(at Wagon Wheel BBQ in Mountain View)
- It is quickly approaching. Dec 9th, 4:30pm start. Potluck and White Elephant google sheet will be set out soon.
- The white elephant theme is shabby chic. Something that is fun and will make you laugh. Something that can be repurposed but is not junk. (Old beer, ugly sweater, beer tool that you don’t need)
- Not brewing at the moment with Freewheel under new management. It is unclear if that can continue at Freewheel or will have to change.
- At the beginning of the year we will look at working on a recipe with them.
- We will try to have a brew-in on a Saturday in January.
- Matt, the new store manager, says he can issue a sales discount that day. Need to check if he can announce we will be there on the sales email.
- Our ingredients would be provided for free.
- Old manager Tyler has left and gone to work at Steel Bonnet in Salinas.
- Call out for poster idea. We would like to make a new poster for recruiting at MoreBeer.
- The current flyers is small, not flashy, and needs a refresh.
- Any creative ideas or designs, post them on the email list of slack channel.
Steve handed out hops he got from a friend in Germany, 2oz of Spalt each. Thanks Steve.
- Starting this coming year will will setup every 2 or 3 months a particular style to brew. The next two styles are set:
- For the February meeting: AltBier with Spalt hops
- For the April meeting: Bock
Nominations are open for the January election.
We scored two beers from Sante Adairius. The tasters did not know the style or brewery until completion of both beers. Consensus observations:
Autumn Aspirations - Brown ale (4.9%) Aroma: Bit of roast, toffee, little chocolate Appearance: Dark copper, little to no head retention. Flavor: slight roast, caramel, toffee, little chocolate, nutty, no esters Mouthfeel: moderate body. Chapter and Verse - Blonde Golden Ale (6%) Aroma: Spicy, pepper, slight esters Appearance: Blonde and cloudy. Nice head retention. Flavor: Spicy, pepper, dry, phenolic, pleasant finish Mouthfeel: Moderate body, moderate carbonation. Most preferred the brown ale.