Archive for July 2013

SGF Craft Beer Bash (7/20/13)

Had a great time out @ the Square meeting new people and talking craft beer! Bummer it was rained out but if you happened to have any leftover tickets, Mother’s Brewing will be letting you exchange those Wednesday in the tasting room… for beer! Awesome of them to do so! If you were sent to our site from the free Zymurgy magazines that we were handing out then also make sure to add us on Facebook for extra updates on the ZOO:



What a turnout! (7/16/13)


Leadership Minutes 7/8/13

Zymurgists of the Ozarks Leadership Meeting Minutes

Title:   Leadership Meeting
Location:   Old Chicago
Date:   07/08/2013
Time:  8:00pm

In attendance: Ben (Pres), Keith (VP), Randy (Secretary), Kassidy (Media Director), Michael(PR Director)

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

Randy has resigned his position as secretary.  He provided the attendance sheets from the past two meetings to be handed to his successor following appointment or election at the July meeting.

-Kassidy has been actively promoting the competition through social media and directly to clubs in the area.  She believes it is going very well and that our participation will be very high at the Fall competition.
-There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Mother’s Brewing Company’s involvement with The Art of Darkness competition and it has driven a lot of interest in entering the competition.
-Keith has registered the competition formally with the AHA and BJCP and has paid the entry fee of $30.  He will bring a receipt to be reimbursed to the July membership meeting.  Keith provided the following updates, as well:
• The competition will be held on 9/7/2013 (has since been amended to later date, but this will be reflected in membership meeting minutes)
• Todd Rock will be judging as an official BJCP judge on behalf of the ZOO.
• Mother’s will be sending four judges: Jeremy Wicks, Brian Allen, Dave Soper (cellarman), and Doug Riddle
• Keith is currently working to secure as many official BJCP judges as possible.
o We are considering letting Mother’s be the BOS panel alone, since they are awarding the grand prize.

The Geeks With Beer podcast went well.  Members present were Keith, Kassidy, and Michael, and they felt it was good PR for the club and a lot of fun, as well.

Craft Beer Bash: We’ll need volunteers to man the booth.  Todd Frye will brew representing The Home Brewery, so we will not be brewing, but will be using the opportunity to reach out to craft beer fans about home brewing and the mission of the club.

We are investigating whether it will be legal to pour beer, and whether the organizers would be interested in us doing so.  Currently, this does not appear to be likely.

Meeting adjourned: 9:45pm

SGF Craft Beer Week (List of Events)

Tuesday, July 16

-Boulevard Tasting at Macadoodles

-White River Tasting at Old Chicago

-All-Star Pre-Party with Brew Co.

-Mother’s Beer Pairing with The Cup

-Barkade Night with Mother’s

-Homebrew ZOO meeting! (7:30 @ the Home Brewery in Ozark- behind Lamberts.)

Wednesday, July 17

-White River Tasting at Galloway Station

-Ristorante Gilardi’s Beer Dinner

-Happy Hour Live at University Plaza

-Trivia Night at Finnegan’s

 Thursday, July 18

-Mother’s Tasting at Macadoodles

-Price Cutter Taste Culinary Classroom

-Springfield Bike Crawl Beer Sampling at Cafe Cusco

-Big Whiskey’s Anniversary Party

Friday, July 19

-Schalfly Tasting at Macadoodles

-Mother’s Sampling at HyVee

-Mama Jean’s Round Table

-Deschutes Tap Takeover at Coffee Ethic

-Lindberg’s Tap Takeover

Saturday: CRAFT BEER BASH!! 5:00 on the Square! The Homebrew ZOO will have our booth set up right next to the Home Brewery AND the guys from Leaky Roof Meadery. Be sure and come say hello to the cool kids (that’s us, btw) and maybe learn a thing or two about brewing! Have an exciting Craft Beer Week, Springfield!

The Big Prize!

The ZOO would like to formally announce that the Best of Show winner for the Art of Darkness competition will get an opportunity to team up with Mother’s Brewing Company for the 2014 Great American Beer Festival Pro Am!  For more details, check out the competition website ( There may also be some more interesting prizes for medalists announced in the not so distant future. Cheers!

Art of Darkness


June Meeting Minutes 6/18/13

Title:   Regular Monthly Meeting      
Location:   Home Brewery      
Date:   6/18/2013      
Attendance: 15

Zymurgists of The Ozarks

7:30 PM  – 7:45 PM   0:15   Grab a beer, grab a chair, brief social time

7:45 PM –  7:50 PM   0:05   Call to order   (Todd)

7:50 PM  – 8:10 PM   0:20   Education Portion – Fruit Beer Discussion (Todd)

8:10 PM –  8:15 PM   0:05   May Meeting Minutes   (Randy)

8:15 PM –  8:20 PM   0:05   Treasurer’s Report   (Todd)

8:20 PM –  8:30 PM   0:10   Old Business   (Randy)
*Logo Care Package, Todd to prepare shipment of samples provided

*Mentioned possible Zoo Stamp and How to Brew Poster (look online)

*Keith W. provided update on Pro Am with SBC.

*Discussed preparations for Craft Beer Bash.

*Membership cards were unavailable to hand out for this meeting.

8:30 PM  – 8:45 PM  0:10  Call for any new business by members   (Todd)

Discussed the potential for homebrew completion with Joplin and surrounding areas (to discuss on forums).

8:45 PM  – 10:30 PM   1:45   Social Period of club – beer tasting, feedback, etc. (All)

May Meeting Minutes 5/21/13

Title:   Regular Monthly Meeting      
Location:   Home Brewery      
Date:   5/21/2013      
Attendance: 19

Zymurgists of The Ozarks

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM   0:15   Grab a beer, grab a chair, brief social time

7:45 PM  – 7:50 PM   0:05   Call to order   (Ben)

7:50 PM  – 8:10 PM   0:20   Education Portion – All-Grain Demonstration – (Todd/Ed)

8:10 PM – 8:15 PM   0:05   April Meeting Minutes   (Todd)

8:15 PM  – 8:20 PM   0:05   Treasurer’s Report   (Todd)

8:20 PM  – 8:25 PM   0:05   Fall Competition Update   (Keith)
*Art of Darkness Competition: Sept 6th-8th

8:25 PM –  8:35 PM   0:10   Old Business   (Ed)
*Hop Lobster Challenge

*Logo Care Package

8:35 PM  – 8:50 PM   0:15   Election for Secretary position by secret ballot – Nominations for office, brief time to introduce and talk about why they want the job, then a vote.   (Ben)
*Ed Nominated Randy West, second by Keith Wallis.  No other nominations, voted in.

8:50 PM  – 8:55 PM   0:05   Recap of recent events – SGF B-Day, Big Brew Day, Mother’s Day   (Michael/Todd F.)
*Ed recapped Happy Birthday Springfield Event and Mothers Day Festival and Todd recapped Big Brew Day.

8:55 PM – 9:00 PM   0:05   Membership Cards and dues – How you can get yours card by paying your dues   (Ed)

9:00 PM – 9:05 PM   0:05   Officer Updates – Introduction of our new officer by panel of vote counters…   (Ben)

9:05 PM  – 9:15 PM   0:10   Call for any new business by members   (Ben)
*Discussed purchase of Zoo Stamp and How To Brew poster.

*Keith Wallis is working with SBC for GABF Pro Am.

*Need to make plans for Teach a Friend to Brew Day.

*Craft Beer Bash Downtown Springfield, July 20th 5pm-11pm.

9:15 PM  – 10:45 PM   1:30   Social Period of club – beer tasting, feedback, etc.  (All)