! Heart of the Valley Homebrewers

This is the HOTV Brewsletter
VOLUME XXII, NUMBER 12
December 2002

PRESIDENT:
Royal Willard
(541) 752-8900
VICE PRESIDENT:
Scott Leonard
(541) 752-0780
NEWSLETTER EDITOR:
Mare Goeger
(541) 928-5023
ASSISTANT NEWSLETTER EDITOR:
Mike Bennett
(541) 741-2226
CLUB TREASURER:
Lee Smith
(541) 926-2286
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR:
Joel Rea
(541) 758-1674

THIS MONTH'S MEETING/XMAS PARTY

The Heart of the Valley Homebrew Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month, alternating between Corvallis and Albany. HOWEVER, our next meeting/ HOTV Christmas Party will be Saturday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Sam Holmes, 1875 NE Noble, Corvallis, OR 97330 (758-3563, 715-7635-W).

Please bring a dish for our potluck feast. Donations of beer (purchased or homebrew), or relevant beer-related items would be most welcome for prizes in the annual ring-toss event. If you would like to donate a stainless steel brewpot, but are worried that a ring-toss ring won't fit around it the game master will use bottles with "gift certificates inside" for all prizes that are odd sizes and shapes. In other words, all donations are welcome.

To get there: From Albany, follow Hwy 20 toward Corvallis. Turn right on Seavy Avenue, right again on Seavy Circle, then left on Noble. Follow Noble all the way to the end (it makes a 90 degree turn half way there). 1875 Noble is the last house on the left. From Corvallis, well, to say the least it's tricky. According to Sam, he usually takes Hwy 99 (the northern continuation of 3rd Street). Turn right on Walnut, left at Conser, an immediate right on Seavy Avenue, then left on Seavy Circle and a right on Noble. Follow Noble all the way to the end (it makes a 90 degree turn half way there). 1875 Noble is the last house on the left. This round-about route allows you to avoid the problem of "no left turn" from Hwy 20 onto Seavy Avenue when you're heading away from Corvallis.

LAST MONTH'S MEETING
by Mare Goeger

The November HOTV meeting was held at the home of Gary Terrell. The beverage and food spread on Gary's dining room table seemed to be the focal point of this meeting. Aside from a good showing of homebrews brought by club members, our host kept the hors d'oeuvres flowing. In fact, I can hardly remember seeing Gary anywhere except slaving in front of the hot stove. And a hearty round of applause for his scrumptious bacon-wrapped, shrimp-stuffed jalapenos.

Here's a quick summary of the business discussed: The treasurer's report shows that the balance in our coffers, plus dues still to be collected, should be enough for the club to consider a Pub Crawl. Festival plans are rolling along and members are encouraged to participate. Litter pick-up time again approaches (see article below).

Nominations for 2003 HOTV officers was held. Some of the nominees listed were not present at the meeting, so it is not certain if these people accepted their nominations. The election is to be held at the December meeting/Xmas party.

Nominees:
President: Scott Caul, Scott Leonard
Vice Pres: Scott Leonard, Royal Willard
Treasurer: Lee Smith (running unopposed)
Fest Chair: Joel Rea (running unopposed)
Fest Org: Ron Hall (running unopposed)
Newsletter: Mare Goeger (running unopposed)

LITTER PICK-UP POSTPONED:

The quarterly litter pick-up usually scheduled for December has been postponed just a tiny little hair. How does the first Saturday in January (1/4/03) sound? Anyone wishing to join Lee and his litter groupies are urged to contact Lee to sign up.

A NEW HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (AND BEYOND)

Corvallis Brewing Supply has a new home! The address is 119 SW 4th St., Corvallis, Oregon, 97333. It is mid-block between Madison Ave., and the next street north, Monroe Ave. Phone number has remained the same as well as email and website. I've also joined forces with Derek Whiteside, who will be opening Whiteside's Beer and Wine. Whiteside's will offer a vast selection of red and white wines as well as very esoteric beers and some of the better micros. Derek and I will be having an open house on Friday, December 20th From 6pm -9pm. The open house will also celebrate the 5th year of business Corvallis Brewing Supply has been in. Joel will have some pretty nifty and silly things for this event!

HOW ABOUT BREWING A FESTIVAL ENTRY OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Why just sit around on your holidays off. Why not whip up a prize-winning homebrew and save some money while you're at it. On December 21st Corvallis Brewing Supply will offer a 25% discount to HOTV club members who will be brewing for home brewing festivals. So, brew now because May is not all that far away!

LAST CHANCE
requested by Lee Smith

HOTV membership dues paid before December 31, 2002 are only $12. Don't forget to bring your wallet, checkbook, money order or other goods that could be pawned for at least $12 to the party. The price goes up on January 1, 2003 to the enormous sum of $15. Think of all you could do with that extra $3.

A CONTRIBUTION FROM KENDALL

Women to Worship Goddess of Beer
August 6, London (Reuters)

British beer lovers have enlisted the support of a Sumerian goddess in Their efforts to shake off the masculine image of their favorite tipple. Fed up with the drink's beer bellied image, the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) said on Tuesday it had adopted the goddess Ninkasi--said to have created a recipe for beer 4000 years ago--as patron in a bid to attract more women to the pumps.

"We think real British beer is something to be proud of and it should be marketed to women as well as men," said Camra's Mike Benner. "Almost all the advertising we see on our TV screens...is a real turn off for women. Ninkasi, the new Goddess of British beer, is here to change all that."



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