February 2020 Meeting Agenda

Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

02/13/2020 6:45 PM – The Brew Hut, Aurora

President’s Report – Mike Bostwick

Our Mission

RHBC is the premier Colorado homebrew club dedicated to pursuing and pushing the limits of creativity, art and science of brewing through continuing education, collaboration and the development of community. We always strive for brewing excellence and encourage the development of all brewers in our club in the pursuit of a most excellent brew. 

The Value of Being a Rock Hopper

  • Education
  • Resources
  • Networking
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Inspiration

Welcome New Members!

Tell us a bit about yourself:

  1. Your name and where you’re from
  2. How long have you been brewing?
  3. What do you like to brew?
  4. What would you like to learn?

Pay your dues, pay your tabs, BUY RHBC SWAG!

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
  • Prost Brewing
  • Lone Tree Brewing
  • Rockyard
  • Know any more?

Sign up a Friend

Recruiting a new paid member will earn you a free entry into the 2020 Bière de Rock competition in January.

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.


Anyone have a brewing-related milestone from the last month or two they’d to share  (e.g., first all grain batch, totally kickin’ recipe creation)? Let’s talk about it.

The Next Rock Hopper Home

  • What works? What doesn’t?

Upcoming Elections

At the February meeting, we’ll be taking nominations for all officer positions except for Treasurer.

Event Director’s Report – John Webber

Upcoming Hopper Events

  • Hopper Happy Hour: February 27, Blue Spruce
  • March Madness + Bottle Share

Keep up-to-date on all events on the website calendar.

Competition Director’s Report – Geoff Humphrey

Visit the competitions page for complete competition listings.


A new spin on an old idea…

  • Members are invited to bring beers to the meeting to be formally evaluated by a member who is a BJCP certified judge.
    • Bring 2 bottles of each beer – please limit to 1 for the time being.
  • Your beer will be evaluated using a standard BJCP scoresheet.
  • Totally anonymous.
  • Judges have committed to evaluating their assigned beers within 1-2 weeks of receiving them at a meeting.
  • Evaluation process is fully electronic.

Create an account and add your entries for next time at bjcpme.rhbc.co!

Past Competitions

Biere de Rock

  • Best of Show: John Webber
  • Pro-Am with Rockyard Brewing: John Webber
  • Pro-Am with The Peak Brewing: Pat Ludwig
  • 1st Place – Heavy Medal Brewer: Ed Moore
  • 1st Place – Heavy Medal Club (17 total medals – 14 more than 2nd place)
  • Jim Allen
    • 1st – Wit and Single – Trappist Single – Inner Sanctum
  • Mike Bostwick
    • HM – European Sour Ale – Fruit Lambic – I’m Your Huckleberry
  • Eric Gould
    • 1st – Wild Ales – Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer – Sour Saison 19
  • Geoff Humphrey
    • 2nd – Wild Ales – Brett Beer – L’Internationale
    • 3rd – Dark Strong – Blessed and Cursed
  • Matt Lawlor
    • 1st – Fruit and Spice – Fruit Beer – Apricot Saison
  • Pat Ludwig
    • 1st – Saison – Saison
  • Jim Morgheim
    • 3rd – Fruit and Spice – Fruit and Spice Beer – Pumpkin Dubbel
  • Ed Moore
    • 2nd – Biere de Garde – Asha Bier de Garde
    • 2nd – Fruit and Spice – Fruit Beer – Sammy Mango Tripel
    • 3rd – Golden Strong – Tony Golden Strong
  • Brian Pramov (with a crap-load of co-brewers)
    • 1st – Specialties – Specialty Wood Aged Beer – Trouser Squirt
    • 2nd – Dark Strong – Grow-er, Not a Show-er
  • John Webber
    • 1st – Tripel – Trippin’ On Fake Hallucinations
    • 1st – Golden Strong – Get Off My Lawn

Upcoming Competitions

Reggale and Dredhop (Boulder, CO)

  • Judging: 02/22/2020
  • Entry Deadline: 02/08/2020
  • Entry Limit: 420
  • Bottles Required: 2
  • All BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles

Sweetheart’s Revenge (Loveland, CO)

  • Judging: 02/29/2020
  • Entry Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Entry Limit: 500
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles

She Brew (Clackamas, OR)

  • Judging: 02/29/2020
  • Entry Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles

Peak to Peak ProAm (Longmont, CO)

  • Judging: 03/07/2020
  • Entry Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Bottles Required: 2
  • All BJCP beer styles
  • Pro-Ams: Left Hand Brewing Co., Kokopelli Beer Company, Denver Beer Co.
  • Scale-ups: Mirror Image Brewing Co.

Mazer Cup (Broomfield, CO)

  • Judging: 03/20/2020
  • Entry Deadline: 03/06/2019
  • Entry Limit: 700
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP mead styles

Intra-Club Competitions

Education Director’s Report – Rob Kausch

  • Intro to Beersmith software

Tasting and Socializing

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