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BURP Bulletin – July 2022

Cheers BURP!
Wow, how can it be mid-July already?! The summer is flying by. The weather has certainly warmed up, but thankfully we haven’t had too many scorchers yet! I hope everyone’s summer is going well and you’re enjoying traditional summertime activities, beach, pool, vacations, etc. Let’s get into the monthly missive…


June’s Meeting – Jim Busch’s house
  • BIG thank you to Jim and Liz Busch for hosting the club in June. It’s always a great meeting at the Busch’s and we greatly appreciate your hospitality.
  • It was a well attended meeting, thank you for everyone that came out and brought all the great food and beer to share, and thanks to Jim for opening his taps to us as well.
  • While the SMASH beer competition only had three entries (hey, guaranteed podium right?!), the competition was fierce. Holy crap were they great entries. I truly had a hard time voting, and I had an entry, hahahaha. The voting was very tight but here’s how it shook out:
  • 1st Place – Bill & Wendy – Polish Grodziskie
  • 2nd Place – Dave White – Pale Ale
  • 3rd Place – Chuck Hughes – Cream Ale
Upcoming Events
  • July Meeting – Oh baby, you don’t want to miss this one. Heat of the summer, but that’s okay because it’s a pool party at Clint Sandford’s house. If you came last year, you know this was a great meeting. Saturday, July 23, 2022. Beer comp will be Lawnmower Beers (keep em around 5% or under, you choose what style you want to brew), popular vote – link for registration coming soon (detailed meeting invite coming shortly with registration link for the comp).
  • Remaining BURP meeting calendar for 2022:
    • MashOUT 2022 – Also on again this year! August 18-21, 2022. I’ll provide details as they are made available.
    • August – No meeting scheduled yet. We have a potential meeting in the hopper, but nothing finalized yet.
    • September – Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 24, 2022 – Seneca Creek State Park – Beer comp will be Oktoberfest, popular vote
    • October – Working on details for another VA meeting. Stay tuned.
    • November – Real Ale Festival, Saturday, November 11, 2022 – AaronRidge Pub – BJCP Judged Comp
    • December – Holiday Party, no location set yet. Please reach out to me if you have ideas of where we can have the party. As in previous years, we’ll likely do this on a weeknight as most folks weekends are jam packed with other holiday parties (work, family, friends, religious, etc.)
  • BURP Dues – Are you in arrears on your BURP dues or do you know someone who is and not getting these emails? Log in to your account at and renew your membership.
    • P.S. You can also contact our Membeersip Minister, Mr. Andrew Fowler, or corner him at the next meeting (he loves that), and inquire about your status.
COVID Related Info
The BA.5 variant seems to be ramping up. Please be safe and cautious out there! BURP will continue to follow CDC and local guidelines (MD, VA, MoCo, Fairfax Co, etc). Please note, any changes in local or state guidelines could affect any of our meetings at a moments notice.


Merch for Sale!
We have merch! Please reach out to Dave White via email if you’d like to buy anything. We’re also working on getting some new merch, BURP bottle openers, new “cups”, and other things. Stay tuned, likely a new survey coming around merch too.


That’s all for this month!


Take care, stay safe, and keep brewing!