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MEETING MINUTES

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08 February 2024, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Thin Brew Line Brewing

Virginia Beach, VA

We want to thank Raf and Thin Brew line for once again hosting our brew meeting and for supporting our club.

Tonight’s Raffle:

We are going to have a 50/50 raffle using raffle tickets. As the name implies, half will go to the winner, and half to the club. We will be coming around with the raffle tickets. One ticket is $1, Six tickets for $5.

You can pay cash or via PayPal. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

  • Next barrel fill

    • Waiting on a fresh bourbon barrel from Deep Creek Distillery

    • Shooting for March 2024 fill

    • Wee Heavy v4 and Imperial Stout are on the voting list so far but feel free to add your own suggestion

    • Need more brewers for this one – please go to the 7CB Barrel Facebook page to sign up and vote on the style of beer

  • Future 2024 barrel fill

    • Joe is trying to acquire a port wine barrel and a bourbon barrel at the same time

    • Imperial Stout has been suggested to be the style

    • Port barrel will require 60 gallons. Bourbon barrel will require 55 gallons.

      • Will need roughly 12 brewers for the port barrel and 11 brewers for the bourbon barrel

      • Open to all homebrew clubs around the 757 area

    • Proposed timeline is Spring 2024 for a Winter 2024 empty target date

  • BARREL FOR SALE!

    • Tarnished Truth High Rye Bourbon barrel is up for sale - $50

    • Please reach out to Joe for purchase, it is currently at Wine & Cake

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report

Sample glasses for sale - $5 each

Swag order reminder – order any hats or shirts or other gear SOON. We will be placing an order in the upcoming month, so get your order in. The club will put the order together and pre-pay. Payment due at pickup.

PAY YOUR 2024 DUES! – no later than 03/31/2024

7CB and 757 Events:

02-22-2024         ExBEERiment online social hour. We will be sending out a Google Meet link for this meeting via email as well as on the Facebook event page. ALL BREWERS WELCOME – even if you didn’t participate in the nibs ExBEERiment feel free to join us online and enjoy some beverages with the group
03-14-2024      Club meeting @ Studly Brewing Co.
03-29-2024     7CB night out with at the Admirals game.
04-11-2024     Club meeting @ 1608 Crafthouse
05-04-2024     Big Brew Day 2024/7CB Swap Meet
             Hosted by Joe Luchansky in his backyard.
             Open to all home brew clubs in the 757 area.
             In addition to a small beer competition, we will also be holding a baby back rib competition.
Fall 2024      7CB members, friends, and family camping weekend in Virginia Beach. Details TBD

Homebrew Competitions:

Quick reminder about SHA and HRBC competitions. Remember to check our Facebook page and meeting minutes on the website for the link to the current competition document. This is the best way to keep you up on current upcoming competitions and registration deadlines.

Master Homebrewers Program – 7CB is now an official club level member, which means you get all of the benefits of being in the program without having to pay for it. Once you sign up for MHP, they will issue you an individual member number for you to include on your homebrew competition entries.

The Lincolnton Festival weekend is coming up soon, talk to Brian McCrickard for more detailed information to participate. He is planning on going for the weekend with the clubs tapboard and tent. Friday night is a bottle share party. Then Saturday is the big homebrew event. We are trying to fill up the tap board with 6 kegs. Let Brian know if you’d like to go to the festival, and/or if you’d like to donate a keg of your best homebrew to serve.

Education:

Brian Madden gave a quick presentation on adding finings via a closed transfer method.

 

In House Competition:

The next in-house competition style will be British Brown Ale and will be held at our April 2024 meeting.

NEXT MEETING - 14 March 2024 18:30 @ Studly Brewing Co

11 January 2024, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Wasserhund Brewing Co

Virginia Beach, VA

We want to thank Wasserhund Brewing for once again hosting our brew meeting and for supporting our club. They have great food and excellent beers, so please make sure to take care of them this evening.

Tonight’s Raffle:

We are going to have a 50/50 raffle using raffle tickets. As the name implies, half will go to the winner, and half to the club. We will be coming around with the raffle tickets. One ticket is $1, Six tickets for $5.

You can pay cash or via PayPal. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

  • Tarnished Truth High Rye barrel – Belgian Strong Ale

    • Barrel fill at Wine & Cake Hobbies on 11/18/2023

    • Tried a sample last weekend and it’s ready to come out of the barrel

      • Empty date 01/20/2024 @Noon

  • Next barrel fill

    • Shooting for February 2024 fill

    • Wee Heavy v4 has been suggested to be the style

      • Stay tuned to the FB 7CB barrel page and your email for details

    • Trying to acquire either a Deep Creek or Iron Clad barrel

  • Future 2024 barrel fill

    • Joe is trying to acquire a port barrel and a bourbon barrel at the same time

    • Imperial Stout has been suggested to be the style

    • Port barrel will require 60 gallons. Bourbon barrel will require 55 gallons.

      • Joe would like to open this up to other local homebrew clubs to participate

    • Proposed timeline is March 2024 for a Winter 2024 empty target date

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report

     Sample glasses for sale - $5 each

     Swag order reminder – order any hats or shirts or other gear tonight. We will be placing an order soon and tonight is the last night to get your order in. The club will put the order together and you will pay when we get your order to you.

PAY YOUR 2024 DUES! – no later than 03/31/2024

7CB and 757 Events:

01-13-2024         VooDoo Brewing Co opens @ Noon. 300 Constitution Blvd Virigina Beach
02-01-2024         1st Annual Hampton Roads Kickoff to Homebrew @ 7pm at Tradition Brewing Co
             Hosted by Brew & Bottle this event will have games we can compete in as a club, give aways, and raffels. Come join us and represent 7CB.
02-08-2024         7CB February Club Meeting @ Thin Brew Line Virginia Beach
              …ExBEERiment brewers please bring bottles for member distribution
             …brewers - if you need bottles, the club will purchase for you – please see Paul for details
02-XX-2024         ExBEERiment online social hour. Exactly TBD.
05-04-2024         Big Brew Day 2024/7CB Swap Meet
             Hosted by Joe Luchansky in his backyard. We will have more details as we get closer but keep this date on your calendar. Joe has plenty of power in his backyard brewhouse, so bring your gear and let’s brew.
Fall 2024              7CB members, friends, and family camping weekend in Virginia Beach. Details TBD

Homebrew Competitions:

Quick reminder about SHA and HRBC competitions. Direct members to check our Facebook page and meeting minutes on the website for the link to the current competition document.

We  will be posting the Seven City Brewer of the Year point criteria soon. So that members know how many points are associated with what type of event. You will find this on our Facebook page, the website, and in your email inbox soon.

The Lincolnton festival weekend is coming up soon, talk to Brian McCrickard for more detailed information to participate. He is planning on going for the weekend with the clubs tapboard and tent. Friday night is a bottle share party. Then Saturday is the big homebrew event. We are trying to fill up the tap board with 6 kegs. Let Brian know if you’d like to go to the festival, and/or if you’d like to donate a keg of your best homebrew to serve.

Education:

Remember that all members of the club can post content to either of our Facebook pages (Seven City Brewers page and the Barrel fill page). Share that knowledge or cool homebrew/beer stuff.

 

In House Competition:

Tonight's in house competition is Winter Warmer “Christmas Ale” – vote for your favorite.
Tasters Choice was how we scored.

The winner was Will Cline and he chose British Brown Ale as the next style. The Brown Ale competition will be held at our April 2024 club meeting. Get brewing!

NEXT MEETING - 08 February 2024 18:30 @ Thin Brew Line Brewing

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