October 2009


Present: Ryan Jilek, Rocky Stoltz, Dennis Froemke, Todd Solem, Jeremy Jahner and Jon Stika.

Beer of the month is Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout.  The stout had good roasty, biscuity aroma and flavor.  It was very smooth with chocolate, coffee and fruit flavors in a good malt background.  The beer was not as full or “chewy” as expected and was perhaps a little thin for the style.

Ryan brought some Cream Ale that he brewed from a Northern Brewer extract kit.  It had a good aroma and flavor with a slightly tart, fruity, dry finish.

Jon brought some Sierra Nevada Porter.  Dennis brought some unidentified hops that had been grown near Nimrod, MN that had been harvested and dried.  Dennis plans to use them in one of his next brews.  Jeremy brought some photos of a drying cabinet that belongs to his mother.  Jeremy said we were welcome to borrow the drying cabinet if we wished to use it to dry hops or malt.

Jon Stika
Secretary

Present: Paul Ellerkamp, Rocky Stoltz, Ryan Jilek, Dale Sattler, Jeremy Jahner and Jon Stika.

Ryan brought a Miabock that he brewed last winter.  It was slightly sweet and a little hazy, but very good for the style.  Beer of the month this month is Summit Red Ale.  This red ale is not like a typical Irish red ale in that it is much hoppier; similar to an IPA than an Irish Red.  The Summit Red Ale had a deep copper color and crisp malt flavor with assertive hop bitterness and hop finish.  Dale brought some of his very good dandelion wine.   Ryan brought some of his Cabernet Savignon with prominent oakiness.  Rocky mentioned that he is growing Centennial hops.  Rocky also mentioned that he knows the location of some wild hops growing by the Pheasant Country golf course.

Jon Stika
Secretary