May Meeting

Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

05/12/2016 6:45 PM – C.B.& Potts

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Rob Kausch

President’s Report – Rob Kausch

  • Buy stuff from CB Potts, Rockyard, and Castle Rock Homebrew!
  • Sign up a friend – Recruiting a new paid member will earn you a free entry into Biere de Rock!
  • PAY YOUR DUES!
  • PAY YOUR TABS!

Event Director’s Report – Mike Bostwick

  • Big Brew Day Results
    • Photos
    • Support Rockyard!! August: Rendezvous at the Rock
  • Buddy Brew
    • Sign-ups today!
    • Competition: August Meeting
    • Ingredients TBD
  • American Craft Beer Week: May 19th
    • Brew Hut/Dry Dock/Rockhoppers Collaboration
    • Come drink Rockhoppers’ Mango, Black Tea, & Sorachi Ace Brett Saison 5/19 @ noon!
  • Brew Fests
    • Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ 5/28-29
    • Burning Can - Oskar Blues 6/4
    • Highlands Ranch Beer Fest 6/6 – SOLD OUT!!
    • Salida Beer Fest 7/9
  • Barrel Projects
    • Rocky Mountain Barrel has wine barrels, we’re looking into it
  • Other 2016 Events TBD
    • Bus trip
      • Planning October-ish
      • Leaning Fort Collins
    • Brewery Tours – Where? How many?
      • Bottle Share
    • Summer picnic
      • Foam on the Range
    • Firkin
      • Tasting events
      • Who has a place?

Competition Director’s Report – Jim Allen

April Meeting

Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

04/14/2016 6:45 PM – C.B.& Potts

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Rob Kausch

President’s Report – Rob Kausch

  • Buy stuff from CB Potts, Rockyard, and Castle Rock Homebrew!
  • Say hello to your 2016 Officers
    • President: Rob Kausch
    • Education: Brian Pramov
    • Events: Mike Bostwick
    • Competition: Jim Allen
    • Communication: Eric Gould
  • Enter your beer for judging, scoring and feedback tonight!
    • Up to 3 entries per meeting
    • if you had one judged last month, don’t submit one this month
  • Rockhoppers NCAA Basketball Bracket Results
    • 1st Place – Rob Kausch
    • 2nd Place – Mike Bostwick
    • 3rd Place – Eric Gould
  • PAY YOUR DUES!
  • PAY YOUR TABS!

 

Event Director’s Report – Mike Bostwick

 Big Brew Day: 8am May 7 @ Rockyard Brewery

March Meeting

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

03/10/2016 6:45 PM – C.B.& Potts

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov

President’s Report - Brian Pramov

·       Buy Stuff from C.B. & Potts

·       Enter your beer for judging / feedback

·       Officer Elections

o    Current Nominations:

§  President: Rob Kausch

§  Events: Mike Bostwick, Harry Filas

February Meeting

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

02/11/2016 6:45 PM – C.B.& Potts

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov

President’s Report - Brian Pramov

·       Buy Stuff from C.B. & Potts

·       Enter your beer for judging / feedback

·       Officer Nominations

o    Nominations are open for President, Event Director, Competition, Communication, Education, and Brian’s nominations are:

§  President: Rob Kausch

Congratulations to Eric Gould for Winning Best of Show at Big Beers!

Eric Gould took best of show with his Turkish Delight, a Sour with Turkish Apricots. Congratulations! Read all about it: http://bigbeersfestival.com/winners-beers-belgians-barleywines.html

January Meeting

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

01/14/2016 6:45 PM – C.B. & Potts

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov

President’s Report – Brian Pramov

·       Nominations for Officers for next year – Start thinking of who you want to nominate in February

·       Buy from C.B. & Potts, Castle Rock Homebrew Supply, and Rockyard!

·       Sign up to have your beers judged! Up to three beers can be judged at the meeting, by BJCP certified judges. To allow everyone a chance, your beer cannot be judged in two consecutive meetings

Event Director’s Report – Justin Vandergriffe

·       Platte Park Tour on January 23rd, at 1:00 PM– RSVP to Justin to attend

November Meeting

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

11/12/2015 6:45 PM – C.B. & Potts Brewing Company

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov

President’s Report - Brian Pramov

  • Buy from C.B. & Potts!
  • Buy from Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
  • 105 West Brewing Company is now open! Go support Eric, Kjell, George and the rest of the crew!
  • Welcome new members – tell us who you are, how long have you been brewing, what do you like?
  • Sign up for objective judging – 3 entries per meeting, one entry per person, the club’s BJCP Judges will evaluate your beer and give you feedback
    • If you’re get your beer judged this meeting, don’t sign up next time, we’ll be keeping track so that everyone gets a chance to have feedback

Event Director’s Report - Justin Vandergriffe

  • The bus trip was great! We had many members and guests attend, and went to a bunch of cool breweries!
  • Platte Park brewery event after November meeting
  • Vail big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines, January 10th. Buy tickets now $70
    • Amazing - highly recommend. Better than GABF. Stay the night up there.
    • $219 a night and some other lodging deals. Book early!
  • December White Elephant Beer Exchange
    • Bring beer for a white elephant swap, subject to rules
    • Maximum of two “entries” per person
    • Minimum of $10 per entry
    • An entry must be a bomber (22 oz) or two standard (12 oz) bottles
    • No Homebrew
    • NO CRAPPY BEER

Competition Director’s Report – Doug Thiel

    • Biere de Rock - Planning is underway.

VOLUNTEER! Dry Dock 10th Anniversary Setup and Pour

Dry Dock Brewing Company is currently looking for volunteers to help at their 10th anniversary this Saturday, October 24th. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, glass and as much beer as you would like. You will just need to be able to help setup and commit to pouring for 2-hours (which leaves you another 2-hours to just enjoy the event). Setup will begin promptly at 12:30pm and the event will run until 6:00pm.

If this is something that you are interested in, please contact Greg Anderson at greg@drydockbrewing.com to get set up as a volunteer.

The event will be held at the North Dock location - 2801 Tower Road, Aurora, CO 80011

 

October Meeting

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

10/08/2015 6:45 PM – C.B. & Potts Brewing Company

Open Discussion, Tasting – 6:45-7:45ish

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov

President’s Report - Brian Pramov

  • Buy from C.B. & Potts!
  • Buy from GRIST
  • Buy from Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
  • Ty Nash – Head Brewer for C.B. & Potts
  • Welcome new members – tell us who you are, how long have you been brewing, what do you like?
  • Sign up for objective judging – 3 entries per meeting, one entry per person, the club’s BJCP Judges will evaluate your beer and give you feedback
    • If you’re get your beer judged this meeting, don’t sign up next time, we’ll be keeping track so that everyone gets a chance to have feedback

Event Director’s Report - Justin Vandergriffe

  • Bus Trip is October 10th
    • Stops at Pikes Peak, Bristol, Trinity and Red Leg, eating at either Bristol or Trinity
    • Leaves Park Meadows Mall at 10:20 AM
  • Platte Park brewery event after November Meeting
  • Vail big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines, January 10th. Buy tickets now $70
    • Amazing - highly recommend. Better than GABF. Stay the night up there.
    • $219 a night and some other lodging deals. Book early!

Competition Director’s Report – Doug Thiel

  • The Brew Hut Competition Results:
    • Phil Penningroth takes 3rd!
  • Upcoming Competitions:
    • Fermentologists - Dias Oscura categories 10-13
      • Spice or vegetable fruit. Wood aged

September Meeting Minutes

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

9/10/2015 6:45 PM – GRIST Brewing Company

Open Discussion, Tasting – 6:45-7:45ish

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov

President’s Report - Brian Pramov

  • Buy from GRIST!
  • Buy from Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
  • Welcome new members – tell us who you are, how long have you been brewing, what do you like?
  • Sign up for objective judging – 3 entries per meeting, one entry per person, the club’s BJCP Judges will evaluate your beer and give you feedback
    • If you’re get your beer judged this meeting, don’t sign up next time, we’ll be keeping track so that everyone gets a chance to have feedback

Event Director’s Report - Justin Vandergriffe

  • Bus Trip is October 10th
    • Stops at Pikes Peak, Bristol, Trinity and Red Leg, eating at either Bristol or Trinity
    • Leaves Denver at 10 AM
  • Platte Park brewery event in early November

Competition Director’s Report – Doug Thiel

  • CONGRATULATIONS STATE FAIR WINNERS!!!! – We won a total of 18 medals!
    • Phil Penningroth – Silver and Bronze in European Amber Lager, Bronze in Bock, Gold in Specialty Cider & Perry
    • Ed Moore – Gold in Bock, Gold in Amber Hybrid, Gold in Porter, Silver in Strong Ale, Silver in Spice / Herb / Vegetable Beer, Bronze in Smoke-Flavored & Wood Aged Beer, Gold in Melomel (Fruit Mead), Bronze in Other Mead
    • Mike Bostwick – Silver in Bock (yes, we swept the Bock category, nice work guys)

Club Glassware Order

We're putting together the glassware order, and want your feedback to determine what we should order! Use the following survey link to tell us what you'd like!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BHLL8YR

August Meeting Minutes

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

8/13/2015 6:45 PM – GRIST Brewing Company

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov

President’s Report – Brian Pramov

  • Buy from GRIST!
  • Buy from Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
  • Welcome new members – tell us who you are, how long have you been brewing, what do you like?
  • This is our third meeting at Grist, because we’re at a brewery, we need you to register before you drink
  • Rock Hoppers Barrel Project – Where can we put it, who’s interested?
  • Sign up for objective judging – 3 entries per meeting, one entry per person, the club’s BJCP Judges will evaluate your beer and give you feedback
    • If you’re get your beer judged this meeting, don’t sign up next time, we’ll be keeping track so that everyone gets a chance to have feedback

Event Director’s Report – Justin Vandergriffe

  • Copper Kettle Event Recap – 12 Participants, great time had by all, thank you to Copper Kettle for hosting us!
  • Next Up? Platte Park Brewery is the plan, working out details
  • Bus Tour Planning – Sign Up Sheet and Pay with Mark and Rob
  • Members / Significant Others welcome now, will open up to non-member friends of the club later

Competition Director’s Report – Doug Thiel

  • Fall Interclub Competition
    • Spice Beer, No Pumpkin
    • $50.00 gift card to the winner
    • October meeting… get brewing!
  • Buddy Brew
  • Biere de Rock
    • 01/30/2016 (Pro Bowl Weekend)
    • Using 2015 Guidelines
    • Registration will be handled through Beerscene, working to set up account
    • We will need volunteers!

National Mead Day - Let's Brew!

Ed is kindly hosting us at his house for a big brew on National Mead Day! The event is this Saturday, August 1st, at 10:00 AM. He will be making two meads, one will be the heat method and the other will be the no heat method.

Some food will be available.

Brewing will be complete for both batches around 1 or 2 in the afternoon.

Ed's address is: 

9772 Sydney Lane

Highlands Ranch, Co 80130

Directions:

I-25 exit 193 (Lincoln)

Go West onto Lincoln and you will go about 2.5 miles and turn left onto Crosspointe Drive (You will cross Quebec and a post office)

At the T turn left and take the next right and it will be the third house on the left.

 

From the west:

 

C-470 exit south onto University.

 

Go about 5 miles and turn right onto Crosspointe Drive (You will cross Crescent Hill and Crosspointe will the next street).

 

At T turn left and take first right and third house on left.

 

 

July Meeting Minutes

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

7/9/2015 6:45 PM – GRIST Brewing Company

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov
President’s Report – Brian Pramov

  • Buy from GRIST!
  • Buy from Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
  • Welcome new members – tell us who you are, how long have you been brewing, what do you like?
  • This is our second meeting, because we’re at a brewery, we need you to register before you drink
  • Judging competitions – we need to enter and win!
    • Which ones should we focus on, and which one should we skip?
    • We need to decorate the Firkin (twice!)
    • We need to decorate the Ace of Clubs!
  • Sign up for objective judging – 3 entries per meeting, one entry per person, the club’s BJCP Judges will evaluate your beer and give you feedback
    • If you’re get your beer judged this meeting, don’t sign up next time, we’ll be keeping track so that everyone gets a chance to have feedback

Event Director’s Report – Justin Vandegriffe

  • Buddy Brew – 9 teams registered! If you want in, let us know ASAP - This is your last chance!
    • October club meeting for the competition
    • Ingredients must be detectable and discernable (not just a great beer!)
  • Signup for Copper Kettle tour!
  • Bus Trip Planning – October 10th. Sign up and pay, then you get to vote on where we go (club members can bring non-members, at cost + $10.00)
  • Hop and brew school with HopUnion

Competition Director’s Report – Doug Thiel

  • Ed Moore – NHC Bronze! Congratulations! Fourth Rock Hopper to ever win a medal!

Free IIPA Second Runnings at Rockyard!

Just got a message from Kjell, second runnings from an IIPA available to all Rock Hoppers club members at 1230 TOMORROW at the Rockyard Pub. First come first serve. Come grab some free wort and make some beers!

Buddy Brew 2015 is here!

Signup for the buddy brew is now underway. This year, we have a set list of 20 different ingredients, of which you must choose three.

Teams will be made up of one experienced brewer, and one newer brewer, and will be assigned by the officers.

The competition will take place at one of the fall meetings, and judged by the club.

There are enough people signed up for nine teams as of today.

Sign up by sending a private message to the Facebook page! When registering, make sure to include your full name, contact information, number of years in the club, number of years brewing, and if you brew extract or all grain.

June Meeting Minutes

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Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

June 11, 2015 6:45 PM Grist Brewing Company

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Brian Pramov

President’s Report – Brian Pramov

  • A huge Thank You to GRIST for allowing us to host our meetings here
  • Castle Rock Homebrew Supply is still a great place to buy ingredients and equipment, and we will continue to support it! Eric was very kind to allow us to meet there, and we are grateful for that.
  • Why did we move?
    • As many of you have heard, Eric is opening up 105 West Brewing Company in the current location of Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
    • The brew shop will be moved several doors down, and will not be large enough to hold us
    • We could have met in the brewery (when it opens) but Thursdays are not available for meetings
  • As part of the move to a licensed establishment, the law has a grey area that we have interpreted to mean only registered members may consume homebrew. If you haven’t paid your dues to become a registered member, you can’t drink.

Event Director’s Report – Justin Vandegriffe

  • We are in contact with Copper Kettle for another tour day, similar to our tour at River North.
    • Working towards an event in before the July Meeting
  • 26th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival
  • 4th Annual Big Ass Tap Takeover
    • Avery takes over Parry’s Pizza
    • Saturday June 13th
    • All Parry’s locations

The Brew Hut Turns 20!

Come Join the Brew Hut for their twentieth anniversary party! They've been pivotal in many of our brewing hobbies and careers, and a great success story. Come party!

Here are the Event Details

May Meeting Minutes

Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

May 14, 2015 6:45 PMCastle Rock Homebrew Supply

Call to Order and Welcome to New Members – Bryan Pramov 

President’s Report – Brian Pramov 

Support your local homebrew shop (Castle Rock Homebrew Supply). Buy things from Eric, he lets us meet here!
  • Pay your dues! See Mark
  • Insurance – As part of the insurance package, we’ve elected to include officers insurance in our policy, which is a slight additional cost
    • We’ve heard that other clubs have had to collect member’s addresses and contact information, and in case we need it, we’ll be doing the same. Please fill provide your information on the sign-in sheet (this will also allow us to get a better idea of where everyone is coming from, and plan events closer to everyone)
  • The meetings are moving! Staring in June (next month), we will be meeting at Grist. The meetings will still be Thursday nights, at the same time
    • Due to the recent change in Colorado Law, Homebrew clubs are now allowed to meet in Licensed Breweries and other establishments, and serve home brew
    • The law states that everyone consuming alcohol on the premises during the meeting must be a dues-paying member of the club. Visitors to the club will no longer be able to sample homebrew, and will be asked to join the club on their first visit
      • This is REQUIRED due to the law, and we don’t want the club nor Grist to get into trouble. 
    • The club also wants to give huge thank you to Eric for hosting us over the last two years. The club will continue to support the shop and encourage members to shop here.

Event Director’s Report – Justin Vandergriffe

  • AHA Rally at Hall Brewing, May 16th. Requires Signup through AHA Website.

Rock Hopper's Pro-Am Tapping at Lone Tree Brewery

Come join us at Lone Tree for this special tapping! This Dubbel is the recipe of Robert Kausch, Communication Director from our club. It was brewed in conjunction with the head brewer from Lone Tree Brewery, and will also be our Pro-Am entry in this years, Great American Beer Festival!

Tapping starts Wednesday, May 13th, at 12:00 PM, at Lone Tree Brewing Company. Show your Rock Hopper Support, and wear your gear!

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