December 2018 Meeting Agenda

Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

12/13/2018 6:45 PM – C.B. & Potts, Highlands Ranch

President’s Report – Eric Gould

Welcome New Members!

  1. Intro
  2. How long you been brewing?
  3. What do you like to brew?
  4. What would you like to learn?

Pay Your Tabs, Please

Support our local partners and beer-related businesses owned/operated/brewed by Rock Hoppers Alumni:

  • 105 West Brewing
  • Bruz Beers
  • C.B. & Potts
  • Castle Rock Homebrew Supply
  • Jagged Mountain Brewery
  • Lone Tree Brewing
  • Rockyard
  • Know any more?

Sign up a Friend

Rock Hopper Pro-Am Page

  • Recognize and celebrate your success!
  • Promote your beer tapping, GABF pouring day, etc.

AHA Registration/Renew Link

  • We received a $140 rebate from AHA this year for club insurance – thank you members!
  • Did you take advantage of $40 off?

Belgian Brewing Traditions: Visit Belgium w/Bruz Beers in May 2019!

  • Organized by Bruz Beers & Regis University’s Applied Craft Brewing Certificate Program
  • Travel across Belgium w/Charlie, Ryan, and Matt
  • Most everything included (airfare, lodging, guide, transport, some meals, tours)
  • Check out the flyer for more info

Reminder: January 2019 Meeting – Rescheduled to 3rd Thursday (Jan 17)

Event Director’s Report – Chelsea Lamont

December 27 – Hopper Happy Hour 

  • 6:30p – Living the Dream Brewing Company

Competition Director’s Report – Geoff Humphrey

Visit the competitions page for more info.

Upcoming Competitions

January 11, 2019 – Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines – Breckenridge, CO

  • Entry deadline: 12/08/2018
  • Drop off deadline: 12/08/2018
  • Bottles: 3
  • Fee: $7 per entry
  • BJCP categories: 4C, 6C, 9A-C, 10C, 17A-D, 20C, 22A-D, 23B-F, 24A, 25A-C, 26A-D, 27A, 28A-C, 29A-C, 30A-C, 31A-B, 32A-B, 33A-B, 34A-C
  • Minimum OG for specialty styles: 1.060

January 26, 2019 – Bière de Rock – Castle Rock, CO

  • 10th Annual Rock Hopper-Sponsored Competition!
  • Entry deadline: 01/11/2019
  • Drop off deadline: 01/11/2019
  • Bottles: 2
  • Fee: $8 per entry
  • All BJCP Belgian and French beer styles; wood aged, experimental, wild ales, etc. that are Belgian- and French-inspired

Intra-Club Competitions

  • See the Intra-club Competition page for the 2018-2019 schedule.
  • THIS meeting: Belgian- and French-Style Ales
    • Quarterly intra-club competition in preparation for Biere de Rock and the Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines homebrew competitions.
    • All entries should be true to the declared style.
    • No wood-aged, fruit, sour, funk, or spice variants for this quarterly comp.

Biere de Rock

  • Recruiting now for help with our annual competition. Sending around sign-up sheets for various duties.

Communication Director’s Report – Eric Frazier

  • Glassware is available for purchase
  • T-Shirt available for purchase

Treasurer’s Report – Dan Croll

  • Financial report.
  • Dues – pay now (get it out of the way), online, or at the meeting.

Education Director’s Report – Mike Bostwick

  • Nothing this month… see you next year!

Hopper Holiday Bottle Share

  • White Elephant style gift exchange – each bottle can only be stolen twice
  • The Golden Ticket:
    • Awarded to Best Sweater (popular vote)
    • Steal at any time
    • Does not trump the double-steal rule

Intra-Club Competition – Belgian- and French-Style Ales

  • Vote for your favorite. Winner gets a $25 gift card to The Brew Hut.
  • Winners announced at 9:00 PM.

Tasting and Socializing

  • Share your fermented creations

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