December 2022 Minutes

Attendees: Dan Berger, Andy Denton, Tristan Fanning, Zack Gelfand, Jim Hall, Zak Herner, Aaron Hexamer, Kevin Kamins, Scott Kamins, Matt King, Jon Leininger Ken Littel, Clint McDonald, Samantha McDonald, Frank Molinaro, Adam Rootberg, Zach Swedo, Ben Strong, Leah Vaid, Jim Williams


  • The 4th Annual Wort Rally will occur on Saturday, 28 Jan 2023.
    • This year’s wort is an American brown ale
    • The competition is planned for two months after the Rally, but no date is set in stone yet
    • Prizes have been donated by Spike Brewing, Hophead Farms, and BSG
    • To sign up, purchase your wort share from Perfect Brewing.
  • The annual Holiday Party will be held on Saturday 21 Jan 2023 at District Brew Yards in Wheeling, from 12 to 3 PM.
    • NUBS will provide light food
    • This supersedes the regular January meeting
    • Info and RSVP are forthcoming on the NUBS website; please RSVP so we know how much food to order
    • Feel free to bring a significant other or a friend, but no kids
    • DBY doesn’t let us bring home brew
  • Work shirt preorders are up on the NUBS online shop, along with taster glasses, tulip glasses, hats, T-shirts, and hoodies
    • Preorders will close in January
    • NUBS merch will move to print-on-demand next year
  • On Saturday 04 Feb 2023, PBS will host a Zoiglbrew at 10:00 AM
    • Zoigl is a German tradition of communal brewing, wherein amateur brewers come together to a common brewery to make Zoiglbier, which they then serve from a Zoiglstube, which is historically the amateur brewer’s living room or kitchen
    • AHA members can read more in the Zymurgy article here
  • Lake County Craft Beer Festival is on Saturday 25 Feb 2023
    • NUBS has been invited to serve at the festival; Matt will put up a signup on the website
    • We’re being offered four vendor wristbands, so up to four NUBS can volunteer to pour; we need members to donate at least 2-3 kegs to have enough beer to serve
    • Please let Matt know by the end of December if you want to volunteer to pour
  • Upcoming competitions:
    • Square Kegs is hosting Winterbrew: they need judges too
    • Midwinter opens on 06 Jan 2023
    • Pitcher in the Rye in spring of 2023: this is changing to emphasize rye less
  • Tonality Brewing needs volunteers for demolition on Saturday 17 Dec 2022