Feb 2023 meeting minutes

2-4-23. 1pm Upstairs at The Depot. Formally Titletown Brewing.

19 in attendance

There is a lengthy treasurer’s report from Mr. Halverson that will be posted to Rackers.org, but as a recap…
Starting balance of 1022.75. Lots of activity with the party and memberships. Ending balance of 1515.75
Report voted as accepted

Old business:
The Fondulac Brewfest is today. We have 5 members down there right now for the event and will be pouring 6 beers.

Rales and ales is next week (Feb 11) This is as always a popular event and do have quite a few members attending

Roar off the Shore is March 25. We are signed up. Another extremely popular fest. We already have a full slate of brewers and pourers lined up.

The annual wine competition was last weekend at Duck Creek Winery. 30+ enteries.
Al will be submitting receipt for food and supplies.
Entry payments will also be submitted for deposit when treasurer is back in town.

There was lots of help for contest so things went smoothly once again.

Winners were as follows:

1st Steve Starry – combo berry specialty wine
2nd Al Hendricks – black raspberry\rhubarb berry wine
3rd Chris Mueller/Scott Cherverka – Elderweiss white wine

Cider and mead
1st Steve Roth – Doth Cider
2nd Adam Quentin – tart cherry cyser
3rd Thomas Uecker black berry mead

Congrats! And thanks to all that entered.

New business:
Next meeting, April 1st Noble Roots

We are looking for a brewer for March Brew. If interested give a shout to one of us and we can get the word out. Was a request to have Brew days going back to other locations to see more techniques.

Tom says he is getting some shirts and hoodies made up. More info and pricing will be available soon.
Interest shown to also have business cards made.

In the on going TTO saga, nothing has been pushed along. But there is at least still interest in a colab with the Manty Malters.
Much discussion about getting back to small, “style of the month” type meeting contests to ease people back into competitions

Never got a final word on an April Pale ale comp before we we quickly adjourned, so keep an eye on the emails and Facebook.