New Faces included DJ, Rachel, Chris, Todd, and Bill

Meeting Location

  • Poll passed out during meeting
  • Results will be discussed at next meeting
Apparel Order, Round 3
  • 9 screen print items (need 24 to order)
  • 5 embroidery items (need 12 to order)
  • Please fill out the google sheet link (hyperlinked above)
  • A member is MISSING a Next Level Men's Cotton Long-Sleeve Crew, size Large in indigo.  If you were part of the last order (Jake Tobak, James Burnet, Victor Suarez, Ryan Durgin, Charles Martel, Brandon Christensen, Mike Gauthier, Rich Spoehr, Fredric Longabard, Dylan Salvatore, Gary Polak, Alex MacIntosh, Eddie Ramirez, Jim Marshall) PLEASE check to see if you have it. (Carl Mattson is missing the shirt)
  • New Order coming soon

Nationwide Homebrew Competitions

  • Matt Ellis has volunteered to be the liaison for national homebrew competitions.
  • More details about how to enter will follow

Ocean State Homebrew Competition

  • March 24 & 25

  • Need volunteers to steward and judge (more info to follow)

  • Food bank charity drive occurs at the competition - bring a non-perishable, and get a free raffle ticket!

  • If you have a lead on potential sponsor, please contact Ryan Durgin - ryan....@gmail.com

Election Nominations

  • All positions including new Webmaster/ Technology Tsar are available
  • Members in good standing that have been with the club at least 4 months are eligible to run.
  • Nominations are as follows:
Alex MacIntosh for President
Jake Tobak for webmaster/Tech Officer
Jamie Burnet for vice president 
Mike Gauthier and Josh Fogg for secretary
  • Think about whether you’d like to nominate yourself or someone else in the club to any of our officer positions. The officers and active membership all work together to get things done!

Holiday Party Friday December 15th

  • RIBS has an annual Holiday party, usually in place of meeting, but we want to separate this year

  • Includes amazing potluck and Yankee Beer Swap

  • Will be at Gary’s house in Burrillville, RI (more information to follow)


Buttonwoods kickstarter reached its goal, in part due to funds raised by RIBS. Thanks to Josh for organizing the donation collection.

Pints for PKD

  • Raised $2470 at the event after expenses and raised $833 on the donation website.

  • Approximately 130 people attended

Learn to Homebrew Day 2017

  • Brewed 4 batches of beer
  • Helped new brewers with all grain (1 gallon) and extract brewing
  • Was well received
  • Alex and Ryan did a split fermentation of a Vienna Lager, blind tasting will occur at Dec Meeting!

RIBS Slack account


Fall intra-club competition

  • Festbier (4B), Marzen (6A), British Brown (13B), American Brown (19A), Autumn Seasonal (30B) 
  • Ryan Durgin took 1st Place with his Marzen
  • Ryan Durgin took 2nd Place with his English Brown Ale
  • Alex MacIntosh took 3rd place with his American Brown Ale
  • Huge thanks to Two Roads Brewing Company for sponsoring the competition with awesome swag!
Alex D. MacIntosh
Vice President, Rhode Island Brewing Society

Alex D. MacIntosh
Vice President, Rhode Island Brewing Society