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November Agenda

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November BADASS Meeting Agenda

Welcome & Shout Outs

Newbie Intros

Special Event Announcements from Members

Events this past month you attended

Club News

o New club roles and positions

o Small committee formed to discuss changes to Maryland law

o Cider Order

o We need a volunteer to host next month’s meeting

Guild News

o Holiday party on Dec. 6th @ Heavy Se...

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October 2014 Meeting Notes

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BADASS Monthly Meeting- October 21, 2014

Thanks to Robert and Ann for hosting nearly 30 members. The club continues to grow. We have about 90 who have signed up on the website and are on the listserv. Welcome to all first time meeting attendees including: Joe (loves pumpkin beers), Andre and Paula (moved here from Michigan, likes sour ciders and beers), Bobby and Erica (hoping to try brewing/like sorghum based beers and ciders), John (likes pale ales), and Mike (our guest speaker---s...

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September 2014 Guild Meeting notes

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Here are the notes from the latest Free State Homebrew Club Guild (the Guild) meeting. 

Free State Homebrew Club Guild meeting minutes

 September 15, 2014


Chris Anderson (Guild treasurer)

Stewie Kinsey (Brewtherville Labs rep)

Brad DeShong (CSI rep)

Dwight Gillis (Wootown rep)

Chris Gough (Guild webmaster)

Steve Hulbert (BaltiBrew rep)

Lauree Hinkle (acting MALT rep)

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September 2014 Meeting Notes

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Dan and Helen were our hosts on their patio on a beautiful late summer evening. A great environment for Elspeth P to entertain us with a slide show about her fab trip to Ireland this summer for the Beer Writers Conference. The craft beer scene is finally taking off in the Emerald Isle and Elspeth told us that in just a year's time many more craft brews have become available. This is great news for a land that is dominated by Guinness, Smithwicks, and a few other macro brewers.

The be...

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July 2014 Meeting Notes

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This was the first BADASS meeting that was not held in a member’s home or at the Pool. We assembled

at the Old Line Wine & Spirits store in Beltsville, MD and were the guests of Larry Pendleton V, whose

family owns the store. About 20 BADASSers took over the back of the Bistro and we commenced to

sampling beers aligned with our theme for the evening: European Lawn Mower beers. There were

Czech Pils, German Kölsch, and other low alcohol Euro ales &...

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Free State Homebrew Club Guild Meeting Notes

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July 14, 2014




1) Guild picnic

• Was on Saturday 6/7.

• Attendance was 65-70.

• Wheat beer competition winners have been posted on the Guild website and paid – see http://

• Next year: June 6, 2015. We got shelter 300! (The one with the sink and fridge.)


2) National Homebrewers Conference

• Well-attended by locals – a...

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May 2015 Meeting Notes

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Minutes from the BADASS meeiting on May 18, 2015.