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May Monthly Meeting (Rescheduled from March)


May 21, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Online, Virtual Meeting


In light of the ongoing events related to COVID-19, our May (originally planned for March) Monthly Meeting is currently planned as virtual, online meeting. We did this last month and had a blast! While we miss getting together and sitting at the brewery and learning with a beer in our hands, this worked pretty well.

Our speaker is Florian Kuplent, Brewmaster/Founder/Owner of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company with a technical presentation on Brewery Yeast Handling.

Brewmaster Florian Kuplent brings over three decades of brewing experience to Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. From serving as a brewer’s apprentice in a small German brewery to developing award-winning beer recipes for one of the world’s largest brewers, Florian now shares his distinctive brewing creations with the beer enthusiasts in the US and Germany from the brewhouses of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.

At UCBC, Florian makes use of a unique brewing philosophy UCBC refers to as Beer Divergency—a ‘new world meets old world’ brewing approach wherein UCBC contributes to the “revolution” of craft beer through creations of artisanal, modern American beers, and pays “reverence” to the heritage of beer with offerings of classically-crafted European beer styles. This philosophy is also utilized at the Urban Chestnut Hallertauer Brauerei located in Wolnzach, Bavaria, where timeless regional styles are brewed alongside modern creations.

As with last month, for the virtual meeting, we are taking all registration proceeds and applying them as a donation so we can still provide our financial commitment to UCBC versus canceling outright. Please note the meeting schedule below.

  • 6:00pm - Virtual Happy Hour
                  Online meeting will open for people to connect, chat (& get a bit crazy).
  • 6:30pm - District Business Meeting
  • 7:00pm - Technical Presentation by Florian Kuplent


Special Note: For those who previously pre-paid your registration for the March meeting, we will apply this automatically as a donation for the May meeting. If you can not attend or do not want your original registration to be applied as a donation for this event, please contact us at [email protected]


$20.00 District St. Louis Member Virtual Suggested Donation

$30.00 Guest Virtual Suggested Donation

$10.00 MBAA Member outside District St. Louis Suggested Donation

$0.00 Brewery Meeting Donation

$0.00 Free Virtual Meeting Registration