This is the HOTV Brewsletter
VOLUME XXII, NUMBER 11
ASSISTANT NEWSLETTER EDITOR:
THIS MONTH'S MEETING
The Heart of the Valley Homebrew Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month, alternating between Corvallis and Albany. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Gary Terrell, 1024 8th Ave SW, in Albany (917-0183).
The address is 1024 8th Ave SW. It's just 3 houses west of Elm on the left. It's an old green 2-story house. If you know where Albany General Hospital is you are almost there. The hospital sits between 6th & 7th just west of Elm so we are just one block south of the hospital. You can park anywhere on the street and if the street gets too full there is parking at some of the medical buildings on 7th, just make sure they are closed for the evening. If you get lost the phone number is 917-0183.
From Hwy 20 cross over the bridge into Albany, take a right on 5th Ave, just past the courthouse. Follow 5th about 8 blocks to Elm. Take a left on Elm (if you run into a dead end you went 1 block too far down 5th) go 3 blocks to 8th Ave then right on 8th we are the 3rd house on the left.
From Hwy 34 you can take Oakville road to either Broadway or Elm and turn left and follow them to 8th. Or take hwy 99 to Queen, go left on Queen then right on Elm (there is a stoplight at Elm). Then follow Elm to 8th, about 10 blocks.
LAST MONTH'S MEETING
by Mare Goeger
The September HOTV meeting was held at the home of Barry Schwartz. There were some interesting homebrews to try at this meeting, as well as some wicked (in the wicked-good sense of the word) backyard garden appetizers. Matters of discussion included setting a date for the annual Christmas party (see article below), 2003 dues are due, club participation in last month's Newport beer festival sponsored by Rogue, and the next HOTV festival, now in its planning stages (please also see article below).
As one of the first to arrive, I was able to taste some of the brown ale brewed by a poor homeless man that lives under the bridge. He asked Lee to bring it to the club meeting for our critique. It was pretty darn good! Seems like Lee should ask this guy to join our club. Lee could drive him to each meeting and subsidize his dues since the guy apparently only has money to buy brewing equipment and ingredients.
Sam Holmes has again offered his home for the fantabulous HOTV Christmas Party. Mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, December 14.
Since this event is a potluck supper, Helen Smith will be coordinating who brings what. She'll be contacting everyone as party time grows near. You can also look forward to trying out the second kegging of Snow Plow, HOTV's very own Xmas ale that Lee Smith has been nurturing (and monitoring for quality control) ever since club members brewed it in July.
Back by popular demand are "Beer Ring-Toss", "Name That Beer" and "Beer & Chocolate". The ring-toss game gets exponentially more fun as the number of beers to win increases. In this light, please be generous with your donations of fun beers, whether purchased or homebrewed. Remember, this is the season of giving. And if you practice your ring-toss throwing, you might just wind up bringing home an armload of holiday cheer.