MEETING MINUTES

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November 10th, 2022, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Brick Anchor Brew House

Norfolk, VA

We were happy to be back at Brick Anchor Brew House in Norfolk, VA, it's becoming our November meeting tradition! They have a great draft beer selections and excellent food, and as always are gracious hosts with their private room upstairs.

We had one guest in attendance at our meeting, and he left a member! Welcome to 7CB Matt Wolford. We also had one other new member since our last meeting - welcome also to Matthew White. We are on a roll...spread the great word about our club!

RAFFLE:

In addition to our regular 50/50 raffle this evening, our Barrel King, Joe Luchansky donated two craft beers for the raffle in additional to other great raffle prizes.

BARREL PROGRAM:

Speaking of the Barrel King, he gave his update this meeting. As of Sunday 11/13/2022 the Smoked Porter is out of the barrel and back into the brewers kegs. Big shout out to American Homebrew Supply for hosting the barrels and barrel events!

That being said, this barrel is now officially retired to 7CB and is up for sale. As of this posting it is up for sale to the 7CB Barrel Group first, and then will be opened up to the rest of the club, and then the public. Joe is looking to get $75 for this barrel, and those funds will go towards the purchase of our next barrel.

Speaking of our next barrel...our next in-house brew competition style (see more details below) is Irish Red. The winning recipe of this competition will be turned into an Imperial Irish Red to go into a fresh (to 7CB) Tarnished Truth whiskey barrel. Joe is not only lining up a Tarnished Truth barrel, but also a possible barrel event at their facility. Stay tuned for more details!

Tim Rouse was not on hand for an VA Lambic update. However, at the Smoked Porter fill Dempsey topped off this barrel with another three gallons. This has been in the funky barrel since 12/18/2021 and is expected to remain cultivating itself until at least Winter 2023.

TREASURER'S REPORT:

Paul gave the treasurer's report. There is interest in selling the 7CB owned trailer. Beth Madden and Sam Asbell will head up gather photos, information, and posting about the sale when all of the details are in.

HOMEBREW COMPETITIONS:

The final Hampton Roads Brewer Cup, round 6, is coming up. Judging will be based on 2015 BJCP guidelines. 7CB SWEPT Round 5 of this comp, let's do it again in November! One entry per brewer, please provide two bottle for the competition. Entries can be dropped off at American Homebrew Supply or Brew and Bottle until around noon on November 16th.

     Round 6:

     Imperial Stout 29C

     November 16th 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm

     American Homebrew Supply in Norfolk, VA

 

7CB has been invited by the Lincolnton Brewers Club to participate in the 2nd annual Western NC Homebrewers Invitational. This will be held April 29th 2023 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Complete details can be found at www.lincolntonbrewersclub.com

IN-HOUSE COMPETITION:

Mike Doyle won the Marzen competition in October and now has the right to name our next style to compete with.

Mike has chosen 15A: Irish Red Ale. This competition will be held at the January 2023 meeting - location TBA.

We will have a new twist to this competition. The winning Irish Red Ale recipe from the January 2023 in-house competition will become an Imperial Irish Red Ale recipe to go into the brand new (to 7CB) Tarnished Truth barrel (see above).

BREWER OF THE YEAR:

Please make sure that you are reporting all club activity, and other competitions entered to Brian so he can record those as points towards the brewer of the year. You can also earn points by judging or stewarding events.

Our most recent news here is no different than last month! Once again Brandon Christian took home a prize from the NoVa Classic. Taking 3rd place in the Porter & Stout; Strong American & European. CONGRATS to Brandon!!!

7CB Officer Election:

November is our month to elect our club officers who were nominated at the September meeting. Larry Lentz officiated over our club elections. Voting was held by announcing the position and nominee and then a majority yay/nay verbal vote was held.

Secretary nominee is Beth Madden. Unanimous yay. Let the record reflect that the majority is in favor.

Treasurer nominee is Paul Wilson. Unanimous yay. Let the record reflect that the majority is in favor.

Vice President nominee is Tim Woodard. Unanimous yay. Let the record reflect that the majority is in favor.

President nominee is Brian McCrickard. Unanimous yay. Let the record reflect that the majority is in favor.

OPEN DISCUSSION:

The Peter Zollweg Advent Calendar Beer Share is on! The drop off date is no later than Sunday 11/27/2022 (the Sunday of Thanksgiving).

Drop off locations are: Peter's house (please reach out to him for the address), American Homebrew Supply, or Brew & Bottle.

Speaking of American Homebrew Supply, that is the location of our December meeting/holiday party. The date is 12/08/2022. This also will be our annual food competition, with prizes for the top tasting food in the categories of main dish, side dish, and desserts.

ALSO this year - we would like to add an ugly sweater contest! So bust out your top recipe and our best holiday attire and join us for some holiday fun!!

October 13th, 2022, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Wasserhund Brewing Co.

Virginia Beach, VA

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

We also had several guests in attendance this evening. Including, Brian, Raf's new employee at American Homebrew Supply. So the next time you are grabbing supplies, take a moment to introduce yourself as a 7CB club member to Brian. Brian, and his wife Kelly, will soon be our newest members of 7CB.

RAFFLE:

In addition to our regular 50/50 raffle this evening, we also had our Barrel King, Joe Luchansky, brought two craft sours to raffle off.

BARREL PROGRAM:

Speaking of the Barrel King, he gave his first solo update this meeting. Joe is planning on sampling the Russian Imperial Stout some time around November 6th and will report in on both the barrel program Facebook page, as well as at our November meeting. Once this beer comes out, this barrel will be retired and up for sale to 7CB members.

That being said, Joe is on the hunt for a barrel to replace the RIS barrel as well as an additional barrel for the upcoming Wee Heavy v3. This is the next up barrel program brew, as it has already been voted on. Joe will be reaching out to those of you who wanted in on this Wee Heavy v3 round to see if you are still interested. If not, we have brewers waiting in the wings to get in on this award winning recipe.

There has also been some interest in acquiring a wine barrel as well. Joe will be inquiring at some Williamsburg and VA Beach wineries for availability of barrels.

Tim Rouse was not on hand for an VA Lambic update. However, at the RIS fill Dempsey topped off this barrel with another three gallons. This has been in the funky barrel since 12/18/2021 and is expected to remain cultivating itself until at least Winter 2023.

TREASURER'S REPORT:

In Paul's absence, Brian gave the treasurer's report.

HOMEBREW COMPETITIONS:

The final Hampton Roads Brewer Cup, round 6, is coming up. Judging will be based on 2015 BJCP guidelines. 7CB SWEPT Round 5 of this comp, let's do it again in November! One entry per brewer, please provide two bottle for the competition. Entries can be dropped off at American Homebrew Supply or Brew and Bottle until around noon on November 16th.

     Round 6:

     Imperial Stout 29C

     November 16th 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm

     American Homebrew Supply in Norfolk, VA

7CB has been invited by the Lincolnton Brewers Club to participate in the 2nd annual Western NC Homebrewers Invitational. This will be held April 29th 2023 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Complete details can be found at www.lincolntonbrewersclub.com

We held our in-house club competition this evening. We only had three entries, but a new brewer has been crowned! Paul Wilson has finally been dethroned, our winner tonight was Mike Doyle. Mike won the Marzen competition and now has the right to name our next style to compete with. Mike is still going over his options and once he make a decision we will announce it on our Facebook page and via a club wide email.

BREWER OF THE YEAR:

Please make sure that you are reporting all club activity, and other competitions entered to Brian so he can record those as points towards the brewer of the year. You can also earn points by judging or stewarding events.

Brandon and Carla Christian took 2nd place recently in the Imperial Stout category at the Midnight Homebrewers League competition in Maryland. CONGRATS!

OPEN DISCUSSION:

Peter Zollweg wanted us to mention that he is looking for participants to join him in an advent calendar beer share. 24 people would provide 24 beers (either homebrews or purchased craft beers). He would arrange a meet up at a location to distribute all of beers amongst the participants, who receive one beer for the first 24 days of December.

Please reach out to Peter is you are interested. Contact a club officer if you need help in getting into with him.

September 8th, 2022, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - American Homebrew Supply

Norfolk, VA

We want to thank Raf and all of the American Homebrew Supply family for hosting our meeting and for always supporting our club.

We want to thank everyone for coming out to our August meeting. We have 1 new member since our last meeting. Our new member is Dirk Myers. Do we have any first-time attendees or guests?

 

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.

Our new PayPal is up and running. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com – please use the friends and family option when paying.

 

Club’s Barrel Program:

On the funky side, the Virginia Lambic went in on 18 December 2021. At our most recent barrel fill, on this past Sunday, Dempsey “topped off” this barrel with another 3 gallons. Expect the Va-mbic to remain in barrel Bonnie till the winter of 2023.

Speaking of our latest barrel fill – on Sunday, 09/04/2022, the Russian Imperial Stout came out of its barrel and went home with 10 loving brewers. This barrel got immediately refilled with its second, and last fill, of Smoked Porter.

As of the Smoker Porter fill, we have a new 7CB Barrel King, Joe Luchansky! If you would like to be a part of our barrel brewer program, let Joe or Brian know and we will get you on the list of barrel brewers for upcoming barrel fills. We have a separate Facebook group for the barrel fill that talk about barrel fills and recipes.
 

Treasurer’s Report:  Paul presents the Treasurers Report
 

Club Insurance: The club insurance has been renewed. Paul – anything else to report here?

Homebrew Competitions:

Local Competition: Hampton Roads Brewers Cup

Round 5:

American Amber 19A and American Brown 19C

September 21st, 2022 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at

Brew and Bottle in Newport News

 

Remember, judging will be based on the 2015 BJCP guidelines!

 

Entry registration should be emailed to thebrewerscup@gmail.com. There is one entry per brewer Please submit two bottles. Marck Weiss is always looking for judges and stewarts for these competition. Here is coming up for the HRBC competitions…

           

            November 16, 2022 – Imperial Stout 29C @ AHS

 

 

7CB UPCOMING COMP

Western NC Homebrewers Invitational

 

7CB has been invited, by the Lincolnton Brewers Club, to participate in the 2nd Annual Western NC Homebrewers Invitational in Lincolnton, NC. This will be held on 04/29/2023 from 2pm – 6pm.

 

This is an educational festival meant to teach current and potential brewers all about the home brewing process. This will also be a BJCP sanctioned competition.

 

Complete details can be found on their website

www.lincolntonbrewersclub.com

 

Hoptoberfest

 

This competition will be held on 10/08/2022 in Greenville, NC

Registration opened 09/01/2022
Entries are due by 09/23/2022

Limit 8 entries per brewer with only one entry per sub-style.
Beer only - no cider or mead. Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

ANY OTHER LOCAL-ISH COMPETITIONS OUT THERE…?

Brew Competition Winners:

 

Do we have any recent competition winners to announce? We can possibly have the updated standings for 7CB Brewer of the Year award here…?

 

 

Seven City Brewer of the Year Award:

 

Please remember to let Brian know when you enter, judge or steward a competition. This will earn you points towards our Brewer of the Year award.

 

Open Discussion:

In House Competition: Märzen

Next round will be held at our Oktober meeting…those Märzens should be lagering by now!

That concludes the formal part of our meeting please continue eating and sampling homebrew. We will hold the club raffle drawing once everyone has a chance to purchase their raffle tickets.

Raffle Results:

It’s time for our 50/50 raffle. The winner will take home $XXX. Congratulations to XXX on winning tonight’s 50/50 raffle.

August 11th, 2022, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery

Hampton, VA

We were hosted, for the first but not the last time, The Vanguard in Hampton, VA and thank them for supporting our club

If you missed our meeting, or didn't have a chance to check out all that they have to offer. Please make it a point to head back there. They have excellent food, quality brews, and tasty spirits.

Our new PayPal is up and running. If paying by PayPal the username to pay is 7CityBrewers@gmail.com – please use the friends and family option when paying.

Barrel Program:

On the funky side, the VA Lambic is still chilling in Bonnie.

Wee Heavy v3 is still on hold.

The brew by day for the Smoked Porter is 08/21/2022. We have all 10 of our brewers lined up for that one. Joe Luchansky will fill us in more on the fill date.

Treasurers Report:  Paul gave the treasurers report.

Club Insurance: 

We will be renewing our club insurance this month!. Paul says that if 75% of our club members are also American Homebrews Association members, 7CB would get the insurance for free.

Homebrew Competitions:

Hampton Roads Brewers Cup Round 5

American Amber 19A and American Brown 19C

09/21/2022 6:00 - 9:00pm at Brew and Bottle in Newport News

Judging is based on the 2015 BJCP guidelines

7CB Competition - Marzen

Bring your best Oktoberfest to the October meeting and enter into our own homebrew competition. No registration needed, just show up with your best entry. One entry per brewer!

7CB Brewer of the Year:

Don't forget to let Brian McCrikard know when you enter a competition or judge or steward. These all go toward earning 7CB brewer of the year award and a "shiny" trophy!

 

July 14th, 2022, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - O'Connor Brewing Co

Norfolk, VA

We were hosted by O'Connor Brewing Co in Norfolk, VA and thank them for supporting our club

We have had no new members join in the past month. However, we did have a guest this month. Welcome to Alex, a neighbor to Larry Lentz, and fellow beer lover. 

50/50 and swag Raffle:

Tonight's 50/50 raffle winner was...Todd Cannon!!

We also raffled off some swag brought back from Home Brew Con.

Congrats to all of the winners, and big thanks to Paul for collecting great stuff to give away from Home Brew Con. Also big shout out to Dempsey to running the raffle.

7CB Barrel Program:

Russian Imperial Stout went in the barrel 03/27/2022.

VA Lambic went in the barrel 12/18/2021

Next brew up for a new barrel will be Wee Heavy v3. The brew by date will be sometime in late August 2022. We still need some brewers to participate in this barrel round - and we will have a new BARREL KING taking over starting with this fill. Please contact Joe Luchansky, 7CB Barrel King, to get on the brewers list and for more details.

The Wee Heavy will go into a brand new (to 7CB) barrel.

Also - the Russian Imperial Stout will come out, and we will need a new recipe to go into this barrel.

Paul's Treasurer Report:

Dempsey presented Paul's treasurers report. We have money and need to spend it!

Homebrew Competitions:

- Homebrew Con - Pittsburgh, PA 06/23 - 25/2022.

- 7CB In House Competition

   Wood Beer. Any beer made with wood...7CB barrel beers are not eligible

    Once AGAIN, Paul has won the 7CB In-House Competition.

Paul has chosen 3B Oktoberfest/Märzen

- Hampton Roads Brewers Cup

     July 20th @ American Homebrew Supply

     Helles 4A and Munich Dunkel 8A

     September 21st @ Brew and Bottle

     American Amber 19A and American Brown 19C

     November 16th @ American Homebrew Supply

     Imperial Stout 29C

     One entry per brewer. Please provide two bottles for judging

- VA Home Brew Guest Brew Competition

     Inaugural competition being held in Colonial Beach, VA

     08/13/2022

     Contact Phillip Stevenson for more information at phillip.stevenson@icloud.com

- 29th Annual Dominion Cup

     Competition being held in Richmond, VA

     08/13/2022

     Contact Steve White for more information at slwhite63@gmail.com

- US Open

     Competition being held in Charlotte, NC

     08/24-27/2022

     Registration opens 06/27/2022

     Limit 8 entries per brewers with only one entry per sub-style. All BJCP styles allowed including cider and mead. Judging will be based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

Brew Competition Winners:

7CB had TWO winners at the National Home Brew Competition. We took home second place in both Stout/Porter & Pale Ale categories.

Seven City Brewer of the Year Award:

Please remember to let Brian McCrickard know when you enter, judge, or steward a competition. This will earn you points toward our Brewers of the Year award. Brian will be providing current updated standings soon.

BE PROACTIVE & let Brian know when you enter competitions, judge, or steward?

June 9th, 2022, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Pirate's Cove Restaurant 

Chesapeake, VA

We were hosted by current 7CB club member, John Tillery, owner of the Pirate's Cove Restaurant. Our club, for the second straight year, had the distinct pleasure of being the opening event on the patio. It was a great night with delicious food and tasty home brews.

We have had no new members join in the past month.

50/50 and swag Raffle:

Tonight's 50/50 raffle winner was...Bob Buerger!!

We also raffled off some tasting glasses, won by Sam Asbell, and a 7CB coffee mug, won by some Joe guy (lol - congrats Luchansky), that Paul had stashed away.

Also in tonight's raffle were 4 Hardywood Beers donated by Brian McCrickard - won by Don Donafrio, John Tillery, Todd Cannon, and Mike Doyle.

Congrats to all of the winners, and big thanks to Brian for the raffle donations.

7CB Barrel Program:

Russian Imperial Stout went in the barrel 03/27/2022.

VA Lambic went in the barrel 12/18/2021

Next brew up for a new barrel will be Wee Heavy v3. The brew by date will be sometime in late July 2022. We still need some brewers to participate in this barrel round - and we will have a new BARREL KING taking over starting with this fill. Please contact Joe Luchansky, 7CB Barrel King, to get on the brewers list and for more details.

Paul's Treasurer Report:

Paul presented his report which included the selling of our used barrel and the addition of four new members to the club.

Homebrew Competitions:

- Homebrew Con - Pittsburgh, PA 06/23 - 25/2022.

- 7CB In House Competition

   Wood Beer. Any beer made with wood...7CB barrel beers are not eligible

    This competition will be held at our July 2022 meeting. Destination is TBA. Please bring a small growler or 2/3 bottles for the club members to sample and then vote on.

- Hampton Roads Brewers Cup

     July 20th @ American Homebrew Supply

     Helles 4A and Munich Dunkel 8A

     September 21st @ Brew and Bottle

     American Amber 19A and American Brown 19C

     November 16th @ American Homebrew Supply

     Imperial Stout 29C

     One entry per brewer. Please provide two bottles for judging

- VA Home Brew Guest Brew Competition

     Inaugural competition being held in Colonial Beach, VA

     08/13/2022

     Contact Phillip Stevenson for more information at phillip.stevenson@icloud.com

- 29th Annual Dominion Cup

     Competition being held in Richmond, VA

     08/13/2022

     Contact Steve White for more information at slwhite63@gmail.com

- US Open

     Competition being held in Charlotte, NC

     08/24-27/2022

     Registration opens 06/27/2022

     Limit 8 entries per brewers with only one entry per sub-style. All BJCP styles allowed including cider and mead. Judging will be based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

Seven City Brewer of the Year Award:

Please remember to let Brian McCrickard know when you enter, judge, or steward a competition. This will earn you points toward our Brewers of the Year award. Brian will be providing current updated standings soon.

May 12th, 2022, Club Meeting @ 6:30pm

Our Host - Redwood Smoke Shack 

Norfolk, VA

7CB was happy to provide the food for this month's meeting. We thanked Floyd, Bob and the rest of the Redwood team for hosting and the excellent bbq!

We had one new member join and attend tonight's meeting. Please welcome to the club, Scott Mims.

50/50 and swag Raffle:

Tonight's 50/50 raffle winner was...Greg Gonzales, taking home $41!

We also raffled off some home brew swag that Paul had stashed away.

Also in tonight's raffle was 1lb of hops donated by Dempsey Smith.

Finally, Brian McCrickard, brought several hops plants and a beer from The Veil Brewing for the raffle.

Congrats to all of the winners, and big thanks to Brian and Dempsey for the raffle donations.

7CB Barrel Program:

Russian Imperial Stout went in the barrel 03/27/2022.

VA Lambic went in the barrel 12/18/2021

We are currently looking for a "new to us" barrel, preferably a local barrel. Wee Heavy v3 is slated to go into this barrel. There are currently 7 spots filled out of the 10 brewers needed to fill the barrel. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dempsey.

 

Treasurers Report:

Paul presented his April 2022 money report.

Upcoming Competitions:

- Hampton Roads Brewers Cup. Please email Marck Weiss at thebrewerscup@gmail.com with your entry information, as well to volunteer to judge or steward.

May 20th 2022 @ Brew & Bottle in Newport News

4A: Helles and 8A: Munich Dunkel

Judging is based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

- DC Homebrewers Cherry Blossom

Registration is currently open. Entries must be received by 05/27/2022.

Competition is 06/04/2022.

Details dchbcompetition.com

- 4th Annual Port City Plunder

Registration is currently open. Entries must be received by 05/20/2022.

Competition is 06/11/2022 at Salty Turtle Beer Company in Surf City, NC

- Virginia Home Brew Guest Brew Competition

This is the inaugural competition and will be held on 08/14/2022 in Colonial Beach, VA

More details to come

- 29th Annual Dominion Cup

This competition will be held on 08/14/2022 in Richmond, VA

More details to come

- US Open

This competition will be held on 08/27/2022 in Charlotte, NC

More details to come

-2022 National Homebrew Competition

The deadline for entry/category changes is 05/16/2022

The window to receive bottles is 05/24 - 06/03/2022

-7CB upcoming meeting competition

Any wood aged beer - you cannot entry any 7CB barrel beers! This in-house judged competition will be held at our July meeting.

April 12th, 2022, Club Meeting Minutes

Our Host - 1608 Crafthouse 

Virginia Beach, VA

We thanked 1608 Crafthouse for hosting our meeting and supporting the club. The food was excellent, they have plenty of craft beers from around the country on their beer list, and of course the homebrews were flowing.

Club Barrel Program:

The Russian Imperial Stout went into a brand new barrel on 03/27/2022.

Over on the funky side, the VA Lambic went in to its barrel on 12/18/2021. Expect this one to remain in the barrel Bonnie until at least winter 2022.

So - two beers resting in their barrels means it's time to choose the next style for another brand new (new to 7CB) barrel. We are wanting this next barrel to be a local 757 barrel, if you have any leads please let Brian or Dempsey know.

There is currently a new style poll up on the 7CB Barrel FB page. You can go there to vote or give your vote in person or writing to any club officer.

The current list of entries is:

  • Wee Heavy v3

  • Weizenbock

  • Belgian Dubbel

  • Belgian Triple

  • American Stout

Treasurers Report:

Paul gave us his monthly treasurers report and the financial state of the club

Homebrew Competitions:

1 - Hampton Roads Brewer Cup

Open to all 757 homebrew club members. One entry per brewer, please email to thebrewerscup@gmail.com with your entries or if you'd like to judge or steward.

The next competition will be New England IPA 21B held on 05/18/2022 at American Homebrew Supply. Judging will be based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

Battle of the Bubbles XI

The competition is held at Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD

Registration is open until 05/13/2022

Judging will be 05/15 to 05/17 at Olde Mother Brewing

Judging will be based on 2021 BJCP guidelines and they need help judging.

DC Homebrewers Cherry Blossom Competition

This competition is organized by the DC Homebrews Club.

Registration is open as of 05/01/2022, entries must be received by 05/27/2022.

There will be two judging sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, on 06/04/2022. They are looking for judges and stewards. You can register to judge or steward as of 04/19/2022.

Get all information at dchbcompetition.com

4th Annual Port City Plunder

This competition is for beer only, no cider or mead. First, Second, and Third place of Best in Show are awarded an engraved pirate sword (yes, a real sword).

Registration is open as of 04/23/2022 and entries are due by 05/20/2022. The competition is being held on 06/11/2022 at the Salty Turtle Beer Company in Surf City, NC. They are looking for judges and stewards.

YOU WILL EARN BJCP EXPERIENCE POINTS IF YOU VOLUNTEER TO JUDGE OR STEWARD.

2022 National Homebrew Competition

This competition is held at Homebrew Con which is being held in Pittsburgh, PA this year 06/23-25/2022. Competition registration is now closed.

Please let Brian know if you are planning to attend and/or can help out with the 7CB booth.

In-House Competition: Dunkel Weissbier (Dunkelweizen) 10B

We had only two entries for this one...Dempsey and Paul. Paul won and has selected the next style for the competition to be held at our June 2022 meeting.

The next style up is - ANY WOOD-AGED BEER. 7CB barrel program beers are not eligible. So go on out and make a fresh batch and get them ready for our June meeting which will be held at Pirate's Cove in Chesapeake.

Tonight's Raffle:

We held our usual 50/50 raffle - Tim Woodard took home a cool $30.

We also raffled off a 7CB hat - winner winner Joe Luchansky

Next up in the raffle was a sweet turquoise 7CB t-shirt sized ladies large - congrats to Bob Buerger. We can't wait to see him in it!

Last prize was a  DogfishHead 120 IPA donated by Larry Lentz - this was taken home by Michael Doyle

Thanks to everyone who hung out and had a great time. If you missed this meeting - don't miss the next one!

May 12, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Redwood Smoke Shack - (Norfolk location)

March 10th, 2022, Club Meeting Minutes

Our Host Thin Brew Line 

Virginia Beach, VA

We thanked Thin Brew Line for hosting our meeting and for supporting our club. Jay Gates, the owner of TBL, gave us an overview of the brewery and also let us know that their head brewer is retiring. They are currently seeking to hire a new head brewer and an assistant brewer. Please reach out to Thin Brew Line for more details and how to apply.

There were no new members added to 7CB club in the past month. We did have some new guests. Marlin and his wife Velma came to check us out, and get to know us. Also, some guy named Tim Rouse showed up too - we think we already knew him.

50/50 Raffle was held. There was also a drawing for a 7CB mug, as well as three different Hardywood beers provided by the McCrickards.

CLUB BARREL PROGRAM:

The March 2022 barrel fill style has been selected, and it is Russian Imperial Stout. The brew date will be 03/12/2022. RIS barrel brewers - you know who you are! This barrel will be filled on 03/27/2022. Barrel brewers can participate in person, or drop off to American Homebrew Supply prior to this date.

 

The Oatmeal Stout will be coming out of its barrel 03/20/2022. Barrel brewers can participate at AHS or drop a clean keg anytime prior to this date and then pick up from Raf asap.

On the funky side, the Grissette V2 was take out and the Virginia Lambic went in on 12/18/2021. Expect the VA-mbic to remain in the barrel until Fall 2022, at least.

If you would like to be part of our barrel program, let Dempsey or Brian know and they will get you on the list of barrel brewers for upcoming barrel fills. Or check in on the 7CB Barrel Brewers Facebook page.

TREASURER'S REPORT:

Paul gave his first treasurer's report.

MEMBERSHIP DUES:

Please pay your 2022 club membership dues to remain in good standing.! We are now into the 2022 year by a month, please pay if you haven't re-upd. New members can still join at this point, but the rate will not be pro-rated.

Paul had copies of the club new membership application forms for anyone who wants to join the club. For members renewing their membership, you do not need to fill out the new membership application. Just please send money via PayPal and indicate that the money is for your renewal.

New members can apply online by filling out the membership form and then paying dues to the PayPal account.

ALL MEMBERS - Please use the friends and family option when checking out with PayPal.

There are many, many benefits to joining the club including local and national discounts, as well as being covered under the 7CB insurance.

HOMEBREW COMPETITIONS:

  • Hampton Roads Brewers Cup

    • American Pale Ale (18C) and Blonde (18A)​

      • 03/16/2022 18:00 - 21:00 @ Brew and Bottle

      • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

Entry registration, or for opportunities to judge or steward, should be emailed to thebrewerscup@gmail.com

  • 15th Annual CASK Virginia Beer Blitz

    • Registration opens: 02/05/2022​

    • Drop off deadline: 03/05/2022

    • Competition date: 0318-19/2022

    • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

This is the longest running competition in VA. Please volunteer to judge or steward. No experience is necessary. New judges will be paired with an experienced judge.

Also - this competition will pit 7CB Barrel Brew vs each other!

Brian McCrickard has entered Wee Heavy v1

Dempsey Smith has entered Wee Heavy v2

   Which do you think will take home a metal?

  • Colonial Cup 2022

    • Registration opens: 02/26/2022​

    • Drop off deadline: 04/03/2022

    • Competition date: 04/08-09/2022

    • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

See further details at

www.colonialcup.lowcountrylibation.com

  • 2022 National Homebrew Competition

    • Registration opens: 03/22/2022

    • Drop off deadline: 06/03/2022

    • Competition date: 06/21-23/2022

See further details at

www.homebrewersassociation.org

7CB Ex-BEER-riment -  this event will kick off our "Social Hour" which will be happening the last Tuesday of the month via Zoom. This round is a 'Blonde Ale' and is a malt comparison.

  • 6 brewers

  • 6 malts

  • 1 hop

  • 1 yeast

Big thanks to our volunteer brewers and Raf at AHS for supplying the recipes and bottles.

Brewers - please drop off to Raf no later than 03/27/2022

Club members - please pick up from Raf no later than 03/29/2022

EDUCATION:

American Homebrew Association members, please head online and vote for Raf/American Homebrew Supply for local brew supply store.

This concluded the formal part of our meeting.

February 10th, 2022, Club Meeting Minutes

Our Host Legend Brewing Company 

Portsmouth, VA.

We thanked Legend Brewing Depot for hosting our meeting and for supporting our club. 

There were no new members added to 7CB club in the past month, and we had no guests this month.

50/50 Raffle was not held this month due to Paul not being able to attend our meeting.

CLUB BARREL PROGRAM:

The Belgian Quad is ready to come out and that is scheduled for this Sunday, 02/13/2022. There will be no beer going into this barrel since it has had two beers run through it.

We will get on a waiting list for a new barrel once we empty the Quad. That means we will have a fresh barrel to fill. The March 2022 barrel fill style has been selected, and it is Russian Imperial Stout. The brew date will be 03/12/2022. RIS barrel brewers - you know who you are!

 

The Oatmeal Stout will be coming out of its barrel later on this month.

On the funky side, the Grissette V2 was take out and the Virginia Lambic went in on 12/18/2021. Expect the VA-mbic to remain in the barrel until Fall 2022, at least.

If you would like to be part of our barrel program, let Dempsey or Brian know and they will get you on the list of barrel brewers for upcoming barrel fills. Or check in on the 7CB Barrel Brewers Facebook page.

TREASURER'S REPORT:

Dempsey gave specific details on the treasurer's report.

MEMBERSHIP DUES:

We want to remind everyone that your 2021 club membership expired on 12/31/2021. Please pay your 2022 club membership dues by 03/01/2022 to remain in good standing.

Paul had copies of the club new membership application forms for anyone who wants to join the club. For members renewing their membership, you do not need to fill out the new membership application. Just please send money via PayPal and indicate that the money is for your renewal.

New members can apply online by filling out the membership form and then paying dues to the PayPal account.

ALL MEMBERS - Please use the friends and family option when checking out with PayPal.

Anyone who wishes to join the club or pay your membership dues tonight, stop by and see Paul Wilson.

HOMEBREW COMPETITIONS:

  • Hampton Roads Brewers Cup

    • American Pale Ale (18C) and Blonde (18A)​

      • 03/16/2022 18:00 - 21:00 @ Brew and Bottle

      • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

Entry registration, or for opportunities to judge or steward, should be emailed to thebrewerscup@gmail.com

  • Shamrock Open XXVII

    • Registration opens: 01/24/2022​

    • Drop off deadline: 02/19/2022

    • Competition date: 03/19/2022

    • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

See further details at

www.carboyclub.com/2022-carboy-shamrock-xxvii-open/

  • 15th Annual CASK Virginia Beer Blitz

    • Registration opens: 02/05/2022​

    • Drop off deadline: 03/05/2022

    • Competition date: 0318-19/2022

    • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

  • Colonial Cup 2022

    • Registration opens: 02/26/2022​

    • Drop off deadline: 04/03/2022

    • Competition date: 04/08-09/2022

    • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

See further details at

www.colonialcup.lowcountrylibation.com

  • 2022 National Homebrew Competition

    • Registration opens: 03/22/2022

    • Drop off deadline: 06/03/2022

    • Competition date: 06/21-23/2022

See further details at

www.homebrewersassociation.org

EDUCATION:

Brian reviewed the Top 10 Useful Homebrew Competition Tips.

This concluded the formal part of our meeting.

No raffle = no raffle results.

January 13th, 2022, Club Meeting Minutes

Our Host 1865 Brewing Company 

Hampton, VA.

We thanked 1865 Brewing for hosting our meeting and for supporting our club. 

There were no new members added to 7CB club in the past month, and we had no guests this month.

50/50 Raffle was not held this month due to a transition in treasurer supplies.

CLUB BARREL PROGRAM:

The Belgian Quad is ready to come out and that is scheduled for 02/13/2022. There will be no beer going into this barrel since it has had two beers run through it. We will get on a waiting list for a new barrel once we empty the Quad.

That means it's time to figure out what to put into the fresh barrel. Brewers who are interested in being part of the barrel program can add their input for styles via the Barrel Brews Facebook page.

On the funky side, the Grissette V2 was take out and the Virginia Lambic went in on 12/18/2021. Expect the VA-mbic to remain in the barrel until Fall 2022, at least.

If you would like to be part of our barrel program, let Dempsey or Brian know and they will get you on the list of barrel brewers for upcoming barrel fills. Or check in on the 7CB Barrel Brewers Facebook page.

TREASURER'S REPORT:

Dempsey gave specific details on the treasurer's report. The club officers met prior to this meeting and voted to sign up for a Zoom account again this year. Some members are not quite yet comfortable with in-person meetings, we will also be doing some other fun "online only" meetings in the upcoming months.

MEMBERSHIP DUES:

We want to remind everyone that your 2021 club membership expired on 12/31/2021. Please pay your 2022 club membership dues by 03/01/2022 to remain in good standing.

Paul had copies of the club new membership application forms for anyone who wants to join the club. For members renewing their membership, you do not need to fill out the new membership application. Just please send money via PayPal and indicate that the money is for your renewal.

New members can apply online by filling out the membership form and then paying dues to the PayPal account.

ALL MEMBERS - Please use the friends and family option when checking out with PayPal.

Anyone who wishes to join the club or pay your membership dues tonight, stop by and see Paul Wilson.

HOMEBREW COMPETITIONS:

  • Hampton Roads Brewers Cup

    • Cellar Cleaner Competition​

      • 01/19/2022 18:00 - 21:00 @ American Homebrew Supply​

      • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

Need to clean out your cellars, refrigerators, and coolers to make room for new brews? Pick your favorite and enter it into HRBC competition number one.

Entry registration, or for opportunities to judge or steward, should be emailed to thebrewerscup@gmail.com

  • Shamrock Open XXVII

    • Registration opens: 01/24/2022​

    • Drop off deadline: 02/19/2022

    • Competition date: 03/19/2022

    • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

See further details at

www.carboyclub.com/2022-carboy-shamrock-xxvii-open/

  • 15th Annual CASK Virginia Beer Blitz

    • Registration opens: 02/05/2022​

    • Drop off deadline: 03/05/2022

    • Competition date: 0318-19/2022

    • Judging based on 2015 BJCP guidelines

This concluded the formal part of our meeting.

No raffle = no raffle results.