Present: Chip Ford, Jerry Ford, Alan Church, Joel Empter, Rocky Stoltz, Michael Kreitinger, Ryan Jilek, Dale Sattler, Paul Ellerkamp, Jeremiah Thorpe and Jon Stika.
Jerry Ford, Alan Church, Rocky Stoltz, Michael Kreitinger, Ryan Jilek, Paul Ellerkamp and Jeremiah Thorpe delivered quantities of Brown Ale for barrel aging.
Rocky provided a Treasurer’s report showing a balance of $725.65.
Rocky circulated and completed paperwork for the club to retain its’ non-profit status with the state of North Dakota.
Jon reported that he has been promoted to the rank of “Certified” beer judge with the Beer Judge Certification Program.
Discussed transfer of barrel beers. Thursday, January 31st was tentatively set as the date to transfer Imperial Stout out of the barrel into shareholders vessels and transfer Brown Ale into the barrel for aging.
Elections were held for Vice President, Treasurer and Members at Large. Ryan was nominated by Michael and Michael nominated by Rocky for Vice President. Rocky moved that nominations cease, seconded by Alan, motion passed. President Ford called for a voice vote which elected Michael Kreitinger as the new Vice President. Alan nominated Rocky for Treasurer. Michael moved that nominations cease and unanimous ballot be cast for Rocky, seconded by Alan, motion passed. Rocky will continue to serve as club Treasurer. Rocky nominated Jeremiah for Member at Large, seconded by Paul. Ryan nominated Alan for Member at Large, seconded by Michael. Dale moved that nominations cease and unanimous ballot be cast for Jeremiah and Alan, seconded by Ryan, motion passed. Jeremiah and Alan are Members at Large.
Discussed malting, home grown hops, wine grape varieties suited to North Dakota and Belgian yeast strains.
Rocky brought a Chokecherry Wheat beer, Ryan brought samples of experimental beers from Budweiser and some of his home-brewed “Hop Concentrate”, Paul brought an ale from Saint Somewhere brewery, Chip brought an Abbey Dubbel, Jon brought a barrel-aged Scottish 80 Ale, Alan brought Goose Island Mild Winter ale, Dale brought spiced wine and lime wine.