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August 2017 Minutes of the Dead Yeast Society

Tuesday August 1st, 2017
Marcello’s Wine Market
Lafayette, Louisiana

Attendance (19)


  • Gene Nelson President
  • Jim Boudreaux Vice-President
  • Kent Roberts Treasurer
  • Kyle Libersat Librarian
  • Tim Bernard Sergeant at Arms
  • Adrien Monteleone Secretary

Pre-Meeting Brew Sampling

  • Harpoon – Wannamango Pale Ale
  • Acadiana Beer Nutz – Le Bee honey wheat
  • Directional Brewing – Raspberry Grisette
  • Directional Brewing – Brett Pale Ale
  • Directional Brewing – Tart IPA

6:06 — Call to Order – Gene

6:07 — Gulf Brew Review – Gene

Need more beer next year, earlier commitments

Ideas floated by members in attendance

  • Hold a Brew Party prior to the event
  • Serve beer at the Demo for Gulf Brew
  • Promote the Demo more prior, ask for help from organizers
  • Sell merchandise directly, or via web
  • More/better banners indicating we’re a home brew club

6:23 — National Mead Day – Gene

Saturday August 5th, 2017

6:30 — Robert’s Cove German Fest – Lawrence

Robert’s Cove, La. near St. Leo’s Catholic Church (4 mi. from Rayne on LA HWY 98)
October 7th-8th, 2017
German Style Beer Contest @ Fezzo’s in Crowley, La.
Can enter homebrews on DYS Facebook page
Entry is 3 bottles.
Deadline to enter is September 18th, competition is September 23rd
This competition is good for learning to judge, volunteers needed.

6:35 — Website – Jim B.

Needs to be updated and upgrade
Adrien volunteered to make demo site for club approval
Gene will provide access

Ideas floated by members in attendance

  • Event coordinating
  • Brew Help
  • Beer Reviews
  • Library, electronic & catalog of physical copies
  • Forums
  • Minutes

6:41 — Bataille des Bières – Jim B.

Will provide update soon, should be held late January or early February of 2018

6:44 — European Beer Samples – Jim B.

Jim shared beer from his trip to Europe

  • Paulaner — Wheat (Germany)
  • Kostriber — Shwarzbier (Germany)
  • Berliner Kendl — Pilsner (Germany)
  • Royal Okologisk —Pilsner (Denmark)
  • Albany — Mosaic IPA (Denmark)
  • Lugismose — Pale Ale (Denmark — Kronnenburg Castle)

7:10 — Sensory Analysis Tasting Class – Jim B.

Venue is needed, Grouse room not available, possibly The Green Room

7:15 — Adjourn

Post-Meeting Brew Sampling

untappd links to be added soon

  • Cajun Brewing – Cajun Wit
  • Cajun Brewing – Freetown Helles

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