What is the purpose of having a homebrew club?
1. Educate and share ideas on homebrewing
2. Meeting new people interested in Homebrewing
3. Generating interest and expanding membership of the homebrewing community
Sound to me like the Brewing Network has all these covered. Weekly meetings on the Sunday Session, where members are allowed to present their ideas and feedback. Even though they are not all read on the air, Justin almost always responds to the emails. There's even a big annual meeting ( BN Anniversary Party ). Some of us even pay dues ( gladly ) in the form of monthly donations.
I'm actually shocked to see that it took this long for someone to voice their opinion on the BN winning Club of The Year.
I don't have the actual numbers in front of me with regards to points, but going into the final round, it wasn't like DOZE or QUAFF were getting beaten by a landslide, even with the vast natiowide membership of the BN.
If the AHA decides to change the rules regarding club of the year qualifications, let's pleas make sure it's for the right reasons, not because some think they are a bunch of asshats ( which they are
And not to slight Gordon, but how would you handle his contribution to the Saint Paul Homebrewers when he lives hundreds of miles away.