeting members and we will vote on approving these changes.

The meeting was adjourned at about 8:10 pm.

Niki McCargar PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - February 6, 2014

PUBSBoard of Directors Meeting Minutes

Date: 2-6-14 Location: Out of Bounds Brewing Co. Attendees: Rick & Cindy Lee, Don Isbell, David Long, Tim Dozier, Chris Kuhn, Niki McCargar, Cian, Jeff Jacobs, Jack Babbit, Steve Dalberg, Josh Stout

Tim Dozier called the meeting to order at approximately 6:36 pm.

Brewing Calendar for 2014: January Porters & Stouts February Barley Wine March Amber Ales April Schwarzbier May Cream Ale June Brewers Best (any style) July California Common August Saison September Black IPA October Belgian Dubbels & Tripels November Spice, Herb, or Vegetable December Brewers Best (any style)

January Brew Competition Winners: Harold Flood – General vote & Judges vote (10 points) Nathan Rizo – Wall vote (5 points)

Club Expenses: Jeff reported about $2,400-$2,500 in the club account. There are about 40 paid members so far this year. Don printed the first batch of membership cards for those who have paid.

Club Activities: - PUBS Beer Camp Stars-N-Suds is the weekend of June 28th. There is limited space. RSVP on Meet Up to reserve your spot. Any questions contact Cynthia. - State Fair commercial beer judging is in need of stewards. See Cynthia if you would like to help or if you have any questions. - April Club Competition: Iron Brewer. More details to come.

Meeting Location: It is very unfortunate news that this month will be the last month PUBS will be meeting at Owl Club. Sadly the Owl Club is closing their doors at the end of this month. Cynthia will be meeting with the Placer Fairgrounds at the end of the month to discuss possibly having the meetings there. Some other ideas were the Roseville Community Center or the Rocklin Community Center. Having the meetings at a different location, the board discussed doing a sign-in sheet to check everyone’s ID’s and to have everyone sign agreeing to drink responsibly.

Misc. - The board decided to pursue getting a sellers permit, more as a precautionary measure. - David found a great deal for 9oz glasses with “PUBS” either etched or inked on the glasses as a possible gift for the Gold Members. Board to decide soon. - We are encouraging everyone to read the By-Laws of the club and see if there are any changes that need to be made. - The board proposed to buy a PUBS account for BeerSmith so we would be able to have more than the 15 recipes posted at a time. It was decided to wait until after we had used the 15 spots to decide if we really wanted one.

The meeting was adjourned at about 7:45 pm.

Niki McCargar

PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - January 2, 2014

PUBS

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

 Date: 1-2-14 Location: Out of Bounds Brewing Co. Attendees: Rick & Cindy Lee, Don Isbell, David Long, Tim Dozier, Chris Kuhn, Niki McCargar, Cian Boland, Jeff Jacobs, Jack Babbit, Steve Dalberg

Tim Dozier called the meeting to order at approximately 6:15 pm.

Tim wanted to figure out a more structured agenda for the general meetings. The board decided the schedule as follows:

  • Opening for meeting, restate rules for bringing homebrew, NO commercial beers, etc.
  • Welcome new members, ask them to introduce themselves, and see where they heard about PUBS.
  • Introduce Board members.
  • Board member reports: 1.      Treasury 2.      Events 3.      Beer Calendar 4.      Brewer of the year (January general meeting only) 5.      Speaker (minimum 15-30 minutes) 6.      Big Mike lecture (10-15 minutes) 7.      Monthly style beers (start serving when Big Mike begins) 8.      Brewers choice

Club Expenses:

  • Don said there is about $2,100 in the account, but about $300 is going to taxes that have not been withdrawn yet.
  • Don also reported that there are about 6 paid members for the year so far, and about 70 paid members last year. General membership is $25 and Gold membership is $50.
  • Don will get membership cards printed after he has about 20 paid memberships.
  • Don and Jeff are planning to meet to transfer account information to Jeff.

Club Activities:

  • Extreme Stout Competition: Last call for registration and drop off is Thursday, January 16th. The party/award will be on Saturday, January 18th at 6:00pm at Rick and Cynthia’s house.
  • Beer Smith Seminar by David Long is on Saturday, February 8th, at 12:00pm. The cover of $10 is for the lunch provided. Don’t forget to bring your own computer!
  • There is a possibility PUBS will be able to pour at a Placer County Fairgrounds event. More details to follow.
  • 21st Amendment competition is coming up! Sign up and rules for this year will be released soon. The board discussed getting a brewing team together soon.
  • Rick and Cynthia’s playhouse renovation still needs volunteers! The goal is to renovate it and tow it to different events to sell raffle tickets. We are hoping to raffle it off sometime before Easter.

Monthly Judging:

  • The board discussed how we could give better feedback to the brewers who enter their beer in the monthly style competition. We decided a good way would be to have 2 judges, (at least one that is BJCP certified), do a separate vote, and the general attendees have a separate vote.

Home Brewer of the Year:

  • Due to undecided time of start and data, the board decided there will be Co-Winners this year. Congratulations to Rick Lee and Tim Dozier!
  • To keep a more precise record of winners, the board decided the cellar master will keep track of who wins the monthly style, the brewers choice, and the judges pick. There will be 5 points awarded to each winner.

Misc.

  • The board proposed a few different ideas of the Gold membership gifts. They were thinking 4oz glasses with the club logo, stickers, or tap handles.
  • They also discussed the idea of having monthly brew days.
  • Some goals for 2014 for the club are to get at least 100 paid members, and to get the general members of the club more involved in the club.
  • The board proposed and decided to give Big Mike an honorable membership and a big thank you for all the education and time he has given to the club.

The meeting was adjourned at about 8:05pm.

Niki McCargar PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes – Board of Directors – November 7, 2013

P. U. B. S.  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 11/7/2013

 Location: Whole Foods, Roseville Next Board Meeting: December, 5th, @ 6:30 PM – Location: Whole Foods, Rsvl Next General Meeting: November 21st @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club, Rsvl

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Rick and Cynthia Lee, Chris Kuhn, Niki McCargar, Steve and Jenny Dalberg, Mark Schindler and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:38 PM.

 PUBS Conflict of Interest Policy: The attending board members voted unanimously to adopt a conflict of interest policy that must be signed by all sitting board members each year at the beginning of their term, or whenever there is a potential conflict of interest between a board member and PUBS that could result in financial gains or a monetary kickback to that board member as a result of PUBS business transaction with a 3rd party.

 Club Competition Brewing Schedule: November – Freestyle (Enter anything you want!) No Brewers Choice this month. December – Spiced and Specialty Beers February – Porters and Stouts

Note: the groups agreed to have the brewer voluntarily announce their beer before it is served at the November Freestyle Competition. The idea behind this is to find out about the beer while it is being tasted – the recipe, special processing, mistakes…are things that the brewers can speak about.

Guest Speakers:

  • December – David Techam BJCP Grand Master III Judge.
  • Pursuing Charlie Bamforth, Jamil Zainasheff, and Tasty McDole as guest speakers.

Web Site: Don Isbell has updated the look of our website. Check it out!

Club Expenses:

  • It’s 2014 membership fee collection time.  Don Isbell will start collecting membership fees in November for 2014.  Membership fees will start at $25 per member, with a Gold Membership at $50. The board is discussing a special gift for Gold Members.
  • The board discussed whether the club should collect a donation from non-members who attend the meetings repeatedly. A $5 entrance donation, or the implementation of a donation collection container ideas were suggested.  The board decided to shelve the idea, and will revisit it in the future.

Club Activities:

  • Steve Dalberg will be hosting a brew day at his house on November 16th. Come on out and have a beer with us. Rumor has it that Jeremy Warren of Knee Deep might be joining us. More info to come.
  • The PUBS Extreme Stout and Porter Competition is happening soon. Registration will open December 13th, and the competition will be held either January 11th or the 18th. Entry price will be $15/entry.
  • Xmas party with GCBA will be held the 14th of December at American River Brewing Company.  The board is looking into renting a limo for members who are attending.
  • Some other ideas being thrown around: BeerSmith Class, Food/Beer Pair Party, Bike Dog bike ride, Der Bier Garden visit, Do-it-yourself seminar (Sac Beer Week), Club Brewing Experiments and a Pro Brewer’s Homebrew Event.

Miscellany:

  • Cynthia offered to raffle off a playhouse as a fund raiser for the club during the upcoming Sac Beer Week. The playhouse came with their new house, and they don’t have a need for it.

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 7:59.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - October 3, 2013

P. U. B. S.  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 10/3/2013

Location: Whole Foods, Roseville Next Board Meeting: November 7th @ 6:30 PM – Location: Whole Foods, Roseville Next General Meeting: November 21st @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club, Roseville

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Rick and Cynthia Lee, Jeff Jacobs, Josh Denton, Steve Dalberg, Mark Schindler and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:40 PM.

PUBS Board of Directors Elections (David):

The official election results was presented to the board. There were no objections to the results, so they are considered correct and final. The following individuals were elected by majority vote as follows, and will begin their term starting January 1, 2014:

President – Tim Dozier Vice President – David Long Secretary – Niki McCargar Treasurer – Jeff Jacobs Communications and Membership – Dagan Henderson and Don Isbell Public Relations and Fundraising – Cynthia Lee Activities Director – Rick Lee and Josh Denton

Note: Dagan and Don, as well as Rick and Josh will share the Directorship.

Club Competition Brewing Schedule (Tim):

October – European Amber Lager (Vienna Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen) November – Freestyle (Enter anything you want!) No Brewers Choice this month. December – Spiced and Specialty Beers February – Porters and Stouts

Guest Speakers (Josh):

  • September – Scott Marks of California Brewers Association.
  • Pursuing Charlie Bamforth, Jamil Zainasheff, and Tasty McDole as guest speakers.

Club Expenses:

  • Don Isbell was not present, so there was not a report from the Treasurer.

501(C)(3) Update (Mark Schindler) – The group was updated on the progress towards our 501 (C)(3) status.  The Exempt application for the California Franchise Tax Board has been submitted and he will soon submit the Form 1023 to the Feds.  He thought it would be a good idea to create a “Conflict of Interest Policy” for the Board of Directors to help the process along. The Board agreed.  He presented a draft copy to the Board, and will send out a proposed draft to all Directors for review and approval.

Club Activities (Cynthia/Steve Dalberg/David):

  • November 2nd is AHA’s “Teach a Friend to Brew Day”. The Brewmeister is sponsoring a brew day at the Folsom Store. Check their website for more information.
  • Steve Dalberg will be hosting a brew day at his house on November 16th. Come on out and have a beer with us. Rumor has it that Jeremy Warren of Knee Deep might be joining us. More info to come.
  • The PUBS Extreme Stout Competition is happening soon. Registration will open December 13th, and the competition will be held either January 11th or the 18th. Entry price will be $15/entry.
  • Boos and Brews Competition.  October 26th at the Colusa Casino. Entries for the homebrew competition will be limited to German Lagers, Cyders, Stouts and Mead only. Come on out and join the fun!  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of each style category.
  • Xmas party with GCBA will be held the 14th of December at American River Brewing Company.  The board is looking into renting a limo for members who are attending.
  • Some other ideas being thrown around: BeerSmith Class, Food/Beer Pair Party, Bike Dog bike ride, Der Bier Garden visit, Do-it-yourself seminar (Sac Beer Week).

Recipe Site: Monthly Club Competition winners please remember to submit your recipes to David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org), so that he can post them to our recipe site.  BeerSmith form preferred, but other formats are ok too.

PUBSCast:

  • Indian Pale Ale is now available on the PUBS website!

Miscellany:

  • Steve Dalberg suggested that we (PUBS) start organizing some brewing experiments to help the club learn about different the aspects of brewing. This was well received from the Board, and will be looked into.
  • Cynthia suggested that we sponsor a homebrew competition with local professional brewers where the professional brewer would have to brew the competition beer on a homebrewer’s system. We could also turn it into a Pro Am competition. This could be a very fun event.

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 8:37.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - September 5, 2013

P. U. B. S.  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 9/5/2013

Location: Owl Club, Roseville Next Board Meeting: October 3rd @ 6:30 PM – Location: Out of Bounds, Rocklin Next General Meeting: October 17th @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club, Roseville

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbel, Dagan Henderson, Rick and Cynthia Lee, Chris Kuhn, Nikki McCargar, Mike Moore, Jeff Jacobs and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:35 PM.

Owl Club: Mark Vespoli (Owl Club Owner) spoke to the Board about the rules that need to be followed for us to continue to meet at the Owl Club. Mark is very happy with the club meeting there, but we need to enforce some rules, so he clarified them for us:

1)    Only homebrewed competition beers can be brought to the meeting. 2)    Commercial labels must be removed from containers, or covered. 3)    No beer leaves the building – must be drank or dumped. 4)    All competition beers need to be checked in and left with the Cellarmaster. 5)    All containers must leave with the person who brought them. 6)    No serving alcohol to minors.

PUBS Board of Directors Elections

September is election month – our first one!  The following individual have been nominated to the 2014 Board:

President – Tim Dozier Vice President – David Long Secretary – Niki McCargar Treasurer – Jeff Jacobs Communications and Membership – Dagan Henderson and Don Isbell Public Relations and Fundraising – Cynthia Lee Activities Director – Rick Lee and Josh Denton

Note: Dagan and Don, as well as Rick and Josh are running for Co-Directorships. They are not running against each other. All nominated individuals are running unopposed at this time.

Club Competition Brewing Schedule:

October – European Amber Lager (Vienna Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen) November – Freestyle (Enter anything you want!) December – Spiced and Specialty Beers January – Strong Ales and Barleywines February – Porters and Stouts

Guest Speakers:

  • September – Jeremy Warren of Knee Deep Brewing Company.
  • Pursuing Charlie Bamforth, Jamil Zainasheff, and Tasty McDole as guest speakers.

Club Expenses:

  • The board voted unanimously to cover Cynthia Lee’s ($80) expenses for the Hot Summer Ales Competition. The event grossed approximately $210.
  • The Board voted unanimously to spend $200 for new PUBS logoed tee shirts.

Club Activities:

  • Placer Beerfest and Homebrew Competition will be held in Roseville on September 28th.  There is a homebrew competition associated with this festival, and the board is encouraging all PUBS members to enter their beers.  Entries are limited to Pale Ales, IPA’s, Stouts and Specialty Beers.
  • Xmas party with GCBA will be held the 14th of December at American River Brewing Company.  The board is looking into renting a limo for members who are attending.
  • Some other ideas being thrown around: BeerSmith Class, Food/Beer Pair Party, Bike Dog bike ride, Der Bier Garden visit, Do-it-yourself seminar (Sac Beer Week).
  • The PUBS booth is ready for NCHF. Some very generous members of the club covered the cost for the Booth and Kezer. Keith Beers, Don Isbel and Dagan Henderson donated $50 each, David Long donated wood for the framing and Jeff Jacobs donated the chest freezer.  Rick and Cynthia Lee provided Booth decorations and labor. No funds were taken for the general fund.

Recipe Site:

Monthly Club Competition winners please remember to submit your recipes to David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org), so that he can post them to our recipe site.  BeerSmith form preferred, but other formats are ok too.

PUBSCast:

  • American Pale Ale is now available on the PUBS website!
  • Dagan Henderson approached David Long to add a new segment to the PUBSCast focusing on brewing techniques, ingredients and hardware. David agreed to a monthly segment. Start date has yet to be determined.

October 17th Meeting: European Amber Lagers (Vienna/Oktoberfest/Marzen) will be the style of the month.  Looking forward to judging several great beers!

Mark Law brought meeting to a close at approximately 9:10.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - August 1, 2013

P. U. B. S.  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 8/1/2013

Location: Whole Foods, Roseville Next Board Meeting: September 5th @ 6:30 PM – Location: Owl Club, Roseville Next General Meeting: August 15th @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club, Roseville

 Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Dagan Henderson, Rick and Cynthia Lee, Chris Kuhn, Nikki McCargar, Mike Moore, Steve Dalberg and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:40 PM.

Whole Foods: Met briefly with Jeff Domenichelli of Whole Foods to discuss Beer/Cheese Pairing and Homebrew Demonstration Events. No dates were settled on, but there is a lot of interest from both parties.

Nametags:  Don Isbell distributed the nametags at the last general meeting, and will do so again at the upcoming meeting.  A big thanks to Don!

Club Competition Brewing Schedule: The Board added August – February beer styles. August – American Ales (Pale, Amber and Brown Ales) September – IPA (English, American and Imperial IPAs) October – European Amber Lager (Vienna Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen) November – Freestyle (Enter anything you want!) December – Spiced and Specialty Beers January – Strong Ales and Barleywines February – Porters and Stouts

Guest Speakers:

  • Out-Of-Bounds and Knee Deep – Schedule to be determined.
  • Pursuing Charlie Bamforth, Jamil Zainasheff and Tasty McDole as a guest speakers

Club Activities:

  • Don Isbell will be hosting a brew day
  • NCHF Extreme Beer committee meeting will be held at Final Gravity.
  • Sierra Hops has opened up 4 invites for PUBS members to attend their annual hop harvest party on August 31st. Beer, food, brewing demo, hop discounts will be included, but you’ll have to pluck hop cones to earn it!
  • Placer Beerfest and Homebrew Competition will be held in Roseville on September 28th.  There is a homebrew competition associated with this festival, and the board is encouraging all PUBS members to enter their beers.  Entries are limited to Pale Ales, IPA’s, Stouts and Specialty Beers.
  • Xmas party with GCBA will be held the 14th of December at American River Brewing Company.  The board is looking into renting a limo for members who are attending. Still working on the PUBS Xmas party.  May be held at the Roseville Fair Grounds.
  • Hot Summer Ale Competition.  This is an invitational team competition for the best brewed pale ale.  All team will us the same grain bill, but are free to us other ingredients they want – yeast, hops, water additions and adjuncts.  The beer will be judged August 23rd with the winners announced at Loomis Basin Brewing on the 24th.  Entries will be judged using the BJCP American Pale Ale guideline. There will also be awards given for the best team theme.
  • Brew at Lockdown Brewery Rancho Cordova August 11th: This is a team competition (teams form 2 – 6 members) The winners will have their beer brewed by Lockdown!
  • Blues and Brews Competition - Bring in your beer August 17th to Colusa Casino and be part of their Blues and Brews homebrew competition. 3 Categories - Porter, IPA, or German Wheat & Rye. Here’s a link for more info: http://www.colusacasino.com/promotions/
  • Some other ideas being thrown around: BeerSmith Class, Food/Beer Pair Party, Bike Dog bike ride, Der Bier Garden visit, Do-it-yourself seminar (Sac Beer Week).

Recipe Site: Monthly Club Competition winners please remember to submit your recipes to David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org), so that he can post them to our recipe site.  BeerSmith form preferred, but other formats are ok too.

PUBS Pod Cast: Belgian and English Ale Podcasts are now available on iTunes and the PUBS website!

August 15th Meeting: Bring Your Favorite Brewing Gadget Night. Brewers are encouraged to share with the group at least one of their favorite brewing gadgets-so bring your favorite brewing do-hickey and show it off to the rest of us! Steve Webber from Inspired Brewing Technologies, LLC will also be at the meeting to demonstrate his new line of lost cost fermenters.  These are awesome units so don’t miss it. American Pale Ale will be the style of the month.  Looking forward to judging several great beers!

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 9:00.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - July 11, 2013

P. U. B. S.  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 7/11/2013

Location: Whole Foods, Roseville

Next Board Meeting: August 1st @ 6:30 PM – Location: Whole Foods, Roseville

Next General Meeting: August 15th @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Josh Denton, Rick and Cynthia Lee, Chris Kuhn, Nikki McCargar and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:40 PM.

Treasurer’s Report: Don reported that our funds are remaining fairly level, but is worried that some upcoming expenses might deplete most of those. He suggested raising annual fees to $50 from $25, but the majority of the board thought is would be better to take a wait-and-see approach since we have dues coming due at the end of the year and most of our big “planned” expenses (i.e., 501 (c) 3 filing) already in budgeted.

Name Tags:  Don Isbell designed, printed and laminated new nametag of paid PUBS members.  Name tag will be distributed at the next general meeting.

Club Competition Brewing Schedule: The Board added August – February beer styles. August – American Ales (Pale, Amber and Brown Ales) September – IPA (English, American and Imperial IPAs) October – European Amber Lager (Vienna Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen) November – Freestyle (Enter anything you want!) December – Spiced and Specialty Beers January – Strong Ales and Barleywines February – Porters and Stouts

Guest Speakers:

  • In the coming months we will have speakers from American River Brewery (July), Out-Of-Bounds and Kneep Deep.
  • Pursuing Charlie Bamforth, Jamil Zainasheff and Tasty McDole as a guest speakers.

 Club Activities:

  • Hot Summer Ale Competition.  This is an invitational team competition for the best brewed pale ale.  All team will us the same grain bill, but are free to us other ingredients they want – yeast, hops, water additions and adjuncts.  The beer will be judged August 23rd with the winners announced at Loomis Basin Brewing on the 24th.  Entries will be judged using the BJCP American Pale Ale guideline. There will also be awards given for the best team theme.
  • The Starz and Sudz Beer Camp was a resounding success.  All who went had a great time and are looking forward to next year.  Since the event was the weekend before the 4th of July a lot of members couldn’t make it, so next year we try to pick a date that more members can attend.
  • Brew at Lockdown Brewery Rancho Cordova August 11th: This is a team competition (teams form 2 – 6 members) The winners will have their beer brewed by Lockdown!
  • Blues and Brews Competition - Bring in your beer August 17th to Colusa Casino and be part of their Blues and Brews homebrew competition. 3 Categories - Porter, IPA, or German Wheat & Rye. Here’s a link for more info: http://www.colusacasino.com/promotions/
  • Some other ideas being thrown around: BeerSmith Class, Food/Beer Pair Party, Bike Dog bike ride, Der Bier Garden visit, and a Do-it-yourself  seminar (Sac Beer Week).

Recipe Site:  Monthly Club Competition winners please remember to submit your recipes to David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org), so that he can post them to our recipe site.  BeerSmith form preferred, but other formats are ok too.

PUBS Pod Cast:  Belgian and English Ale pod casts will be available soon!

August 15th Meeting:  Bring Your Favorite Brewing Gadget Night. Brewers are encouraged to share with the group at least one of their favorite brewing gadgets-so bring your favorite brewing do-hickey and show it off to the rest of us! Steve Webber from Inspired Brewing Technologies, LLC will also be at the meeting to demonstrate his new line of lost cost fermenters.  These are awesome units so don’t miss it. American Pale Ale will be the style of the month.  Looking forward to judging several great beers!

 The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 9:00.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - May 2, 2013

P. U. B. S. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 5/2/2013 Location: Final Gravity Next Board Meeting: June 6th @ 6:30 PM – Location: TBD Next General Meeting: May 16 @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Josh Denton, Rick and Cynthia Lee, Dagan Henderson, Hardiman Cureton II, Mike Moore, Chris Kuhn, Nikki, Steve and Jenny Dalberg, Jeff Jacobs and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:40 PM.

501 (c) 3 Status: Mark Schindler reported that the club is now officially incorporated. Paperwork for the 501 (c) (3) will be filed next.

Treasurer’s Report: David reported that the shade structure and two fold up tables have been received. These items will be used for future PUBS events. Don reported that he attempted to file state taxes for the club, but ran into difficulty with our Tax ID number. After discussing the issue with the Franchise Tax Board, and based on input from the FTB representative, the club will be filing this summer instead.

Name Tags: (Was not discussed at this meeting) The use of nametags was again brought up to help persuade people attending the meetings to join the club. Paid members would get a “PUBS” nametag and guests would get a “Guest” nametag. Don Isbell will design the nametags.

Club Competition Brewing Schedule: The Board added August – February beer styles. May – Altbeir, Weizens and Kolsch June – Belgian Ales July – ESB and Bitters, Brown Ales and Milds August – American Ales (Pale, Amber and Brown Ales) September – IPA (English, American and Imperial IPAs) October – European Amber Lager (Vienna Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen) November – Freestyle (Enter anything you want!) December – Spiced and Specialty Beers January – Strong Ales and Barleywines February – Porters and Stouts

Guest Speakers: • May – None Scheduled for this meeting • Big Mike will be sharing his Albeir, Weizen and Kilsch knowledge with us. • Dave Long will discuss entering beer into competitions • In the coming months we will have speakers from Loomis Basin Brewing Company and American River Brewery (July?).

Club Activities: • Brewer Equipment Swap and Sale – This event was held on the 27th of April at the Roseville Brewing Company. Some sales were made, and it seemed like a good time was had by all. Next year we will advertise more and sooner for the event in order to get the attendance up. • The club had a brew day in support of the American Homebrewers Big Brew Day – May 4th, but we actually brewed on the 5th. Steve Dalberg was gracious to offer up his home as a gathering point for this great event. Six brewers, and several guests joined in and produced approximately 45 gallons of brew. I’m looking forward to sampling some of the brews at upcoming club competitions.

Upcoming Activities: • Starz and Sudz – PUBS 1st Annual Beer Camp – June 28th – 30th. This is going to be a fun event, and we are hope for a great turnout. Details can be found at our website – PlacerBrewer.org. We still need people to signup to meet our minimum number. • PUBSfecta Beer Tour (Lagunitas, Russian River and Bear Republic) – Cost will be approximately $1000 for 15 people. A bus is not available until July, so it will be awhile before we can plan this trip. Chris mentioned that he works with a limousine company that may be able to provide a bus, and will look into pricing. Big Mike also mentioned that we might want to stick local. He suggested a tour of Old Republic, 5 Mile House, Knee Deep and/or the Auburn Ale House.

Recipe Site: Dave pointed out that nobody has submitted his or her winning recipes to the PUBS recipe site. We have members asking for recipes.

PUBS Pod Cast: Dagan and Big Mike created and published the club’s second podcast! The topic is Pilsners. The Pod Cast can be found at the following link: http://pubs-media.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/PUBS_E02.mp3 There is definitely a noticeable improvement with this podcast. Great job guys!

Ways to Improve Future Meetings. The board and attending club membership discussed why to improve future meetings. Several ideas were brought up including:

• How to brew better beer – Question and Answer segment. One of the club’s goal is to improve your brewing, so the idea of a question box for brewing questions for member who do not feel comfortable asking questions in front of the whole club. The Board will incorporate a 15 – 30 minute meeting segment to focus on this. Of course, you’ll always be able to ask question live, or via our home page. • Commercial Examples – Big Mike will work with the Owl Club • A secret ingredient brewing competition. It was suggested that individuals and/or teams brew up a batch of beer using a secret ingredient, which may be determined in a random drawing. Best beer wins. • Parameter based brewing competition. It was also suggested that we could have a competition based on beer brewed to “specifications”. Beer would be style independent. For example, member would have to brew a beer that had a specific gravity of 1.040 to 1.050, SRM of 10 – 15, IBU of 30 – 40. Brewers could use any grains, yeast and hops that they want. Best beer wins. • Have a discussion on how to brew the styles of the month. Share Tips and Tricks with the group. Maybe handout a flyer that explains the styles.

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 9:15.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - Apr. 4, 2013

P. U. B. S. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 4/4/2013 Location: Mark Law’s House Next Board Meeting: May 2nd @ 6:30 PM – Location: TBD Next General Meeting: April 18 @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Josh Denton, Rick and Cynthia Lee, Dagan Henderson, Hardiman Cureton II and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:40 PM.

501 (c) 3 Status: No new update. Currently waiting on our Incorporation from the State. Paperwork has been filed. Once we have been Incorporated we’ll be able to file for our 501 (c) 3, Tax ID Number and Resale License.

Treasurer’s Report: Don gave a report on the club’s membership and finances. The club has a little over $2000 in the bank to cover club expenses. The directors in attendance gave their approval to move forward with the purchase of a good quality shade structure and two fold up tables to be used for events. These items have been order and will be received soon.

Name Tags: The use of nametags was again brought up to help persuade people attending the meetings to join the club. Paid members would get a “PUBS” nametag and guests would get a “Guest” nametag. Don Isbell will design the nametags.

Club Competition Brewing Schedule: The Board added August – February beer styles. March - Bocks April – Hellas, Pilsners and American Lagers May – Altbeir, Weizens and Kolsch June – Belgian Ales July – ESB and Bitters, Brown Ales and Milds (New) August – American Ales (Pale, Amber and Brown Ales) (New) September – IPA (English, American and Imperial IPAs) (New) October – European Amber Lager (Vienna Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen) (New) November – Freestyle (Enter anything you want!) (New) December – Spiced and Specialty Beers (New) January – Strong Ales and Barleywines (New) February – Porters and Stouts

Cellarmaster Guidelines: David Long proposed a set of guideline (see attachment) in order to assist new Cellarmasters with their duties. Tim Dozier has offered to present them at the next meeting.

Guest Speakers: • Robert Whistler, Owner/Founder of Lockdown Brewery, will be speaking to the club at our next general meeting. The topic will be Contract Brewing. • Big Mike will be sharing his lager beer knowledge with us. • In the coming months we will have speakers from Loomis Basin Brewing Company and American River Brewery.

Upcoming Activities: • Brewer Equipment Swap and Sale – April 27th at the Roseville Brewing Company. Bring you old or unused equipment and either swap it for other equipment or sell it. Rumor has it that if you donate an item (greater $5 value), the club will issue you a ticket good for one RBC brew! • American Homebrewers Big Brew Day – May 4th. Here’s another opportunity to brew with fellow club members. If you’re interested in hosting this event (or future event), please let one of the board member know. • Starz and Sudz – PUBS 1st Annual Beer Camp – June 28th – 30th. This is going to be a fun event, and we are hope for a great turnout. Details can be found at our website – PlacerBrewer.org.

Recipe Site: Members have been asking for a place to share recipes. Dagan, our resident web master, has offered to create a site for us to do this; however, this will take several months. In the meantime we will be using the BeerSmithCloud.com website to share our recipes. If you would like a recipe posted, send David Long (David.Long@Placerbrewers.org) an email with the recipe, or requested recipe, and he will post it. The recipe’s will be stored under the “PUBS” account, so if you search for “PUBS” they’ll show up.

PUBS Pod Cast: Dagan and Big Mike created and published the club’s first Pod Cast! The topic is Bock Beer. The Pod Cast can be found at the following link: http://placerbrewers.org/blog/2013/03/episode-1-bocks/ Great job guys! Looking forward to many more.

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 9:15.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - Mar. 3, 2013

P. U. B. S. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 4/4/2013 Location: Mark Law’s House Next Board Meeting: May 2nd @ 6:30 PM – Location: TBD Next General Meeting: April 18 @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Josh Denton, Rick and Cynthia Lee, Dagan Henderson, Hardiman Cureton II and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:40 PM.

501 (c) 3 Status: No new update. Currently waiting on our Incorporation from the State. Paperwork has been filed. Once we have been Incorporated we’ll be able to file for our 501 (c) 3, Tax ID Number and Resale License.

Treasurer’s Report: Don gave a report on the club’s membership and finances. The club has a little over $2000 in the bank to cover club expenses. The directors in attendance gave their approval to move forward with the purchase of a good quality shade structure and two foldup tables to be used for events. These items have been order and will be received soon.

Name Tags: The use of nametags was again brought up to help persuade people attending the meetings to join the club. Paid members would get a “PUBS” nametag and guests would get a “Guest” nametag. Don Isbell will design the nametags.

Club Competition Brewing Schedule: The Board added August – February beer styles. March - Bocks April – Hellas, Pilsners and American Lagers May – Altbeir, Weizens and Kolsch June – Belgian Ales July – ESB and Bitters, Brown Ales and Milds (New) August – American Ales (Pale, Amber and Brown Ales) (New) September – IPA (English, American and Imperial IPAs) (New) October – European Amber Lager (Vienna Lager, Oktoberfest/Marzen) (New) November – Freestyle (Enter anything you want!) (New) December – Spiced and Specialty Beers (New) January – Strong Ales and Barleywines (New) February – Porters and Stouts

Cellarmaster Guidelines: David Long proposed a set of guideline (see attachment) in order to assist new Cellarmasters with their duties. Tim Dozier has offered to present them at the next meeting.

Guest Speakers: • Robert Whistler, Owner/Founder of Lockdown Brewery, will be speaking to the club at our next general meeting. The topic will be Contract Brewing. • Big Mike will be sharing his lager beer knowledge with us. • In the coming months we will have speakers from Loomis Basin Brewing Company and American River Brewery.

Upcoming Activities: • Brewer Equipment Swap and Sale – April 27th at the Roseville Brewing Company. Bring you old or unused equipment and either swap it for other equipment or sell it. Rumor has it that if you donate an item (greater $5 value), the club will issue you a ticket good for one RBC brew! • American Homebrewers Big Brew Day – May 4th. Here’s another opportunity to brew with fellow club members. If you’re interested in hosting this event (or future event), please let one of the board member know. • Starz and Sudz – PUBS 1st Annual Beer Camp – June 28th – 30th. This is going to be a fun event, and we are hope for a great turnout. Details can be found at our website – PlacerBrewer.org.

Recipe Site: Members have been asking for a place to share recipes. Dagan, our resident web master, has offered to create a site for us to do this; however, this will take several months. In the meantime we will be using the BeerSmithCloud.com website to share our recipes. If you would like a recipe posted, send David Long (David.Long@Placerbrewers.org) an email with the recipe, or requested recipe, and he will post it. The recipe’s will be stored under the “PUBS” account, so if you search for “PUBS” they’ll show up.

PUBS Pod Cast: Dagan and Big Mike created and published the club’s first Pod Cast! The topic is Bock Beer. The Pod Cast can be found at the following link: http://placerbrewers.org/blog/2013/03/episode-1-bocks/ Great job guys! Looking forward to many more.

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 9:15.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - Feb. 2, 2013

P. U. B. S. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 2/7/2013 Next Board Meeting: March 7th @ 6:30 PM – Location: TBD Next General Meeting: February 21 @ 6:30 – Location: Owl Club

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Josh Denton, Cynthia and Rick Lee, Chris Kuhn and Niki, Mike Moore, Cian Boland, Hardiman Curetonii and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:20PM.

Club Competition Brewing Schedule: Tim presented a proposed brewing schedule that listed most of the styles and a suggested month. He also proposed that we have the club vote on the style of the month. David had some reservations because not all styles were represented, and that it would take more the 3 years to cover those styles listed, so no final decision was made on the schedule; however, the Directors, with the help of Big Mike, did set the brew schedule for the next few months as follows:

February – Porters and Stouts March – Bocks April – Hellas, Pilsners and American Lagers May – Altbeir, Weizens and Kolsch June – Belgian Ales July – ESB and Bitters, Brown Ales and Milds

Hardiman also brought up that we should plan on brewing a beer the fits the selected style for the Northern California Homebrewers Festival in September.

Sacramento Beer Week: Josh reminded the Board that Sacramento Beer Week is almost on us, and thought that the Club should be involved with some scheduled activities. Here a list of some of the activities that the club will be involved with:

Saturday, Feb 23rd – Brewing Demonstration at the Roseville Brewmeister. PUBS will be demonstrating different brewing technics on 5 different systems.

Sunday, Feb 24th – “Capital City Brewers Battle” at the Capitol Tap Room. Come cheer on 5 of your own PUBS members as they put their brewing skills to the test against some of area’s best homebrews. Event starts at 11:00.

Tuesday, Feb 26th - Speed Ball Tournament on the 26th. We need members to join the game to help the PUBS Club take down the competition. Contact Josh for more details.

Saturday, Mar. 2nd – Capital Brew Festival. Donate 5 Gallons of beer and serve at the PUBS Table to earn a free ticket.

Treasurer’s Report: Don gave a report on the club’s membership and finances. As of the meeting we have 33 paid memberships in the club, and over $1800 in the bank to cover club expenses. Here’s a partial list of what the money is/will be used for:

- Legal fees (i.e., 501C3 Filing, Taxes) - Accounting Software – Quickbooks - Holiday Party - Commercial Beer Samples for General Meetings - Raffle Items (please feel free to donate items for the raffle!) - PUBS Banner (future) - Shade Structure for events (future) - Membership Cards - Jockey Box (future) - Misc. item to support the club

Sergeant of Arms Board Position Proposed: It was proposed that the club create Sergeant of Arms position. This member would be responsible for keeping meetings in order and resolving any disputes between members based on the club by-laws.

This new position will have to be voted on by the general membership at the next meeting, because the club by-laws will have to be updated.

Style Guru: Mike Moore agreed to be our style guru, and speak about styles at our general meetings. Mike will present Stouts and Porters at this month’s meeting.

Process Guy: David Long agreed to be our process guy, and speak about various aspect of the brewing process at future club meetings. David agreed to talk about brewing grains at this months meeting.

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 7:45.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes - Board of Directors - Dec. 6, 2012

P. U. B. S. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 12/6/2012 Next Board Meeting: January 3rd @ 6:30 PM – Location: TBD Next General Meeting: December 20th @ 6:30 – Location: Roseville Brewing Co.

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Dagan Henderson, Mark Schindler, Josh Denton, Cynthia and Rick Lee, Damian and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 7:15 PM.

With the bylaws approved at our last general meeting, Mark Schindler was able to put together an Article of Incorporation document for the club. The document was signed by all directors and is ready to be sent on to the State of California for processing. Mark will also start the exemption application with the Franchise Tax Board soon. We are rapidly becoming an official club. Congratulations to all, and a special thanks to Mark for taking the time to do this for us!

Membership Cards: David Long submitted a sample PUBS membership card that will be issued to all paying members. Different methods of printing the cards was discussed and the decision was made to purchase our own card stock and print/laminate them as needed. The membership card will be used as nametags, as well as future discounts with beer establishments.

PUBS Holiday Party and General Meeting: The first annual PUBS Holiday Party was discussed. Unknown to us, Josh Denton had already made arrangement with Roseville Brewing Company to accommodate the club on Thursday the 20th. With this in mind, the Board made the decision to move the date from Saturday the 15th to the 20th (6:30-9:00). Watch the PUBS forum and Facebook page for further details. This will be a fun night, so bring some beer to share and/or a bottle (homebrew or commercial) for our holiday bottle exchange. Josh will be hosting a Beer Trivia Game, and the club will be providing Pizza. Don’t forget about the club competition…to go with the season, the beer style of the month is “Holiday Beers”. Also, please support RBC for allowing us to have the party at their business.

QuickBooks: Don Isbell proposed to the Board the purchase of QuickBooks for managing the clubs financial and tax information. The Board voted unanimously to proceed with the $299 purchase.

Sacramento Beer Week: Josh reminded the Board that Sacramento Beer Week will be on us soon, and thought that the Club should be involved with some activities. One event that was suggested was a 5-Keg Run/Walk. Lot of great ideas were thrown out about this, so a decision was made to form a committee to organize it. This could turn out to be a real fun event. If any member would like to join the committee please let one of the Board Members know and you’ll be included. Also, please let us know if you have any other ideas for SBW.

Meetup.com: Dagan proposed that the PUBS setup a Meetup.com page to allow the club to send out meeting and club activity notifications on a broader scale. The service costs $72 for 6 months. Even though expensive, the thinking is that if the club gets 3 additional paying members by using the service, then we will have covered our expense. By majority, the Board approved the expense for an initial 6-month period. The Board will revisit the service in 6-months to see if we want to continue with the service. By the way, Dagan sent out the first Meetup.com invite for the PUBS Holiday Party. So far we have 22 people that say they will be attending, so the service seems to be working.

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 9:00.

Cheers, David Long (david.long@placerbrewers.org) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes—Board of Directors—Oct. 4 ,2012

Next Board Meeting: November 1st @ 6:30 PM – Location: Mary’s Pizza ShackNext General Meeting: October 18th @ 6:30 – Location: Cynthia and Rick’s House

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Dagan Henderson, Mark Schleicer, Josh Denton, Cynthia and Rick Lee, and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 6:45 PM.

Meeting Minutes were approved from last meeting.

Club Logo: Congratulations to Harold Flood for winning the Logo Contest! Hopefully it will be ready for viewing at the upcoming meeting.  The board agreed upon one minor change and that was to change the word Placer’s to Placer.   This is in line the with club name and web address.

Monthly Beer Competition: The Board would also like to congratulate Brandon Beck the September Monthly Club Competition winner. Brandon won the competition with an excellent American IPA. Brandon has graciously posted his recipe on the forum—look for the posting by “branbeck” under the topic titled “Good to see you all light!”

This month’s style is Oktoberfest.  So, bring in and enter your Oktoberfest beer styles. Big Mike, who will be freshly returned from Oktoberfest in Germany, will be sharing his knowledge about the style, and I’m sure he’ll also have some fun stories to go along with it.  DON’T MISS IT!

Next month’s style is Brown / Irish / Scottish Ales.

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization: Mark gave an update on requirements for filing for Nonprofit Organization status, as well as gathered required information to get the ball rolling.  Don offered to cover initial costs of filing, with several board member willing to submit Founding Membership fees ($100) to cover his expense.  Expenses will be in the neighborhood of $500-$600 just to get the club on it’s feet.  Anyone interested in making a Founders Membership fees should contact Don (Treasurer).

Some of the items that are required are:

  • Names and Addresses of all the board members.
  • PO Box, or Club Address (Dagan volunteered to let use his business PO Box for now)
  • Article of Incorporation
  • File for state and federal tax exemption status
  • EIN#
  • Bylaws
  • File for 501(c)(3)

PUBS By-Laws:  Club By-Laws were discussed, with several improvements being suggested.  David and Dagan will work on the final draft, and hopefully have them ready for submission to the PUBS general membership by the next meeting on the 18th.

Club Activities: Josh made several suggestions for potential upcoming club activities and events.  These included:

  • Holiday Party/Brew Day – possibly brew up a “Presidential Honey Porter” recipe.
  • Rummage Sale – Bring in and sell extra/unwanted brewing equipment with some of the proceeds going to the club (10% - 20%)
  • Brewery Tours (May/June and Oct/Nov)–Josh is a great resource for this one!
  • Overnight Club camping trip on the Russian River with visits to Bear Republic, Russian River and Lagunitas.
  • Non-Brewer Judging Competition – Best beer being determined by non-brewers.

Josh will put together a calendar for the Club.

Beer Judging Forms:  The simple beer judging forms at the last meeting seemed to work well from what I heard.  Josh also offered to let us use the judging form that he uses on his beer tours. His form is a simplified version of the BJCP judging form. Josh offered to give a presentation on how to judge beers and use the form at the next general meeting.

Guest Speakers: The board of directors would like to extend a special thanks Kelly and/or Brett from Roseville Brewing Company for their presentation and answering questions on the use of adjuncts in beer at the last meeting.

PUBS Meeting Place:  We are looking into two locations for our regular club meetings.  The first is the Owl Club in old town Roseville, and the second is Mary’s Pizza Shack in Rocklin.

The board had their last meeting at the Owl Club and the facility should work well, with the exception of limited table space.  They have offered to have a “Style of the Month” beer on tap for us to use as a commercial example for our month club competition. There are some questions about bringing home brew on premise.  Cynthia is working with them on this.

The board will hold their next meeting at the Mary’s Pizza Shack.  If you haven’t been there, they have a 7-barrel brewery on the premises!

WEB Site:  The PUBS website is online! Dagan published the first version for us to preview.  Thanks Dagan!  Check it out: www.placerbrewers.org

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 8:45.

Cheers,

David Long (longsatgb@gmail.com) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes—Board of Directors—Sept. 6, 2012

Next Board Meeting: October 4 @ 6:30 PM – Location: Final GravityNext General Meeting: September 20th @ 6:30 – Location: Roseville Brewmeister 

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Dagan Henderson, Cynthia Lee, Rick and David Long

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 7:00 PM.

501(c)(3) C3 Nonprofit Organization: Dagan reported that there was no new status on the 501(c)(3) application.

PUBS By-Laws:  Club By-Laws were discussed, and the board felt that it was important to promote responsible drinking its body. The idea of having complimentary taxi service for members who may have had a few to many was discussed, but no consensus was met.  A draft copy of the By-Laws is being work on by David, and should be completed by next board meeting.

Club Membership Fees: To begin with PUBS will be offering two levels of membership—Regular and Founders.  The Regular Membership will cost each member $25/year.  The Founders Membership will cost a member $100 for the first year. The Founders Membership is targeted at collecting enough funds to get the club off the ground. It’s totally voluntary, and it will have some additional benefits that have yet to be determined.

New Member Signup Form: David handed out copies of the GCBA signup sheet to be used as potential template to be used by PUBS.  All board members liked the format, so with some minor changes PUBS will be adopting the form.

Membership Name Tag: The board thought that issuing name tags to members would be a good idea. The board will look into the cost of name tags to see if it will be feasible or not.

Club Insurance:  No decision has been made as of yet whether the club will purchase insurance. For the most part the board feels that insurance is important, but at this time, there are other more important needs that have to be met before considering spending money.

Fund Raising:  Outside of membership fees, the club needs other forms of revenue. A monthly raffle is a good fundraiser for GCBA, so the board felt that we should implement one at the general meeting.  We’ll need to start looking for donations from local brewery’s and beer establishments.  If anyone has additional ideas for raising funds please share them with a board member.  Hey, hears one…How about a Brewer’s Yard Sale where a portion of the proceeds goes to the club?

Monthly Beer Competition: The September style of the month is, well, no style.  Fee free to enter any kind of beer you want.  I wonder what President Mark (Mr. IPA) is going to bring??? Next month is Oktoberfest.  You should have your beer lagering for this club competition! Big Mike, who will be freshly returned from Oktoberfest in Germany, will be sharing his knowledge about the style, and I’m sure he’ll also have some fun stories to go along with it.  DON’T MISS IT!!!!  By the way, Big Mike is the person who spoke about Saisons at our last meeting.

Beer Judging Forms:  To assist with judging, and to give feedback to brewers, a simple beer scoring sheet will be distributed at the next meeting.  Brewers who want feedback on their beer should let the membership know at the meeting.

Guest Speakers:  Don and Cynthia will be approaching Hangtown Brewing and Roseville Brewing Company to see if they would be willing to speak at a future meeting.  Update…Kelly and/or Brett from RBC have agreed to present this month.  They’ll be talking to us about the use of adjuncts in beer.

Brew Day: David volunteered to host a PUBS brew day at his house on October 6th . This date is still tentative and may change.

PUBS Meeting Place:  Erik from the Brewmeister has been very gracious to let PUBS meet at his Roseville store, but we really need to find another location. Total Wine and Owl Club has been suggested; however, if you know of an affordable meeting place, please share it with one of the board members so that we can look into it.  In the mean time we will continue to meet at the Brewmeister as long as it’s ok with Erik.  Thanks again Erik for letting us use you facility!

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 9:00.

Cheers,

David Long (longsatgb@gmail.com) PUBS Secretary

Meeting Minutes—Board of Directors—Aug. 2, 2012

Next Board Meeting: September 6 @ 6:30 PM – Location: TBD

Next General Meeting: August 16th @ 6:30 – Location: Roseville Brewmeister

Attendees: Mark Law, Tim Dozier, Don Isbell, Dagan Henderson, Cynthia and Rick, David Long, and additional guest appearances from Danial Burk and Scott William (Current and Ex-Presidents of Gold Country Brewer Association)

Mark Law called the meeting to order at approximately 7:00 PM.

The Board voted to approve the July 16th General Meeting Minutes.

Best methods for communications between Board members was discussed. The Board came to the consensus that email would be the primary mode of communication; however, board members will have each other’s phone numbers just in case it is necessary to contact another member other than email.  Dagan will create a contact list.

The creation of a public Face book page was suggested and approved.  Don will create this.  We need to get 25 “Likes” to be able to have a URL that contains the club name.

By-Laws and mission statement were then discussed.  Several examples of By-Laws were presented for review. The Board felt that By-Law were important and need to be established. Due to the scope of the task, the Board decided to hold off until next meeting to discuss the By-Law in detail.

The Board then agreed to continue the current meeting schedule, with the Board Meeting being held on the 1st Thursday of each month, and the General PUBS meeting held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

PUBS club garb was brought up next. The Board felt that it needed a logo before it could consider ordering any club shirts, hats, etc.   Tim offered to help organize a logo contest that will be announced at our next general meeting.

Club membership fees were discussed.  All fees collected will be used to support club expenses including meeting room rental, web site hosting, insurance, non-profit filing status fees, commercial beer examples for the general meetings, etc…  The expenses to setup the club will be higher initially, so the board thought a special Charter Membership Fee might be appropriate.  Don Isbell will put together an initial budget estimate so that we’ll have a better understanding of what it will take to get the club started, and to sustain on an on-going basis.

We then spoke about the monthly club beer competition, and ways to promote club membership to participation. The board is leaning toward the Gold Country Brewers Association structure where members will anonymously enter their beer.  The beer will be judged by a panel of at least two judges, and by the general membership in attendance.  Points will be awarded for winning either the judge’s and/or popular choice. The points will be tracked throughout the year, and the winner with the most points at the end of the year will be awarded the title of PUBS Brewer of the Year.  A prize, which has yet to be determined, will be award in addition to the title.

This led into a discussion on the best way of sharing beer recipes with each other.  The board felt that it would be best to share recipes on-line vs. on paper.  A final method was not agreed upon, but hopefully when the website is completed, there will be an area for the collection of recipes; otherwise, we’ll need to come up with an alternate method.

The Board also a discussed general meeting agenda and topics. The following agenda was offered as a general guideline:

  1. President’s Call to Order
  2. Welcome New Members and Guests
  3. Officer Reports as necessary
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business
  6. Guest Speaker
  7. Education Topic
  8. Monthly Beer Contest w/Judging (The official meeting might end before this. TBD)

Some special education topics of interest were the brought up that included:

  • Beer Judge Certification Program for interested members (see www.bjcp.org).
  • Brewing Hardware Equipment and Fabrication.

The meeting was brought to a close at approximately 9:00.

See you all on the 16th of August!

Cheers,

David Long (longsatgb@gmail.com) PUBS Secretary