Omahops members gathered for a meeting Wednesday April 22 at Elliott's home-- thanks Elliott for putting this together at the last minute and serving brats and munchies.
  Beer tastings were conducted for entries into the Nebraska shootout which is this weekend in Lincoln. The club will be represented well, with entries from Tom, Elliott, Wayne, Sam, and Jason; there will be entries in each category – which is pretty exciting. Elliott will be driving the beers to Lincoln, Wayne will be participating as a judge.
  The Spring Big Brew is coming up quickly, keep May 9th on your calendar.  Kent will be hosting this again. Maps to Kent's place are on the website.
  Hawk is coordinating the Benson Beerfest; if you have beer to share let him know-- soon. The event schedule is Saturday May 30, 2015 from 3pm – 7pm. Elliott will be getting a loaner jockey box so it should be a great event. The event is to further the appreciation of craft beer and homebrewing and for clubs to showcase their skills; it is a not-for-profit event.
  Jose has volunteered to coordinate and lead the sensory tastings. This event is tentatively scheduled for June 24, and will be the evaluation of a variety of malt teas to better understand the flavor profiles of different malting processes and brands.
  Jason has volunteered to coordinate and lead the mini-mash. We will be changing the date of this event to Saturday September 19. We will need to find a location for this event so if you wish to offer up ideas, please contact Jason.

The current status of the remaining calendar for 2015 is below.

Please look at those activities that still require a Coordinator and consider volunteering.
(The education events at Big Brew could be as simple as a round table discussion on a topic of your choice, a presentation of your research, or a demonstration.)







 Big Brew – SPRING

Kent Porter


 BIG BREW Education event

<need volunteer>


  Benson Beer Fest

Tom Hawk


 Sensory Special – hop teas or malt teas

Jose Guevara


 July – time out -- go take a vacation



 Trip to Baumans hop farm to get fresh wet hops – Presentation on Hop Farming

Duane Miller


  Great Nebraska Beer Fest

<need volunteer>


 September – mini mash

Jason Romano


 Cider trip – cider how to.

<need volunteer>


  Big Brew – FALL

Tom Hawk


 BIG BREW Education event

<need volunteer>


  Scriptown – the transfer of homebrew techniques; important vs not important.

<need volunteer>


  Omaha Unified Coalition of Homebrewers

<need volunteer>


 December  9 –  Holiday beer exchange

<need volunteer>


 BJCP Study Group

<need volunteer>