May 2022 Meeting Minutes

On a calm, cool, evening, the SOB’s traveled to Barrel 41 Brewing in Neenah to hold our May meeting.  About 20 members attended and we even gained one new member.  Welcome, Brett Helmbrecht!

Big Brew Day held at The Cellar was a success this year!  Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in brewing or watching others brew.  Many styles were brewed including a Vienna lager, ESB, salted caramel porter, dark lager, SMASH beer, and more.  Thanks again to Matt for coordinating the drone footage and capturing pictures of the event which you can view HERE

New SOB merchandise has arrived!  Let Jeff or Becky know if you’re interested in any swag.  We’ll of course bring the merchandise to any events we attend as well.

As mentioned in the last meeting, the Oshkosh Parks Department will no longer allow the SOB’s to have a presence at the Brews on the Bay event to serve beer.  While exact details are unknown, the club board made every effort to get the SOB’s able to attend and serve beer.  The club consensus was if we’re unable to serve our homebrew, we do not wish to have a presence at the event.  The board will continue looking into other events this summer to promote the SOB’s and share our homebrew.  One possibility is participating in the Slow Roll Ride event on July 27th.  Kris Larson of Beckett’s is organizing the event and expressed interest in having the SOB’s attend and serve beer at the pavilion in Menominee Park following the ride.  Chris and Scott are working out further details to see if this is something we can do.  If you have any other ideas (e.g. Fifth Ward Vintage Market, club brew at a brewery, samples at Farmer’s Market, etc.), please reach out to a board member.

Do you like barrel aged beer?!  Do you wish you could participate in a barrel brew collaboration?!  The SOB’s are again looking to form another Barrel Society to collaborate on a brew which will be aged in a barrel.  The last series of aged beers resulting from the Barrel Society were amazing!  So if you have interest in participating (brewing minimum 5 gallons), please reach out to Travis.

Reminder that our club beer competition is during our July meeting.  If you would like to have your beer entered, please plan on providing 6 bottles of your beer.  Bottles should be labeled and follow the BJCP guidelines which can be found HERE.  The competition will be held at Bare Bones Brewery in Oshkosh.  More details such as the deadline to submit entries will follow during our June meeting.

Lastly, here’s a look at our upcoming meeting locations:
June – O’Marro’s
July – Club Competition at Bare Bones
August – SOB Picnic
September – Mead & Wine Competition at Rushford
October – O’Marro’s
November – Sturgeon Spirits Distillery (if they’re open by this date)
December – O’Marro’s
January – Club Christmas party at Fifth Ward

See you in June!

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