October 2019 Meeting Agenda

Rock Hoppers Brew Club Agenda

10/09/2019 6:45 PM – C.B. & Potts, Highlands Ranch

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.

Deep Thoughts …

  • We’re a homebrew club – bring your homebrew to meetings for sharing and feedback. Share it at the end of the meeting so you can be attentive and respectful to those presenting
  • We love sharing commercial beers, and will look to schedule bottle share activities, but don’t bring to meetings

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.

Event Director’s Report – John Webber

Upcoming Hopper Events

  • October 23, 6PM: Hopper Happy Hour at Dry Dock Brewing Company

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

Competition Director’s Report – Matt Lawlor for Geoff Humphrey

Visit the competitions page for complete competition listings.

Biere de Rock is On!

Biere de Rock planning is beginning now and we need YOUR help.

Be a club ambassador!

  • When you’re at a brewery, taproom, cidery, etc. hit them up for a donation
  • Introduce yourself as an RHBC member to the a server/bartender
  • Ask who you should speak to about a possible donation
  • When you talk to that person, you can say something like this:

Hi, I’m [your name], and I’m a member of the Rock Hoppers Brew Club based out of Douglas County. Every year we hold a homebrew competition called Biere de Rock and we’re looking for donations to serve as prizes for winners and as thank you gifts for volunteers who help run the competition. Would you be willing to donate some merchandise, gift certificate, or something similar? It’s a great way to promote your brand to a very receptive audience.

Looking for a for 1 – 2 people to serve as a Swag Czar

  • Point person(s) for obtaining and tracking donations
  • Organize and sort prizes prior to the competition
  • Coordinate with Geoff for competition day prize distribution to winners and swag for volunteers

Fantasy Brewing Draft

Draft took place on August 18 with 9 participants.

  • Draft results are here.
  • Who has brewed?


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

Orpheus MeadFest (Denver, CO)

  • No Hopper winners. Anyone enter this one?

Upcoming Competitions – the Rest of 2019

Rocky Mountain Homebrew Club Challenge [Info | Registration] (Aurora, CO)

  • Judging: 10/18/2019 and 10/19/2019
  • Entry Fee: $7.00
  • Entry Deadline: 10/11/2019
  • Bottles Required: 2
  • All BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles

Brew Hut Homebrew Competition (Aurora, CO)

  • Judging: 11/07/2019 and 11/09/2019
  • Entry Fee: $0.00 (for FREE!)
  • Entry Limits: 2 per participant, 300 total
  • Entry Deadline: 10/26/2019
  • Bottles Required: 2
  • All beer, mead, and cider styles
  • Colorado residents only

Liquid Poetry Slam (Ft. Collins, CO)

  • Judging: 11/10/2019
  • Entry Fee: $7.00
  • Entry Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All BJCP beer, mead, and cider styles

Queen of Beer Female Homebrewers National Competition

  • Judging: 12/13/2019
  • Entry Fee: $10.00
  • Entry Deadline: 11/16/2019
  • Shipping Deadline: 12/05/2019
  • Bottles Required: 3
  • All beer, mead, and cider styles
  • Female brewers only

Intra-Club Competitions

Treasurer’s Report – Jim Morgheim

Thank you everyone who has paid your dues!

Education Director’s Report – Geoffrey Shideler for Rob Kausch

  • Sanitation: Acid vs. Iodine

Tasting and Socializing

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