MEETING MINUTES

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

Our Host - Pirate's Cove Restaurant 

Chesapeake, VA

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.