• Bay Area Society of Homebrewers

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

Jack and Karen Heim hosted the November, 2019 B.A.S.H. meeting on Sunday the 10th at their home in Corpus Christi.


The competition this month was open to any beer style. The declared style for Homebrewer of the Year was English barleywine (BJCP 17D) and American barleywine (BJCP 22C)


With three+ competitors, the winning beer receives three HBOY points (doubled if it is of the declared style), 2nd place receives two HBOY points (doubled if of the declared style) and third place receives one HBOY point (doubled if of the declared style). Judges scores for the ten! entries were as follows:

  • Mark Quade – American Barleywine (BJCP 22C) 40.5/50 – 6 HBOY points

  • Jeff Spirko – American Barleywine (BJCP 22C) 39.5/50 – 4 HBOY points

  • Jeff Spirko – American IPA (BJCP 21A) 36.6/50 – 1 HBOY point

  • John Fulton – American IPA (BJCP 21A) 36.0/50 – 0 HBOY points

  • Wild Bill Lehfeld -- American Barleywine “Zulu” (BJCP 22C) 35.7/50– 0 HBOY points

  • Kevin Nelson – Belgian Golden Strong Ale (BJCP 25C) 33.7/50 – 0 HBOY points

  • Mark Woerner -- American Barleywine (BJCP 22C) 32.4/50 – 0 HBOY points

  • Mark Quade – Helles Bock (BJCP4C) 32.3/50 – 0 HBOY points

  • Wild Bill Lehfeld – Best Bitter (BJCP 11B) 32.3/50 – 0 HBOY points

  • Wild Bill Lehfeld -- American Barleywine “X-Ray” (BJCP 22C) 29.7/50 – 0 HBOY points

Mark Quade’s American Barleywine thus advances to the upcoming Best Of Show round in November.


After 3 of 6 competitions in the 2020 - 2021 competition season, cumulative HBOY results are as follows:

  • Wild Bill Lehfeld – 12 HBOY points

  • Mark Quade – 6 HBOY points

  • Jeff Spirko – 5 HBOY points

  • John Fulton – 3 HBOY points

  • William Lee – 0 HBOY points

  • Kevin Nelson – 0 HBOY points

  • Mark Woerner – 0 HBOY points

We then enjoyed Karen’s stuffed pork tenderloin, washed down with interesting commercial beers from Lara (Cascade Figaro Sour Ale), John (Friends & Allies Hibernia Ale Aged In Jameson Casks), Jack (Real Ale Sisyphus), Wes (Deschutes Abyss 2015 Reserve), Kevin (Real Ale Bitchin’ Camaro), Mark Quade (Real Ale Wee Heavy) and Phil Sims (Logboat Snapper American IPA/Bobber Missouri Lager).


El Presidente Mike Wojdyla called the meeting to order, thanked our hosts and welcomed new members Jon Watson (radiologist), Wes Mc Daniel and J.D. (MMA instructor, Dave & Busters bartender) & Lara (Total Wine cicerone) Busch. Treasurer Walt Crawford reported that we now have 29 paid members and the treasury remains sound thanks to his financial wizardry. Paul Holder brought samples of our new B.A.S.H. business cards and thanked B&J’s Pizza for printing them. Competition VP Jack Heim read the proposed 2021 competitions. We will accept feedback and vote on the final list during the December meeting. The 2022 competition list will be developed in January. John Fulton distributed a list of proposed social events for 2020. Secretary Wild Bill reported on the upcoming meeting schedule. We decided to move the April meeting to the 3rd Sunday to avoid a conflict with Easter. We recognized our veterans and thanked them for their service. Mike thanked all who participated in Iron Mash XVI, with special thanks to Paul, Tom, Mary Kay Schultz, Kyle Hotz of CC Homebrew Supply and Lazy Beach Brewing.


Only one ridiculous comment was overheard …

Paul – “The number limit is because of tongue fatigue!”


Upcoming B.A.S.H. events:

8-Dec-19: B.A.S.H. meeting (Carroll Pate, brewing demonstration)

14-Dec-19: B.A.S.H. social (beach bonfire, a little before dark)

12-Jan-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (Tom Freund, Iron Mash XVI judging)

9-Feb-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (Walt Crawford, competition: lambic, BJCP 23D)

8-Mar-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (James Fowler, brewing demonstration?)

19-Apr-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (J.D. Busch, NOTE: 3rd SUNDAY, competition: blonde ale, BJCP 18A/American pale ale, BJCP 18B)

2-May-20: Big Brew (multiple brewing demonstrations)

17-May-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (John Daniels, NOTE: 3RD SUNDAY)

14-Jun-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: High Gravity Challenge > 10% ABV (must provide OG/FG))

12-Jul-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (B&J’s Pizza on Staples at Timbergate?, hosted by Paul Holder)

9-Aug-20: B.A.S.H. meeting (need host, competition: Extract Challenge, open category >51% extract)


Thanks again Jack and Karen, keep on brewin’ and we’ll see you at the Pate’s!

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