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7/12/2023 July Meeting Notes

May everyday bring more happiness than yesterday 

July 21, 2023

Guest/New Members: 36 members and 3 guest attended

Who is brewing? Club total: 573.5 bu’s as of 7/12/23

Record 2022 – 1474.5 bu’s

Free Hops provided by Gene Edwards, help yourself.

Upcoming  Events:
7/12 July Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30
7/15 July Stammtisch Cheryl and Dave Holesovsky 3 pm
7/23 Mid-Year Beer Competition  at the June stammtisch 12 pm
8/2 August Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30
8/5 Mead day

8/19 August stammtisch (Jon Eckles)
Uber open Limoncello Competition 12-5 pm

8/20 Midday in the beer garden of ALes and Lagers 

@ MoonRiver Sign up @ the August SBL meeting
9/7 September Monthly Meeting @ MRBC

9/?? Sept. Stammtisch

9/21Toast at O’Connells @ 7 pm

9/23 30th SBL Anniversary Brew Tour 

10/4 October Monthly Meeting @ MRBC

10/7 Festovall Stammtisch  @ Stovall 

11/1 November Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30 pm

Domras Cup Meeting 6:30-7:15 pm

11/?? @ Burns ODark 30

11/4 Learn how to brew day (Teach a Buddy to Brew)

12/6 December Monthly Meeting @ MRBC 7:30 pm

Domras Cup Meeting 6:30-7:15 pm

12/16 Wilson’s Christmas Party  Stammtisch

12/?? MoonRiver’s Christmas Party 

New Business:

  New Secretary – Frank Russo has become the new secretary

Due to the high cost of shipping it was decided to use stemless glass for the category winners.

Ribbons and medals to be 3D printed (42 total)

 Spotlight Brewery:  

Committee Discussion: 

Pink Points / Mike’s Mentionables  Alex’s Assessment
MoonRiver RyePA on tap

Midday in the garden of ales and lagers.  Will need 25 volunteers for the beer fest in the beer garden

If you volunteered last year you will get a request via email to serve again.  Members can register to volunteer at the August meeting.

MoonRiver will be brewing a Belgian Table Beer by Gene Edwards, ProAM winner.

Treasurer’s Report (Gene)

Paid member count is 60-75.  

Club has $7595. in the bank

2023 Domras cup finals $1590 Budget $1753 cost.

National Homebrew Conference in Pittsburg, Pa (Gene)

  • SBL had the most kegs at NHC, everyone raved about the old burin 
  • Not all were finished most were down to ⅓ or ¼
  • may need more signs next time, plus more swag.

Barrel Committee: (Gene, Vince, Scott, James, Jon E. ):

Echo 1 Belgian Dark 11-12-22 : 4-30-23 

Echo 2 American Barleywine 4/30-23 : …..

Delta 6  Lambic 6/22 : 7/22 

Need to discuss a replacement

  • Barrel Project Beta 1 

A new whiskey  barrel was obtained thanks to David little. 

Chris Pye and Jonathan E are honorable mentions for helping with day of. 

Need to open and decide to add more bourbon to it and plan for a brew soon

Stammtisch July Dave & Cheryl’s Richmond Hill July 15th

Mid-Year Beer Competition12 pm

Stammtisch August ( Jon Eckles ) August 19th

Uber Open Competition

Kids welcome, bring a bathing suit if you want

Bring some food and beer

30th Anniversary SBL (Committee – TJ, Chris B & Henry)

9/23 Bus tour 

Leaving 11 am Kelley Tours, limited seating to 25.

Location :  Coastal Brewing

Cost : ?? $20 ( Waiting on quote )

Breweries: Coastal Empire Beer Co, Debellation Brewing, Service Brewing, Two Tides Brewing

Big Brew day
Winner was Levi with his Belgium Dubbel 

Winner gets brewed at moon river

5 members brewed on May 7th but only 4 beers were brought for the Comp.

Results of the big brew day comp that happened earlier before the meeting

Mid Year Beer competition (Chris Martin)

Winner gets brewed at Hopatomica 

The Comp will be at the July Stammtisch at Cheryl and Dave Holesovsky house in Richmond Hill

Judges need to be there at 1 pm

Merch interest()

A design and will be chosen and and prices will be ready at the next meeting]

Also I plan on creating a new sticker for the participants of the barrel projects. 

We need new/more stickers for the club 

New Club shirts will be available come September. Order online at FB.

Registrar ( Volunteer Needed) 

If you are interested in shadowing Scott for the registrar position please contact him.  

He is looking for help with the 2024 Domras Cup and then to take over.

Without volunteers to fill the club positions we won’t have much of a club.  It doesn’t take up much of your time.  If you are enjoying being a member of the SBL, please consider a volunteer position.

SBL will buy two pitchers of beer from MR @ every meeting. 


  • Iron Brewer
    • July 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D Americal / Czech lager
    • August 29 Fruit Beer
    • September 23 European Sour Ale
    • October 30B Autumn Seasonal beer
    • November – None
    • December 30C Winter Warmer, 30D Speciality spice beer
  • Mid-year beer (July 23 ) at the July stammtisch 

Organizer is Chris Martin  

Winner gets brewed at Hopatimica 

  • Uber-open cello (august)
  • O-dark 30 (oct) Brewed at Coastal Empire Brewing

Old Business:

  • Bylaws have been changed
  • Brewer of the Year award / Competitor of the year in work. Final tally to be completed by Jan meeting. TJ has the barrel staves. Look into club email for reporting this stuff in the future. Any competitions outside of the COC/Domras should be self-reported to Sonja E. Email [email protected] to get her contact info.
  • WetlandsCenter in Richmond Hill cost 150$/day plus a 200$ deposit for Domras


July – Cheryl and Dave Holesovsky
August – Jonathan Eckles

September – 

October – Stovall 10/1

November – Burns

December – Wilson

Upcoming Group Brew Day:


Tech Talk: None

Ideas:  Fermentation station Laura Potts
Radler TJ Cline

Sanitation Sonja

General Discussion: