! Heart of the Valley Homebrewers

This is the HOTV Brewsletter
August 2004

VICE-PRESIDENT: Matt Arsenault
TREASURER: Scott Leonard


The Heart of the Valley Homebrew Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month, alternating between Corvallis and Albany. In lieu of the August meeting, our club will hold its annual summer picnic on Sunday, August 15, from noon to 6pm at Bryant Park in Albany.

Family (including children) and friends/guests are welcome; please let Scott Caul (tela94@comcast.net) know how many will be attending if you plan to come. Also, please remember that the picnic is a potluck. The club will provide smoked turkey and sausage, but side dishes, appetizers, salads, and desserts are up to the membership. Games for young and old are in the works. A round of pre-picnic golf is also on the agenda. See below for details.

Directions: Take Hwy 20 into downtown Albany. Turn West on 3rd Street, and follow it over the Calapooia River. Turn Right into Bryant Park.


Last month's meeting was hosted by Scott Leonard at his home in Corvallis. After touring Scott's extensive garden with homebrew in hand, a short business covered picnic and golf plans for August 15th. Several members intended on entering beers in the State Fair, and some also hope to help judge for the fair's homebrew competition on August 14th.

By Scott Caul

Looks like we're all having a busy summer as usual. There's always something going on and its difficult to choose what we're going to do and what we're going to blow off. Well, Sunday, August 15th should be an easy choice. Of course, it's our annual picnic. I've received a handful of RSVP's and it looks like we may have a smaller than usual crowd. No biggie, just more beer and food for us! This year we will offer smoked turkey, Pepper Tree sausages, and you can trust I'll be roasting some of the valley's finest sweet corn. The rest is up to you. If you haven't seen it yet, look for the potluck "assignments" so we don't all bring a salad and a loaf of bread. I don't have someone lined up to organize games yet, but we'll get it going. Anyone out there feel up to spearheading some games for us? There's also a small group of kids coming if someone wants to make a plan to keep them busy and entertained too. There's a few of us who will play 9 holes of golf before the picnic at the Golf Club of Oregon, if you'd be interested, let me know so I can get us tee times. There may also be a disk golf game before the picnic so look for that announcement. That's about all I have this time. Its a bit warm for much brewing, but just right for enjoying a tall cool one. Don't mind if I do...CHEERS!


Contact Scott Caul if you'd like to join us in a rollicking game of golf before the picnic. He's setting up tee times at the Golf Club of Oregon. This course is conveniently located at the traffic light right before you go over the Hwy 20 bridge into downtown Albany.

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Judging for the Oregon State Fair Homebrew competition, August 14, 8:30am at the Floral Pavilion, State Fairgrounds, Salem. Contact Cliff Rice (KoiFishBoy@aol.com) for details.

9th Annual Bronze, Blues & Brews Festival, August 14, Joseph, OR, 5 bands, 24 microbrews, $20 advance/$25 door. Contact kenh541886@yahoo.com

Oregon State Fair Homebrew Beer & Soda Competition Awards Ceremony, 7pm, Thursday, August 26 in the "Fun, Oregon Saloon" Beer Garden

Great Canadian Beer Festival, Victoria, BC, September 11, 40 breweries from Canada and the PNW. $20 admission, 4oz samples $1, for more info: www.gcbf.com


Here is the latest list for AHA Club-only competitions. Dave Benson will be coordinating mailings of HOTV's top beer to these categories. Bring your entries to the club meeting indicated, and our top-notch judges will choose the best entry for sending in. We've done pretty well in the past, let's keep up the good work.

Sep/Oct '04 Smoked beer No additional info yet
Nov/Dec '04 IPA Bring to October meetin

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