This is the HOTV Brewsletter
VOLUME XXIII, NUMBER 11
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 19, 7:00 p.m., at the home of Dave and Stine Benson 3075 Quail Court SE in Albany, (541) 715-6335.
Directions: From Highway 34, take a left onto Columbus (about 1/4 to
1/2 mile before I-5, there is a sign for South Albany High School).
Head straight for a couple miles (you will pass the Mennonite Home on
the right). At the first stoplight take a right on Grand Prairie. Take
the first left, which is Lexington (if you go over I-5 you have gone too
far). Go down Lexington for 5 or 6 blocks and you'll come to a
cul-de-sac (Quail Court, first left after stop sign). The house is on the right, 3075 Quail Court.
From Highway 20, head into Albany over the bridge and continue straight
through downtown and follow the road as it curves to the left near the
train station. Take a left at the light and the road merges onto
Santiam Highway. Follow Santiam and take a right after Fred Meyers on
Waverly. Take Waverly to 21st (first stop light after it changes from
two to one lane of traffic) and take a left. Take a right on
Lexington. Go down Lexington for 4 or 5 blocks and you'll come to a
cul-de-sac (Quail Court), take a right. The house is on the right, 3075 Quail Court.
Elections will be held for the coming year's club officers. AHA Club-Only Competition beers (see below) will be judged and the winner sent on. If you participated in the brew day at Oregon Trail, and your IPA is ready, please bring some to share. It will be fun and educational to compare brews side by side, and discuss the differences.
A LETTER FROM HELEN SMITH
To All of the HOTV members and friends -
There has been such an outpouring of love, friendship and admiration for my wonderful and precious husband since Thursday, that it's overwhelming. It's been very hard for me to accept his death, because he was so healthy and vigorous and it was just so fast. I do know that he is at peace, but right now my pain is so fresh, its hard to accept that part of it. Keeping busy with the things that must be done helps some.
I did want you all to know that the friends we both made in Oregon have been a salvation to me in this terrible situation. I know that he was so admired and that he will be sorely missed by everyone, not just by me. It's just so satisfying and such a warm feeling to know that the man you love is thought of so highly.
I have my family and all my friends around me, and I let him know the day he died that I would be alright, because that was worrying him, and I will be. Everyone has offered help and I know it will be there if needed. So to all of the dear friends of my beloved soul mate, I wanted to say - THANK YOU.
AHA CLUB-ONLY COMPETITON
Dave Benson & Frank Spirek
Entries for the December competition, Barleywine and Imperial Stout, are due in Culver City, CA by December 2. Tasting will be held during the November meeting if there are any entries.
DUES ARE DUE
It's that time again. Here's your chance to save BIG! Pay your 2004 HOTV dues at the November meeting (or anytime before December 31, 2003) and you'll save $3. Yes, that's righta $3 savings! Pay $12 now, or you'll be stuck forking over $15 next year.