April 2019 Bosmopolitan

Bloatarian Brewing League Board Meeting Minutes

01 April 2019 / Toast (Start) Time: 7:23 p.m./ Location: The Melchers Residence

In Attendance

Andy M. (P), Jerry H. (VP), Ray G. (T), Emma W. (S), Wayne W. (CC), Pete B. (MP), Roxanne W. (PP), Rob W., Steve B., Joe G., Nick P., Mike W.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Upcoming Club Meetings & Events

  • Friday, April 19th @ 7:00 p.m.

    • Spring Beers - Bring a few of your favorites - when in doubt, focus on wheat

    • This is Good Friday, so we will have heavy meatless snacks in addition to the usual offerings.

  • Saturday, May 18th: Bloat Open

  • Saturday, May 25th: Beer & Deer at the Westendorf’s

    • Rob guarantees a great time and a free pint glass to anyone who shows up!

Upcoming Competitions


Treasurer’s Report

We have money!

The board is looking at getting a bookkeeping software to manage club finances going forward.

Bloat Open 2019: Saturday, May 18th

Registration is now open! Entrants, judges and stewards, mark your calendar for Saturday, May 18th!

Beer & Sweat 2019: Saturday, August 17th

The link for a discounted rate on rooms is now live. Click here and reserve your rooms today!

BBL Membership Cards

If you paid online for membership and still need a card, please see Ray at the check-in desk at the next monthly meeting.

Pink Boots Hefeweizen Tapping @ Brink this Friday

“Mom’s Favorite” Hefeweizen (a Roxanne recipe) is being tapped at Brink on this Friday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. Come out and join us!

Big Brew Day

May 4th, location TBD.

Liberty Home

The event was highly successful! Congrats to Tim McKee (dual Bloat and CMI member) for his Best of Show Vienna Lager.

BBL Mentorship Program

We have had 16 mentees at this point in the program! Potential mentors talk to Wayne, potential mentees, ask at the Listermann’s counter about how to sign up, or use our online form (check the Mentorship page on the web site) if you already know the basics!

Homebrew Con Attending Registration

Registration is now open! Early bird discounts end May 1 and prices will increase by $35.

Brewing Heritage Trail Opening Weekend: April 26 – 28

The signs are already up, and the grand opening will take place on Saturday, April 27th in OTR. Roxanne will be doing a demo brew in Grant Park on that date and needs some volunteers to help with the demonstration and/or explaining what is happening during the brewing process to passersby. Please reach out if you are available to help represent the club with Roxanne from either 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Update on Esoteric Brewing

Esoteric Brewing Company expects to announce an opening date in their Walnut Hills location within the next month. To contribute to Esoteric’s start-up funding, visit their website. If you are interested in investing at a higher level, please contact Brian. As plans come to fruition, a Bloats event will be planned and communicated to the club.

Humble Monk Brewing Co.

A new brewery focusing on Belgian breweries is now open in Northside!

Bloatarian Tap Handles

Member price is $40 (at-cost), non-member price is $50. Check in with Roxanne at meetings if you are interested. They’re beautiful!

Bloatarian Shirt Order

You may have seen the new club shirts at Beer & Sweat. Due to an enthusiastic response from those who didn’t get in under the wire on the first order, we’ll be putting in a second order within the next month or so. An email will be sent to the club list when the Paypal site is live for orders. There are six shirts from the first round of orders that still need to be picked up – if you’re one of the slackers, contact Greg Schmidt at bravo_gs@yahoo.com to arrange to pick yours up!

Possible Topics for 2019 - 2020 Meetings

  • All Things Yeast

  • Yeast Experiment

  • Mashing Chemistry

  • Decoctions

  • Brew-in-a-Bag Techniques

  • Safety (5-10 minute topics before formal topic for all meeting)

  • Beer Swap Night

  • Blending Night (TRASH Guest)

  • Factors that Affect Efficiency

  • Chime in with additional suggestions!

Meeting Adjourned at 8:43 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Emma Williams