July 20  - 6:30 PM - Brau Taproom

SMASH Regular club meeting - 3rd Thursday of July 2017



Redwood County Fair - Friday July 14 @ 4:00:

 Runnings sponsored us - check is in the mail

 Brian and Julie pulled the trailer - Great setup, great time and great attendance - had a few

interested club prospects

 Beer list included: BA Irish, BA Amber, 2 IPAs, Orange Shandy, White Chocolate Blonde

Stout, Cranberry Pear Cider, Dry hopped Pear Cider, Czech Pilsner

 Club attendees: Brian, Julie, Shannon, Scott, Carol, Martin, Arnie, Priscilla, Greg, Jane


Lyon County Fair Aug 9-13:

 Jason Anderson will keep us updated on news as it develops - looking for a sponsor

 Kari Wichmann from the Lyon County Fair Board came to the meeting on April 4 - we asked

the fairboard for a $500 stipend to serve beer samples Wed-Sat...also we could serve

homemade pretzels or pretzel bread along with the smoked meat…

 They are planning to smoke Beef, Pork and Turkey again - Thursday, Friday & Sat

 Tom may do an All-grain brewing demonstration on Saturday

 Fairboard is hoping that Brau will sponsor the Ralco Education center which could then be

passed to SMASH as a stipend.


Red Baron Arena & Expo:

 Darin ? came and spoke to the club - they would like for the club to put on a beer show in July

of 2018.  Darin would give us the venue for free and cover our insurance.  Site is large

enough for 100 10x10 booths.  We could also use the rink for cold storage prior to event.

 Researching, feasibility, ideas and looking into getting some partners.

 Derek will check with the guy from Bank Brewing about how their fest works.


Club Trailer & Club Gear:

 Cooling working great so far - All board members have keys to the lock

 CMBecker will be sent 4 new taps which are installed and working great! Tom will send them a

thank you.

 Brian & Martin will continue to look into options to get the trailer insured.

 Will continue to check into buying some 5 gallon club barrels...may want to see if any members

want in on the order too.

 John L. will be using the trailer for an event….no objections.


Club 15 gallon Barrel:

 Russian Imperial Stout -  Will go into barrel this week!

 Amber ale - kegged and ready to serve - about 7 gallons remain

 Irish stout - kegged and ready to serve - about 7 gallons remain

 Doc’s porter - Only 24 22oz bottles remain


T-shirts and hoodies:.  

 Shirt order has been finalized on July 21 - sent David a SMASH check for


Financials: The balance for the SMASH account is at $2,096.99 as of 6/6/2017.


Membership: We are currently at 48 memberships

 Kevin Householder - new member

 Dan and Jen Eberhard - net members


MHBA - Camp Out: Friday-Sunday August 4-6 @ Richmond MN


Club Picnic: Sunday before Labor day weekend - Sunday August 27


Hopfest 2017: Weekend after Labor Day - Friday & Saturday September 8-9


Club Bowling Outing: Thursday September 21 - After work - Bring homebrew!


Club Campout: Friday-Sunday Sep 29-Oct 1


Christmas Party: Pairing dinner again!  

 Sent an email to Dustin to get a menu together, will start getting brewers lined up and draw for

courses once that is finalized


SMASH Brew with Dustin: Talked to Dustin - He’s interested...he’ll let us know if there is a day

or time that works for him....maybe toward the end of July.


ACE Sample Kits: Diane confirmed that ACE will donate 10 kits again this year for samples

 Scott Myhre brewed 2 IPA kits

 Arnie has brewed a cream ale kit

 Kevin will brew a kolsch kit

 Tom still has some Orange Shandy

 Tom still has some dry hopped pear cider (2 kits)


Education Info:

 Shawn - stout guy from cities, would be best on weekend.

 Brian: Belgian styles - Paul: Sour styles - Martin: Pilsner styles

 Tom will do a short informational session on Fresh Hopping on Aug 17

 Julie and Wendi will prep some bottles and do a hop tasting at the club picnic on Aug 27


Samples:      John - Hard ginger ale

        Derek - Caramel Wit

        Derek - Saison

        Kevin - Porter