Archive for January 2013

Hoppy St. Patrick Prizes

For those who haven’t been following, the ZOO is hosting a Pale Ale competition March 15-17th and covers BJCP style categories 8, 10A, and 14.  If you haven’t registered with the website, please go to the competition website and sign up today!

The Competition Committee would also like to announce the prizes for the top earners in the competition!

The top three homebrews in each category will receives medals commemorating their achievement.  Along with that, every 1st place category winner receives a $25 gift card to The Home Brewery.  Along with receiving the gift card, each 1st place winner moves onto the Best of Show (BOS) round.  The winner of the BOS receives first consideration for brewing with “Mr. Wizard” Ashton Lewis of Springfield Brewing Company at the next available Great American Beer Festival ProAm Competition.  The 2nd place winner receives second consideration and the 3rd place winner receives third consideration.  For complete complete competition rules, please click here.

1/15/13 Meeting Minutes


Title:   Regular Monthly Meeting      
Location:   Springfield Brewing Company      
Date:   1/15/2013      
Zymurgists of the Ozarks

Officers: Ben Stange (Pres), Michael Pittman (PR Director), Keith Bachman (VP), Ed Schneiderheinze (Secretary) Todd Frye (Treasure), Kassidy Polete (Media Director)


Attendees:  12


Guest:  Ashton Lewis from Springfield Brew Co


Grab a beer, grab a chair, brief social time   Springfield Brewing Co

Call to order   Ben 8:53pm

September Meeting Minutes:  Ed S.

Minutes read and accepted


Old Business:  Ed S.



Dues - $25 per year to be voting member - paid membership to vote for 2/3 majority.   Ben

Motion: Ed

2nd: Keith

Passes:  100%

New Dues are effective immediately, payable to Todd Frye.





Competition Committee Update   Keith Bachman

Hoppy St Patrick Comp:  To do list:

  • Confirm Judges – Ashton Lewis has confirmed
  • Create an advertisement flyer to hang up around town
    • Completed by Keith
  • Talk with Todd about a winners package – Keith
    • $25 Home brewery gift certificate to all 1st place winners
  • Talk with Matt Loll about etched glass mugs – Ben
  • Look into the cost of medals – Ed
  • Speak to Ashton Lewis about possible GABF pro/am entry for Best of show – Keith
    • Ashton has agreed to this.  This is not a guaranteed entry.  Ashton will evaluate the top three places from best in show and determine if he would like to work with the brewer for a GABF entry.




Update - Logo Design - vote for approval   Ben

Motion: Todd

2nd: Michael

Passed:  100%



Future events: Big Brew, Do Good, ZOO BBQ, etc.   

Each event will be moved to old business for future discussion



Finalized list - Education themes for this year   Michael

Completed:  These are on the website

Call for any new business by members   All

Beer, Wine, Cheese and Chocolate fest Feb 9th for 12-5pm.  We do have a free both but all participants need to purchase a ticket.  Anyone interested in representing the Zoo please see the forums.


Education portion - Hop Lobster Game/tour 

Ashton Lewis conducted a fine tour of his facilities and presented the Hop Lobster game.  If anyone is interested in Ashton’s challenge to brew the Hop Lobster see the forums.  Their current batch should be available in the next 2 weeks for tasting.  A special thanks to Ashton for hosting our club at the Springfield Brew Co and answering all of our questions.



Social Period of club - beer tasting, feedback, etc.   All

Registration for our founding members is over, below is the list of all who met the requirements.  We have 15 total:

Tim Rosse, Charles Hedin, Mike Zalewski, Ed Schneiderheinze, Ben Stange, Greg Knight, Todd Frye, Michael Pittman, Eric Johnson, Keith Bachman, Andrew Steiger, Todd Rock, Daniel Routh, Mike Rupp, Nathan Oberle.


Adjourned: 10:15

Hoppy St. Patricks Day Homebrew Competition

1/13/13 Leadership Meeting Minutes


Zymurgists of the Ozarks Leadership
Meeting Minutes

Title: Leadership Meeting
Location: Brew Co
Date: 1/13/2012
Time: 8:00pm

In attendance: Ben (Pres), Michael (PR Director), Keith (VP), Ed (Secretary)

Officers: Ben (Pres), Michael (PR Director), Keith (VP), Ed (Secretary)
Todd (Treasure), Kassidy (Media Director)

2013 Dues: We will bring the dues cost of $25 to the founding members on the next meeting Jan 15th. If approved, dues will go into effect at that meeting.

Logo Design: The new logo will be voted on at the Jan 15th meeting

2013 Meeting Themes: This has been posted on the website and forums and approved by the leadership

Big Brew Day: Date is uncertain at this time, it will be in May. Speak with Todd about doing a customer appreciation day in conjunction. This will also be the Zoo Spring Family BBQ

Do Good: This was brought up but no specific discussion took place. Table for future meetings.

Hoppy St Patrick Comp: To do list:
• Confirm Judges – Ashton Lewis has confirmed
• Create an advertisement flyer to hang up around town
• Talk with Todd about a winners package – Keith
• Talk with Matt Loll about etched glass mugs – Ben
• Look into the cost of medals – Ed
• Speak to Ashton Lewis about possible GABF pro/am entry for Best of show – Keith

Officers need to be listed on all meeting minutes for legal reasons

April Meeting will be held at Mother’s. Education will be tasting beer.

Meeting adjourned at 9:45pm

2013 Meeting Themes

(subject to change w/ advanced notice)

January: Meeting being held @ Springfield Brew Co. Tour and educational portion being held by brewmaster, Ashton.

February: Smoked beers

March: Pale Ales, IPAs and EPAs

April: Being held @ Mother’s Brewing

May: All Grain demonstration

June: Fruit beers

July: Hybrids

August: Kegging demonstation

September: Pepper/chili beers

October: Marzen and Oktoberfest beers

November: Favorite Missouri beer

December: Barley wines and  Imperials

12/18/12 Meeting Minutes


Starting time: 7:45  (14 in attendance)

Went over November Meeting Minutes

Looking at around $45-$50 for banner and 1000 cards according to Greg.

Discussed Hoppy St. Patricks Day competition.

Educational themes for the year were made available by Michael.

Educational portion of the nights: Side by side of 2012 Mother’s Foggy Notion and a cellar aged 2011 Foggy Notion.

Social period and beer tasting: 8:15

12/16/12 Leadership Meeting Minutes


Meeting place: Ben’s house

In attendance: Ben, Todd, Keith, Michael and Kassidy

Educational portion for the next meeting: Foggy Notion side by side. Ben will be bringing the 2011 version and Michael will bring the new 2012 one.

Mention to the club about the tax forms and opening a group account.

Our March competition is now registered w/ the BJCP ($30 reg fee printout available to those who wish to view it.) That $30 then refunded to Keith B. by ZOO Treasurer, Todd F.

Wording changed on the competition description along with date/time.

Discussed how to locally promote Hoppy St. Patricks Day (suggestions thrown around were Mothers, Brew Co., etc…)

Need to look into opening a PayPal account for the competition.

Member discount of $5/entry @ the competition for members (instead of $7 first and $5 for each after.)

Keith sent an email to BJCP to clarify the qualifications for competition judging.

Michael talked to Mother’s about the April meeting at their facilty. Confirmed for April 16th.

Looking @ September for the next ZOO competition.

Kassidy suggested that we start taking attendance at the next meeting so that we can keep track of our growth.

End 9:46