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May 2021 Finally!

Posted by on May 13, 2021 at 2:55 PM Comments comments ()

After a year of virtual meetings and huddling in our homes, we have finally decided to put on pants and get together in person! This meeting will primarily be a social gathering, awkwardly remembering what it's like to be social.

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March 2020 Monthly Meeting

Posted by on May 13, 2021 at 2:50 PM Comments comments ()

Our March monthly meeting has been cancelled in an effort to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, which is wreaking havoc on our lives and TP supplies. Hopefully next month we will once again be able to gather together to discuss some excellect beer and brewing topics. As an alternative this month, we encourage all BADASS members extraordinaire to explore some Berliner Weiße and Gose styles at home, order your T-shirts, stay healthy, and try not to touch your face! We'll see you next t...

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Hiatus in Meeting Notes

Posted by on January 7, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments ()

Hello friends! We just want to post a quick note about the lack of notes from 2015 to now. This does not mean we have not been having meetings. It just means we have been a bit too busy with all things brewing to post meeting notes. 

If you want notes, we invite you to join in the next meeting and take some! We will be glad to post them on the site if you do. Until meeting notes are resurrected, the best way to find out the latest happenings is to come to our meetings and ot...

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October 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by Dan Kluckhuhn on October 26, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments ()

Specal thanks to Gary and Claire and Baby Calvin for hosting our meeting this month!  

Our newly minted Chairman, Justin opened the meeting and welcomed new attendees to introduce themselves.  Quentin H. from Kemp Mill has been brewing for less than a year and prefers using extracts.  Jeff recently moved here from Seattle and has been brewing for about a year and a half. He and his wife just had a new baby three weeks ago!  Congrats!  


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BADASS September 2015 Meeting Minutes

Posted by on September 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments ()

WELCOME to 26 BADASS members and guests for the last meeting of the summer. This month’s meeting was hosted by Dan and Helen.


This month’s theme was: Fest Beers and Marzens. Festbiers are category 4B in the BJCP. (Category 4 is “Pale Malty European Lagers”) Marzens are category 6A in the BJCP. (Category 6 is “Amber Malty European Lagers”.


MEMBERS are reminded to LABEL each beer that they bring to the meetings with t...

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June 2015 Potluck Meeting

Posted by Captain Badass on July 11, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments ()

The June meeting was our annual potluck and a big shout out to Matt E for hosting the 30 or so of us.  The food was  pletiful, the beers were flowing, and the spirit was high.  We had a talk on Beer Clarity from Paul Rhinehart of Baying Hound Aleworks of Rockville. Sparked a lot of conversation on methods and ingredients for clearing up beers.  All in all, a great time.

May 2015 Meeting Notes

Posted by Captain Badass on June 2, 2015 at 11:10 AM Comments comments ()

Here are the notes from the May 2015 meeting at the Brew Cave.

WELCOME to about 20 attendees. Thanks once again to Gary and Claire for hosting the meeting.

BREWER’S CORNER – We will be trying to use a format similar to BURP’s for tasting members’ beers and giving feedback. Ours might be a bit less formal than theirs. Brewers will be asked to briefly describe what they were attempting to brew, then allow members to taste it and participate in...

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February Meeting Notes

Posted by on February 28, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments ()

BADASS February 2015 Meeting Minutes

WELCOME from Captain BADASS to about 25 attendees. Thanks to Gary and Claire for hosting us . Newbies who joined in this meeting include: Terry (the “drinker”) and Nathan (the “brewer”) who just began brewing in November and Dan Mc Mullen who is sort of a new brewer…and now making an IPA. A quick spin around the room found members brewing a Belgian double dark (Bryan), a Boddington clone (Gavin), sour ...

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January Meeting Notes

Posted by Sharon R. on February 1, 2015 at 7:55 PM Comments comments ()

The joint meeting with BURP with a wonderful success! We met on a nice winter afternoon at the American Legion in Wheaton. The neat dimension of the meeting was the caveat we could only bring homebrews, and both clubs did not disappoint. BURP and BADASS filled the bar with tasty brews and delicious snacks.

Everybody mixed and mingled for the first hour or so as beers were shared and new friends were made. Then, BURP education and enlightenment taught us about sparging. This process...

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November Meeting Notes

Posted by on November 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments ()

November 18, 2014 @ Gary and Claire Sharp’s House

Huge thanks to Gary and Claire for hosting our November, UK Beer-themed night. Also, thank you to Justin for organizing the tastings of tonight’s samples.

We’re honored to welcome Jason, who brought a pumpkin curry beer, and is brewing a hazelnut winter ale. Also, welcome to John, a friend of many of the other members?

Joan is organizing a Christmas Gift Swap. We’ll be paring each person with a recipi...

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