Pabst Blue Ribbon Room - May 17, 2012

​Old-Timers Night and General Meeting

Pabst Blue Ribbon Room
9th & Juneau Av
Milwaukee, WI

Master Brewers Association of the Americas District Milwaukee Meeting Notice

Thursday - May 17, 2012

District Milwaukee 'Old Timers Night' and General Meeting

Hospitality, Meeting, and Presentation from 4:30 to ~ 7:00 pm at:

The Best Place - Pabst Blue Ribbon Room

9th & Juneau Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dinner: $25.00/Member - 'Old Timers' Eat for Free

*Old-Timers = 25 year members

Please bring any brewing industry memorabilia you may have in a closet somewhere!!

Please make your dinner reservations by Monday, May 14th.

Reservations can be made by 'reply all' to this e-mail or by phone.



 You can review the minutes of this meeting

John Kretsch at 414-357-8515 ext. 106 or via e-mail at

Gretchen Wilson-Kalav at 815-789-4568 or via e-mail at

Please reserve your meal if you plan to attend. The caterer's do like getting (relatively) accurate head-counts, especially when we have a special evening. Old-Timers night is such an event.

If your plans do change - contact John Kretsch or Gretchen Wilson-Kalav.


Appetizer and Dinner Menu (Buffet-Style)


BBQ Baby Back Riblets


Salted Rye & Dinner Rolls with Butter

Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons

Roasted Pork Loin with Stout Gravy

Usingers' Stuttgarter Knackwurst with Sauerkraut


Buttered Kernelled Corn


Schedule of Events:

4:30 - ~ 5:30 pm - Hospitality

5:30 - 6:00 pm - General Meeting

6:00 - ~ 6:30 pm - Potty break and possible tour

~6:30 - ~7:00 pm - Technical Presentation

Speaker: Joe Walts - Ale Asylum

Topic: "Better Living Through Brewhouse Water Chemistry"

How water ions and acids affect things like mash pH, alkalinity and calcium, plus an outline of some benefits of targeting a mash pH range that's slightly lower than what many small craft brewers believe is ideal.

~7:15 - 8:30 - Dinner and possibly line dancing. Maybe some lively conversation too.

*Our meeting also follows the Wisconsin Brewers Guild's 'Bringing The Draught Manual Alive' event on the same

day. So, we would love to see some Brewers Guild members joining in on District Milwaukee's festivities. We are a fun group regardless of past rumors. Hey, we all make, or at least, drink beer!! Prost!!